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Sunday, March 23, 2014

SXK 1/14/14 68 dpf

Midnight x Bristol Shubunkin F1 Red Head Blues

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Kaneko Tamasaba Japanese Imports

These are Kaneko Tamasaba from Niigata Japan.  A nice addition to the Garage, Garden and or Greenhouse.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

SXK sideview fish baby black Ranchu 57 dpf

Some nice fish that didn't make the topview selection. 57 days post fertilization.


Monday, March 10, 2014

It was a late night

SXK TVR BBR Ranchu 55 dpf

Here's the spawn I've been working on.  55 days in the video. 
They were fasted for 24 hours to prepare their siblings to ship.

Geeks and their tweaks

"There is a geek for every tweek."

-Me, talking about people's interests in fish. 

A new photo coin: Antique 1835 - 1870 Japan Large 100 Mon Coin (TEMPO TSUHO) Coin

These photos are from the auction.  It is an:
 Antique 1835 - 1870 Japan Large 100 Mon Coin (TEMPO TSUHO) Coin, model after the Koban gold coin said to be the shape of the Topview Ranchu.


Bunsei and Tenpo recoinages
The Tokugawa Shogunate government carried out the Bunsei and Tenpo recoinages in 1818 and 1832, respectively, to debase the gold and silver coins in order to compensate for fiscal deficits.Official exchange rate was set at 1 ryo of gold = 60 monme of silver = 6,500 mon of copper.
The recoinages, however, caused confusion in the monetary system and increased commodity prices. The government also minted Tenpo Tsuho Hyakumon (100 mon)-sen and Tenpo Goryo (5 rho)-ban coins to cover fiscal deficits. The Tenpo Tsuho 100-mon-sen coins (1835) were minted in large numbers; however, the amount of material used for the mintage of each of these coins was almost the same as that used in five and a half Kan’ei Tsuho 1-mon-sen coins, which caused chronic rises in commodity prices. The amount of gold contained in one Tenpo 5-ryo-ban (1837) coin was equivalent to the total amount of gold contained in four and a half of the 1-ryo Tenpo Koban gold coins. This new, low-quality coin was badly received among the people, and the mintage was soon suspended.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

A good haul

Bought these on Craigslist from a reefer.  

Not what you think, while these are hydroponic sumps, commonly used in growing pot, the reef keepers use them to grow corals.  There are eight 120 gallon 4x4x1 foot sumps. 

Unfortunately, the six custom made 4x2x1 foot, 60 gallon acrylic flat tanks are painted white to increase illumination for the corals. That will take some effort to remove. 

This totals 176 square feet of surface area, all one foot deep for 1,320 gallons capacity. Going to need to build another greenhouse.