How nice! All done. I agree that you need the couch to face the tank... LOL
Me too. Just about the time I will be:Hey Gipsy. ..... I am looking for the overgrown jungle look.
My pleasure, I am not the author, just one of the old school geeks who loves it whenI love the new toy. Thanks for the Christmas gift! You have me curious as to who the author is however. I found it interesting that it wouldn't work in firefox and I had to switch over to IE to get it to work. It's quite interesting the results.
I was going to suggest "egg crate" plastic grating as your hinged hood would hideLFS has some marbled hatchets.... I think My hood is sealed tighly enough
Diatom my friend. All that silica based everything from glass to sealer products providesI'm also starting to have an issue with this brown "goo" ...
Want the recipe, please. And I might add, a previous hysterical laughing fit threatenedI make homemade, organic Ginger Ale.
This is why Saint Marie has earned her pedestal in my hall of fame of tolerant womenWell.... the last bottle I opened (with the Champagne yeast)..... heh... Hehhh... heh.....
See previous comment.Also.... I got a WILD hair up my butt yesterday, and swapped the furniture in the two rooms involved in this project, and decorated... set up lamps.... All that good stuff. Dear Marie came home.... walked in.... and LITERALLY..... for the FIRST time ever.... was ACTUALLY SPEECHLESS! The first thing she did was ask me if I have a fever. The second thing she said was "Who are you and what have you done with my boyfriend?"
Ummmm.... Good luck with that.Me too. Just about the time I will be:
a) fighting frustration over the ArtPrize considerations or
b) leaving it behind in dispair over cost
This tank will be a growing jungle to cheer me up
My "Welder" friend stopped by the other day and I showed him what the steel he donated was used for. I expressed my concern about the hatchets... and he looked at it and came up with an awesome idea: Buy cheap paint brushes and screw them in place over the cutouts in the back of the hood so the bristles cover the openings. It will be flexible enough to not mess with the pipes. I have to run up to Lowes tomorrow so I might try this.My pleasure, I am not the author, just one of the old school geeks who loves it when
other old school geeks program for us. It works in my FireFox 3.latest version.
I was going to suggest "egg crate" plastic grating as your hinged hood would hide
it resting on the interior rim; however as an extra precaution you might wish to stretch a
piece of tulle netting over-top of the egg crate. I do not think I have ever had hatchets,
so the netting could not hurt. Saint Marie, patroness of hair-brained schemes might like
to consult on this one, she is sure to know what tulle is.
LFS sold me three tiny Otos.... I figured there was NO way they were gonna put a dent in it.... but these little buggers are cleanin' HOUSE! In three days the situation is bearable now!Diatom my friend. All that silica based everything from glass to sealer products provides
luxury accommodations for it/them. These too shall pass, eventually.
I'm still gonna try it but I'll watch it carefully. I'm currently using a 1 gal wine jug as my fermenter with a half gal wine jug for my "puke" bottle, in case it does overflow. I THINK it should be sufficient.... but again.... I'll watch it because of my experience with the ginger ale... :-?Re: Champagne Yeast sponge; Um, I just did my yeast sponge for the shrimparium last night,
I heard belching from somewhere close by.
Next thing I know I have fog in the shrimparium. I speedily removed it from the filter,
looked at the shoulder of the bottle that was supposed to be clear for head-room, um no.
I had sponge making it's way all the way to the check valve, 3-4 feet away from the bottle.
I loosened the cap, cleaned out the tube, put it on the planted, same thing. I ended up
having to position the sponge above the tank so pressure would keep the sponge
from migrating again. As I look at it now, 24hrs later, still cannot move it.
I'm just saying.
The recipe can be found at Learning Herbs I bottle mine in empty Grolsch flip top beer bottles.... Gives me a good excuse to do my best to make sure there is a "steady supply" of empties on hand.:drinkers:Want the recipe, please. And I might add, a previous hysterical laughing fit threatened to erupt again.
I have to tell you.... Almost EVERYONE without exception had concerns about the Beams..... but I knew.... I KNEW it was gonna work because I knew what couch was coming in here.This is why Saint Marie has earned her pedestal in my hall of fame of tolerant women
right next to Mrs. IntoTheNew.
See previous comment.
The couch, rather the color of the couch made the finished room project.
I'll admit to some skepticism re: the beam treatment. However, the couch tied it in
Go buy Miss Marie something very pretty that she can show
off and brag about. [thought for sure this was the board with the champagne cork popping]
On my Father's side we go back to 1713 in NJ....I am beginning to suspect someone in your direct line of antecedents is
related to mine. Gotta love those Polish women, most of the old schoolers
are just like Martha, without the cash, jail time or tv show.
Half of SW Jersey is related to me in some way as is
the population of Philly. Nesgodas, Nietzgodkas, Duczkowskis and a
few others I have yet to nail down. We will leave Duluth MN alone
as they have populated three states.
So you are running one(?) 1g for a 90g tank? And are you using a drop checker?
P.S. My apt smells like a flippin distillery; yeast concoctions, bread baking
and a few bananas that did not make it into banana bread.
The creative juices of McGyverisms smacked me in the head.....I wonder if the alcohol at the result is drinkable? Just curious since it is yeast.
Hah!!! Just make sure you use a brewer's yeast. I have made a couple batches of DYI CO2-wine. Using the usual ingrdients it was pretty rough (very yeasty), but stepping things up a notch and using carbon filtration later hte end result wasn't all that bad. But since then I got tired of it and don't do CO2 anymore.This dang internet thing is gonna get me in trouble!!!!!
You mentioned a drop checker.... so I went and looked up Drop Checkers on here.... and then I started reading more about DIY Co2..... and then I read this:
The creative juices of McGyverisms smacked me in the head.....
Saint Marie, Patroness Saint of All Hair Brained Schemes is DEFINITELY going to roll her eyes at me when she comes home tonight..... :snakeman:
Moab is doubly humorous as there is another meaning. The biblical story of theAs expected.... I got a massive eye roll from Saint Marie....
I think I'm safe this time, because she likes the eventual results . . .
I have managed to seamlessly meld two hobbies together......
The Us Military has what they call the "MOAB". Their love for
anachronisms is humorous. MOAB Stands for Mother Of All Bombs.
I'll let ya'all know how it works out!!!!!! See what you started Gipsy!?!?
Gipsy m'dear.... While it is not "Your Fault".... You certainly did inspire, albeit indirectly....I'll cop to inspiring two synaptic paths to fire in conjunction in
the brain of one RestlessCrow; who I note, needs no provocation by me.
I saw that curious curly apparatus in the cork last night; so that is the
air lock. If I had had one of those gadgets, my CO2 line would not
have been so hard to clean; however a loop of air line will suffice, temporarily.
There is a permanent plug of sponge in the lower end of my check valve
compressing the filter material.
I am kicking myself for not listening to my gut and purchasing the
two gang valves on my list. The re-thought plan will be;
one gelatin CO2, one sourdough sponge CO2 and a Ginger
Kombucha tea per tank, theoretically evening out the overall
output of available CO2 with staggered starts.
Let me just conclude with this thought; should the MOAB prove to live up
to it's potential, you will have tested and proved the theory regarding
"testing the patience of a saint" one way or the other. Either you will
have a snappy recycling system keeping everyone happy or the reservations
with regard to the tank patch will become moot.
Thanks Bunnie. My connections are withstanding the pressure at the moment. I believe that the check valves add a bit of back pressure however. (Kinda like a car engine: Back pressure in the exhaust = less power) Once things ramp up a bit, I believe my current setup will help out. Again.... you need to keep in mind that I'm trying to meld Au Natural with high tech.I got tired of DIY CO23 after a couple months... I had 4 2L bottles on a 75 gallon. Great CO2 production, bad algae. All fixed now that I have pressurized. If you do go that way, Orlando at greenleafaquariums.com has an excellent regulator for $150 (bubble counter built right onto it.)
Also, keep in mind that your CO2 production doesn't just magically go from one place to another, there has to be a certain amount of pressure built up in your generation system to push it into the water. So, all your connections have to withstand that pressure. Also, regular airline tubing loses (I read) about 20% of the CO2. Don't know for sure if that's correct though.
Tex.... A LOT of the things I do.... I do because nobody told me I COULDN'T do them.... That and because I think it would be cool. :biggrin: Kinda like my hood lift mechanism..... (See pictures a few pages back....) Would I advise someone ELSE to do it? Not really. I have a few misgivings, and won't let ANYONE open the hood but me. I'm gonna go get some of those gas charged shocks, like they use to lift the hatchback of a car and attach them to help lift the hood and hold it. But No one told me I couldn't do it so I did!!!!!You guys are a stitch! LOL This is the first time I've ever heard of a planted tank being an excuse for running a distillery for hard cider or hard tea!!! .... gives a new meaning to the term "creative juices".