Nano Box Hybrid Review and PAR Analysis

Introduction As mentioned in my previous post outlining my new reef tank build, the light was one of the things I stressed out over the most.  At the most basic level I knew I wanted to keep SPS primarily, and

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Reef Aquarium 3.0

Background It has been over 5 years since I last kept a reef aquarium, and as the title implies this will be the 3rd stab at it.  I want to mention, though, that the first two were not abandoned out

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Electronic Cigarettes?

Introduction Recently I decided to quit smoking, for good.  I have “quit” on many occasions for varying lengths of time using a number methods.  My most successful attempt lasted for over three years, cold turkey.  It seems, though, that the

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Donnie Darko – An Interpretation

I know that this subject has probably been beaten into the ground by numerous people, blogs, etc. But for some reason I felt compelled after watching the movie again this week to write up some of my thoughts on how to interpret it. Let me preface this post by saying two things. First, I assume you have seen the movie so I am not going to write a synopsis of it, and consider this your spoiler alert.

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Too Smart

When I was very young, some time around third grade, my teacher must have seen something in me. She requested that I have an I.Q. test administered. My parents didn’t tell me what I scored at the time, but I knew it had to be pretty good because I was immediately placed in a program my school had which was called the “gifted” program.

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