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by Vale!
Mon Apr 12, 2021 15:21 pm
Forum: What's happening in your Aquarium? - Tank Logs
Topic: The Whole Shebang
Replies: 451
Views: 17490

Re: The Whole Shebang

Yes it is, P. Interestingly, my competitors didn't find it until I did the old 'hot and cold' thing for them! Now, when recording the sucking data over the last few days it suddenly dawned on me that there must have been something awry with the way I was calculating the volume of water sucked out of...
by Vale!
Mon Apr 12, 2021 14:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cricket question
Replies: 2
Views: 13

Re: Cricket question

I can't recall exactly when that law was changed - a good thirty years ago, or more. I'll try to find out. [Edit : it was in 1962!] Anyway, under the 'old' law the umpire stared at the bowling crease to check the legality of the delivery. Once certain, he looked up to see what was happening at the s...
by Vale!
Sun Apr 11, 2021 14:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prickly!
Replies: 4
Views: 45

Re: Prickly!

That's great! Thank you, both. I eventually wrestled it out of its home then, with plant cupped in one hand and chopstick in the other began teasing the soil away from its roots. Some branches fell off when chopsticked - mainly the dead-looking ones. However it had one final trick up its spiny sleev...
by Vale!
Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prickly!
Replies: 4
Views: 45

Prickly!

I've had a cactus for around thirty-five years. When bought, it it was about the size of my little finger. I re-potted it once - that was before we moved to MK in 1992 - when it looked uncomfortable in the tiny pot that it was in at purchase. Since then, although quite a few bits have fallen off it ...
by Vale!
Thu Apr 08, 2021 13:10 pm
Forum: What's happening in your Aquarium? - Tank Logs
Topic: The Whole Shebang
Replies: 451
Views: 17490

Re: The Whole Shebang

@P : On the basis that you missed the large egg (still boxed in original retail packaging) I'm delighted to be able to extend to you an invitation to compete in next year's hunt! For the last few days I've just been observing and recording. This morning the measuring tube looked like this : https://...
by Vale!
Tue Apr 06, 2021 17:49 pm
Forum: What's happening in your Aquarium? - Tank Logs
Topic: Bbroom89's Tank/s Log
Replies: 73
Views: 627

Re: Bbroom89's Tank/s Log

Somebody rang? I've just come in from an all-day gardening session. I was hailed upon twice during the day, then when it started snowing half-an-hour ago, I figured enough was enough. It looks like the thread has now moved away from soft water considerations but, for the record ... I don't use rainw...
by Vale!
Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: What's happening in your Aquarium? - Tank Logs
Topic: The Whole Shebang
Replies: 451
Views: 17490

Re: The Whole Shebang

Day 133 (following re-immersion) Just an interim report .. I didn't check regularly overnight because I figured that nothing of note would occur. However on inspection at 9:30 this morning : a) the level of water in the airline was 1.5cm below the lip of the measuring tube - so the bucket was blowin...
by Vale!
Fri Apr 02, 2021 20:04 pm
Forum: What's happening in your Aquarium? - Tank Logs
Topic: The Whole Shebang
Replies: 451
Views: 17490

Re: The Whole Shebang

Day 132 (following re-immersion) Current run : ammonia/nitrite dosed Day 124, 25th March ; nitrite redosed Day 127 and Day 129. No tests conducted Days 130 and 131. Temp 26.1C [from DO probe] EC 330uS/cm [same as Day 129 ; up from 112.6 at re-immersion] pH 3.93 [down from 3.95 on Day 129 ; down from...
by Vale!
Fri Apr 02, 2021 14:35 pm
Forum: What's happening in your Aquarium? - Tank Logs
Topic: The Whole Shebang
Replies: 451
Views: 17490

Re: The Whole Shebang

[Placeholder - I've just realised that I hadn't done a graph that I intended, so it'll take me a while to do that ]... ... [I got much further delayed due to a sudden announcement that tomorrow the garden is to host : a) an Easter Egg Hunt ; and b) a barbeque. This news threw me into a paroxysm of m...
by Vale!
Fri Apr 02, 2021 14:34 pm
Forum: What's happening in your Aquarium? - Tank Logs
Topic: The Whole Shebang
Replies: 451
Views: 17490

Re: The Whole Shebang

Day 131 (following re-immersion)

Current run : ammonia/nitrite dosed Day 129, 30th March ; nitrite redosed Days 127, 129


No testing today - I'm still letting it stew and recording the sucking progress every so often.