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With the huge losses in the stock market and economic unknowns for the foreseeable future, I am putting my room addition and new tank plans on hold.  It would be irresponsible to spend that kind of money on something completely recreational when it may be needed for basic living or future medical needs.

This sucks, but at least my wife & I have our health and my current tank is still thriving.  Hopefully all of you stuck at home are getting more quality time viewing your tanks.

Be safe everyone.

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Yep not looking forward to whats going to happen...............

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Unfortunate, but wise choice.    But for the record, I'm going to support local businesses by not reducing my Oregon Pinot budget.

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Now is a great time to do home projects. We are finishing a big basement remodel, fish room, tank in the wall, meditation pavilion, garden shed, and new deck!

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1 hour ago, Nick said:

Now is a great time to do home projects. We are finishing a big basement remodel, fish room, tank in the wall, meditation pavilion, garden shed, and new deck!

Well, my project was going to cost enough to build a small house, so I'm choosing to reserve that money for a while.

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2 hours ago, Nick said:

Now is a great time to do home projects. We are finishing a big basement remodel, fish room, tank in the wall, meditation pavilion, garden shed, and new deck!

Hey Nick - how much of that are you doing yourself?  If you get bored I have a few projects... or maybe you could do Suncrest's fish room 😀

 

50 minutes ago, SuncrestReef said:

Well, my project was going to cost enough to build a small house, so I'm choosing to reserve that money for a while.

Yeah - I'm trying not to watch as retirement continues to get further away... 😞

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19 minutes ago, albertareef said:

Hey Nick - how much of that are you doing yourself?  If you get bored I have a few projects... or maybe you could do Suncrest's fish room 

 

I'm doing it all my self! I understand how expensive remodels can get.  Im a huge fan of buying materials at the habitat for humanity restore.  Im doing a million dollar remodel on a  thousand dollar budget, my specialty.  Next on the list is an outdoor kitchen with pizza oven. 

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3 minutes ago, Nick said:

I'm doing it all my self! I understand how expensive remodels can get.  Im a huge fan of buying materials at the habitat for humanity restore.  Im doing a million dollar remodel on a  thousand dollar budget, my specialty.  Next on the list is an outdoor kitchen with pizza oven. 

Unfortunately mine is not a DIY project.  It involves excavation, foundations, framing, roofing, plumbing, new electrical panel, HVAC, etc.

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6 minutes ago, SuncrestReef said:

Unfortunately mine is not a DIY project.  It involves excavation, foundations, framing, roofing, plumbing, new electrical panel, HVAC, etc.

C'mon John - you can do it!  Think of all the spare time you have to practice and file permits 😁

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6 minutes ago, SuncrestReef said:

Unfortunately mine is not a DIY project.  It involves excavation, foundations, framing, roofing, plumbing, new electrical panel, HVAC, etc.

Although I do it myself,  im actually a contractor and carpenter  for over 25 years. Built hundreds of homes from the ground up,  I understand how expensive it can be building quality things.  That's why I like doing them myself and originally why I became a carpenter. Materials can be expensive,  but labor adds up quick

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5 minutes ago, albertareef said:

C'mon John - you can do it!  Think of all the spare time you have to practice and file permits 😁

And the lines at the permit office will finally be short!

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1 hour ago, albertareef said:

C'mon John - you can do it!  Think of all the spare time you have to practice and file permits 😁

I’m just the IT Guy. 🤓🤣

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2 minutes ago, SuncrestReef said:

I’m just the IT Guy. 🤓🤣

Spread you wings! Now is the time 😀  Besides, you have already mastered Apex 👍

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Just remember, your retirement hasn't lost anything if you haven't sold anything.

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Honestly, the best time for this stuff is right after the economy takes a shiet. You would NOT believe how much cheaper contractors are when the work drys up.


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Might be fun to try and add maybe a frag tank. Small projects are fun when we are all stuck inside. 
Stay safe my friend. Jeff

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On 3/19/2020 at 10:03 PM, pdxmonkeyboy said:

Honestly, the best time for this stuff is right after the economy takes a shiet. You would NOT believe how much cheaper contractors are when the work drys up.


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I'm actually getting busier. People are at home and thinking about projects and I'm getting lots of calls for small things like adding exterior doors and skylights. But quartz countertops are all from china and that supply has halted and I can't get custom glass out of california right now. I mean after 20-30 bathrooms in a row I really just want to do siding anyways LOL

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I think if you put your mind to it, you could find a way to program your apex to do the work.  you just sit back and watch. 

For grading....

If elevation >156 then on

If elevation = 156', then off

 

Boom..done

 

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