Neil’s in wall 180 with basement fishroom

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    Ah. I know nothing about Bermuda but don’t you have to scalp it when it comes dormant? I maybe wrong because I’ve never had to care for Bermuda. I’m fescue and Kentucky blue
     

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    Only once the weather hits 70, or the HOA get kissed off at the weeds...

    Toro time cutter ss4200 vs cub cadet zt1 ? I know they are bottom end, but Home Depot have them and I see them all over the estate... plus it’ll take 4 years to amortize that cost with our local guy doing $50/ cut, but he’s a “I’ll make it 1 time in 3” kinda guy. If it lasts > 4 years, we are well ahead
     
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    Sorry about the YT. Sigh.
     
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    That cub cadet looks like a beast. Much larger engine and a larger deck. Can’t go wrong with either one, though in my opinion.
     
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    Uugghh

    2.2 hour round trip took 5. ATL traffic on 285 is the fkn worst


    But worth it- Alpheus randalli (0.75”)

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    Lol, best I could do. Couldn’t get him out the rock so I got a free rock with a barnacle and a single, soon to be DOA, Zoa polyp on it.

    And meet Bartlett 2, he new YT. Let’s see if I can do a better job this time.

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    New store for me- run at 1.020 so I needed to adjust down a bit, plus they run cupramine at 0.5. “For the angels”... not sure what that means.

    She’s currently in Copper Power at 0.75 ppm, since I had to remove some of the premise water to adjust the salinity. Going to start a 4 day ramp up to 1.75 tomorrow.

    Tell you what though- since the Hawaii ban, price on YTs has jumped up..,
     
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    Uuuggghhh!!!!!!!!!

    Heater failure on the shrimp QT put the water at 87oF before I noticed it. Thermostat doesn’t shut it off

    I moved my inkbird controller to that tank, so at least it’ll get heat overnight (basement temps are 67 overnight right now) and the purple tang QT heater has been set to 77oF — best QT heater I have- newest, cleanest etc.— but now it’s on its own thermostat.

    Now I’m going to be paranoid until my 2 new inkbirds and new heater shows up on Saturday. I knew I should have just bought an inkbird for each heater.
     
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    Jesus. Thank god you caught it.

    My QT tanks have been empty for 2 weeks. It’s been so great.
     
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    Yeah, I don’t get it. It was stable all night, and this morning before I took the trip it was right on 77oF. Only thing I can think is that I had to replace some volume to lower the salinity a point and a half, heater kicked on since I used RODI at 66oF, and it stuck the thermistor.

    I can’t really defend the decision to put the PT at potential risk, other than this is the first red striped pistol I’ve seen around here, and a replacement would be > $80 with shipping. That’s about the same as I paid for the PT with HLLE (receded maybe 60%, btw)

    I need to clear out my QT queue, but I like the punishment I guess...
     
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    Really? Are you sure about that? o_O Because I am sad mine are empty right now:(
     
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    Such a strange thing QT heaters. You think it is all the stopping starting, cleaning and temp swings? I do.
     
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    Absolutely.

    Not sure what the solution is other then multiple failsafes and warnings, or building little enclosures around each tank and heating the inside. Heat the environment and not the water directly.

    Or I run heat to my entire basement and just go total overkill .
     
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    TeeHeeHee

    Love this little dude. I’m so excited by him!!

    And Bartlett Two is eating like a champ. Mysis, formula two and...



    Nori!! So happy

    She’s currently in copper at 0.8ppm, so I added another dose to get up to 1ppm for the morning. Dosing up to 1.125 tonight. She’ll be at therapeutic 1.75ppm after her dose on Sunday morning.

    Also, curious thing. Monkey see, monkey do... PT took a nibble of Nori and some mysis this morning too. They are in different tanks, not even next to each other. Doubt related but happy coincidence. He has 4 more days in copper power for a 14 day total. Out Monday evening. Saturday evening I’m dosing his third Prazipro (second since I saw the black spot on the previous YT) then he gets moved to his own 10g so I can sterilize the 20long.

    My 2.5 year old went down to sleep at her regular bedtime for the first time with mom out of the house. Normally she pushes it and I let her crash on the couch and carry her up, but last night it was regular schedule. Small victory.

    The 8 month old decided last night was when she was going to get a growth spurt and start the teething process. Up every 2 hours for a feeding. All through the night, then fell asleep in the car seat in the way to daycare. I just called and she’s still sleeping 2 hours later, so I guess she isn’t hungry...
     
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    So much to like in this update! Kids going to sleep on time, with the routine...for the win!
    teething baby? Martini for the win!
     
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    Are you suggesting I give my teething baby Martini to soothe her?

    Because if you are, I’m going to tell you this...



    I used gin. I’m all out of olives.
     
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    Pretty yellow tang eating nori! Woot! I will take credit for the unique and clever nori attachment. :)
    PT eating nori too is a fantastic win! Now for MJF to start eating nori...o_O we got to give him the stink eye I guess.
     
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    Why would anyone put an olive in a martini? All my favorite martinis are froofroo I suppose. Razzamatini is the best! Elderflower martini is also the best!
     
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    I thought olives in a dry martini was a thing.

    I wouldn’t know- this is where my game is

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    Although, at this rate, it’s a 15 and I still haven’t opened it.
     
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    lol! I am a vodka kinda girl! Not that I get to enjoy it right now. lol
     
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    Skimming a bit dry maybe...

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