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(Gizmodo)   Lego Super Mario Bros aquarium is the coolest. Aquarium. EVER   (lego.gizmodo.com ) divider line
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2014-07-19 10:39:39 AM  
This thing is full of fail, they should have made as an underwater level.
 
2014-07-19 11:09:45 AM  

Big Merl: This thing is full of fail, they should have made as an underwater level.


Exactly. Unless the idea was to make everyone's head asplode as that idea took up all their available brainspace, in which case well played.
 
2014-07-19 11:30:48 AM  

Big Merl: This thing is full of fail, they should have made as an underwater level.


Maybe she initially planned for it to be a terrarium and was too far along when she decided she'd rather have fish
 
2014-07-19 12:05:18 PM  
That level looks really easy.
 
2014-07-19 12:08:01 PM  
Do most fish thrive in an environment of leached PVC?
 
2014-07-19 12:16:32 PM  
No, it isn't.
 
2014-07-19 12:22:52 PM  
I don't understand people who keep animals in tiny little cages. It's like they enjoy seeing an animal's brain atrophy into illness.
 
2014-07-19 12:33:48 PM  
Apparently Lego aquariums are suddenly a thing now

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2014-07-19 12:38:27 PM  

Shakin_Haitian: I don't understand people who keep animals in tiny little cages. It's like they enjoy seeing an animal's brain atrophy into illness.


Ask Mama Fortuna about her immortality.
 
2014-07-19 12:42:36 PM  
Legos and Mario aside, putting a jack dempsey in with those other non-aggressive fish will be a short-lived bloody massacre.
 
2014-07-19 01:18:46 PM  

Shakin_Haitian: I don't understand people who keep animals in tiny little cages. It's like they enjoy seeing an animal's brain atrophy into illness.


Fish brains != person brains. There are many ways to be cruel to tiny little aquarium fish, but you will never derange the milligram of brain that a tetra is packing by giving it merely the proportional equivalent of a 15,000 sq. ft. mansion to roam around in.
 
2014-07-19 01:58:55 PM  

baconbeard: Do most fish thrive in an environment of leached PVC?


First, LEGO is ABS, not PVC
Second, RTFA, everything is "entirely coated in "Krylon Fusion," a clear enamel recommended by aquarists to protect fish."
 
2014-07-19 02:12:46 PM  
Well, I guess I am off to Ebay to find a lego pirate ship.
 
2014-07-19 02:35:36 PM  

phaseolus: Apparently Lego aquariums are suddenly a thing now

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If they don't keep on top of their water parameters, it's going to be a huge PITA to get rid of the algae that grows on the LEGO.
 
2014-07-19 02:46:48 PM  

EngineerAU: phaseolus: Apparently Lego aquariums are suddenly a thing now

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If they don't keep on top of their water parameters, it's going to be a huge PITA to get rid of the algae that grows on the LEGO.


Why? You reach in, pull the whole thing out, clean it, and put it back. Or replace it with another LEGO-made scene.
 
2014-07-19 03:09:17 PM  

semiotix: Shakin_Haitian: I don't understand people who keep animals in tiny little cages. It's like they enjoy seeing an animal's brain atrophy into illness.

Fish brains != person brains. There are many ways to be cruel to tiny little aquarium fish, but you will never derange the milligram of brain that a tetra is packing by giving it merely the proportional equivalent of a 15,000 sq. ft. mansion to roam around in.


You're one of those guys who believes that bettas prefer little bowls because they are scared of deep water, aren't you?
 
2014-07-19 03:14:20 PM  

RogermcAllen: semiotix: Shakin_Haitian: I don't understand people who keep animals in tiny little cages. It's like they enjoy seeing an animal's brain atrophy into illness.

Fish brains != person brains. There are many ways to be cruel to tiny little aquarium fish, but you will never derange the milligram of brain that a tetra is packing by giving it merely the proportional equivalent of a 15,000 sq. ft. mansion to roam around in.

You're one of those guys who believes that bettas prefer little bowls because they are scared of deep water, aren't you?


I believe that any animal that we breed for companionship or consumption owes us their lives.

They wouldn't even exist without us.

They are ours to do with what we will.

/giggity
 
2014-07-19 03:49:35 PM  
Sigh. I hate to be that person, but the combination of fish they're talking about (Jack Dempsey, bichir/dinosaur eel, and butterfly fish) is just doomed to kill them all.

Bichir - will get too big for the tank in under a year (3 inches -> 1 foot), will eat the other fish.
JD - notoriously aggressive, will bully the other fish and likely kill them.
Butterfly fish - very passive, will be killed by the other two fish.
 
2014-07-19 03:51:53 PM  

RogermcAllen: You're one of those guys who believes that bettas prefer little bowls because they are scared of deep water, aren't you?


I'm not one to second guess what a fish is thinking, but you you do know that the betta's natural habitat is swampy rice paddies, that are sometimes little more than mud puddles in certain seasons?  Hence why the fish has evolved the ability to breath air.
 
2014-07-19 03:57:03 PM  

ReverendJasen: RogermcAllen: You're one of those guys who believes that bettas prefer little bowls because they are scared of deep water, aren't you?

I'm not one to second guess what a fish is thinking, but you you do know that the betta's natural habitat is swampy rice paddies, that are sometimes little more than mud puddles in certain seasons?  Hence why the fish has evolved the ability to breath air.


... Which never happens for longer than a week at two at most, and is assisted by the fact that their water, while limited, is constantly being filtered and scrubbed by the abundance of plant life in said paddies, and thus never builds up to the ammonia and nitrate levels that betta fish have to endure in their tiny tanks which might be cleaned once or twice a month? Sure, I know that, but apparently you don't.
 
2014-07-19 04:04:14 PM  

BrynnMacFlynn: which might be cleaned once or twice a month?


Supposition.
 
2014-07-19 04:32:15 PM  

Shakin_Haitian: I don't understand people who keep animals in tiny little cages. It's like they enjoy seeing an animal's brain atrophy into illness.


Yeah, fark goldfish.

Thinking they're so special roaming the prairies.
 
2014-07-19 04:49:53 PM  

BrynnMacFlynn: ... Which never happens for longer than a week at two at most, and is assisted by the fact that their water, while limited, is constantly being filtered and scrubbed by the abundance of plant life in said paddies, and thus never builds up to the ammonia and nitrate levels that betta fish have to endure in their tiny tanks which might be cleaned once or twice a month?


We were talking size requirements, not "how often does dumbass clean his tank."  But since you brought it up, swamp water is never "clean"--it's filled with rotting detritus that creates a lot more nitrates/nitrites/ammonia/methane/etc than your fish tank does, and more than the plants can scrub on a continuing basis.  It's not a habitat like a pond or stream.  And when water levels reduce to minimum, plant activity is not going to scrub it well, if at all.  This is best illustrated by the fact that the fish had to evolve an organ to farking breath air in order to survive.

Point being, betta-rights warriors, that while being camped in a tiny enclosure is still not nice to the fish and I agree, it is about the only one "pet" fish that is uniquely adapted to handle that situation.
 
2014-07-19 04:57:56 PM  

Big Merl: This thing is full of fail, they should have made as an underwater level.


Well, if subby had been smarter and just linked the person's blog...

"[ FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ]

1. Y U NO DO UNDERWATER LEVEL!?!
This is by far the most common question I get. Obviously this came to mind, but as I researched each water level, I found there weren't many objects or structures I could build to put inside the tank. Fish are naturally shy, like to hide and can actually die from stress if they don't have somewhere they can get away. The castles will provide protection for the less dominant fish in the tank, especially since the main fish I'm putting in is an Electric Blue Jacks Dempsey, which are highly aggressive and territorial.

And also because fark the water levels."
 
2014-07-19 06:17:52 PM  

Iczer: Big Merl: This thing is full of fail, they should have made as an underwater level.

Well, if subby had been smarter and just linked the person's blog...

"[ FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ]

1. Y U NO DO UNDERWATER LEVEL!?!
This is by far the most common question I get. Obviously this came to mind, but as I researched each water level, I found there weren't many objects or structures I could build to put inside the tank. Fish are naturally shy, like to hide and can actually die from stress if they don't have somewhere they can get away. The castles will provide protection for the less dominant fish in the tank, especially since the main fish I'm putting in is an Electric Blue Jacks Dempsey, which are highly aggressive and territorial.

And also because fark the water levels."


That's even worse.  I know that the jacks dempsey is going to attack my other fish but fark em amirite guys?

I felt bad when I accidentally got one of my fish killed.  Apparently I had the bottom piece for the filter upside down (couldn't get it to attach the other way because we didn't have enough room for the middle piece or something), and we got a new fish that was slightly smaller than the other two we had in there.  One morning I woke up and couldn't find him, then eventually found him inside the little filter thing.  We did our best to try and help him recover, but it was too late :(.   We really shouldn't have called him nemo

This asshole on the other hand is deliberately causing issues.
 
2014-07-19 06:25:54 PM  

Shakin_Haitian: I don't understand people who keep animals in tiny little cages. It's like they enjoy seeing an animal's brain atrophy into illness.


Well, the microbes trapped in your shell of a body outweigh the parts that are "you" so there's that.
 
2014-07-19 06:44:09 PM  

hammer85: Iczer: Big Merl: This thing is full of fail, they should have made as an underwater level.

Well, if subby had been smarter and just linked the person's blog...

"[ FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ]

1. Y U NO DO UNDERWATER LEVEL!?!
This is by far the most common question I get. Obviously this came to mind, but as I researched each water level, I found there weren't many objects or structures I could build to put inside the tank. Fish are naturally shy, like to hide and can actually die from stress if they don't have somewhere they can get away. The castles will provide protection for the less dominant fish in the tank, especially since the main fish I'm putting in is an Electric Blue Jacks Dempsey, which are highly aggressive and territorial.

And also because fark the water levels."

That's even worse.  I know that the jacks dempsey is going to attack my other fish but fark em amirite guys?

I felt bad when I accidentally got one of my fish killed.  Apparently I had the bottom piece for the filter upside down (couldn't get it to attach the other way because we didn't have enough room for the middle piece or something), and we got a new fish that was slightly smaller than the other two we had in there.  One morning I woke up and couldn't find him, then eventually found him inside the little filter thing.  We did our best to try and help him recover, but it was too late :(.   We really shouldn't have called him nemo

This asshole on the other hand is deliberately causing issues.


Further down said blog:

"4. What kind of fish are you putting in it?
My main fish is going to be an Electric Blue Jacks Dempsey. These fish are a type of cichlid, which are territorial by nature, so I have to be careful about what else goes in. I have also decided on a Dinosaur Eel and freshwater Butterfly Fish, as they will fair well with the Jack. I'm hoping to also get some schooling fish in there such as Rainbow Fish or Danios to stock it well."
 
2014-07-19 07:06:24 PM  

ReverendJasen: RogermcAllen: You're one of those guys who believes that bettas prefer little bowls because they are scared of deep water, aren't you?

I'm not one to second guess what a fish is thinking, but you you do know that the betta's natural habitat is swampy rice paddies, that are sometimes little more than mud puddles in certain seasons?  Hence why the fish has evolved the ability to breath air.


Just because they can survive in a puddle doesn't mean a puddle is a good place for them to live.  For example, I could dig a 3' x 3' pit into the ground, drop you in, and keep you alive.
 
2014-07-20 01:07:03 AM  

RogermcAllen: You're one of those guys who believes that bettas prefer little bowls because they are scared of deep water, aren't you?


Uh... no, I'm not.

Good effort, though. Would have been a sick burn, if I were the jerk you were hoping I was.
 
2014-07-20 09:49:50 PM  

RogermcAllen: ReverendJasen: RogermcAllen: You're one of those guys who believes that bettas prefer little bowls because they are scared of deep water, aren't you?

I'm not one to second guess what a fish is thinking, but you you do know that the betta's natural habitat is swampy rice paddies, that are sometimes little more than mud puddles in certain seasons?  Hence why the fish has evolved the ability to breath air.

Just because they can survive in a puddle doesn't mean a puddle is a good place for them to live.  For example, I could dig a 3' x 3' pit into the ground, drop you in, and keep you alive.


In New York, you could rent it out as a small apartment for a tidy sum.  Meanwhile, Betta fish are laughing at you.
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