Secured more prizes for the OLS early-bird draw, this one
should be pretty interesting. I'll probably post an article
about OLS 2001 and the draw on Friday. We're over 31%
booked and the interest from the major corporations is
higher than ever this year; I really want to make sure all
the hackers who should be there find room.
Well, we are finally moving on April 1st. Our new apartment
is in Conservation Co-Operative; a housing co-op with a
strong environmental angle to it. What this really means is
that we lose our dishwasher and air-conditioning. The
housing market at the moment in Ottawa is utterly insane so
we're not complaining as this will allow us to save enough
to purchase and renovate a house next year.
Woke up to a 2nd Cleaner Shrimp in the tank, oh wait it
molted again except this time left the carapace clinging to
a large rock. The tank is finally mature, the calcium level
is near 350ppm and stable, small feather-duster polyps are
growing all over most of the rock surfaces, baby snails are
propogating like mad, and best of all coraline alge (purple
stuff) is spreading to most of the rock surfaces; all signs
of a healthy well established tank. Now we have to move
So, given that it has to move anyway I've sold my existing
tank, stand and hood and purchased a 90G drilled tank and
15G sump tank to replace the 55G tank. The new one will
have an overflow skimmer to drop water to the sump where all
the filters, protein skimmer and heaters will live down out
of sight where they won't get in the way of the livestock.
It also has the nice effect of maintaining even top water
level since water loss is reflected in the sump rather than
the main tank.
Now I just need to determine how to move 55G of water across
Ottawa, ok well across about 8 blocks... it is still a major