My Opinion on Aquarium LEDs

Long time, no post on my personal website. I will be working on posting more.

I need to now, because I have a little bit of a rant to do. I work very heavily on the research side of aquarium keeping. Since, I have been doing this for about 4 years now, I see all the “trending” or popular aquarium topics and the less common/less-understood topics. One I see misunderstood a lot right now is aquarium LEDs.

This is a HIGHLY popular topic right now and highly debatable. I will say, most people just don’t understand. So, I need to rant for a second.

My Opinion on Aquarium LEDs

“My Things”

So, part of healing… is confronting something and admitting how it effects our life.

My brother recently made a comment to me about how I always have a new “thing”. My response to his comment was “shut up!”, but it did get me thinking and had to talk it over with my wife. We all have ‘things’ we do that are ours and do as a hobby or for fun.  I thought it would be therapeutic to list out all the ‘things’ I’ve had over the years, cause I might have a lot of them.

This might hurt, but here we go.

Turtle, ferret, drawing, mountain biking, rollerblading, long boarding, photography, guitar, working out, aquarium, snowboarding, gardening, website, motorcycle, quads…

Man, I feel like there’s more…

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School, Counseling, Faith/Religion… Do I have to put blogging?

This is what I have for now, but I may have missed something. If I can think of more, I’ll add it to the post at a later point. I don’t know if I feel better about having so many ‘things’, but at least it’s out in the open and I can now start thinking now this plays a role in my life.

“My Things”

Some Comic Book Work

So the guys and I at work started working on a new project we hope will be fun and successful. See what happens when the boss goes out of town ;). I thought I would share what we came up with since I had a hand in the graphic design of it all. So here it is. We want to turn it into a full production and as time goes on, it will get better and better. This was what was released to the public this month.

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Taking on aquarium scum one bad parameter at a time.

So, if you haven’t figured it out yet, I work for an fish keeping on-line retailer/information provider. It’s just one of my jobs. We know a good amount based on professionals that have been in the business for almost four decades now. It’s been a fun ride and I’ve really enjoyed keeping fish since working here. Almost three years now. I’ve been put in charge of a lot of social media for the company so I’m hoping this is just another create way to get our information out to the internet world. Share if you like it. The plan is that it’s going to be a comic show/comic strip combo.

This should be interesting. This is the introduction teaser.

Some Comic Book Work

This one goes out to Tiger Lacey

If your a believer in Christ and believes in all He can do, please now pray for my dear friend and bother Tiger Lacey. He’s in the CIU in Bend, Oregon. I don’t know much, but I think he may have gotten a virus overseas, and with the combination of battling a tooth infection, caused him to stop breathing. He was taken to the CIU where he’s on support and they have started the treatment for the virus and infection. Last I heard, he’s blood oxygen levels were starting to come up, which I believe is a good sign.

If you’re a believer, now it is the time to get on your knees and pray. Ty is a Husband, a new father, a friend to many, and brother to lots.

These go out to Ty.

Update: It looks like it’s Bacterial Meningitis. Please continue to pray as hard as you can. Meningitis is severe. Please God, be with Ty. Stop the swelling. Bring him back to us.

This one goes out to Tiger Lacey

Christian Theology- To have Faith

This idea goes hand and hand with 2 John in the Bible. John is giving a powerful message that warns us not fall for false teachings. Believing false teaching can disconnect us from God just like sin can.

I was challenged to understand the true concept of faith and how we actually have true faithfulness in God.
Many believe, including me at one time, that if we really want God to enter our heart and really want to follow Him, we pray that God would give us Faith in him. We do understand how important faith is so we pray, “oh God Please, give me complete faith in you, so that I can follow you in your ways and be completely devoted to you.” Sound familiar?

This idea basically meaning that it is God that draws us, or entices us to Him. It is God’s responsibility to give us faith once we pray for it.

The study of Christian Theology is to find the true meaning of the Bible. The best we can understand it from God’s point of view. I was challenged on the idea that I’m drawn to faith. This word is used in a few places in the Bible, specifically in Acts 20:30 when it comes to faith. What is the meaning of this word to be “drawn” to?

I was very much convicted while listening to a sermon to look at the true interpretation of being drawn to faith. It’s not God’s job to give us faith. It is only by getting to a point in your life that we are so pressed, the only thing left for us to do is open your heart and allow Him to work a faithful spirit in us.

We are not drawn to faith, we are compelled to faith, which is different. Compelled is strong and more intentional. Compelled is a closer interpretation of this word when it looked at in its original Greek meaning. There is more of a sense of this is something I have to do and this is only something that happens when we desire that relationship with Him. Everyone, we all are compelled to know Him. To know Him is the only way to have faith. See the difference?

We have to pray that God enters our heart, make us right through Him, and he’ll do the rest. We are not magically drawn to faith, but it is something we are compelled too and once we realize who directs our lives and understand it is His plan, only then do we have true faith. With this kind of faith, even during the hard times, your faith in Him will be solid and you wont ask “why is this happening to me”. You will be comforted knowing God’s in control. It’s His design. That’s true faith. This is the type of faith God has in us.

How do you know we are right with God? His spirit will live inside us. We will know and feel the difference. Having true faith will always amazes us about how great God really is.


Christian Theology- To have Faith