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31  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: Vintage Look Christmas Ornament on: December 08, 2013 06:37:33 PM
Perfectly adorable. Any tree would be lucky to have him!
32  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Tree of life afghan on: December 04, 2013 11:28:45 AM
This is absolutely beautiful!!! I want to make this now!
33  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: Loved up octopus couple photo frame on: November 15, 2013 09:06:10 AM
This is so adorable!! You did a great job! I love how their tentacles go all the way around the frame, and love how entangled they are. Very cute!!
34  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Star Wars Blanket!! Lots of pics on: November 06, 2013 08:23:10 PM
This is so awesome!!! You did a great job! I rocked it!!
35  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Re: Painted pumpkin on: October 26, 2013 09:48:01 PM
I love your pumpkin!! So whimsical and fun. It's awesome!!
36  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Magical Creatures Finger Puppets on: October 22, 2013 06:58:47 AM
I am so in love with this project. I love that you designed the bag to be the actual shop. You always blow me away pottermouth!
37  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: top/tunic/dress (?) [clearly, I have not thought the type of garment through. on: October 22, 2013 06:56:53 AM
This is absolutely gorgeous!! You are going to get lots of compliments this Fall and Winter in that baby. So pretty, and I love the color!!!
38  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Perler bead fish home on: October 22, 2013 06:34:32 AM
It is really cute, but it is going to get nasty pretty quickly and its going to be hard if not impossible to clean. All of the little holes in the perler beads and the gaps between them are going to fill up with algae and bacteria. Also I would worry about his fins snagging or getting scratched on any rough edges.

I had that same idea when I saw it. It will be a pain in the butt to keep bleached and cleaned. Didn't think about the rough edges, though, but you are right. Good point. It is cute, but maybe better if sealed in some form of acrylic, so that it was more like a plexiglass feature. With solid walls between the openings.

~T

I find it funny that people are so worried about the effect that this is going to have on my tank. It's not my first fish rodeo, guys. In response to the above concerns...bleach should never, ever be used on anything that is going to be put in a fish tank. Soap isn't even tank safe. Also, algae growth is easily controlled with proper lighting, tank water parameters, and weekly partial water changes/gravel vacuuming, all of which are implemented in my tank. As far as the bacterial concern, you actually want the beneficial bacteria to grow in your tank, because it's a sign of a healthy system. The bacteria colonizes and starts the nitrogen cycle which converts ammonia to less toxic nitrates. So, no worries there. And lastly, have you seen the decor they sell in stores? The pretty fake reefs and and caves? Run your fingers across those bad boys next time you visit a pet store. Ouch.

So no worries. Kevin is completely safe and happy in his perler bead condo. All aspects of this project were researched before I made it.
39  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Perler bead fish home on: October 20, 2013 05:49:59 PM
Congratulations! This has been chosen as a Featured ProjectGrin

Whoa, that's awesome! Thanks!

Such a unique idea - I love it.  Now, I need to go buy a fish.  And make a house.    Grin   I hit THIS ROCKS for this project!

Thank you!!
40  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Perler bead fish home on: October 16, 2013 08:37:14 AM
My first thought was OMG she used hot glue in an aquarium surely that will poison the fishies! But after reading your post and seeing that it is safe I a) apologise for doubting you and b) need to say how freaking awesome it is!

Haha, thanks!  Grin I was pretty stoked to find out that hot glue is fishie safe!
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