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Old 07-22-2012, 06:29 PM   #1141
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This might makes the juices in your shrimp brain flow.

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Old 07-22-2012, 06:30 PM   #1142
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But it ain't limited to things aquatic. You should've seen my automated chicken barn!
Moveable screen enclosure you keep the chickens in to munch bugs off of plants? Feathered roundup.

Fiancee is obsessed with Chickens, but not frying them or chopping their beaks off.
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:14 AM   #1143
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Ok, I think I have run out of thread.

Kind of a bummer. If planted tank is a competition, p. sure this wins something.

I'll post some aquaponics pics in here. Think you will like them.

We have fish-taco fry sitting in a metaframe at home right now, because the tilapia are very amorous, and the fry room isn't put together yet at the school. Fancy digs for a fish-taco.

How do you feel about worm poop?
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:20 PM   #1144
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OK, so... DK's been busy.

First, she was gettin' on her PVC-fu procrastinating making a rig to pull up the Mermaid light fixture. But she has now done that, and even with some stylish purple accents.

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We interrupt all the -- interruptions -- to show you folks the absolute latest in aquascaping. It's called the self-made landscape.

About a month or two ago, DK liquidated a cherry tank to a TPT member who was a-wantin' a pile o' cherries. So, DK had a cherry study tank she was wanting to re-set so she caught everything she could find in that tank and shipped 'em out o' state to be stared at by at least one little person in the household. Good home.

But in that tank, there were microbabies that she missed. And, she got busy doin' a-uther stuff. So that tank just sorta sat. And the microbabies in there all a-grew up.

And in this tank, there was some green stuff a-growin'. And the funny thing about it was when the tanks get their water injections twice daily, it brings in DK's carbonated well water, which any sort of green life likes, bein' it goes to town photosynthesizing and all.

So the green stuff in that tank started to grow, and photosynthesize, and in the process put off oxygen bubbles. And the oxygen bubbles floated the green stuff up, shaping the landscape. Sorta a coo-el concept, actually.

So here we have the self-made landscape shot (taken through green, murky glass in an abandoned tank). DK's almost tempted to leave the lost Atlantis alone...


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Old 07-25-2012, 12:19 AM   #1145
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HOT OFF THE PRESSES:

DK's GDR (god dog rottie) is a white collar, black tie sorta dude. Now tipping the scales in excess of 90 lbs., 45 of which are that bowling ball between the ears with the short snout attached...


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Old 07-25-2012, 06:29 AM   #1146
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Great looking rott
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:36 PM   #1147
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nice dog and cool shrimp blimp hehe
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Old 08-03-2012, 03:59 PM   #1148
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Great looking rott
Yes, isn't he? I wish he lived here, with me, as I could use a big ottoman to go with my sofa. Rotts are much better suited as ottomans than Germans, that are not as bulky.

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Well, let's see...

DK's been fooling around, not finishing the posts on the "current" project. HA

In the meantime, Shrimplantis has arisen about another inch, like a growing green volcano. Soon it will be flowing with microbaby shrimp.

So, back to the topic at hand. (BSCLL project, conclusion).

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So, the biggest hurdle was that the tank was not accessible, except through the base false back. This was quite the trick, between DK and Shrimptern 2.0, having to spend much too much time fooling around finding suitable anchoring points with suitable clearance for tools, such that the back rails could be mounted adequately and leveled properly. DK shan't bore you with all the gory details, but suffice it to say it took the entire Shrimpternship 2.0 week and then a few weeks until it was right.

There were many, many fittings, shim-ings, pre-drillings, lag boltings, levelings, etc., that week.

And an entire batch of those super destruction by chocolate chunky cookies.

The rails, once mounted and leveled (plumbed, actually), were mounted then with the drawer slides, vertically. Other bits and pieces were added to allow for the mounting of the canopy lid onto the drawer slides.

Then, it was a matter of pulleys, cord, a suitable counter-weight, balancing the system, and

finally,

a little extra touch - a gizmo to pull up the twinwall lids automatically when the canopy is elevated.

When all was said and done, DK was tickled, as she now can use a single fingertip to raise and lower that canopy and twinwall at once, giving her quite good tank access WHILE well lit! (And thus was named the Broke Student Crystal Lid Levitation - BSCLL - project)

Yeah, she knows it's crude, but it was so much fun to do, and you can't believe how slick it is to lift that sucker up with a fingertip and watch it stay in place...

And she's gotten lazy, so has condensed a buncha stuff into this last post, because, well, she has other stuff going on here and is about to embark on the next thing....


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Old 08-03-2012, 05:27 PM   #1149
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that is AAAWWWSSSOOOMMME
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Do you have solar on your house? If not that would be another great DIY for you to cut back all the electricity in the shrimp cave.
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:20 AM   #1151
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Do you have solar on your house? If not that would be another great DIY for you to cut back all the electricity in the shrimp cave.

UNNNNGHH!! If you only knew.

The short answer is no, but we were supposed to.

And the long answer is too painful to elaborate upon.

Let's just say the picture below was a very fitting omen, on our roof. This was taken on day one of the install.

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DK's off, for a bit, now...
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:18 PM   #1152
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DK any thing new to share would love to hear what you have been up to for the last month
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:07 AM   #1153
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So DK... long time no updates!

What gives? lol

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Dang, solar is a must for my next house. Will be shortly as my fiancee finishes school in a year, so we can start making babies instead of practicing.... So either the house has to have solar and a extra room for my fish stuff. Or a out building so I can add solar to that and have a aquatics building.

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Old 10-04-2012, 07:19 PM   #1155
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Well, uh, hello.

DK's been... busy... an' off doin' STUFF.

Apologies to those who have been pinging me various methods.

Among other things, Shrimptern 1.0 came BACK for another week, and oh, boy did we have lots to do (and eat) and, at least for me, a whole lotta fun. The fireworks segment of the week was exponentially expanded, I shall say!

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Next up, not quite yet, as I'm still not under control with STUFF, but... soon. See picture, below. No telling, Shrimptern 2.0!

(DK's also COMPLETELY outta room for posting pics, so she's now got to go delete some to make more space, or... no more pics...)

This is gonna solve a few issues. Plus, it's just coo-el. DK likes the coo-el.

Preparation for this project involved the consumption of a number of 2.5 pound vats of Costco cashews. Yeah, um, that there's 15 pounds of cashews worth. Fortunately, DK loves cashews.

It's now under beta-test...


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