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    What Happens When You Eat The Most Poisonous Fish?
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    What Happens When You Eat The Most Poisonous Fish?

    March 12, 2020

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    for free by using the link in the description. The Puffer fish, also called Blow Fish or
    Fugu: In terms of the potency of its toxin it is the most poisonous vertebrate in the
    ocean and the second most poisonous vertebrate in the world after the poison dart frog. It is estimated that only a mere 1-2 mg of
    pure puffer fish toxin could kill a grown man. To showcase just how little this is, a single
    drop of water equals about 50 mg. This minute amount is enough to kill you or
    around 10,000 mice. So let’s talk a little bit about this toxin. It is called Tetrodotoxin or TTX. It is named after the first group of animals
    it was discovered in – the Tetraodontidae or the Puffer fish. Of all the neurotoxins it is probably one
    of the most famous ones, frequently being featured in Movies and TV shows. It is also one of the most powerful neurotoxins
    know and is about 10-100 more potent than black widow venom and 1000-10000 times more
    toxic than cyanide when injected. Eating it is a lot safer but it is still deadly
    nonetheless. If you had the choice between swallowing TTX
    or the same amount of Plutonium you would have a better chance of survival going with
    plutonium. But how does it actually kill you? Tetrodotoxin is one of a few neurotoxins that
    binds to the so called voltage-gated sodium channels. In nerve cells these channels play an essential
    role in the process that allows the electrical nerve impulses our body uses to send information
    to be transmitted from one neuron to the other. By binding to and disabling these sodium channels
    TTX prevents the conduction of these nerve impulses which ultimately shuts down the communication
    between nerve cells and therefore the brain and the body. Puffer fish themselves are immune to the poison
    due to a mutation in the protein sequence of the sodium channel. But for most other organisms it is lethal. When consumed, a low dose of Tetrodotoxin
    typically produces tingling sensations and numbness around the mouth, fingers, and toes
    as well as a feeling of euphoria. These Symptoms usually start to occur between
    15 minutes to 4 hours after eating. Higher doses produce nausea, vomiting, and
    diarrhea, breathing difficulties and irregular heart beat as well as loss of motor skills
    and extensive paralysis. The paralysis will worsen to the point where
    the sufferer will become unable to even move a finger all while being fully conscious. Death usually occurs after 4-6 hours but in
    extreme cases after as little as 20m either due to paralysis of the heart or the respiratory
    system. There is no approved medication or antidote
    for it. In Puffer fish the toxin is concentrated mainly
    in the ovaries, liver, intestines, and to less extent in the skin. Originally it was thought that they synthesize
    the toxin themselves, however we now know that the toxin is instead produced by bacteria
    that they likely obtain from their prey and that form a symbiotic relationship with the
    animals. This is supported by the fact that puffer
    fish born in aquaculture and fed on a TTX-free diet have no toxin in their body can however
    become toxic once released into the wild. These bacteria can also be found in a variety
    of other marine and terrestrial species that utilize Tetrodotoxin such as the blue ringed
    octopus, parrotfish, sunfish, moon snails, several species of crabs and starfish as well
    as some toads and newts, and these tiny marine flatworms that are one proposed food source
    of TTX in Puffer fish. The levels of toxicity depend on the species,
    the habitat and the time of year and seem to be at least in some form correlated to
    the reproductive cycle as they are typically significantly increased during spawning season
    – This might be to supply the eggs with the necessary TTX doses to keep them save
    from predators but the toxin might also function as a sort of sexual pheromone for puffer fish. Experiments have shown that they are able
    to smell TTX in the water, so the increased levels could mean that Puffer Fish are specifically
    attracted to the most toxic partners. Large individuals have enough toxins in their
    bodies to kill around 30 humans. That is enough to kill a fully grown great
    white shark. With these levels of toxicity there aren’t
    really any large predators that can realistically use them as prey at least not the most poisonous
    species. Even an adult Killer whale with its 2-4 tons
    of weight would probably feel very sick for a day or two after eating such a puffer fish. You would need to be a large baleen whale
    to be heavy enough to not be severely impacted by its toxin and even they might enter a trance-like
    state for a while. Dolphins have been filmed seeking out puffer
    fish for exactly this reason. They don’t eat them but catch them in their
    mouth and use them for a sort of chew toy for a while. The small amount of toxin released through
    the skin is not enough to kill the dolphins but it seems to make them incredibly high. Is plausible that for a blue whale more than
    300 times larger swallowing a puffer fish whole could have a very similar effect, but
    such a scenario is of course unlikely at best given that baleen whales don’t typically
    feed in the tropical coastal waters puffer fish are most commonly found in. This sensation of euphoria and the tingling
    of the lips and tongue is also why puffer fish is considered a delicacy in many Asian
    countries particularly Japan – That and the thrill of eating something that could theoretically
    kill everyone in the restaurant. It is a bit like the food equivalent of Russian
    roulette, at least that’s how it feels. Because of this, Tetrodotoxin poisoning is
    and was historically by far the most common lethal marine poisoning. Archaeological evidence suggests that the
    people of Japan have eaten Fugu possibly for more than 2000 years. Because of the inherent danger its consumption
    was banned many times throughout Japans history and even today Fugu is the only food the Emperor
    of Japan is forbidden to eat. Between 1886 and 1963 there were 6400 cases
    of Fugu poisoning reported in Japan of which 3800 ended in death. That’s an average of over 80 cases per year
    and a mortality rate of 60%. Most of the deaths however came from eating
    the liver which was and still is considered the tastiest part of the fish even though
    it holds most of its toxin. Since the serving of liver was outlawed in
    1984 the number of cases but especially the mortality rate has dropped significantly – down
    to 3% in recent years. In Tokyo only a single person has died as
    a result of Fugu poisoning in a restaurant in the last 30 years. So despite its reputation is actually pretty
    safe to eat when prepared by a licences chef. Almost all of the roughly 40 yearly cases
    of and puffer fish poisoning in Japan occur when inexperienced people try to prepare the
    fish themselves which is needless to say extremely dangerous. But despite its deadliness this little fish
    might actually safe lives in the future. Tetrodotoxin has been found to be about 3000
    times more potent than morphine which makes it a very attractive candidate for pain medication
    if we can find a way to release the toxin in a controlled and targeted way. Furthermore, because it doesn’t cross the
    brain blood barrier like morphine does is doesn’t have the negative side effects of
    opioids most notably their addictiveness, which has become a mature problem in the US
    and other countries. And because the effects of TTX cause no lasting
    tissue damage and are completely reversible with time it could become a long lasting very
    effective alternative to morphine that could be safely administered for week’s maybe
    months and therefore could be used to relieve chronic and neuropathic pain such as chemotherapy-induced
    pain which is one of the most common reasons that cancer patients stop their treatment
    early. With each Puffer Fish containing enough toxin
    to treat dozens of people this tiny but deadly fish could therefore become one of our most
    important allies in our continuous fight against cancer.

    Ozzy Man Reviews: Dolphin vs Fish
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    Ozzy Man Reviews: Dolphin vs Fish

    March 8, 2020

    There’s a dolphin doing dolphiny things in its natural habitat. It can swim upside down. Here’s a seagull. Yeah nah swimming upside down is pretty bad arse. I think I had water flood me nose last time I did that. Oh it’s found a fish! This has suddenly turned into a bloody hunt for fresh tucker. The fish is a slippery bastard. Obviously it takes umbrage with the idea of being fucken eaten. The dolphin says “what’s the big deal? Come here! Your life is basic and banal, I’d be doing you a favour.” “oh go fuck a duck” replies the fish as it goes pedal to the metal and does a big 360! Is the fish gonna hunt the dolphin now? Ha ha. Nah. But that would be incredible. Oh look at that motherfucker get out of town. That ray was like “shit, dick, piss, shit, fuck, shit, shit, shit, shit.” The fish yells “c’mon then Flipper. Catch me!” That 360 trick is effective. The dolphin is disorientated. I know science tells us they’re smart, but this one is definitely not the sharpest tool in the shed. Maybe Seaworld just returned it to the wild. This is a busy ocean. There’s traffic everywhere. But the hunt continues. Nah! Bloody 360 trick again. Got him for the trillionth time in a row. He does not know what the fuck is going on. Oh no there we go! It’s back… NO! 360 trick. The fish says “you keep falling for that.” The dolphin’s like “no shit, sherlock. It’s won’t happen again—where’d you go?” The fish chooses not to answer that. It sneaks away behind pollution. No. Yes. 360 trick. It’s like you’re playing Mortal Kombat and your opponent keeps pushing the same button. The fish’s strategy is frustrating, but effective. Although, if the dolphin can’t break the 360 spins with an uppercut, then it shouldn’t be playing anyway. Look at all the other fish. There’s so many it could eat. There’s fair dinkum plenty of fish in the sea. Perhaps it wants revenge on this one. The fish killed its family. I dunno. We need a 13- part Netflix documentary on that. Oh scheisse, it’s been caught. This is it. Game over. Today’s video is gonna remind us that happy endings are bullshit. Mr. Fishy is going in Mr. Dolphy’s tum tum. Yum yum. Or is he? The slippery bastard has wriggled away. No, the dolphin is toying with him. He’s like “get the fuck over there.” Yeah nah yeah it’s getting sadistic now. Or masochistic. I’ve never learnt the difference between those words. I never read 50 Shades of Grey. I don’t think there’s much left here to see, people. The dolphin has turned the ocean into its own private sushi bar. It does what it wants. It’s basically driving around shaming the fish. It’s fish shaming. Just eat the bloody thing and get on with ya day. You don’t need to parade about. You don’t need to get a photo with it, like a human. It looks like the cheeky slippery bastard fish is on its way to Destination Digestion.


    BABY ONBOARD our Sailboat 👶 ⛵We’re back!!!! Sailing Vessel Delos Ep. 259

    March 8, 2020

    – [Brian] This is the story of Delos, a sailboat adventurizing around the world for the past 10 years. (upbeat music)
    (water splashing) And now we embark on our
    greatest adventure of all. (film reel clicking) Come join us as we take to the high seas and travel the world with the
    newest member of our crew. If you enjoy Delos
    videos, please subscribe. It’s a great way to support our channel. – So we have just arrived back on Delos and it feels absolutely crazy,
    – Good morning. and a little bit overwhelming for sure and the night is here. – Somebody was up at
    oh-dark-30 this morning. (upbeat music) Good morning, Sierra. Did you sleep good? Do you like living in a tent? It’s not so bad, huh? It’s time to start the day Sierra. There we go. So Sierra, she likes to wake up early, she wakes up at like, oh six o’clock and I try and give Mom
    a little bit of rest ’cause Karin is still
    nursing her at nights. In fact, you wake up about
    every two to three hours, so it’s like your mommy’s been on watch for the last four months can you imagine being on
    watch for four months? No, it’s crazy and so I try
    and take her a little bit in the morning let Mom sleep in a bit and then we sit up here in
    the cockpit, I drink coffee and we play some games,
    flying baby maggot. Yeah, I sing some songs, ♪ Out came the sun ♪ ♪ And dried up all the rain ♪ ♪ And the itsy-bitsy like it ♪ ♪ Went up the spout again ♪ We just generally sit here
    and stare at the water. We both enjoy it, we
    were sailing on this boat until your mommy, known as
    Kazza, was seven months pregnant. And when she was seven months pregnant, her belly was huge and you were
    inside there, that’s right. Then we parked the boat
    and your uncle Brady, and aunt Alex sailed the
    boat across the Atlantic and we went to Sweden and
    that’s where you were born you were born in Sweden,
    a place called Gotland which is a small island,
    where your mormor lives. Welcome to Gotland. No way! (laughing) How did your mom get on the sign? – I don’t know, it’s really funny. – [Brian] It’s funny? – She’s like, “Look out for
    my face, I’m on the board,” I was like, “Okay” and there she was. It’s both our names. Took care of everything, okay. – [Brian] Welcome to our new home. – Welcome home my love, we
    have a little apartment. – I know.
    – It feels so weird. – [Brian] No way, Kazza
    come check this out. Look at that, that’s good news
    fiber, we got fiber Kazza. – Hey, come in. – [Brian] She’s filming too. – Yay!
    – Why did you need to do this? – [Brian] Hey Mormor. (speaking in foreign language) – Hey, Brian. (speaking in foreign language) – [Brian] So this is our apartment in Sweden, it’s pretty nice, huh? I got a big monitor for
    doing computer work. This is our couch, here’s my beer we also have a TV, which is quite nice. This is our little bedroom, there’s the belly. (laughing) – In my underwear. To take a photo. – [Brian] Hold on what’s going on here? Okay, now I’m so sorry about that. – Are you recording now? – [Brian] I’m now recording. – Are you sure? – [Brian] This is our first baby visit. – Yes, the first–
    – In Sweden. – baby visit in Sweden and it went really good,
    the lady was super nice Ava and she was very
    keen in speaking English. Feel the head down there. – [Brian] Yes so the head is down? – Yes.
    – Yeah. And the feet are kind of up here so. – [Brian] So that’s good. – I think so. – [Nurse] That’s good, that’s good. – [Brian] Have you found
    it to be difficult going to four different doctors and or
    in four different countries over the course of the pregnancy? – I mean, she was actually surprised about how many tests I’ve done. Always quite interesting because you know, you really know what’s gonna happen or what tests they’re gonna do. – [Brian] It’s always
    a little bit different. – Yeah, it’s always different, different countries have different things and he just told us now, that we’re gonna do another blood test. – [Brian] Yeah, here you go,
    man, thank you very much. We’ll give you a call
    if we need a ride back it might be a few hours, okay. – [Karin] 6:30. – [Brian] 6:30 in the morning. – In Sweden you take one
    ultrasound, I think I’ve done five. – [Brian] Did you feel something? – No just weird to see like. – [Brian] ‘Cause you have
    the screen over there I was wondering what you were looking at. (laughing) – [Man] Do you guys want to– – [Brian] I was like,
    what is she coming to do she’s not even interested, there’s a screen over
    there too, that’s smart you guys have this set up like you’ve done this before, haven’t you? – And we’ve done so many
    blood tests and everything so I think I’ve actually
    checked up way more than I would if I would have stayed here. But I also think it’s been
    pretty straightforward because I’ve gotten a lot
    of help from followers, which have been absolutely incredible. Telling me like, “Oh, if you
    come here you need a doctor “this is the one I went too.” That has been really, really nice and I felt that it was
    too hard except in the US it was really hard like we weren’t able to see a doctor there. But it made me appreciate
    how easy it’s been in all the other places in the Caribbean. It feels a peanut? – [Brian] A peanut? What’s the baby countdown,
    what do we got now? – Six weeks and three days left. – [Brian] No way! – Let’s do this. (upbeat music) This is just nice summer, where you can lay on a
    blanket on the sun outside and just do nothing. It’s been a really nice day here today and the belly is doing good. – Look at that.
    – I know. – [Brian] It looks like you
    swallowed a beach volleyball. Oh, was that you laughing? – Yeah, sorry. – [Brian] I can feel that, I can feel her moving around in there. Oh what the shit!
    – I know. – [Brian] Did you see that? Oh my–
    – That was a big one. – [Brian] That is the craziest thing she is getting strong. – [Karin] Yes. – [Brian] What does that feel like? – [Karin] It’s like an
    alien inside my belly, is what it feels like. – [Brian] Oh my gosh. We’re two weeks to the due days. – Yeah, like two and a half weeks I think something like that, which
    is coming up pretty fast. – [Brian] We’ve been
    procrastinating about a name. – Yeah, the baby name, the
    names are still a bit of a struggle, I think we have
    a few that we kind of like but it’s definitely hard and it goes back and forth a little bit. I think we’re doing good. – [Brian] Yeah, we’re doing good. – Yeah, it’s just hard
    with certain things like when you drop something you’re like shit you know to pick it up and
    stuff, it’s getting harder but so far I think
    we’re doing really well. – [Brian] It’s getting tougher to touch the computer and edit. – Yes I have to like. – [Brian] ‘Cause you’re
    sitting so far from the table. Okay, back to Stranger Things. – Yeah, let’s watch our series. It’s really bright out, super bright and it’s her official due date today but it doesn’t seem like
    she’s too keen to come out so, today we just been
    relaxing, taking it easy we’ve be working a little
    bit and taking a little walk around the park, which was super nice. And it’s a bit crazy that
    today is the due date I don’t know, it’s one of
    those things where you like kind of focus on this date and
    then the further gets to it, you kind of realize that she can come whenever she wants, right? – [Brian] What’s the news? – Oh!
    – Oh! – So he’s called the, I’m just gonna wait. – [Brian] Yeah, you just
    wait, you take your time I’ll start my contraction timer. I had a four minute 32nd
    interval on that one well, the news from the– – So the news from the lady that I called they answer straightaway,
    which is very nice. And I just kind of told
    her that I’ve been having these kind of like one minute
    contractions all night. This is like the first phase probably, so I’m in the first phase of? – [Brian] Labor. – The labor business and
    she said, the best thing I can do now is to rest,
    try to get some sleep because the real whole is coming and you don’t know how
    long it’s gonna take and eat carbs, have a nap, take a shower. She said you will feel
    when you need to come in. – [Brian] Starting, okay,
    so today we’re gonna chill we’re gonna watch a little bit of TV we’re gonna eat carbs, we’re out. It’s almost game time. It is nearly go time and
    we have decided to head into the (speaking in
    foreign language) center contractions are about what
    five to six minutes apart and getting more and more robust. – Yes changes it’s like more in the hips it’s quite intense, it’s
    gonna be interesting to sit in the car. – [Brian] Okay, I’m gonna
    turn this camera off we’re gonna get down there. So this monitor is reading contractions, when this gets up to 100% it means it’s a very strong contraction. Here’s the last two they’ve peaked out here it comes, baby’s heartbeat is good, there it is.
    – Oh shit. – [Brian] I’m glad we came in. Okay, it’s the next morning
    and we had a nice little bath last night to try
    and ease some of the pain which I think helped quite a lot. But then the and they’re kind
    and they put to bed together so that I could stay close to Karin and when we woke up this
    morning, her water broke. So that’s a good sign
    and they’re monitoring the baby’s heartbeat and Karin’s heartbeat and also the contractions. She ate an entire bowl
    of lactose free yogurt and a pear but she did not drink her tea and that is the baby
    update for this morning. We’re so close to being near the end now it’s not even funny, it’s
    been a hell of a mission but I think we have one more hour left according to the midwife then we should meet our daughter are you hanging in there Kazza? – [Karin] I’ve so many tubes in my body. – [Brian] Yeah, we’ve
    got gas, we’ve got a drip to help the blood pressure, we’ve got that. We decided to go with the epidural like for the last few hours, which
    I think was a crucial call. – [Karin] Yeah. – [Midwife] (speaking in foreign language) (groaning) – [Midwife] (speaking
    in foreign language). – [Brian] Head is out Karin, head is out. – [Midwife] (speaking
    in foreign language). – [Brian] Holy shit! Oh my gosh, Karin she’s out, you did it. – [Midwife] Wow, you did it. – [Brian] Oh my God. – [Midwife] She’s perfect, at last, hello. – [Brian] Oh my God good job. So proud of you. – [Midwife] (speaking
    in foreign language). – [Brian] 10:45, that was
    probably the craziest thing I’ve ever seen in my entire life. How many of have you done? – [Midwife] Many. – [Brian] Good job. Awesome job. – [Midwife] I work for
    42 years as a midwife. – [Brian] I’m glad you’re here today thank you.
    – Thank you. – [Midwife] My problem
    is how can I finish? Because I love my job. – [Brian] Yeah of course, you’re bringing new life into the world. – Yeah, yeah, yeah.
    – It’s amazing, can I cut the cord? – [Midwife] Absolutely. – [Brian] Between the two scissors okay welcome to the world, you’re gonna have a hell of a life. – [Midwife] On the boat? (laughing) Around the world?
    – Yeah. – [Karin] (speaking in foreign language) – [Woman] (speaking in foreign language). – [Brian] Look at those
    curious little eyes. (sighing) – We did it. – [Brian] Good job, amazing,
    now begins the adventure. (baby crying) Bloody murder, bloody murder. So we’ve learned Sierra has
    three modes, she has angel mode where she lays there like a little angel. She has squiggly worm mode. (babbling) And she has screaming demon mode. (baby crying) And she can flip back and
    forth between these modes like either progressively or randomly. – The only ways to get her to fall asleep is to put her in the harness. (upbeat music) – Okay, that’s sort of our
    ritual but it works look and she’s now gone into angel mode. Little Sierra likes to be walked to sleep. – I love her face when she wakes up because she’s always really
    squishy, good morning. – Wow last night I’d changed
    her diaper four times for poops and two times for pees within
    like a three hour period that’s crazy but we’re using these– – Cloth diapers.
    – Cloth diapers which is nice. And we just living life here. (upbeat music) – [Karin] Almost what six weeks? And she can hold her little head up. – [Brian] What? – [Karin] Look at her. – [Brian] Whoa! (speaking in foreign language) Hello, it’s another Friday night here show you what we get up to. (baby crying) Come on Sierra, there’s
    nothing to cry about tonight, everything’s just fine. Whoa, Sierra! (speaking in foreign language) Yes! – [Karin] I did it. – Yes you did it. – It’s our last morning
    here in the apartment and it feels really sad, feels insane that we’re leaving today been here for six months and
    it’s just literally flown by like, I don’t know where the time has gone feels pretty crazy but
    we’ve done a lot of things and I have given birth to a baby and she’s four months, which is awesome. And we’re leaving Sweden. – All right Kazza, here we go it’s time to say goodbye to the apartment. – Yeah, time to go, we
    had a lot of thoughts stuff and a baby. – Hi, baby are you ready to go to America and then the sail a boat home. Yeah, all right let’s go. (upbeat music) – World traveler on her way. – [Brian] We’re not even
    in the airport five minutes we have our first disaster. – Shit everywhere.
    – Oh god. (speaking in foreign language) (speaking in foreign language) – Thanks you so much. – [Brian] Thank you for
    everything, it was awesome. – It’s been so great to have you here. – It has been awesome and
    here I won’t be needing this where we’re going. – I will be needing two. – Bye. Here we go Sierra next stop, America. (upbeat music) Wow what a mission? – [Karin] Yeah, it was a long trip. – Can’t believe it that’s
    like we started yesterday so it’s been over 24 hours of traveling. She did so good, imagine her
    first like long international flight, there’s no major. – I’m really proud of Sierra,
    I’m mostly proud of Sierra. – She cried a little bit I thought it was gonna be a disaster. – Yeah, me too. – And now hopefully Papa
    Dallas is gonna pick us up. (upbeat music) It is two in the morning
    and somebody is jet lagged how are you jet lag, wide awake. – It’s five o’clock in the morning Sierra is still awake, we’ll see I don’t really know anything
    about how to like reverse or how to get rid of this
    jet lag in babies this young but people have done it before so when I get internet tomorrow because my phone is not
    connected, I’ll do some research. (upbeat music) – I love you so much. – [Brian] This is your grandma. – I love you so much. – [Brian] She’s a happy
    baby, hi happy babby? – Hi, I can’t believe you’re at our house. – And we’re off to Delos
    tomorrow, so exciting, can’t wait. There’s a lot of stuff, baby
    and it’s like four o’clock in the morning and we should
    have left like 15 minutes ago there’s just so much
    stuff but we’ll make it. – [Brian] Last flight’s
    here we’re going home. (upbeat music) – [Woman] All right, big moment coming up. – The day is here, it’s finally here I feel like it’s been
    like a blur up until now going to the airport picking
    up Brian, Karin and Sierra it’s a huge deal. – [Woman] It is. – And a lot of milestones are happening. Time needs to to slow down. – Yeah, I’m making it.
    – Yeah I know. Let’s do it. – [Brian] Hey! – Oh my god. – It’s okay, we totally get it. Hey guys, look what I got. – [Woman] Oh my God. – This is Sierra, hey brother. – Hey buddy, how are you? – How are you?
    – Good. – You guys have a good trip?
    – Yeah. She’s a good baby. – This is your aunt Alex good to see you. – [Alex] Sorry, I just
    whacked her in the face. Hi, oh no! – [Man] The dad suits you well bro. – Yeah, look I dig it
    men, it’s a lot of fun. It’s a shit a load of work. It’s a lot of fun. – Feels bizarre to see her,
    after living with you guys for like seven years and
    seeing this little thing. – [Karin] We made it Sierra,
    are you ready to meet Maggie? All right, we’ll take that as a yes. – Look at you lucky little girl. – Mikey, sorry look at you
    hanging on like a champ. – [Man] Oh, she got the chopman feet gone. – [Man] Yeah. – [Karin] Look at that. – [Alex] Ankle twist. – [Brian] There she is, the
    Dalos welcome home Sierra this is where we live. She’s like, what the hell. – Welcome to your new house, it’s a welcome home bottle
    of champagne, it was a yes a gift from a Dalos tribe, shit that was hot pre primed. – [Brian] Well cheers
    guys, good to be back, thank you for the pickup at the airport. Thank you for the champagne welcome. – [Brady] Hey, welcome home guys. – [Brian] Cheers Sierra,
    you don’t get any drink. – [Alex] Cheers welcome to your new home. Congratulations on birthing a child. – Thank you. – She doesn’t get any champagne yet. Next on Delos, we install
    a gigantic internet dome I get looks great, it’s
    frickin cool again! It’s a gigantic comically large
    dome on the back of Delos. – [Man] It looks like
    we’re doing something cool, that’s all that matters. – [Brian] And Brady and Alex head off for a season in the snow. To celebrate the arrival
    of our little nugget, we’d like to offer a special deal, just head on over to the Delos
    shop, grab any gear you want and enter the coupon code,
    “littlenugget” during checkout and we’ll knock 10% off
    everything in your cart. – Make you dance, I like
    this big cloth of the sides. – [Brian] Other than that she’s alert I think she just pooped again. – [Karin] I think that was
    my belly, oh that’s me. I have a lot of things
    going on down there now. – [Brian] What do you think
    about living on a boat, huh? It’s pretty cool, isn’t it? Oh gross. – It’s just getting bigger and bigger it’s crazy how can it be that big?

    Most Mysterious And Largest  Creatures Found On The Beach
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    Most Mysterious And Largest Creatures Found On The Beach

    March 7, 2020

    From whales, to “mermaids” and other oddities,
    join me as I reveal to you 8 of the largest and weirdest creatures to ever wash up on
    a beach. 8. . Beached Whales
    I know what you’re thinking, “Wait a minute, a beached whale isn’t weird! It actually happens quite a bit!” And you would be right, and you would also
    be wrong. Because while there are plenty of mysterious
    creatures in the oceans, leading to the mostly-believed theory that there are plenty of ocean creatures
    we don’t know exist just yet, there are also mysterious events that happen to unlikely
    creatures. Like when a whale gets washed up on a beach. We’ve all seen the pictures and footage of
    people trying to help a whale get off of the beach and into the water once more. But, have you ever asked…how did it get
    on the beach in the first place? No, seriously, think about it! Whales are massive creatures, weighing numerous
    tons and are sometimes longer than a bus! The biggest ones can reach over 100 feet in
    length! Yet, they get washed up on the beach, and
    not just a few inches, but sometimes several yards. How does that happen? How does the water have enough grit and power
    on a beach to throw a whale? Now, a dead whale you might be able to pitch
    an idea for, but most beached whales are alive, so…how does this work? Scientists truly don’t know. And that’s why it’s weird, because when you
    think about it, it honestly shouldn’t happen, and yet it does. So what is actually going on here? We don’t know. And that’s what makes this mystery a bit fun
    to comprehend. Though it should be noted, if you do find
    a beached whale, and it’s alive, call the coast guard or a local authority. If it’s dead? You really shouldn’t approach it…trust me
    on this. Before we continue, be sure to subscribe to
    our channel so that you don’t miss our weekly videos! 7. Giant Squid
    Let’s stick with creatures that shouldn’t be seen on beaches, and yet are. While we all know about squids in the ocean
    and how large they can get (between 60-80 feet long at max depending on who you believe),
    there was a very long time before we ever got to truly observe a squid. And that happened because of the fact that
    they started to wash up on beaches. Can you imagine that? Going to the beach and suddenly seeing a dead
    squid just sprawled all over the place? Not something you’d want your kids to look
    like, am I right? Much like whales, there are a lot of mysteries
    around how Squids end up on beaches. Mainly because most of them live hundreds,
    if not thousands, if not tens of thousands of feet below sea level. So when they die, they honestly shouldn’t
    make it to the surface without help…but they do. The common theory is that the ones that died
    and ended up on the beaches of the world were ones that were already pretty close to the
    surface to start off with. Hence, there wasn’t much of an issue getting
    caught in the right tide or current and bringing them ashore. Regardless of the how, the discoveries of
    squids on beaches helped lead to all sorts of discoveries about the species, and for
    that, we should be grateful. Scientists are certainly grateful, for even
    though we don’t know everything about giant squids, and similar squids of equal size,
    we are learning. Now if only we can find out more about the
    Kraken… 6. Kiryat Yam’s Mermaids
    When it comes to “mermaid” sightings, you might think that many of them are from legends
    long ago. Including by legendary explorers like Christopher
    Columbus. But in truth, they happen all over the world,
    even in modern times.. For example, let’s travel back an even 10
    years to 2009. Where in Kiryat Yam, Israel, a sighting of
    a mermaid on a beach started a city-wide hunt for the creature. This all started when one of the people of
    Kiryat Yam went to a beach and saw the “mermaid”. Apparently, she was sunbathing, because I
    guess even mermaids need to get some sun every once in a while, right Ariel? You know…The Little Mermaid…? I’ll move on. Anyway, upon being spotted, the mermaid went
    into the waters and out of sight. But the sightings didn’t stop there, in fact,
    they just started. More and more locals came to the spot, and
    around dusk, the mermaid would occasionally appear, helping fuel “mermaid fever”. You might think that this was a bunch of people
    acting weird and loopy because of the idea of a mermaid being around…but if you thought
    you saw a mythical creature, and then other people saw it too? Yeah, you’d be actually loopy to try and get
    proof so other people could see it too! In fact, the fever got so crazy, that the
    town council of Kiryat Yam offered a million dollar reward to anyone who could get definitive
    proof that the mermaid existed. Sadly, and somewhat obviously, no proof was
    ever found. But, that doesn’t mean that they were lying,
    it just means that the mermaid didn’t return for one reason or another. And that’s not the only time a “Mermaid” washed
    up on the beach either. There have been many other “reports” of mermaids
    both alive and dead being washed up on the beach to some extent. In fact, there have been documentaries done
    on places like Discovery Channel and Animal Planet about these findings. So are mermaids real? That depends on what and who you believe. But if these “sightings” don’t stop…neither
    will the belief in them. 5. The Hairy Globster
    No, that’s not the name for a TV show or video game character…though it could be…but
    not in this case. Rather, this was the nickname given to a massive
    creature that washed up upon the shores of the Philippines back in 2018. Yeah, it’s another recent one for you to enjoy. Specifically, this “Hairy Globster” was found
    in May near the town of Oriental Mindoro. What made this creature so fascinating to
    many was that it didn’t look like anything around. Because it was solid grey, and yet, it had
    a bunch of hair all over it. Which would make it definitively “not a whale”
    as they don’t have hair. The creature was 20 feet long, and weighed
    a massive 4000 pounds! Pictures circulated the internet because this
    was definitely one of those “you need to see this to believe it!” kind of things. The irony though is that scientists who researched
    the creature claim that it was indeed a whale. According to them, the “blob-like” shape was
    because when whales die, the gasses within the body don’t leave, they actually build
    up, this creating a blob shape. As for the hair, they claim that this is actually
    the remains of muscles and blubber… …whether you want to believe that or not,
    I leave it up to you…but there’s no doubt that this is one of the WEIRDEST things to
    EVER wash up on a beach. I mean, I have a hard time looking at it honestly. 4. Mystery Creature
    You’d think that with all of the wonders of science and technology that we have on this
    Earth, that we’d be able to identify just about anything that washed up on shore. And yet, in March of 2018, a literal mystery
    creature washed up on a beach at the Wolf Island National Wildlife Refuge in southeast
    Georgia. And despite scientists researching it to try
    and discover what it was, and wasn’t, they honestly have no clue what it is. A passerby named Jeff Warren found the creature
    on the beach, and immediately went to work taking pictures of it, and then sending it
    to various media outlets. Once scientists got a hold of the pictures,
    they went and tried to figure out what it was, but they couldn’t piece together this
    puzzle. Many feel it’s a decomposed animal, like the
    Hairy Globster I noted earlier, but they can’t tell which kind, if that’s what it was at
    all. Others feel it might have been a hoax, either
    by Warren, or by someone else knowing that it would be found and then spread around in
    various ways. The body of the “creature” was not given to
    the scientists, so there’s no way of truly finding out what the creature is. 3. Gigantic Fish
    Imagine this, you’re going to the beach, and you see something on the shore. And as you get closer, it gets bigger and
    bigger, until finally you’re looking at a MASSVIE fish that you not only don’t recognize,
    but it looks beyond what should be in the waters around you. That’s what happened at the American Riviera
    in California 2019 when a massive fish washed up on shore. Scientists were able to examine it, and were
    instantly baffled, because this type of fish had never been seen in the Northern Hemisphere
    before! The species was identified though, it was
    confirmed to be a Hoodwinker Sunfish. Never heard of it? There’s a good reason for that, the fish species
    is rare. How rare? Well, it was only officially discovered…in
    2017. In New Zealand no less. And while scientists want to study more about
    them, it’s hard to get them and catch them…until this one came along that is. But, that’s not the end of the mystery, because
    it still remains to be seen and figured out how this fish got to California. It apparently shouldn’t have been able to
    cross the Equator, but clearly it did, and it’s baffling scientists in regards to the
    how’s and the whys. 2. Batfish
    No, this isn’t one of Batman’s pets!…though it could be eventually… Anyway, a man was walking around Padre Island
    National Seashore in Corpus Christi in 2018 when he saw an odd fish washed up on the shore. He took out his camera and started snapping
    photos: “I have been beach combing all my life so
    to come across something strange like this was totally exciting,” the man who found
    the fish explained in a Facebook post. “It got even better when I took the photographs
    to the park rangers and they were equally baffled.” While the park rangers were stumped, the local
    scientists of the area were decidedly not. In fact, they looked through some textbooks
    to find that it was indeed a Batfish. A Thick-Tailed Batfish in fact:
    “Batfish use their pectoral, or side-fins, as “legs” to “crawl” on the sea floor
    to feed on worms, and small crustaceans and fish. They live their lives in complete darkness,
    where large eyes probably come in handy to avoid lantern fish or other possible predators.” So…that does beg a question though, how
    did a fish that is known for crawling on the ocean floor…end up in Texas? 1. Contracting Blob
    In 2018, a family was on the beach in New Zealand when the children saw something they
    didn’t notice…and immediately decided to go and play with it…because of course they
    did. “My initial thought was don’t let my kids
    touch it as they went running up to have a look,” Adam Dickinson, told Fox News. Dickinson’s children compared the pink-ish
    creature to a “volcano.” This “contracting blob” was definitely nothing
    they had seen before. But in a twist, the “blob” was actually still
    alive, thus the contractions. After some study by people, it was determined
    that this wasn’t a blob, it was actually a jellyfish. A Lion’s Mane Jellyfish in fact, the longest
    Jellyfish species in the world today. How long can it get? Well, just the tentacles of this Jellyfish
    can reach 190 feet! It’s unclear where the tentacles were on the
    “blob”, but thankfully no one got stung and found out. And there you go, a bunch of large and weird
    sightings that happened on beaches. Can you believe some of the things that people
    found? Which do you think was the weirdest of the
    lot? Do you wish you could see one of these things
    washed upon a beach? Or do you know another story that could be
    on this list? Let me know in the comments below, be sure
    to subscribe, and I’ll see you next time!

    10 Biggest  Fish Catches Ever Caught!
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    10 Biggest Fish Catches Ever Caught!

    March 7, 2020

    From sharks, to prized bass, and a few surprises
    in between, join me as we discover some of the biggest catches of all time! 10. Blue Marlin (Unofficial)
    When it comes to “big catches”, just about every fisherman worth his salt has a “it was
    this big!” story, and that’s perfectly fine. Allow them to have those stories! But, when an actual true story comes along,
    and then gets ignored because of minor issue? That is sad, and it’s not to be ignored. For this is a case of technicalities getting
    in the way of the facts and clear evidence in regards to catching a massive Blue Marlin. To understand the story we must go back in
    time to 1984, where a man named Gary Merriman was in Hawaii. He was there as a guest of former Atlanta
    Hawks owner (the NFL team) Rankin Smith. Wanting to enjoy his time, Merriman went out
    and did some fishing, and caught a massive 1649 pound Blue Marlin. This is impressive, and was a catch truly
    highlighted his skill with a rod and reel. He even had a fishing shop in Atlanta at the
    time. In terms of pure size and weight, this Blue
    Marlin wass the world record holder, beating out the previous owner by a couple hundred
    pounds. Which you would think would be celebrated. But…apparently Merriman didn’t use an “approved”
    line and leader (via the IGFA who carefully monitors and checks all world record claims
    when it comes to fish), and because he didn’t follow those exactly rules, he was not allowed
    the title of biggest Blue Marlin ever caught. Which again, is honestly really sad. Despite this, Merriman kept the fish, and
    put it up at his shop, as he should when you think about it. And though he may not have had the record,
    he knew that he caught a Blue Marlin that no one had caught before. 9. Swordfish
    There are sometimes creature that we don’t know what to make of, and Swordfish are definitely
    one of those creatures of nature where don’t know why it was created to look like that. Regardless of the how and whys, it exists
    in the oceans. And fisherman have tried to catch the biggest
    and best ones, and to many fishermen, Swordfish are some of the best fish “trophies” you can
    catch. But the honor of biggest catch goes to a legendary
    man named Louis Marron. In 1959, Marron battled a mighty Swordfish
    for two hours to reel in a Swordfish that was a 1182 pound beauty that was not only
    a record at the time, by a good margin, but it’s a record that lives to this day. And recall, that’s basically 60 years of fishing,
    and no one has broken it. So this should prove to you that regardless
    of what kind of fish is out there in the oceans, if it’s desirable in any way, then there will
    be fishermen willing to go all out to get it. Even if it means fighting that fish for hours
    on end. 8. Tiger Sharks
    People often forget that sharks are a fish, they’re just a fish that is massive, and aggressive
    at times, and aren’t afraid to eat just about anything in sight should the opportunity arise. So though they are feared, they’re also seen
    as a prize, especially to fisherman who are brave enough to go after them. Because catching a shark means you have some
    serious strength and guile. A great example of this came in 1964, when
    a man named Walter Maxwell caught a massive Tiger Shark. Tiger Sharks are known to be very aggressive,
    and dangerous, and are considered one of the most dangerous sharks in the world. Making this catch very impressive in numerous
    ways. This record stood for 40 years, then, a fisherman
    named Kevin Clapson came around, and he caught a 1785 pound Tiger Shark. So a new king was born so to speak. But regardless, both of these catches are
    to be appreciated, as it couldn’t have been easy to reel in. What’s more, Clapson may have the world record
    on lock for the rest of time. And it has nothing to do with size or weight
    of the shark. You see, sharks are starting to be protected,
    and Tiger Sharks are included in that list. In 2004, it was legal to fish for sharks. But now, you can’t, with very few exceptions. So unless that law changes in the near future,
    Kevin Clapson will have the infinite record of biggest Tiger Shark caught. 7. Bluefish Tuna
    Caught In Nova Scotia on October 26th, 1979, Ken Fraser caught a Bluefish Tuna that weighed
    in at an incredible 1496 pounds. That’s right, this singular tuna almost weighed
    a ton and a half! But what a catch it was, and it’s a world
    record in terms of the biggest Bluefish Tuna ever caught. But just as important, this fish was caught
    LEGALLY. You see, Canada has very strict fishing policies,
    especially when it comes to Nova Scotia. You actually have to have a permit when it
    comes to fishing for them, and you can only do it in certain waters. To that end, the fish and game committee in
    Canada work hard to make sure that not too many Bluefish Tuna are caught so that the
    ecosystem isn’t disrupted. With all that in mind, it makes it all the
    more impressive that Ken Fraser was able to catch this massive Tuna. 6. Alligator Gar
    No, not an alligator, an Alligator Gar. Yes, this is a real kind of fish, and it’s
    one that can get quite big as one Bill Valverde found out back in 1951. He was actually fishing out on the Rio Grande
    river in Texas when he got a bite from a 279 pound beat of an Alligator Gar. But the funny part about this story is that
    this catch honestly almost didn’t happen because of human error. You see, Valverde and his buddies actually
    hiked over to the Rio Grande in order to fish. But when they reached the place, they had
    a problem…they didn’t have any bait! Yep, they forgot it back at home. Not wanting to go all the way back, they dug
    in the Earth and found some earthworms, and thus went fishing. Not for the Gar, they actually went fishing
    for Mullets, and THAT fish was the bait that they used to catch the Alligator Gar. Not that they had much issue bringing in the
    fish apparently… “The gar wasn’t hooked at all,” Valverde told
    Boys’ Life in 1972. “I was able to bring him in because he was
    holding on to the bait with those big teeth.” If only all catches could be that easy, am
    I right? 5. Black Marlin
    One of the most popular fisheries out there by far is Marlin fishing. These massive creatures aren’t just big, they’re
    heavy, and fisherman actually created special chairs for their boats so that they could
    sit in them as they fought the Marlins for sometimes hours on end just in the hopes of
    catching one. Then, when they do, they typically like to
    mount them on their walls as trophies. Plus, they KNOW that if they catch one, they
    made an effort. But as for the biggest catch in regards to
    the Black Marlin species, that would go to Alfred Glassell, Jr., who is not only the
    world record holder to this day, he held that record multiple times for different Marlins
    that he caught. Proving just how legendary a fisherman he
    was back in the day. The first time he got a world record was in
    1952 when he caught the Black Marlin, a fish that hadn’t been caught before. Which makes it all the more impressive that
    he got it before anyone else. Glassell would lose the record for a brief
    time, then he would get it back, and then he would to himself when he caught a 1560
    pound Black Marlin. Just looking at the size of this Marlin you
    can’t help but wonder how he caught, but no matter the exact method, he did indeed get
    it. And in fact, the footage that he took of the
    catch was actually put into a film called The Old Man and the Sea. You could argue that because of the records
    he set, that Glassell Jr is one of the greatest fishermen who ever lived. 4. Largemouth Bass
    The Largemouth Bass is one of the “revered species” of fish in the world. It’s one that many fishing competitions are
    held for. So if you’re watching a fishing competition
    on TV, many times you’ll see it’s for Largemouth Bass. Now, in a competition setting, the biggest
    Largemouth Bass ever caught was by a fisherman named Preston Clark back in 2006 during the
    Bassmaster Classic. It was an 11-pound 10-ounce bass. However, it’s not the biggest in the world. For just 3 years after Clark’s epic tournament,
    a man from Japan named Manabu Kurita shocked the world with the reveal of a 22 pound, 4
    ounce Largemouth Bass. So if you’re doing the math, that means Kurita
    caught a bass in the wild that was double that of Clark’s from the tournament. What’s more, it was caught in Japan, not in
    the US where a bunch of diehard fisherman are trying to break the record. Either way you look at it though, these Largemouth
    Bass catches were each legendary in their own right. 3. Striped Bass
    When it comes to hunting “big game”, or even game of any kind that requires serious effort,
    there are certain species that hold a certain place in the hearts of those who go after
    them. When it comes to the world of fish, the Striped
    Bass is just that. It’s basically the holy grail, or at least,
    the record of being catch of a Striped Bass is. The fish has actually gotten a cult around
    it more or less, as the group is the most passionate about not just catching the Striped
    Bass, but breaking the world for it. Why is that? Well, let’s just say the person who owns the
    worlds’ biggest Striped Bass record is rewarded heavily. Which makes the tale of Greg Myerson all the
    more epic, for he did catch the worlds’ biggest Striped Bass, a massive catch of 81.88 pounds,
    and he has proof that he caught it. Believe it or not, he caught the fish in the
    waters of Long Island Sound, which was close to his house in Connecticut. So he didn’t have to go far to get the record
    fish, he just had to wait for his time! But the best part about this catch was that
    there wasn’t any controversy over the catch. A previous world record holder didn’t follow
    proper procedure, and so many weren’t happy with the record going to him. But Greg Myerson did, and so he gets to hold
    the true title of having caught the biggest Striped Bass. 2. Catfish
    Catfish are a very interesting breed of fish, and they’re ones that fishermen really enjoy
    catching for one reason or another. And yeah, they can get really, REALLY, big. For proof of this, you need only look at the
    giant “Grizzly” of a Catfish that was caught in Thailand in 2005. This Catfish was so huge that it actually
    took multiple fishermen to bring it in. Why is that? Well, it’s because this particular Catfish
    was over 9 feet long, and weighed nearly 650 pounds! That’s a lot of girth for a Catfish. The locals of the Thailand area where this
    fish was caught had known that Catfish loved this area, and that they were able to get
    big, but NONE of them suspected that they could get THAT big. The only sad part about the catch was that
    the fishermen were going to throw it back into the waters, but it was so big and heavy
    that they actually couldn’t! So the fish actually died. If you’re still curious about why this Catfish
    stands out from the rest. The average weight of a Catfish in a large
    size is just under 100 pounds. So depending on how you look at it, this particular
    Catfish is about 8-10 times larger than an average large Catfish that you can catch in
    regular waters. So yeah, that’s a thing. And not surprisingly, after this Catfish was
    caught and taken a picture of, a lot of fishermen went to Thailand to see if they could catch
    their own monster Catfish. As of yet, it hasn’t happened, but it may
    only be a matter of time. 1. Great White Sharks
    As noted, many shark species nowadays are actually protected under fish and game laws. But, that doesn’t mean that before the laws
    many fisherman didn’t try and catch them. And that includes the legendary Great White
    Shark. Despite their aggressive nature and incredible
    power, there have been many fisherman who have caught one over the years. However, many of them fall under the “it was
    THIS BIG” category. That being said, on April 21st, 1959, a man
    by the name of Alfred Dean broke the bank if you will and caught a massive Great White
    Shark. How massive exactly? This massive shark weighed 2,664 pounds! Which beat the previous record for a Great
    White Shark catch by an astound 1500+ pounds! To this day it’s the heaviest fish ever caught
    and recorded by the IGFA, and given the rules against shark fishing now, it’s likely to
    stay that way as the top catch. Oh, and in case you were curious what kind
    of bait would be used to catch a mammoth shark like this…it was a porpoise. And despite its weight, it only took about
    an hour to reel it in. Thanks for watching everyone! What did you think about these amazing stories
    of fish being caught? Which story was your personal favorite? What kinds of fish have you caught before,
    and how big were they? Do you dream about catching fish as big as
    some of these? Let me know in the comments below, be sure
    to subscribe, and I’ll see you next time on the channel!

    How To Set Up (Build) A Saltwater Fish Tank / Aquarium
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    How To Set Up (Build) A Saltwater Fish Tank / Aquarium

    March 3, 2020

    How to go from this, to this. 30 steps, one video, let’s go! Welcome to My First Fish Tank, the only website
    and YouTube channel 100% dedicated to you, the beginner! Building your first saltwater aquarium is
    easy at My First Fish Tank, and here’s how it works. Watch this video from start to finish. If you aren’t already there, go to
    and click on “Build”. Browse through the 4 different budget options
    and choose which one fits you best, then buy your gear. Once your items arrive, follow along step
    by step and you’ll have your first tropical fish tank up and running! If you like our content, do us a favor and
    subscribe down below. We also post daily to Instagram, so follow
    us @myfirstfishtank. If you’d like a copy of the 30 step-by-step
    instructions, build lists, transcripts, study guides, and more, just put your name and email
    address into one of the many sign up form at You’ll get the password to the members only
    tab with links to everything. Alright, enough of the sales pitch. Without further ado, let’s get started! Step 01: Choose Your Budget
    There are 4 different budget options to choose from. If you are set on a larger tank but don’t
    have the money today, then just do what most of us in the hobby do… buy a piece of equipment
    with each paycheck. Regardless of which price-point you choose,
    the end result is going to be beautiful. Step 02: Purchase Items
    Each budget option contains three sections… Essential, Optional, and Upgradeable. To complete the 30 steps, you will at least
    need the essential items. But if you want to spruce things up a bit,
    you can swap out an upgradeable item for an essential item. For example, each budget has an optional,
    slightly larger tank that you could swap out for the essential item. The optional items are just that, things you
    may want to purchase as your budget allows. Just don’t mix and match from various budget
    options, as each option was specifically chosen to make sure all the pieces of equipment work
    well together. We use a few different online retailers in
    order to get our preferred products at competitive prices. So just open up a few tabs in your browser,
    add everything to your carts, and you’ll have a few exciting shipments heading your
    way! If you live outside of the USA and Canada,
    send us an email with a link to your favorite online retailers, and we will be happy to
    help you custom build your first saltwater aquarium within your budget! Step 03: Choose Location
    You’ve ordered your essential items so let’s figure out where your tank is going to reside. Choosing your location is not rocket science,
    but there are a few do’s and don’ts you want to keep in mind. Do choose a location with electrical outlets
    nearby, and make sure that circuit can handle the load. You could do an easy test by plugging in some
    high amperage items such as a vacuum, space heater, or hair dryer and turning them on
    at the same time. As long as your circuit doesn’t break, you
    should be alright. Don’t put the tank in direct sunlight. A little bit will be okay, but too much direct
    sunlight can cause unwanted algae growth and temperature swings. Do choose a location that has easy access
    for maintenance. You are going to be spending a lot of time
    keeping things pretty, so the closer to a utility closet or garage the better. Don’t put the tank over a vent or next to
    a floorboard heater or wood burning stove. Daily temperature swings of even a few degrees
    can cause stress for your livestock. Do make certain your table/stand/counter,
    or floor can withstand the weight of your aquarium. 1 gallon of water weighs 8.3 lbs, so a 20
    gallon tank is going to weigh over 160 lbs in water alone. And for everybody else in the world who is
    not from the United States, 1 Liter of water weighs 1 kg. Don’t put the tank in your bedroom, unless
    a constant low-level gurgling and buzzing noise is your thing! I have several tanks in my bedroom, so we
    have to sleep with a fan on to drown out the noise. Step 04: Unpack Aquarium
    When your aquarium arrives, give it a quick visual inspection to make sure there are no
    obvious cracks or defects. It is glass, so sometimes it can be damaged
    during shipping. Glass aquariums are heavy, so it’s always
    a good idea to have a helper so this doesn’t happen. Step 05: Assemble Stand
    Most budget options don’t have a stand, so you can just skip this step. If you did purchase a stand, just follow the
    included instructions to get it assembled. If you plan on using your own stand, make
    sure it is strong enough to support the weight of the tank. Step 06: Cut Foam Mat
    All of the budget options at My First Fish Tank either come with pre-cut mats or they
    don’t require them. But if you are building your own system, be
    sure to carefully cut the neoprene foam/yoga mat to fit perfectly underneath your tank. Small irregularities in the top of the stand
    could lead to stress fractures and ultimately tank failure over time. So do yourself and your home a favor and use
    foam! Step 07: Place Aquarium On Stand (Or Table,
    Or Counter) Wipe off the top of the stand/table/counter,
    and the bottom of the tank. With your helper, team lift the tank into
    place, being sure it is perfectly centered on the foam pad. Leave about a fist size space between the
    tank and the wall to allow access for cleaning and equipment. Do a preliminary leveling using shims if necessary,
    before moving onto the next step. If you purchased a larger system with a sump,
    you will also need to follow the instructions provided, and install the prefabricated plumbing. This will allow you to move onto the next
    step and leak test both the tank and sump. Step 08: Fill With Tap Water And Leak Test
    Tanks can be damaged during shipping, and a small leak can lead to a big headache. Fill your tank with tap water. You can use a bucket, pitcher, or hose. It doesn’t matter at this point, because
    you are just going to drain it in a couple hours. Once full, give the outside of a tank a quick
    wipe to make sure it is completely dry. Now closely inspect your tank, especially
    around the seams, to ensure there are no leaks. Step 09: Level Your Tank
    With the tank full of water, we’re now going to level the aquarium. A couple quick notes here. If you purchased a 20 gallon system or less,
    you will most likely skip this step. Never place composite shims directly under
    the tank. Only use shims to level the aquarium stand. Laying the level on top of the tank, check
    all angles to get a sense of where to place the composite shims. Place the shim underneath the stand, with
    the ribbed side facing down. Use a hammer to gently tap it into place. You will likely need to use several shims
    at different locations on the stand. Once the tank is level, break the shim by
    pulling up. Step 10: Drain The Tank
    There are two ways to start a siphon. Option one: the mouth method. Make sure your gravel vacuum is clean. Stick the large end of the vacuum under the
    water line. Bring the small end of the tube to your mouth,
    being sure it is above the water line. Suck in the water until it nearly reaches
    your mouth and place your thumb over the end. Then lower the small end of the tube into
    the bucket, release your thumb, and your siphon is started. Option two: the mouth free method. Hold your thumb over the small end of the
    tube. Fill the large end of the vacuum with water. Place the small end over the bucket, release
    your thumb, and once water starts flowing into the bucket, quickly place your thumb
    back over the tube. Then stick the large end of the vacuum into
    the tank, being sure to keep it facing up. Fill the vacuum with water, then keeping it
    below the water line, flip the vacuum downward. Remove your thumb and your siphon is started. Step 11: Make or Buy Saltwater
    You have three options here. Option one is to purchase pre-made saltwater
    from your local fish store. Just get a bunch of 5 gallon buckets and make
    the trek. Option two is to purchase RO/DI water from
    your local fish store, and then mix the salt yourself. Option three requires you to purchase an RO/DI
    filter and make the saltwater yourself. Here’s how to make saltwater. Make sure to only use RO/DI water, never tap
    water or distilled water. Read the directions on your salt mix container
    to estimate how much you will need. Slowly add in salt while stirring. Measure the salinity with your hydrometer
    or refractometer, and add salt mix or RO/DI water to bring the salinity to 33-35 ppm. Once you have livestock in your tank, you
    will also need to add the additional step of heating your saltwater mix to match the
    temperature of your display tank before doing any water changes. Step 12: Add Rock and Aquascape
    You can use your own aesthetic judgement here. But here are a couple things to consider. Make sure that your aquascape is stable, and
    that a grazing snail or strong water current won’t topple it. Leave enough space between the aquascape and
    the glass to allow for easy cleaning. And lastly, be sure to provide hiding places
    for shy fish and invertebrates. Step 13: Add Sand
    If you didn’t purchase the optional sand and/or just prefer a bare bottom tank, skip
    this step. Do not rinse the live-sand. Instead, just pour the bag out directly into
    your tank, and spread it evenly around your aquascape. Sand is not an essential element for a saltwater
    aquarium, although some species of fish and invertebrates will require a sandbed for burrowing,
    protection, and food. Step 14: Add Return Pump
    It is easier to add the return pump before adding saltwater. While not absolutely essential, I recommend
    using the optional plastic hose clamps to secure the flexible tubing to the pump. Stay clear of the traditional metal hose clamps,
    as they will rust over time. Step 15: Add Saltwater
    To avoid splatter, pour saltwater directly onto your stable aquascape, or place a small
    plate directly on top of the sand bed, and pour the water into it. Regardless of what you do, expect a cloudy
    tank if you used live-sand. There is usually a packet of water clarifer
    that comes with the live-sand. Add that to the tank now to speed in the clearing
    up of the tank. Step 16: Organize Wires And Install Drip Loops
    Water and electricity do not play well together. For your safety, be sure that your outlet
    is protected from accidental water splashing. It is also best practice to make sure your
    outlet is protected by a gfci. I highly recommend using the optional surge
    protector, as it has five individually controlled outlets which will make tank maintenance a
    breeze. Use either a label maker or tape to label
    each cord. Be sure to install drip loops wherever necessary. A drip loop is just a loop in your electrical
    wire that goes down below the outlet and then back up to the outlet. This will protect your outlet from water that
    may run down the wires by accident. A cheap zip tie or cord clip is an affordable
    solution when installing drip loops. Step 17: Add Mechanical Filtration
    Place your sponge and/or polyester filter floss into the the rear filtration chamber
    or sump. Step 18: Add The Primary Heater
    We like to put our heaters in the rear filtration chamber or sump. Just make sure that wherever you put it has
    decent flow to transport the warm water throughout the tank. A quick note about heaters. They need to be calibrated. Set your heater to 78 degrees Fahrenheit (or
    25 degrees centigrade). Place it into your aquarium, making sure it
    is covered with water. Give it a day and use your thermometer to
    check the temperature. Your heater will likely be off by 1-3 degrees. Remove your heater, and adjust the calibration
    dial to match the water temperature. Then adjust the temperature to reflect the
    new 78 degrees. Step 19: Add Backup Heater
    If you bought the optional backup heater, install that now. Even the best heater will eventually fail,
    and a backup heater is the best redundancy protection for your tank. Here’s how the backup heater works. Follow the instructions from step 18 to calibrate
    it. Then, lower the temperature of the backup
    heater to 76 degrees Fahrenheit or 24 degrees centigrade. Then at some point in the future, when you
    notice the temperature of the tank is only 76 degrees, you will know that the primary
    heater has given out and it’s time to order another heater. You can then promote your backup to primary
    and be thankful your livestock are still alive and happy! Step 20: Turn On The Return Pump
    Turn on your return pump to start filtering your tank. It will take a while for the sand to settle,
    so just be patient as the cloudiness clears. Step 21: Install and turn on Wavemaker/Powerhead
    If you did not purchase a wavemaker, just skip this step. Attach the wavemaker to the side of the tank. Make sure it is a few inches below the water
    line to avoid any air sucking noises that may occur. Turn on the wavemaker and set it to medium
    for now. You will be able to make adjustments to it
    later. Step 22: Install Lights
    Most lights are not waterproof, so make sure to install these carefully. If you have lights as a part of your canopy,
    then just put the canopy into place. There are various mounting options here, so
    follow the instructions with your lights to securely mount them to the sides or rear of
    the tank. We like to hide the wire behind the tank. Plug them in and turn them on. Step 23: Cycle the Tank
    Cycling your tank is hobbyist lingo for establishing a bacteria colony in your live rock to remove
    the toxins (specifically ammonia), that are caused by livestock waste and uneaten food. There are two ways to cycle the tank. The first method is fishless. Add a piece of frozen shrimp or add a couple
    tablespoons of fish food. Do not change your filter during this time
    and if you have a protein skimmer, make sure it is off. Test your water for ammonia, nitrite, and
    nitrate every few days, and record the results in a log. You will see your ammonia spike first, followed
    by nitrite, and finally nitrate. Once your ammonia and nitrite levels have
    returned to near zero, the cycle is complete. The second method is the fish method. I recommend adding a product such as Fritz
    Turbo Start to help establish the cycle quicker. Then add a couple of hardy fish such as Clownfish
    or Damselfish. Keep the protein skimmer off and only clean
    the mechanical filter once a week. Test for ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate every
    few days and record the results in a log. If ammonia levels reach 1 ppm, you will need
    to perform a 15%-30% water change to reduce the ammonia levels. Once the ammonia and nitrite levels return
    to near zero, your tank is cycled. A full cycle takes 4-6 weeks. Step 24: Perform a 25% Water Change
    Once the cycle is complete, a 25% water change will help remove any remaining nitrates. If you have a protein skimmer, you can now
    turn it on. If you already have fish in the aquarium,
    be sure to heat your new saltwater to within a degree or two of the aquarium water to avoid
    stressing out your fish. Turn off your return pump and wavemaker before
    starting the siphon. Use a pitcher or bucket to easily add the
    new saltwater to the aquarium. Step 25: Buy Fish
    Start by purchasing 2 hearty fish from your local fish store, such as Clownfish or Damselfish. Even though your tank is now cycled, the addition
    of fish can cause a second mini-spike of ammonia, so be sure to to test for ammonia every week. Step 26: Drip Acclimate Fish
    Drip acclimating your fish is the process of slowly equalizing the water parameters
    from the fish store to your aquarium. It is crucial as temperature, pH, and salinity
    will likely be different in your aquarium. The most important thing to remember here
    is you never want to add water from your local fish store into your aquarium. First, rinse off the outside of the bag with
    fresh water. Turn off your aquarium lights, and float the
    bag in your aquarium for 15 minutes to help equalize the temperatures. Take a long portion of airline tubing and
    tie a couple of loose knots in it. Using a clean bucket or receptacle that you
    only use for fish, cut the top off of the bag, and gently pour the fish and water into
    the bucket. Place one end of the airline tubing in your
    aquarium, and the other in your bucket, being sure to start a siphon first. Adjust the tightness of the knots so you get
    between 1-2 drops per second. Drip acclimate the fish for 30 minutes. If the room you are in is chilly, you may
    want to consider adding a small heater into the container so the water temperature stays
    near 78 degrees. After 30 minutes, remove the airline tubing
    and rinse it with fresh water. Step 27: Add Fish To Tank
    We are not going to discuss quarantine tanks for your first build, but to learn more click
    on the “learn more” section at My First Fish Tank for a link. Setting up a quarantine tank is considered
    the gold standard of marine husbandry and is best practice for keeping your livestock
    disease free. Keeping the aquarium lights off while introducing
    fish to your aquarium will help reduce their stress levels. Using a net or small bowl, catch the fish,
    being gentle and patient as they can be injured easily. If you are using a net, just give it a couple
    quick bounces to get rid of any local fish store water. Then gently pinch the end of the net around
    fish, turn the net upside down , and release your fish. If you are using a bowl, just hold you hand
    over the top and drain the water out before adding your fish. Many fish jump, and there is nothing worse
    then coming home and finding one of your pets dead on the carpet. I always recommend purchasing or making a
    mesh screen kit. You can find a kit in the “optional” section
    of each build, and a video on how to make it in the “learn more” section at Step 28: Turn On Lights
    Give your fish a few hours to explore their new home before turning the lights on. If you have programmable lights, turn them
    on slowly over the course of the day. If you just have an on/off switch for your
    lights, consider letting the fish get used to their tank for one entire night before
    turning the lights on. Step 29: Rinse All Equipment In Freshwater
    Saltwater is quite corrosive to your equipment, so anytime something comes in contact with
    saltwater, be sure to give it a thorough freshwater clean in the sink. Make sure to get the inside of any piping
    or tubes, and never use soap as soapy residue can be detrimental to your livestock. A small amount of tap water won’t hurt your
    tank, but if you can let your equipment dry completely first, that would be best. Step 30: Send Us Pictures & Learn More
    Send us pictures and learn more. Four last things before we say goodbye. First, please, please, please send us pictures
    and videos of your new tank. All of us here at My First Fish Tank love
    sharing in the success of our fellow hobbyists. If you have any questions along the way, don’t
    hesitate to reach out to us. Our email is [email protected] Second, if you haven’t already done so, if
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    on the “Learn More” tab for the detailed 10-part series, unboxings, reviews of various products,
    and so much more. From all of us here at My First Fish Tank,
    we thank you for allowing us to be a part of your saltwater aquarium journey. Happy Reefing Everybody!

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    March 3, 2020

    Hi guys! Today, I’m going to have flying fish roe 😀 I prepared black color 🙂 isn’t it look nice? I love crunchy sound of tobiko 😀 It’s really crunchy. I love the texture so much!! Do you like flying fish roe? actually the original flying fish roe REALLY has salty taste! I wanted to remove the salty taste so I soaked them in water for several minutes saltiness all removed 🙂 flying fish roe is naturally red-orange eggs and have a mild smoky or salty taste mine is salty It’s supposed to be colorless to be good the black color is added, so It’s unhealthy I guess when you buy tobiko, try to buy original color. the texture of original tobiko with no food coloring is more crunchier than other eggs the eggs are really tiny, it keeps getting into my teeth 🙁 now I’ll try a big bite! I think my mouth is pretty big 😀 It’s so crunchy ! the eggs are moist, and isn’t fishy at all I have some eggs on my hand XD If you look closer, they look little gross aren’t they look like tiny insects? I bought this online I bought 500g of it ! the price of 500g is 10000 won (U.S around $8.23) I’m eating half of it now 😀 500g is quite a lot. flying fish roe are actually healthy! they are low in carbs but rich in protein and healthy fats like omega-3 It help regulate inflammation vital for the proper function of your immune system, heart, hormones, and lungs try the eggs with a spoonful like me 😀 When I eat it, my room always get messy the eggs always fall on the floor I have a lot of stuff to do right after this …. ha ha If you like this video, please subscribe. Thank you so much for watching my video

    Portuguese Man O’ War Stings and Eats Fish – 4K
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    Portuguese Man O’ War Stings and Eats Fish – 4K

    March 2, 2020

    The Portuguese man o’ war (Physalia physalis), also known as the man-of-war is a marine hydrozoan found in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. Its long tentacles deliver a painful sting, which is venomous and powerful enough to prey on fish Despite its appearance, the Portuguese man o’ war is not a true jellyfish but a siphonophore, which is not an individual multicellular organism (true jellyfishes are single organisms), but a colonial organism made up of many specialized animals of the same species, called zooids or polyps. hese polyps are attached to one another and physiologically integrated, to the extent that they cannot survive independently, creating a symbiotic relationship requiring each polyp to work together and function like an individual animal. It typically feeds on small marine organisms, such as fish and plankton. The organism has few predators of its own; one example is the loggerhead turtle The name “man o’ war” comes from the man-of-war, an 18th-century sailing warship, and the cnidarian’s resemblance to the Portuguese version at full sail. The names for the animal in Hawaiʻian include ʻili maneʻo, palalia, and others. In Australia, South Africa and New Zealand, they are also referred to as Blue Bottles.