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    beer might help! I'LL HAVE TO TRY THAT ONE
    my bike is frustrating me right now, flat tire........ maybe my butt is too big

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    Maybe the kids are trying to tell you something
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    Just pump up the tire and get a bigger seat Oh, and drink some beer, or pour it on your arms, whatever works.

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    Sorry, I missed all of this...been gone to Livingston (well Deaconess hospital in Bozeman, technically) for a few days. Our daughter gave birth to our first grandchild on 6.11 at 6:35 AM (we were there and up all night....but not in labor!). His name is Wren Russell Pierce, checked into this world at 7# 7oz, 20.5" and everything works as advertised. Great kid, Jenny is doing well, but is exhausted. I'll get on a different computer for some pics, I'm also gonna get some beer, with all of that talk about beer.
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    Congrats grandpa
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    Thanks, Carla. Senior perks are beginning to happen...
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    Definitely time for an update on this thread. How are things coming a long Kevin? Update pics?
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    Well Golly.
    Been a while since I have posted.
    So what happened in the last year? Let's see: we (our daughter Jenny) had a grandson, Wren, who is just 1 month short of 1 year old. Our son, Matthew, married Stephanie, 1 month later. They are going to have grandchild #2 around Christmas time. The veterinary clinic is crazy busy. Debbie and I celebrated our 36th wedding anniversary last September. I turned 59 yesterday. I still ride my bike a lot.

    Enough about me! The 270 reef is still functioning, has fish and coral AND has the *THRIVING* bryopsis algae. Today, the weather was sub-optimal for outside stuff, so I am embarking on the algae-kill-it process involving: debulking the algal mass prior to use of Tech-M and Fauna Marin Ultra Algea X algicide. Some of my infested corals are gonna shrink substantially.

    Enough about the tank!
    So I have a question...? Anybody ever been shocked (as in AC shocked) by equipment, by the sump? I have found a short today that was not there yesterday (to my knowledge). The light fixtures over both the frag tank and display are *HOT* (electrified) to the touch, never done THAT before! Any suggestions on what to do to trace the short down? At first I was baffled, but thinking about it, both of the sets of lights share common power strips and common timers...maybe something gave up after almost 9 years?

    Any ideas, totally appreciated!
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    I think the fish and some of the corals are not reacting well at all... fish are dying). I had to go through a process of elimination with unplugging things to discover one of my 2 heaters as the cause of the electrification; just not soon enough for many maybe all of the fish. Sux.
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    Looks like I have a COLA tank right now....Coral Only Lotsa Algae. Deciding what to do next...I am bummed.
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    Large water changes Kevin, you need some cleansing!!! Sorry to hear about the heater that just really stinks, and losing all your fish because of that is even worse!!!
    Do alot of water changes, the automated 3-6 gallons a day is not going to stop what is going on!! The fish dying and Coral not looking well will require alot of TLC my friend, let me know if you need a hand .
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    Dang! Come to think of it, I had a bad heater once too. Sorry to hear that the fish didn't fare well. Was the heater cracked?
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