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Old 04/21/2018, 07:20 AM   #3376
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Enjoying the read.

My vegetable garden has me occupied. All of my systems must run on minimum maintenance during Spring garden.


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Old 04/21/2018, 11:40 AM   #3377
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Hooray!

Today is the day I commit. I'm going to transfer what I'm keeping to the the HT. This should lead me down the path to draining the tank, allowing me to do the system changes I want to do. It's going to get ugly, before it gets pretty…


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Old 04/21/2018, 01:23 PM   #3378
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Ha! I know how hard it is to take that very first step. Once you start you will be ok.


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Old 04/21/2018, 08:15 PM   #3379
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Old 04/22/2018, 06:10 PM   #3380
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Hooray!

Today is the day I commit. I'm going to transfer what I'm keeping to the the HT. This should lead me down the path to draining the tank, allowing me to do the system changes I want to do. It's going to get ugly, before it gets pretty…
Honestly, making the decision to rebuild is probably the hardest part. After that it becomes cathartic and the more you get torn down, the better you feel. Once the rebuild begins, it's all excitement. That's how it hits me anyway.


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Old 04/23/2018, 06:23 AM   #3381
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Good luck with the transfer of everything to the HT. Just let me know when to start popping the popcorn!


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Old 04/23/2018, 07:16 AM   #3382
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I got pretty much everything transferred to HT, that I wanted. I haven't yet drained the tank though. I want to make sure I've done everything I need to do with water still in it first. But progress has been made…


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Old 04/23/2018, 05:04 PM   #3383
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I got pretty much everything transferred to HT, that I wanted. I haven't yet drained the tank though. I want to make sure I've done everything I need to do with water still in it first. But progress has been made…
Way to go! And I think you are wise to let the dust settle and give the tank another look before draining it.


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Old 04/23/2018, 05:21 PM   #3384
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Thanks Dawn! That's it exactly. As tempting as it is to drain it, I want to keep my options open for a little while longer. Draining is the next step though! Luckily, I saved my 'black out' paper from my dinoflagellate outbreak. I'll use it to hide the hideousness inside, between work sessions.


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