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Good Evening All:

Mom is doing well, survived coronavirus, quarantine of 14 days, 3 days in an observation area and finally returned to her room.
Near the end of the 14 days she had a lack of appetite and all food had no taste.
Told her to eat or she'd be visiting Davey Jones Locker, so she ate!

My youngest daughter is getting married in September.
It has also kept us busy, wife helping and me spending, go figure!

Tanks:
Getting topped off, feeding phish, and need to test water and dose ferts.
Been a while since ferts have been added, thus some testing is in order.
It is a pathetic emersed mess, I will get pics before I touch it and gladly post them.
If anything it is an example of how far one's self can let things go!
From what I can see some plant species are lost, it's very thick.
WTH I had too many species anyway.
I can always get plants and growing ain't all that, been @ this game a while.
Depends more on my time devotion to the whole thing.

Horses:
Our camp ground is still closed and I'm not ready to shop for a new horse.
Since camp is closed most friends don't know my horse has passed on.
I'm sure I'll see offers as thing open up and friends know my situation.
I will be picky, my horse will be very hard to replace.
IMHO it will take 3 riding seasons until a new young horse and I truly work as one.

Gunsmith:
Built 3 rifles and 2 pistols for myself.
Some rifle range time for me on Memorial Day!
Not trying to burn up ammo but get some guns sighted in.
Coronavirus seems to have created a huge backorder in anything gun related.
This too shall pass as time goes on!

Upside:
Some pics of the emersed mess very soon!

Night All:
LOL, Davey Jones locker. Good to her she is doing well.
Congrats on the future wedding - always fun.
Funny how life seems to always take precedent over growing plants. Fortunately, they seldom seem to mind.
Building guns - interesting! Something I have never done.
Look forward to pics as always.
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post #647 of 657 (permalink) Old 07-19-2020, 02:43 AM Thread Starter
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LOL, Davey Jones locker. Good to her she is doing well.
Congrats on the future wedding - always fun.
Funny how life seems to always take precedent over growing plants. Fortunately, they seldom seem to mind.
Building guns - interesting! Something I have never done.
Look forward to pics as always.
Good Evening All:

Mom is fine, she'll be 95 in December.

Wedding prep is killing me.
It will be hosted here @ the compound and too many people!

Plants are more or less as an emersed culture @ this point.
Growing out of cracks in the tank canopies twisting around.
Top offs and phish feeding is still about it.
Not my normal game but things happen.

Gun building is something I would not advocate right now.
Between Covid19 & BLM, parts are almost not available.

Pics:
None yet, too much happening lately.

Sadly it may not be until after mid September that I get my act together!


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Good Evening All:

Mom is fine, she'll be 95 in December.

Wedding prep is killing me.
It will be hosted here @ the compound and too many people!

Plants are more or less as an emersed culture @ this point.
Growing out of cracks in the tank canopies twisting around.
Top offs and phish feeding is still about it.
Not my normal game but things happen.

Gun building is something I would not advocate right now.
Between Covid19 & BLM, parts are almost not available.

Pics:
None yet, too much happening lately.

Sadly it may not be until after mid September that I get my act together!
Good to hear from you, and good to hear your Mom is doing well.

Seems that for many the tanks get put on the back burner during the summer months. Been the same for me, summer is too short and trying to enjoy every bit of it.

Good luck with the wedding. Sounds like you have your hands full!


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Good Evening All:

The wedding is this Saturday so tomorrow is hump day @ the compound.
Tents, tables, and chairs etc...
Completed a lot of stuff today while getting ready.

Mom is alive and well but very down in the dumps these days.
She fell while trying to do things on her own, all this did was stir up her arthritis.
She is not coming to the wedding since that would put her in quarantine for 2 weeks.
Quarantine was not handled well when she had the virus and was moved out of her room.

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Good to hear from you, and good to hear your Mom is doing well.

Seems that for many the tanks get put on the back burner during the summer months. Been the same for me, summer is too short and trying to enjoy every bit of it.

Good luck with the wedding. Sounds like you have your hands full!
Tanks:
Well, they look like total crap these days!
Phish are all alive and well, some plants emersed, some are gone, and some are just fine.
I am thinking that by October 1st I will be able to get back to growing.

Many lessons have been learned regarding dosing etc...
During these times no dosing, just top offs, reports of my findings in the future.

Sorry I have been away lately.
Many of you are my internet friends and I'm sorry I have been away.

Waiting for the end of the Pandemic on November 4th!

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Hey MG good to hear from you.

I hope you have a wonderful wedding celebration.

Look forward to hearing your thoughts from the "neglect".

Will it lead to a new MG dosing (or not dosing) regimen??


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Seeing as it is Sunday morning, I am hoping the wedding went well (guess I can't wish you good luck on the past).
Also happy to hear mom is doing as well. Maybe some competitive Euchre will bring her spirits up (yes, LOL).

A frind of mine named Phil once told me - "some times you just keep your hands out of the tank and let the plants find there way" (or something close to that). Curious how that will apply in your case :-)
Look forward to your next post.
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Hi @Maryland Guppy, I just wanted to say that this is an incredible thread. I spent about 2-3 hours today reading through all 44 pages and it is so informative. Including your successes and mistakes have been very eye-opening and insightful. I am sorry that your horse passed away, but I am happy that your family is doing well.

When you did the dirt in cups capped with BDBS, were you dosing the water column? If so, what was your water column fert regimen? Thank you in advance.
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When you did the dirt in cups capped with BDBS, were you dosing the water column?
I have always dosed the water column, my levels may have been lower than many others.

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Good Evening All:

Trouble with lighting first.
When plants grow up into the LED's there are issues.

Unlike an occasional splash of water the plants destroy the pads on the pucks.
Not to mention I have stainless steel socket head screws now.


Several islands of plants like this have been salvaged.
The bottoms are mush but many plants and branches @ the surface.



Density of many plants has gone wild.



AR has grown over 24" bending over and growing additional sprouts.



I am finally getting things cleaned up.
No WC's just topping off with R/O water and no ferts for 6 months.
CO2 has been gone for two weeks, reloading 20lb @ work tomorrow.

TDS up to 392, WC's are by vacuuming the substrate.
Little bit every few days.

For those that follow my daughters wedding @ the compound was awesome!
Social distancing was not observed in any way, WTH right!

Mom is fine in the nursing home and still remains grumpy.
Survived a mid April case of Covid19 with no issue, sort of like Trump!
@ 94 years old, that's pretty good.

My work has been unchanged.
Every day, in the shop, work with my mechanics as usual.

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wow! that looks rough! but hey, life happens. I'm not criticizing, cuz we've all seen how crazy my tanks get too! Here's hoping for the best for recovery and the next chapter!
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Hey MG good to see an update.

You have clearly taken the "jungle" look to a new extreme!

Look forward to seeing you whip it back into shape.


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Good morning MG! Kinda amazed at how brutal plants can be to electronics. Suppose if one lets mother nature take over there will be nothing left BUT mother nature :-)
Good to hear the wedding went well and that mom is back to normal.
Sounds like it's time to sharpen the scissors a bit...


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