Monday, January 23, 2017

Learnings of a first time Aquarium owner

Some people dream of having an aquarium at home. Well the dream is good, but what is important is that proper care needs to be taken care of the new members

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Most shops suggest many remedies but i would like to share some of my learnings.

Past history

We initially bought goldfish. But they could not survive for more than 2 weeks. When we enquired with the shop owner , we were told following reasons

 - Healthy fish death is an indication that hey have taken away the evil spirits from home (according to chinese calendar) since it takes away the bad things happening at home

i happend to call another store, then they told me that possible death reason could have been due to

 - excessive shocks. they could not tolerate the unhealthy water from taps. They advised to keep the water in sun for 4 days before putting it in acquarium

Well i do not deny the above findings, but the death of fish disturbed us. We were not willing to buy more fish since we did not another fish deaths at home. After researching for many weeks, we finally decided that we should try second time.

In the second phase of this journey, we bought pair of Molly.  Today we have successfully been able to maintain the aquarium for more than more month and the fishes are healthy


Learnings

1. Aquarium needs to be cleaned once a week. But do not change the whole water. Make sure 30-40% of the old water is mixed with new water. This does give fish the shocks of new atmosphere

2. Give them food twice a day. Many fish owners told me that remove the food from aquarium, if fish do not eat it in 15 minutes since dissolved food can make the water dangerous. But i noticed that the fish eat food slowly and then need an hour to slowly eat

3. Contrary to what i was told (to add mixture of tap water and  mineral water), the fish survive well in tap water. I have been using tap water and stopped using mineral water

4. Size of the food consumed varies based on the fish. Molly used food which are smaller sized compared to gold fish food

5.When you change water in aquarium, move the fish to another container. Let the container have the water from aquarium so that fish do not feel to much change. the same water can be added back to the aquarium.


So any of you have any experiences maintaining the aquarium. Would love to hear them out !! 

Friday, December 30, 2016

Kayaking - Water Sports that is becoming the choice of populace


Created thousands of years ago by Eskimos/Inuit, kayaks today are not only famous for its multiple usages such as diving, fishing, search/rescue missions etc. but also for famous racing sport.  With just an unpretentious, low-cost boat, some protection gear, and a forward stroke on the paddle, anybody can start enjoying kayaking.
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Great for waterways, rivulets, and lakes, kayaks are useful watercraft that are trivial and easy to carriage. A kayaking journey can be a serene outing on a mild lake or a great escapade.

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Today kayaking india is becoming a prevailing sport on running rivers that are more extreme. Kayaking, by nature, forms a different character and a different assertiveness towards the river than does rafting, hard boating, canoeing, or cat boating. Some reasons why kayaking is growing so quickly worldwide are :

  • Kayaking is cheap. The kayaks themselves can range in price from the low hundreds to the low thousands. Also it takes it takes fewer resources to build a kayak, and in general are one of the more environmentally friendly boating activities.
  • Kayaks are also widely manageable. They can be handpicked up and transported by anyone unlike a canoe, which can take more than one person to move.
  • Kayaking is a very user-friendly kind of sport and it is easy to learn
  • One of the few water sports that is apt for people with all kinds of ability. This sport provides a chance to meet countless people and is apt for singles, couples and friends.

In addition to the above benefits, Kayaking is great exercise and gives you a view that really submerges you in the experience. It might not seem like the usual total-body workout, but it certainly warrants a spot on the workout list. Key health benefits of kayaking are

  • Paddling in the water and executing a good stroke is going to help tone every muscle in the upper body.
  • The core abdominal muscles are fortified in kayaking through the control of kayak. Turning the kayak relies on the shifting and turning of the core area of the body. Each turn of the kayak results in the use of abdominal muscles and, over time, builds these muscles.
  • Pressure applied by the legs assists in rotating and harmonizing the kayak. This constant clutching over time increases the strength of leg muscles.
  • The hurried movements involved in the sport are another benefit of kayaking as exercise. The continuous movement increases the heart rate and health.
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Its time to get those workouts and have fun with family or friends. The one stop shop to buy a kayak in India and SUPs is easily available at the tip of your fingertips. You just need to log onto the website Madrasfuntools.in.

Happy Kayaking friends, and remember that it’s all about enjoying and spending time outdoors.