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  1. I have the smart Ato too, not the micro version though, and really like it. Very simple and clean, and so far even though I bought it used it has run perfectly. Definitely recommend it.
  2. Yeah it’s about 0.3 gallons of water, or 6 cups maybe? Quite small. I think the websites minimum order is $25 so I’d need 10 to reach that or find another site
  3. Their website says it’s an unidentified species that’s very useful in keeping water parameters in good shape. Sounds like a must have for brackish tanks, however they’ll set you back $20 for a 0.5”-1” ball! Probably wouldnt be able to make it grow “on” or around the globe. Still, would be a cool addition. Anything is better than as the tank sits now. Shrimp are only $2.50 each... any idea how many should I start with?
  4. Now THAT would be cool if I switched to a shrimp tank and could attach the moss to the globe somehow, make it grow over the rocks/continents 🤔
  5. Yep they can be grown in Picos. I had a highlighter yellow/green acro in my 3 Gal before it bombed, grew very fast actually. Don’t know if color was “optimal” but it looked good.
  6. It was funny.. and then seeing it hanging on the tree?!??... I was DYING lol
  7. It’s not humans that we are concerned with, it’s wildlife that is affected by the sounds- as we know different organisms (or thinking about mosquito noises, even ages) can detect different sound frequencies. I can’t remember where I read about their sound pollution but if I find it I’ll have to post it, it’s definitely something to consider. I think it was about cattle or sheep. Either way, I feel like people turn a blind eye to obvious factors that we must take into consideration. There are also numerous ramifications we have yet to even think about too! (Just take sea turtles and our inadvertent effects on them for example.) Imagine the factory that produces such monstrous turbines! There are caveats to all energies and I feel like there is this whole revolution of individuals who think “renewable” sources are end all-beat all perfect solutions, when really they are not. Scantly better than other non renewable options in certain cases. Meaning, we must continue either advancing technologies we have now or- dare I say it - develop new ones! And yes of course no energy source is free, that would be against all laws of physics. We are simply looking for the most efficient solution, which I would imagine will be an indefinite endeavor; continuously, albeit probably slowly, finding more and more economical and efficient ways of obtaining energy. On a localized, individual scale yes- wind is quite an amazing technology to take advantage of and is efficient! When thinking about efficiency on a global scale or even anything beyond a state level, it simply isn’t a viable option. My father has worked in the power industry for many many years, 30 i believe, and he seems to think nuclear is our best “cleanest” technology at the time. I would agree. But I believe we can even go beyond that in the near future! That is, if social stigmas and fear of nuclear power and such surrounding instances like Chernobyl allow us to do so. Let me also say I’m not trying to argue or cause issue, I just wanted to draw attention to things that are often overlooked, questions we must ask when considering our options. I say, as if “we” have a choice anyway haha
  8. How long do those wind turbines last? How much energy and resources does it take to manufacture those? Truck them to fields and set them up? What about the noise pollution? Are they REALLY a better solution? how much maintenance do they require? How efficient are they production wise,
  9. That is the single best Christmas card I have ever seen. Bravo, my friend, bravo- truly a work of art 😂 100% worth it
  10. Pshh I’ll take it! Lol One of my secret Santa gifts is now saying it won’t be here till the 11th 😳😳😳 sooo I’m hoping it comes early in the day and I can still get it sent off later that day... if not that really sucks...
  11. They’d be pretty entertaining scurrying around the globe wouldn’t they haha. What else could I keep with the shrimp to add some interest? I’m sure there’s brakish macro algae I could throw in there too? I feel like just the shrimp alone may be a tad bit boring
  12. Unfortunately it too was a victim of Florence, right now it sits empty and sad yet full of hair algae. Not sure what to do with it right now. The zoas never thrived in the tank anyway, and definitely seem to have lost their vibrant color over time. Maybe it simply is too low of a water volume. Considering switching to something new, maybe a macro algae tank with shrimp?
  13. Honestly I’d take phallic drawings over glitter any day... I hate glitter.
  14. Middle school type Phallic drawings never get old do they?? 😂
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