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    making cool stuff,areonautics,marine biology, electronics, welding,machining,3d printing, plasma cutting, nuclear physics, animation/design and more,you name it!

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  1. Why lie down and let it happen? Humanity is capable of amazing things, and I'd like to die with more beauty and diversity in the world than when I came into it. We figured out how to keep these things alive in glass boxes for years, miles upon miles from their starting place. Why not help keep them alive where they started?
  2. The best way to help with the situation is to make it profitable in the short turn as well as the long for the main polluters. It's all about money, and while research and work like this is the key to saving what we can, the larger issue must be addressed before the smaller projects can bear significant enough fruit. They're both nessecery. I sincerely hope it doesn't come down to making a coral bank, with representatives of different morphs and species being kept as a safeguard. A virus would only be effective for localized populations and specific species, and the amount of variance in a single species of coral is much to much to be effective enough, and yes there are an incalculable amount of factors that make it improbable. The rise in temperature will result in an interesting shift in locations and behaviors of species though, and if the damage is reversible the coral that remains is going to be a great deal stronger than it was before. By encouraging species to adapt in worse conditions than today, and mass seeding with fertilized eggs of those species, it would be possible to have a real impact. Especially if it's possible to encourage coral growth on a colder clime as well. Fisheries would benefit with the increased variance if colder places had more sea floor terrain variance. perhaps editing a very successful skeleton based macroalgae to absorb pollutants and secret it away much like tree's do would be a good idea.
  3. It would be interesting if a group began to see what genetic markers are responsible for levels of stress response, and determine which sequences makes certain corals more resistant to bleaching. By modifying a coral virus to inject the sequence and modify certain kinds/populations of at risk species with the resistant markers, it would be possible to alter existing populations to endure a little more change. Something like that could also go really quite badly, as well as facing a great deal of challenges both legal and biological in nature. Still, I think it's worth considering to buy humanity a little more time to fix the larger issue. Breeding coral seems a little too slow if you plan to build diverse resistant reefs, but it's nice to see people working on it, and hopefully more information on the project continues to be available.
  4. I could help with an article on jellyfish,I think fishfreak0114 also knows quite a bit.
  5. getting some ideas

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  6. Lypto's Jellyfish Project

    This has continued to be quite stressful with the only return being learning through failure. I've got about 5 polyps left and I can't silicone the mesh until it stops raining. Jellyfish are supposed to be calming, but raising and caring for them can be awful. I'm still going to keep working at this. I'm so close to getting the system set up and running.
  7. Lypto's Jellyfish Project

    24 hr update no leaks and the system is running well. The lights give me some awful headaches though so I'll be putting it somewhere where the light isn't visible. All that's left is to silicone the screen in. That'll have to wait 4-5 days because I'm going to be competing pretty much 24/4 for a while and work piles up, I'm probably going to 3d print or jerry rig some sort of holder for the spraybar. I can still answer questions though and its great to see people interested!
  8. I've got a bit of aged coconut shell I use for projects, and the outermost shell, after the rough husk has been sanded down it is really quite hard and tough without being treated at all. I'm wondering if it can be used to mount some kind of soft coral or if I can polish it with a cloth and create a very interesting aquascape. Its been in water for about 3 years and the outer shell didn't degrade visibly. If anyone had tried with something like this I'd love to hear about it.
  9. Lypto's Jellyfish Project

    I'm testing the system. So far it works pretty well, aside from some weird bubbles leaking in.
  10. Lypto's Jellyfish Project

    It's more of a smothering cyanno like thing. I've managed to thin it down a little, and its changing color. Hopefully I can kill it off, but it grows back really quickly. I think its a bacterial mat. Also, I learned what mulm was. Thanks for the Vocab!
  11. Lypto's Jellyfish Project

    it's mostly this really pervasive sludge that seems to like the way the polyps taste. I scrape it off and it grows right back. water chemistry doesn't seem to affect it much, however much of a challenge it is. I'm going to test the chaeto reactor on my 10G first.
  12. Lypto's Jellyfish Project

    just gotta drill some holes in the spraybar (tin snips are really good at cutting vinyl)
  13. Lypto's Jellyfish Project

    here's a photo of the tank and things. piping later today also the chaeto reactor
  14. Lypto's Jellyfish Project

    well, this has been a long term headache that got worse today. I'm left with only about 12 tiny polyps. However, I've begun to repair and finally finish my 10 gallon tank. I've got 20 pounds of Fiji live rock I've had cooking(cycling) for a while,brand new filter floss, pumps, mesh and I just finished the cheato reactor for the jellies. all that's left is do some minor plumbing and I'm ready to wait.... until the chems stabilize, and then I can order some jellies for me, reefing has been an exercise in patience, perseverance, and general hard work for not a lot of reward. But now that I've invested in some real equipment, and am setting up the way I should have from the start, I'm excited to continue onto better things. a side note, I've chosen a chaeto reactor over an algae scrubber because 1.) The chaeto reactor makes much less sound 2.) So far, I haven't seen any microbubbles from testing it. 3. It's cheaper and easier for me 4.) its neater and easier to clean and I like that 5.) I've got a bunch of chaeto in an aquarium and I'd like to reduce my power bill Also, Good luck to TB10 on his jellyfish ventures!
  15. What did you do for your reef today?

    I made a new chaeto reactor and did a minor equipment cleaning/ water change today. I'm also starting something that's been on hold for quite a while.