HOORAY FOR BUCKETS!
I do the same thing with random "I'm getting there" stuff in buckets. Over the summer there were a lot of plants hanging around in the back yard - my kiddo's started calling it my bucket garden ^__^
Speaking of kiddos - AWW!!! Good Kid is adorable, looks like dad! I think it's awesome that he helps out so much - is he into the tanks, too?
I'm so sad to see that last shot - your algae bloom has got me wincing. . .poor Corals. . . HANG IN THERE, BEAUTIES!!! T__T
Hoping things are clearing up on that front *worries*