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    FREE - 180 gallon tank, stand, hood, equipment

    Hello, all. I've left the hobby and would like to give away my tank and equipment which have been left dry for many, many years. - 180 gallon tank, sump and refugium - Stand with hood, including lights - Misc equipment, hopefully salvageable: calcium reactor, protein skimmer, osmolator, etc...
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    Bailout package is good for solar

    Looks like there's a silver lining in the $700 Billion bailout package that was signed into law today by Pres. Bush. One of the tag-alongs (ear marks?) addresses the tax credit for solar, extending it for another 8 years. Significantly, "it eliminates the $2,000 monetary cap for residential...
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    New Element Discovered!

    Press release picked up from CalBearInsider Forum: Date: Thursday, July 17, 2008, 10:22 PM Recent gasoline prices and other issues are proof of the existence of a new chemical element. Research has led to the discovery of the heaviest element yet known to science. The new element...
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    Keep Veggies Longer, Fresher

    Many moons ago, I won a bag of rotifers, donated by Randy Reed. The "breathing" plastic bag packaging intrigued me. Imagine, a water tight bag that lets CO2 out, and O2 in! Then one day I had a eureka moment: I bet veggies will stay fresh longer if stored in the fridge using these bags. So...
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    PV to EV

    Regular unleaded was $4.03 at Costco the other day, cost me $61.83 to fill up the Accord. Good thing this other car runs on electrons. Thought I'd share some pics. FILLING UP: ELECTRICITY TURNS ME ON: Interested in building one? The Electric Auto Association has a chapter near you...
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    Risky Science Experiment?

    You might find the following article interesting. In case the link doesn't work, I've copied and pasted the article here. Heck, I'm concerned! We're building a beach house along the shores of Sulu Sea. http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/nation/view_article.php?article_id=100151 WWF...
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    Surprise Air Show

    Last Saturday afternoon I heard the unmistakable roar of WWII era engines, (yeah, when you're an old geezer you recognize those things) so I rushed out with my camera and took some pics. B-25 Mitchell. 16 of these took off the USS Hornet, Doolittle's 30 seconds over Tokyo raid. I read the...
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    Philippine Reef Tour

    http://home2.pacific.net.ph/~sweetyummy42/reeftour.html There are plenty of links ... feel free to explore.
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    Wayward Whales Photos

    I went whale shooting today, and would like to share the pics with you. What a treat to see these two from a ridge behind my house. The calf sure jumped with joy (I think) after swimming under the Carquinez bridge. Hopefully they'll make it safely to the ocean. Here's the link...
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    Electricity (DC) to enhance coral growth?

    Check out this article By Carla Gomez Last updated 08:23pm (Manila time) 02/01/2007 http://globalnation.inquirer.net/news/news/view_article.php?article_id=46958 (article from above link is reproduced below) BACOLOD CITY -- A team of young Filipinos is using a method that earned them top...
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    A few pics from the swap

    Here's a few pictures:
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    My Other Project

    I've never considered myself a tree hugging enviromentalist, just a concerned citizen trying to reduce my carbon footprint. The solar array was an easy step, since most of the work was done by contractors and close to half the cost was borne by the great State of California. So now I'm kicking...
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    Mr. Urchin is Back

    Many moons ago Greg65 gave me a diadema urchin. After doing it's job in my tank, I passed it on to Nukeproof, hmmm, about a year ago? Mission accomplished, so Pat asked if I wanted an urchin. YES, and he dropped one off this morning, turned out to be the one I gave him last year. Way to go!
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    FREE black eggcrates

    I've got 3 black eggcrates, 24" x 14" with 2" legs which were formerly plenums. If you know what a plenum is, then you know how old these eggcrates are. They're a bit brittle, but can still be used in seascapes. In fact, they're still wrapped in nylon screen, as in a Jaubert plenum. FREE...
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    FREE black eggcrates

    I've got 3 black eggcrates, 24" x 14" with 2" legs which were formerly plenums. If you know what a plenum is, then you know how old these eggcrates are. They're a bit brittle, but can still be used in seascapes. In fact, they're still wrapped in nylon screen, as in a Jaubert plenum. FREE...
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    An Inconvenient Truth

    Two movies that I highly recommend: An Inconvenient Truth, and Who Killed the Electric Car. Now showing at a theater (not) near you. ======= A pic I snapped at Altamont Pass at 70 mph (no, I wasn't driving :D )
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    June Meeting Pictures

    BOD Meeting (tailgate party?) Actually, ASAP had "gate malfunction" so the earlybird BOD members had to "buzz" attendees in ... from the parking lot. Electrical 101 lecturer, Robert (Bob) Koch from Berkeley
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    CO2 Refiller found!

    Traditionally we go to welding shops, beverage (beer) stores, or gas shops to have our tanks refilled/exchanged. Yesterday I had my office fire extinguisher serviced, and I found out that the shop also refills CO2 tanks. And they actually return your own tank, not exchange it with a "stock"...
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    Yardbirds Closing Sale

    Home Despot bought Yardbirds and have started to close down some stores. Vallejo store is one of them ... too close to HD. Entire inventory is on sale, mostly 20% off. Discount will increment higher until everything is gone. Good chance to stock up on tools, etc. If WalMart had done that...
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    Help me find a SEIO 1500 bushing

    The front part of my SEIO 1500 worked itself loose, and I lost the rubber bushing that holds the shaft. I called Marine Depot, they don't have it in stock, and they referred me to the Seio website. Sure, Seio can sell me one for 50 cents, but they want $6 for shipping. That's crazy, and when I...
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