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Old 07-09-2013, 12:25 PM   #1726
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Heinzerator project 02

Actually, back up from the ketchup bottle.

It really started with this.

Been in my bins & barrels over a year now, calling to me. Anyone know what it actually is?

Ever since I ran across it, I wanted to do something with it.


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Old 07-10-2013, 05:12 PM   #1727
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that has so many ideas in my head what it could be used for lol
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Old 07-10-2013, 05:53 PM   #1728
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Looks like a tank heater protector
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:01 PM   #1729
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DK, Does it float?
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:48 PM   #1730
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DK, Does it float?
Hmmmmmm.

Is the question: "Did the part in its original form float?"

or

Is the question: "Does the part, now in the Heinzerator, float?"


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IN OTHER NEWS:

DK. Is. Just. Tired.

Today, she finished a sorta marathon project - yes - shrimp related. Not the Heinzerator, although that IS in progress. Right now it's de-fuming.

This project DK just finished, she shoulda really done three years ago. But at least it's done as of today, and the beta testing and initial data should come rolling in shortly.

DK's gonna take a rest, now.
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Old 07-12-2013, 04:07 PM   #1731
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cant wait to hear about this one. always something shrimpy going on at your place isnt there lol. oh on a side note, boot off, brace off most of the time unless i leave the house. did have to get my appendix out on the 1st (dont you just love random thing like that) and just about healed from all that. only to be moving on the 5 ggrrrr. but on that note i am keeping one small shrimp tank lol. what would i do with out the shrimp to keep me sane?
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Old 07-19-2013, 03:05 AM   #1732
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dk you are quiet again so that must mean alot of mad doings around there. so come on spill the beans lol
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Old 07-19-2013, 03:29 AM   #1733
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Looks like a long uncut hair roller. LOL.

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Heinzerator project 02

Actually, back up from the ketchup bottle.

It really started with this.

Been in my bins & barrels over a year now, calling to me. Anyone know what it actually is?

Ever since I ran across it, I wanted to do something with it.




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Old 08-06-2013, 04:04 PM   #1734
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OK, so, I'm back... after hurling this carcass through about 10,000 miles of space over the period of a month. Top of the U.S. of A. Bottom of U.S. of A. Middle of U.S. of A. Returned to the east coast last night. Only missed the west coast. Yeah, it was pretty much epic.

The interesting thing is that DK did not think of shrimp at all. I mean, that is VERY interesting to her. Because what it means is that she had confidence in her automated systems to WORK while she was away. And they did.

The large freezer did blow out, unfortunately, losing its entire load, causing her to buy a new one. She is contemplating what she is a-gonna cannibalize off the expired one.

She's gotter eye on the compressor tank. And the sensor and switches for the high temperature alert alarm.

She already helped herself to the shelves.

Hmmmmmmmmmmm.


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Old 08-09-2013, 12:58 AM   #1735
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welcome back i have got moved well for the most part any way. we are now looking for a rental. sounds like you had a fun time. cant wait to see what will be in the works now lol
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Old 08-09-2013, 01:16 AM   #1736
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Welcome back!!!.
Hopefully the trip was recreational for you. Which part of the US of A you like the best-why?
Did you auto feed the shrimps or auto is only for water factory?
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Old 08-09-2013, 12:41 PM   #1737
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welcome back i have got moved well for the most part any way. we are now looking for a rental. sounds like you had a fun time. cant wait to see what will be in the works now lol
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Hopefully the trip was recreational for you. Which part of the US of A you like the best-why?
Did you auto feed the shrimps or auto is only for water factory?
Why, thank you.

The shrimp system was on auto, but I did have a shrimp sitter feed daily and check the systems, a five minute job. As you can imagine, I can't hire just anyone to shrimp sit, as they must know what to look for, and then what to do, if a system isn't performing properly.

Which part of the US of A you like the best-why?

Wow, a difficult question. My best answer is that this depends on the filter used. If we are talking landscapes, DK loves both the wide open plains of the west with the gorgeous endless sky, but also regions with verdant rolling hills and colorful autumn hardwoods (such as the east coast), as her two favorite landscapes. In terms of food, those heart-stopping southerners make some mean, mean cuisines, but DK would be looooooong dead if those foods were an everyday thing. When she does go south, however, her peeps know she will eat her way through, and they prepare. She was snickering at the food hoards awaiting her, prepared by her peeps in anticipation of her arrival. In terms of peeps, she has to say she just has had the best time with Texans. Some of the grittiest, most down to earth, toughest, most loyal peeps she's experienced throughout the US. In terms of recreation, she likes the Mountains - hiking, horseback riding, picnicking by a stream, sitting reading a book with a majestic backdrop, camping in a dirty, greasy, dusty, smokey body that is STARVING for camp food and will snarf anything down due to the camping appetite.


Below are some landscapes she recently enjoyed. The second one is the track worn by the settlers in a mountainside as part of the Oregon Trail.
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Wow, those pictures make me think about free soul, proud people, big ideas....
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Thanks for posting the pictures.......and welcome back!
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:51 AM   #1740
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Soooooooooooo... wherewazzeye...

The shrimp are cooking along very nicely... it's stunningly boring in the Shrimporium at the moment as all the automation does all the work, and all there is left is to pop a shrimp food into a tank once a day and stare across the slimy glass, counting babies.

One of the things DK did this past winter was to initiate a plant fert program into her automation. It took several months of tinkering, but it's pretty good at the moment, feeding her mosses and keeping the water column balanced to hold off algae out of control.

She's running it rich enough to grow some nice biofilms on the glasses, which she needs for the babies.

She's pretty happy with the fert program as of now.

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During the terrible nitrate well spike (actually, should be HIKE, as the nitrate levels are STILL in the water) of '012, she lost huge swaths of populations in her tanks, and she has quietly been re-building her populations, after selectively bringing in new livestock to re-diversify her genetics. After that, it was a matter of getting all her automations calibrated properly for each thing, and letting the tanks cook.

To cheer herself up during this time of darkness, she started a few experimental breeding tanks. Right now, they are just popping F2s, so DK can't wait to see what those li'l buggers become. She's not sure if she'll hit paydirt by F2, or whether she'll have to run them out one or more generations to get there, so it's a time of anticipation...

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And now, back (waaaaaaaaaaaaaay back) to the Heinzerator.

Heinzerator project 03

Let's just take a day to review the parts we scrounged:
  • a fancy-dancy lattice tube thingy
  • a juice bottle
  • the leftovers of a silicone funnel DK used for the aquavac
  • some of the wedding ribbon she uses for the Maseratis
  • and some goop glue and the cap from a Costco milk jug (not pictured)

Oh, and BTW, one of the "peeps" DK recently visited is the full sister to her feral wolf wannabe, pic below.


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