Store Is Closed
Continuing my Bicycle Commuting series, I published an image gallery of my bicycle commuting setup. I use a touring bicycle with an Ortlieb Vario pannier for all my commutes. For grocery hauls, I add the BOB Yak trailer.
I’ve traveled to work, to the grocery store, and even across multiple states on a bicycle. In the following article, I share some advice on using the proper equipment and techniques for an enjoyable work commute or grocery haul.
I’ve developed a technique for serving iced tea that involves flavoring with ice cubes. As you drink, the colors and flavors of the ice cubes slowly mingle with your base tea, changing the flavor profile over time.
In the following article, I review the process of making the tea, as well as some recipes to start you off.
I’ve observed my African Cichlids for about 8 months now. Each has a personality I’ve come to recognize. In this essay I elaborate on my observations. I also reveal the discovery of a mouth-brooding female and her raising of four fry.
Completed an overview of African Cichlid tank setup and maintenance.
After reviewing the supplies required for a 55 gallon tank, I outline the setup of the tank, including tank cycling, water treatment, feeding, cleaning, and lighting.
Against recommendations, I started my tank with two African Cichlids, constantly monitoring the ammonia levels. I then added four more within the span of a few weeks. All were no greater than an inch in length.
My gamble paid off, ammonia levels were managed by little to no feeding at times, with 10%-30% water changes if spikes occurred.
I overview the procedures here
Over Christmas 2009, I set up an African Cichlid Aquarium, 55 gallons. It was my first experience maintaining an aquarium, I’ve found it very engaging. As of August 2010, I have my original 6 cichlids, with the addition of 2 Chinese Algae Eaters and the surprise birth of 4 Electric Yellow Cichlids.
I will be publishing a series of articles outlining the required supplies and cost, the preparation process, tank maintenance, and my general observations about my African Cichlid tank, including fish behavior.
The first article of the series, supplies, is located here
At first, I found it overwhelming and stressful to manage all the requirements of a healthy tank. Carbon filtration, bubble aeration, ph management, ammonia monitoring, algae management, temperature regulation, disease prevention, chlorine removal, salt addition, tank cycling, tank cleaning, etc… There are a million things that can go wrong
Dehydrated jalapeno peppers make a torturous and addicting snack. I find they help suppress hunger pangs if I work long hours or hike long distances. They compliment many dishes as well, adding depth and character.
I wrote quick and simple instructions that require the use of a food dehydrator. I’ve read that a partly propped open oven door at a low temperature serves the same purpose.
If you snack on these, take it easy at first to see how your body reacts. Digestive tract may require acclimation.
Page 17 of 18