Mr. brilliantine keeps a freshwater fish tank that I've also grown attached to over the years. Sadly we just lost Big Guy, his pleco. He thinks he got him around 1997, so he definitely had a good run but it's still another indicator that the tank is not as healthy as it has been in the past. We've got a few extra stubborn fish hanging on but we've also lost several over the past year. Please help us figure out how to fix this so we can have a flourishing tank again! [more inside]
Quick question. Say you were building this algae reactor, which the guy claims he built for 100 bucks. But you're pricing out the same cast acrylic tubing and it costs more than $85 a foot, putting the price of the tubes at hundreds of dollars. Is there a secret source of 3' long, 3.75 OD cast acrylic tubing? (By the way, it has to be cast acrylic. Not extruded.)
Is this green film at the bottom of my Keurig water tank going to kill me? [more inside]
I have green spheres in my water pitcher. Can someone help me identify them? [more inside]
Satellite photos: what interesting features can be seen or measured in them (or other aerial photos), and where can I get a supply of images? [more inside]
[WaterFilter] What is this slime that accumulates in my toilet? [more inside]
Nerdy-science-geek question: What kind of pressure am I looking for if I want to bust algae cell walls by sending a algae-concentrated liquid through a small aperture? I mean, behind the aperture, size of aperture, etc....knowing that the sudden reduction in pressure *should* bust things up. Any thoughts? Of course, I am wondering about doing this in terms of what I've read, and may experiment with in future, but don't have firsthand knowledge of. Thanks in advance!
Should I eat it filter: Can of Bumblebee whole baby clams. Dumped them into my chowder only to notice that they looked a bit green. Google indicates this might be algae in their tummies? Should I eat them? Chowder is currently simmering, but will be tossed if that is what I need to do.
Outside on the concrete floor of the back yard, it's all green and slippery. What to do to get rid of the algae? [more inside]
Do you remember a sci-fi short story about the last man on earth and suspended animation and the evolution of algae? [more inside]
Is there a way to keep our office's turtle tank cleaner? [more inside]
Why is there algae growing in my Britta? [more inside]
Mrs. Everichon is convinced that there is a law or principle (as in "Foo's Law") which describes the phenomenon wherein a pond can take weeks to become 50% covered in algae, but then the remaining 50% takes only a day. [more inside]
Help me rebuild an ecosystem! I'm looking for a specific little algae-eater . . . [more inside]
NYCers: Do you know about this 'vitra' design shop? Specifically, about this algae decoration stuff? [blatant plea inside] [more inside]