47g

47g - Day 2

Left the hard scape overnight to soak. Misted it and carefully added just enough water to keep the substrate wet. The goal was to prep it for planting and keep the soil from floating. Worked well.

Next step: planting!

4 containers of dwarf hair grass
assorted cryptocoryne
I cup moss (labeled frogbit?)
3 jungle vallisneria
Java fern - from my other tank

Cut the mats of hair grass into sections and tied these to flat pieces of sandstone. Buried these in the soil.

Planted the crypts around the rocks and branches. Lost count of how many I bought. Also pulled all the crypts from my old tank and brought them over. They were failing to thrive in the old flourite.

Placed the vallisneria in the soil at the rear corner to give shape to the layout and hide the filter tubes. This was probably the wrong plant to select. It grows way too fast for the rest of the set up.

Tied the java fern to the base of the branches. Mostly to add structure, also to hide the zap straps I used to tie the branches together with.

Last step was using moss cotton to secure the moss to the branches.

Plenty of misting to keep things moist before filling.

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Couple shots of the fish in the 47g - nothing fancy. I’m going to see if I can’t create a hygro forest in here for them.

BTW kai-ni , regarding your anon earlier that was wondering about plecs and their ability to vanish - look at how well these buggers blend in with driftwood. Big boy at the bottom there is easily a 5 inch plec (or more, I haven’t really tried to measure him recently, I’m just eyeballing him here) and I barely noticed him when he was like five inches in front of my face. And only because his dang bristles caught the light.

They’re MADE to blend into driftwood.

Day 4 - Lights and action

The water had fallen reasonably clear and I started up the filter. The kit came stocked with a Fluval 305 and it’s easy to work with. Runs very quietly too.

The lights were another story. The set up is nice and slick looking. But I couldn’t get the included tubes to come on. One of them must be broken. My local fish store had them on sale, but were sold out. Visited 3 fish shops before I found a pair if 85cm T5’s in stock. Replaced both as I wasn’t sure which one was not functional.

The next challenge was programming the darn timer. Had to get help from the resident engineer. Handy that.

A bit of debris was floating and I kept scooping it out with the fish net. Very annoying.

MH-47G Chinook NIGHT STALKERS

Airmen with the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron conducts helocast training from an MH-47G Chinook operated by the Night Stalkers. The MH-47G is used by the 160th SOAR as a heavy-lift assault helicopter. U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Russ Jackson
【追記あり】あなたのお荷物に+3.6kgの安心を

事情があって,毎晩クライミングと下降の練習をしている.そのせいで毎日10m長のロープとハーネスを持ち歩いている.

今はロープを練習にしか使っていないが,まあそれでも持ち歩いていると,いざとなったら建物からの脱出には役立つだろうなあという安心感がある.

そこで,ビルや家屋からの緊急脱出用途のミニマムな詰め合わせを考えてみる.

ロープは60mのシングルロープがいるだろう.60mあれば日本の大抵の建築をカバーできる.ホテルは15階より下に泊まることを心がける.1mあたり51gを見込んで3.1kg.

ハーネスはもちろんあったほうがいいが,スリングがあれば代用できる.僕の場合は150cmのスリングがシットハーネス代わりに,80cmのスリングがチェストハーネス代わりになる.使うと痛いけれど我慢.チェストハーネスを作らないにしても,80cmスリングは持っていたほうが何かと便利だ.

支点確保のために180cmスリング,120cmスリング,60cmスリングがあればいい気がする.重いものではないので,スリングは多めに持っておいても大丈夫だろう.10cmあたり5.0gと見て全部で0.30kg.

カラビナは支点確保に1枚,身体の固定用に1枚で合計2枚が最低ラインだが,チェストハーネスを作る場合はもう1枚必要で合計3枚になる.オーソドックスなペツルのロッキングカラビナ(オーケー)だと1枚75gだが,ブラックダイヤモンドのベイパーロックスクリューゲートだと52g,マムートのウォールマイクロロックだと47gまで軽くできる.3枚分で0.14kg.

簡易ハーネスにつけたカラビナを下降用のロープにイタリアンヒッチでかければ理論上は下降できるのだが,文明人としてはいくら緊急事態とはいえ下降器のひとつぐらい使いたいところ.ベルソ (57g), クラッグライトビレイ (58g), ATC (60g), ATC-XP (64g) が候補になると思うのだが(ルベルソが59gなのでベルソをわざわざ選ぶ意味はあまりないかもしれない),潰しが効くことを考えると重量的にやや不利なエイト環も捨て難い.不利といってもマムートの Bionic 8 は67gと健闘しているので,これを基準にしてみよう.0.067kg.

合計してみる.

ロープ3.1kg,スリング0.30kg,カラビナ0.16kg,下降器0.067kg.合計3.6kg.あとグローブ.

どうでしょう,保険と思って,あなたのお荷物に+3.6kg,およそ1貫目の安心を.

*もちろん練習しておかないと使い物にならないのは言うまでもない.

【追記】どうせ緊急事態用と割り切って,ロープをダブルロープにする手がある.1mあたり42gとして60mで2.5kgだ.そうすると全体で+3.0kgに収まる

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I can’t get over how beautiful my new box looks with food in 😍

47g Fat
33g Protein
11g carbohydrate
4g Fibre

Bacon and Bluebell Araucana free range eggs, broccoli lightly fried in coconut oil, fresh spinach leaves.

Strawberries, Co yo 100% coconut yoghurt, macadamia nuts and marbled chocolate protein popcorn 😍😍.