Audrey and I have been avid fans of freshwater aquaria for some time. Follow along as we blog about our tanks, including our large 75 gallon planted tank! Feel free to copy pictures I take here, please credit me in any use outside Tumblr.
I apologize. There will be a few days before I can post much. Suffered from a massive asthma attack last night. It will be a few days before I am myself again.
My search for my very own horse is now beginning! I can’t afford an expensive horse quite yet, so I’m only looking at the cheap ones for now. Here’s hoping I find a good one without having to wait too long.
Don’t forget the local animal shelter. Every state takes in sick and/or mustreated horses, as well as surrendered horses. They rehabilitate and find good homes for them.
I’ve seen a lot of talk lately about pH, and thought I’d write up a post that explains things a bit better. The big thing is that pH (which is commonly understood) is linked to water hardness (which isn’t well understood), and this post will give you an idea of what hardness is and how to effectively modify hardness and pH for the home aquarium.
In fact, ph matters very little in the aquarium. What does matter is hardness. When someone says that a fish needs a ph lower than 7, what they should say is the fish needs soft water.
I have stopped measuring ph in my tanks. For my established tanks I only measure tds (total dissolved solids)
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Still looking for experts to help answer questions in a variety of areas, including saltwater.
People who say free-market capitalism is bad because there’s a risk of monopolies seem to neglect that when the state is given control of a service it becomes the ultimate monopoly. A private company can’t fine you for not buying their product, or make it a crime to buy from the competition.
The argument is flawed. Unregulated free markets will indeed lead to monopolies, but that does not mean the alternative is socialism (where the government owns the businesses).
Unregulated free markets lead to problems with worker compensation, worker rights, worker safety, and environmental protection. No concern is going to worry about these issues, because they need to outsell their competitor. Without regulation we would have no sprinkler systems, no fire alarms, no safety equipment on machinery, no inspection of meats, no ingredients lists, or limits on the bad junk they can put into products, and building safety would suffer.
This is why, for now, well regulated capitalism is best. However, in the next 15 years or so this will not be the case. Advances in AI and robotics will likely make most jobs unnecessary. At that point we will need to fundamentally rethink how society works. Going to be interesting times (a double edged phrase if there ever was one).