I, like someone else mentioned, just spent a few hours each evening for the last few days reading this journal in its entirety. I came cross it in the nano forum after posting some shots of my Fluval Edge looking for critique/advice - i noticed it mainly because of the title.
I've learned quite a bit and gotten some great ideas for what I'm going to do with the tank from reading your journal.
Your tanks look amazing and I appreciate all the effort you've gone through to lay out your methods and show the results. Thanks for that.
I also want to say that in reading about your friend that passed away and your deep and resounding sorrow for his passing that I can't help but respect you and commend you for dedicating this journal to him. Thanks for that too.