Hey guys n gals. Just checking in. I haven't been around for awhile.\n\nKids are fine. My son is recovered from his hospital stay. Got a job that's been keeping me busy. I'm doing sales and estimating for a commercial duct manufacturer. The company sells product to local wholesalers and heating contractors. I'm trying to learn AutoCAD and QuoteExpress. It ain't easy.\n\nI've been stressed quite a bit. Bills have piled up and I'm trying to get back ahead. We should be caught up in another couple weeks. Then I can start saving some $$ again. I always freak out when my savings account gets low. \n\nMy tank is doing well. I've been keeping on top if it. My green fuzzy mushrooms have split twice in the last month. I had 2 about 6 months ago, now I've got about 8. Finally got some blue palys to perk up and start growing. I've been dosing my alk and pH every other day to keep my levels on the high side. I've started dosing Marine Snow and 2 Little Fishes trace elements every Monday. Been changing 5g every Sunday. I was hesitant to dose my tank with extra nutrients at first. I finally just said, "F*** it!" I want my tank to GROW and they weren't growing as fast as I wanted. I've noticed good growth since I started adding "food" and trace elements. Still zero nitrates. Not sure it it's from the DSB in the tank and the refugium or if it's because I change 20% of the water every week. Don't really care. :mrgreen: I got zero nitrates and I'm happy. \n\nI've got my skimmer on a 12 ON and 12 OFF cycle. I only run it at night when the corals are sleeping. During the day, when my corals are open and feeding, the skimmer is OFF. Finally got rid of most of my hair algae. I've been growing some frags on an eggcrate rack that I bought from mag-racks.com.\n\n\nFINALLY caught my 6-line wrasse that had been trying to murdalize Nemo. I built a trap-\-didn't work. Drained 50% of the water and took most of the rocks out-\-still couldn't catch the little SOB. :grumble: Finally just put some food in a net and he swam right in. :frustrat: The 6-line is in a 5g tank by himself. Would like to sell him.\n\nNemo survived the ICH outbreak. I bought a Flame Angel and didn't QT it. It had ICH and died around Christmas. Thought everyone else was okay, but Nemo got it. I think it was because he was stressed from being chased by the 6-line-\-AND it was in my tank from the Flame. Nemo never had a chance. Got the 6-line out and Nemo heeled up in a week.\n\nFinally flew my 30% Extra. It's the best flying plane I've ever had. Plenty of power for unlimited aerobatics and it's light enough to toss around and do some really nice maneuvers without snapping out. Spring Flight training at the club starts in a couple weeks. I'm a volunteer instructor at the club and we teach all the new guys to fly. Every Thursday afternoon, we shut the field down. Only people allowed to fly are the new students and instructors. It's fun, but it takes up a lot of my time.\n\nThats about it. We're just hangin' in there and plodding along. Hope you are all doing well.