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Tooos day
« on: October 08, 2019, 04:50:36 am »
....another fine day in the neighborhood... :)

....what will today bring?..... huh
Jon

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Re: Tooos day
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2019, 08:47:31 am »
I think we'll journey out to the apple orchard......get some nice fresh apple spice doughnuts and cider...?......good stuff  :)
Jon

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Re: Tooos day
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2019, 10:32:36 am »
Weekly grocery shopping done, now for water changes. A trip to the apple orchard is coming up too, not today but shortly.  Can't wait for some fresh apple pie and apple fritters.
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Re: Tooos day
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2019, 11:03:58 am »
Quote from: waterboy link=topic=15918.msg1 :)14419#msg114419 date=1570548756
Weekly grocery shopping done, now for water changes. A trip to the apple orchard is coming up too, not today but shortly.  Can't wait for some fresh apple pie and apple fritters.
   

....apple dumplings too     :)
Jon

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Re: Tooos day
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2019, 03:40:31 pm »
...water changes done then we went out in the yard for a bit ....Jan cut back the berry bushes and we loaded up a burn pile of yard waste......

....nice day to be out there..... |^|
Jon

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Re: Tooos day
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2019, 03:57:18 pm »
..yup...68degs and falling.....humidity 39%..dew point 43degs......gonna be colder tonight.... :o
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Re: Tooos day
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2019, 06:59:13 pm »
Well folks....it's about time to read a spell.....I'm knee deep into a 'bio' of Colin Powell .....it's a very good read.. |^|
Jon

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Re: Tooos day
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2019, 07:56:19 pm »
I busted my put today after a good house cleaning and doing a couple of dogs, when I started setting up a planted tank for Discus.  I used rotted goat shit and the frass from my meal worms as fertilizer and 3 terribly heavy (for an old woman who back is falling apart) bags of smaller that pea gravel over it all.

Thank God I have nothing that must be done tomorrow.  My back will be pleading for a break.
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Re: Tooos day
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2019, 05:23:34 am »
I busted my put today after a good house cleaning and doing a couple of dogs, when I started setting up a planted tank for Discus.  I used rotted goat shit and the frass from my meal worms as fertilizer and 3 terribly heavy (for an old woman who back is falling apart) bags of smaller that pea gravel over it all.

Thank God I have nothing that must be done tomorrow.  My back will be pleading for a break.

....wow!....what size tank?......and goat shit???....
Jon

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Re: Tooos day
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2019, 07:12:42 am »
It's a 100.  I've used rotted goat shit under the gravel before and plants grow like crazy in it.
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Re: Tooos day
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2019, 08:03:17 am »
It's a 100.  I've used rotted goat shit under the gravel before and plants grow like crazy in it.

....how's it effect the water parameters?
Jon

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Re: Tooos day
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2019, 08:37:18 am »
I donno.  First time I did it I put in too much.  After I had added a large spawn of Angels to the tank the water turned dark brown.  I thought the babies were gonners for sure.  Instead, the next day the babies had grown and continued to grow until they were almost double their size in less than a week and the water was more of a tea color.  I decided that there must have been microorganisms in the poo that were released into the water and the babies were eating them.  It was very interesting, indeed.

This time I made a different mistake.  I stupidly added about a quart of meal worm frass.  I say stupidly because the frass is almost like a powder.  So now, my water is not only tea color which is fine with me, but the frass has made the water cloudy as well.  I've had 2 Magnum 250's running on the tank since yesterday afternoon and have changed the cartridges 3 times.  I'll do a big WC on the tank today and see if that helps some.  I'm for sure not going to put any fish in the tank with it looking like this.
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Re: Tooos day
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2019, 10:05:35 am »
I donno.  First time I did it I put in too much.  After I had added a large spawn of Angels to the tank the water turned dark brown.  I thought the babies were gonners for sure.  Instead, the next day the babies had grown and continued to grow until they were almost double their size in less than a week and the water was more of a tea color.  I decided that there must have been microorganisms in the poo that were released into the water and the babies were eating them.  It was very interesting, indeed.

This time I made a different mistake.  I stupidly added about a quart of meal worm frass.  I say stupidly because the frass is almost like a powder.  So now, my water is not only tea color which is fine with me, but the frass has made the water cloudy as well.  I've had 2 Magnum 250's running on the tank since yesterday afternoon and have changed the cartridges 3 times.  I'll do a big WC on the tank today and see if that helps some.  I'm for sure not going to put any fish in the tank with it looking like this.

.....interesting.....I'll follow your progress..... :)
Jon

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Re: Tooos day
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2019, 01:51:21 pm »
I use potting soil from the garden mart which is probably the same thing only in a different form.  But I don't put it on the bottom of the tank, I put it in flower pots covered with gravel to grow my plants. The only thing I have on the bottom of the tanks is sand in a couple cory tanks. Everything else is bare bottom.
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