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

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

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

The Science of Stage Fright

So I can’t remember if I have let you all know I’m crazy into psychology. Learning about the mind is challenging and so rewarding all at the same time. I feel if I have a small understanding of the mind, somehow it will better myself.
This video was a great depiction of stage fright. If you understand it, maybe you can conquer it.


My Fall

Thinking about Fall, I have to say it’s my favorite season. So dramatic. The colors we get from the Sun. It doesn’t matter if it is sunny or rainy, there are thick Cumulonimbus Clouds. The air feels a little more wet and clean. The leafs start changing. So refreshing.
I wanted to share a picture of some flowers we have coming in. There were from my wife and my wedding. We replanted them and have been caring for them till this point. They are coming in nicely.

Fall Flowers

My Fall

Work Around the House- Happy Birthday Babe!

So around the house, things are slowly starting to change. It was Kassie’s birthday about two weeks ago. So, while she was out of town the weekend before her birthday I did something as a surprise. One thing she wanted for her birthday was a place of her own outside that was just hers; something she would consider peaceful. A meditation corner. So, while she was out, this is what I was able to come up with. It’s in the first stages, but I think this was what she was asking for.

Meditation Corner

In the back corner, there is some grapes with a couple of waterfall fountains next too each end of the seat. She has all of her herbs positioned very nicely. She would like the seat to be replaced with a bath tub. I want something that can cover the ground that is soft and easy to maintain.

I don’t have a before picture of this corner of our house, but let me just describe it as a vine graveyard. There were vines growing all the way out to the window and up about half way up the tree. I wacked them down pretty good, but there was another reason for the cardboard to be on the ground. It is a great weed blocker.

The other project I had going around the house was a new fence. Take a look.

New Fence

Before, there was just a green wired fence that was put up with a few stakes. I took the same stakes and fence sections that we hand painted and put them up. Total project time was two to three months because we started with the fence pieces, had to pick up a couple more, paint them, then put them up. It took a while, but I think it turned out nicely.

Thanks for checking it out. I’ll work on posting some more projects I have going.

Work Around the House- Happy Birthday Babe!