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really cant wait to see what you do with all of this i love this thread. and so cant wait till spring hehe i want more shrimpkies lol
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Heh heh heh...

DK's latest project (aside from the Cashew Jar Department Store). Ennywon know what izzit?

(Hint: you use an iPod with it, to get the job done...)

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Wow this thread is all over the place! I love it!!! Shrimp, dogs, icecream, ticks, plumbing, tanks, peanuts, more shrimp, more dogs...its great!

My favorite picture of all in your fun thread is the 2 dobermans...of course because I have one myself.

Anyway...that was a fun read!

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Wow this thread is all over the place! I love it!!! Shrimp, dogs, icecream, ticks, plumbing, tanks, peanuts, more shrimp, more dogs...its great!

My favorite picture of all in your fun thread is the 2 dobermans...of course because I have one myself.

Anyway...that was a fun read!
Well then, we must have some pictures of yours, here, then. We love hunde, especially anything of German origin.

Those are Vinces's dobie boys. Vince!! We need more pictures!!

Here's the latest picture of DK's god dog Rottie:

And of her two Germans. (Flop eared is her rescue GSD.)

(Oh, and SHRIMPTERN 1.0: DK is sucking down JD cough syrup and it's quite effective!! She's trying not to laugh hysterically between doses!!)


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DK's latest project (aside from the Cashew Jar Department Store). Ennywon know what izzit?

(Hint: you use an iPod with it, to get the job done...)

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LOL It's a piano tuner. It turns the pegs the strings are attached to. What do I win?

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The flop eared dog is to die for! Winner of the month for best picture

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LOL It's a piano tuner. It turns the pegs the strings are attached to. What do I win?
How about a gigantic bag of German Shepherd hair? Two colors, even. Black, and tan. Lots of the hairs have both colors on the SAME hair! It's called agouti!

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Yes, Shrimptern 1.0 tried every which way to convince DK that Mr. Flop Ear should go home with Shrimptern 1.0. But DK couldn't part with Mr. Flop Ear.

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i was just about to ask about the muli colors on one strand of hair for the gsd. moose is that way. when i clipped him he had a gold colored band about 1/3 way down the hair so was funny to watch the hair come off he was rainbow stripped lol
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How about a gigantic bag of German Shepherd hair? Two colors, even. Black, and tan. Lots of the hairs have both colors on the SAME hair! It's called agouti!
LOL I think I'll pass. What's behind door number 2?

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And here's a shot of the CJDS in the secondary containment tray. As it turns out, the very first day of beta testing, and about a week after that, those secondary containment trays did their job...

DK later tweaked the design and concept, and used those secondary containment trays for an additional secondary function.


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While DK waits for her pain meds to kick in... the next picture.

We review the CJDS specifications - emptying the wallet is the name of the game, in the Cashew Jar Department Store.

But what is that?

Second picture shows the story. Tube on the left is from DK's tap. Two tubes on the right show final tank water, middle tube tested with standard pH test, right tube tested with high-range pH test kit.

What we have is tap that emerges in the pH 5 range (enough to eat DK's plumbing with acidity, as those of you who follow this thread remember last winter's main distribution line re-plumbing job using John Guest fittings, some pages back herein). The very low pH in her tap is due to high levels of dissolved carbon dioxide gas, which the magical well fairies bubble into her well water with their sparkly wands (ok, mebbe, mebbe not, but somehow it gets highly carbonated...)

Twice a day, the Water Factory III turns on, releasing this (pH 5 something, temperature 50F something in the winter months) water, which then traverses about 30 feet over about 2-5 minutes, emerging after injections, at the tanks. (Actually, 130 feet or so during the winter months, when the heat exchanger coil is activated and not on bypass.)

DK has, of course, learned that Mermaids, unlike teenagers, do NOT like carbonated water. They also prefer to bask in warmth, and do NOT like cold showers twice daily. Them's some high-maintenance chicks and dudes.

What we have here, therefore, is live-feed water that is wholly unsuitable for Mermaids, badly. A normal person would therefore pick another specie to cultivate, but to DK, this is simply a gold-leaf engraved invitation for more M..a..d... D..o..i..n..g..s...

I mean, a challenge. So, we's gotta take it up, and run with it, letting the squirrely brain zigzag here and there, trying to find a zany solution. We do it, because the challenge is there. Oh, and, because them Mermaids are ALSO already there, wanting cushier digs, demanding this and that just so, and asking for assorted silicone body parts, to which DK categorically says, "NO WAY!" (OK, mebbe that last part is a lie, DK has problems lying, at times...)

So the challenge was to come up with a real-time, simple, fail-proof, effective method to pull that large amount of CO2 out of the tap water BEFORE it hits the Mermaid tank bank. In our narrative, CO2 equals wallet bucks. (Those of you who are closet or vicarious arm-chair project junkies, EACH of those adjectives posed a substantial technical challenge, EACH ONE: real-time, simple, fail-proof, effective.) Cheap goes without saying.

If you've ever tried to de-carbonate water, you realize it takes a bit. This post is long enough, so we'll continue the discussion next post.

In the meantime, ponder thusly, these pictures.

Special thanks to Shrimptern 2.0 for support thinking about this project - they helped motivate me to KEEP pondering the problem until DK had a plan...


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DK LIES, again. This next post is NOT about the CJDS project.

It's a picture of her latest acquisition for her bins & barrels of parts & pieces. She got her some super-industrial sized (you KNOW how she loves anything industrial strength...) aluminium (that would be ah-loo-MIN-ee-uhm, if you are a Brit) wires.

She thinks they are impressive. Not sure what their fate will be, but she thinks them's a good addition, to the bins & barrels. Them's some BIG wires. Yep. BIG.


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Shrimp sculpture! :p

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