Wednesday, May 30, 2018

4 Ways to Support Your Spouse’s Hobbies (and Vice Versa)



What do you do if your significant other has hobbies that you’re completely not interested in? For example, my husband enjoys gaming while I like keeping aquarium fish and making videos. The short answer is be respectful and courteous to each other! In this video, I’ll be talking about 4 ways you and your partner can support and encourage each other’s passions and interests, without necessarily joining them. 😉

P.S. This content is aimed at people who have a healthy passion for their hobbies, not a problem or addiction. Please consult a licensed counselor, psychologist, etc. to seek professional help if needed.

Related Links

What to Do When Hobbies Steal Your Spouse
Three Ways to Keep Your Hobbies and Your Marriage
5 Things You Can do When Hobbies Threaten to Overtake Your Marriage

DISCLAIMER: Consult a licensed psychologist, therapist, counselor, etc. for professional treatment concerning life issues and mental health problems. The information shared here is general advice and my personal opinion on the topic, and I shall not be liable for any losses or damages related to the content of the video. Please use your own discretion to evaluate the presented information and seek professional help when needed.

Question of the Day

How do you support your partner’s hobbies? Comment below to share your answers!


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Saturday, May 26, 2018

How to Set Up an Easy Betta Planted Tank | Hack My Betta Tank



Welcome back to another episode of “Hack My Betta Tank”! This episode teaches you how to transform a 5 gallon aquarium into an easy planted tank for your betta (or other nano fish). The goal is to set up a low-maintenance, low tech tank that’s beginner friendly, so we’ll be using an LED light on a timer, all-in-one fertilizers, no CO2 injection, and slow-growing plants that don’t require a lot of pruning.

Related Link: DIY Filter Upgrade for 5 Gallon Starter Aquarium

Equipment List

Petsmart Top Fin® 5 Gallon Glass Aquarium
Carib Sea Eco-Complete planted aquarium substrate (black)
Finnex Stingray LED clip-on light
Mechanical timer for lights
Aqueon Pro adjustable heater (50W)
Digital thermometer with high/low temperature alarm
Foam filter sponges
Ceramic bio rings
Filter insert bags
Aquascaping tweezers

Plants List

Staurogyne repens
Aquatic banana plant
Bucephalandra

Fertilizer List

Easy Green all-in-one liquid fertilizer
Easy Root Tabs substrate fertilizer

Question of the Day

What's your favorite plant for a betta tank? Comment below to share your answers!


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Saturday, May 12, 2018

I Tried Following a Terrarium Tutorial by SerpaDesign!



I love trying out new things (especially if they’re cheap and easy), so I just had to try out SerpaDesign’s DIY tutorial for making a free closed terrarium using items from nature. I’ll admit, I did have to spend a little money (cost analysis included), but I’m pretty happy with the results. Check out my 4-minute step-by-step video of how I made my first terrarium!

References

Make an AWESOME Terrarium for FREE!

Question of the Day

Have you ever made a closed terrarium and if so, how long did it last? Comment below to share your experiences!


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Saturday, May 5, 2018

5 Gotchas to Know Before Marrying a Gamer | Life as A Gamer’s Wife



Thinking of marrying a gamer? Here are 5 surprising things I didn’t find out about my geeky husband until after we got hitched. (To be fair, we didn’t date for very long. 🤭) Bottom line: I totally dig being married to a gamer and all the spicy variety it brings to my life. With his love of games and my love of aquarium fish, we’re just two different kinds of geeks at heart!

Question of the Day

What things surprised you about dating or marrying a gamer? Comment below to share your experiences!


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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

How to Stop Fish, Snails, and Shrimp from Escaping Your Aquarium



Check out my quick 3-minute tutorial on how to keep your fish from jumping out, snails from crawling out, and shrimp from escaping your aquarium. Despite having lids and hoods on all my fish tanks, they always seem to find the smallest opening to sneak out! 😒 So here’s a couple of easy DIY tricks I use to prevent unnecessary fishy deaths.

Materials I Used

Craft mesh
Velcro
Removable mounting squares
Aquarium-safe silicone
Hot glue gun

Question of the Day

Have you ever had a fish or other animal escape from an aquarium? What did you do to help prevent it from happening again? Comment below to share your answers!


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Saturday, April 28, 2018

How to DIY Upgrade the Filter for a Top Fin 5 Gallon Aquarium | Hack My Betta Tank



Love the look of PetSmart’s Top Fin Retreat 5-gallon rimless glass aquarium but not sure about the filtration? Skip the disposable cartridge in the starter kit, and check out these easy tips and tricks for giving this nano tank a much-needed renovation. (P.S. This aquarium is perfect for a betta fish because the filter output is way slow and gentle. 👍)

Materials I Used

Petsmart Top Fin 5 Gallon Glass Aquarium
Foam sponges
Ceramic bio rings
Filter insert bags (instead of pantyhose)

References

Petsmart Top Fin 5 Gallon Glass Aquarium $49.99 Unboxing Review!
Aquarium filter setup! How I Bio media Filter!

Question of the Day

Have you ever hot-rodded your aquarium filtration, and if so what worked best for you? Comment below to share your answers!


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Friday, April 27, 2018

Axolotl Health Issues and Treatments | What to Do If Your Axolotl Is Sick



No one likes it when their axolotl isn’t feeling well, so here’s an overview of common axolotl health issues and treatments. Contact a licensed veterinarian who is familiar with amphibians to receive professional help for your axolotl.

This video covers fungus on gills, external injuries, skin discolorations, parasites, and intestinal and internal organ issues. There’s also a glossary of general treatments for axolotls, such as using a quarantine tub, force feeding, fridging, salt baths, and tea baths. Best of luck with your axolotl!

References

List of Herp Veterinarians:
Directory of Aquatic Vets and Disease Diagnostic Labs
List of Reportedly Safe and Unsafe Treatments
Salamander Illnesses and Medications

DISCLAIMER: Consult a professional veterinarian for all health issues and recommended treatments concerning your axolotl. I am just a hobbyist providing general information on the topic and shall not be liable for any losses or damages related to the content of the video. Also, remember that some treatments may need to be altered for juveniles versus adults, so talk to your vet about the proper course of action.


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