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Everything posted by TheDukeAnumber1

  1. Same, definitely an entertaining and interesting watch, and I really enjoyed the tug of war scene, but it seemed overly suspensful at times. I don't really analyze shows much, I don't watch very many usually I just stick back and enjoy the ride without thinking about it too much, but this one either I didn't enjoy the theme or how it was executed I guess because I didn't feel there was much of a take away, but then again the story isn't necessarily over.
  2. Happy Meme Monday
  3. Hair aglae, anything and everything to do with hair algae is my least liked thing in the hobby. Everyrthing else is a treat in comparison.
  4. I've only printed my own design and TBH they were very easy prints, quick prints with no issues and they have been running maintenance free in my tanks for years at this point. Mine make medium/large bubbles, I know other designs get creative for fine bubbles but I haven't messed with those yet.
  5. Glad to have your comment as I don't have knowledge on your side of the issue. Here are a few aquarium related things I shared on thingiverse. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3774602 https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3891884 https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3456731 https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3375040 https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1282574 THB most of the stuff I design though is either very spefic or unrefined and I don't upload it.
  6. 3d printing can be a hobby all it's own but for my use I see it as a companion hobby to my other hobbies and good for life in general if you like to tinker. If you're new to 3d modeling tinker cad is free and pretty easy to use and surprisingly powerful. I've printed airstones, gratings, spacers, decoration, pots, scoops, light housings, clips, and the list goes on.
  7. IMO that's nuts. I would need to see some pretty strong testing evidence to believe any lead, let alone a meaningful amount of lead, leaves the nozzle and makes it into the water column. I've used PLA & ABS in my aquariums using brass nozzles for years with no noticable problems.
  8. Happy Meme Monday
  9. Nice design, gave you a follow on thingiverse. Looking forward to your future designs.
  10. Budgeting is an objectively good thing to do. Managing resources is better for both being effective with your dollars in the hobby and for financial health in general. If someone is distressed with the money aspect of a hobby the solution isn't to ignore counting the cost.
  11. I mean no disrespect in any way but that is terrible advice and I think for obvious reasons. @Josh My 2 cents is I agree with the comments on trying not to stress on it, even in failure at least we learn something. Natural cycles are complicated and it can take a while to sort out what works for you and your water. Grats on the growing family, aquariums are great for kids.
  12. You're on top of the humidity then. Since you consistently have spiders they probably have an a path into that room that is very attractive to them for whatever reason. All you can do is try to disrupt that path either physically by sealing it off or by spraying repellants. I guess the other more work option would be to try and change the ecosystem outdoors. I.E. if you have landscaping that holds water and or attracts bugs and spiders change it to be a less attractive spot for insects.
  13. Ponds can do very well with plants and no pump or filter. Those plants look healthy so it might be fish ready now, testing with ACO test strips or the API test kit would be a more definitive way to tell. That being said, since you're new to this pond, running an air line out there with and air stone for a while to make sure everything is oxygenated and the biological cycle is fully up and running before fish wouldn't hurt and may help.
  14. In my experience spiders don't need a food source in your house to come in, but certain situations in room can make that room more likely to see spiders. Also personally I remove spiders from my home when I see them, I've never seen one capture a bug inside my home and even if they were I would see this as my home losing the battle of separating the outside from the inside. Things I have learned from owning an old house. Spiders and bugs in general are attracted to humidity, when squeezing into your home they will sense the higher humidity air and go that way. Reducing the humidity in your fish room may help reduce bugs. Spraying your foundation or where you suspect the pests are getting in with repellent will help too.
  15. The water is good for longer than a day if you have a smaller amount of baby brine shrimp in it. The more water to brine shrimp ratio the longer the hatch will last before crashing. You can freeze the extra baby brine and feed the cubes out later. IMO for very small batches a hatching dish can be ideal. Something like this. https://www.amazon.com/Brine-Shrimp-Hatchery-Dish-Separately/dp/B08KRZT369
  16. Pond plants update. Here is the initial setup where the pond water drains into the strawberry and flower bed. And here is the current, I had to trellis the flowers up (double butterfly pea). Two plants make about two dozen nice blue/purple blooms every day.
  17. If that's half decent I'd hate to see what the bad prints looked like 😜 But hey you got something functional, I usually stop at functional too. GL tuning your printer and beyond!
  18. When my kid was little I let him take a ramshorn out of my tank, he pulled hard before it released and it was literally pulled out of the shell. Pull slowly and they will let go on their own, or slide them up out of the water and they will let go.
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