The Five Most Important Mistakes You Should Avoid In Aquaponics

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You can really add to the quality and quantity of your food supply with aquaponics. This easy and enjoyable technique will help you save money at the grocery store and give you family a healthier diet. If you wish to succeed at aquaponics, there are five common mistakes you should avoid. Many newcomers make these mistakes, but by reading the information presented here, you can skip these errors and move on to success with aquaponics.

I: Be sure to start slowly and carefully.

Trying to do everything at once is the most common mistake newcomers to aquaponics make. They are excited about getting their system set up and running, and they expect to get results very quickly. The excitement is understandable, but it isn’t helpful. Setting up an aquaponics system is similar to setting up an aquarium, and it takes time to season the system, balance the pH and establish a viable environment. It could take a couple of weeks, or a bit more to get your system balanced.

II: Don’t try for too much variety at first.

Many newcomers want to get started with lots of different kinds of plants; however, it’s better to start out with one or two simple types in the beginning. Once your system is really established and your healthy bacteria levels are vibrant and mature, you can add more. This should take around six months. By being patient and giving your system time to become established, you will have a good basis for healthy food production.

III: Be sure to inspect any incoming seedlings for aphids and white flies.

When you purchase seedlings from nurseries, you may be bringing pests into your system. Be sure to examine any plant you bring in before introducing it to your aquaponics setup. One infested plant can ruin your whole crop. This is why it is really best to grow your own plants from seed.

IV: Don’t add too many fish!

You must establish a good balance of fish to plants. If you add a lot of fish at once, you will mess up your pH levels and the fish will die. If you have too many fish in your system, the plants will become excessively fertilized and they will die. Balance is far more important that quantity when establishing a viable aquaponics system. Educate yourself about the needs of the various types of fish you intend to use, and stock your tank accordingly.

V: Provide the correct amount of light.

Your plants will need light for photosynthesis; however, you must protect your fish from direct sunlight because they may overheat and die. Be sure to provide shade for your fish, and check the water temperature regularly to make certain they are not overheating. Additionally, afternoon sun may even be too hot for your plants. Monitor them closely. You may need to provide shade cloth.

These five errors are the ones I have found to cause the most problems for newcomers to aquaponics. Any one of these mistakes could destroy your system and cause you to have to start all over again. If you’ve already experienced these problems, just make corrections and keep going. As you learn to care for your aquaponic system, it will become more and more productive. Soon you and your family will be enjoying delicious, home grown food.

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Valuing Future Shed Construction Plans

My DIY approach for my shed construction project was a real money saver because of recycling materials. Nevertheless, I did encounter some hiccups due to mistakes and that is why am writing this to help you avoid the same mistakes and save time.

The source of every other mistakes was not having garden shed plans for the backyard to guide me. I knew where the materials needed to go but the little details that I lacked would have been avoidable if I used the plans. I would have also saved on time not just money.

I decided to use the plans in my next project. I did a bit of online research and landed on My Shed Plans. I think it would give you a review of the site but you might just as well head to the site if you wish by clicking here.

I discovered that the internet is a treasure chest of information but it is all scattered with not singular direction. I came across a video tutorial and even managed to find some free storage shed plans that gave me a different approach. What I was looking for was a full package, which was exactly what My Shed Plans had.

I felt like Ryan, the author was right there by my side giving me systematic instructions on how to go about the project. The site takes on a visual approach using pictures of different parts that you will handle in the construction. They are in different types suited to constructing different types of sheds. I am into woodwork projects so I was overjoyed to discover the site offer tutorials on other projects like making toys, furniture, and more. I believe you might just find any project that you may think of in the site.

Find the materials for the project is easy for the plans have them listed and you just need to give your local hardware attendant the list to get what you need. The list is a time saver that keeps you from making another quick dashed to the hardware store to get what you forgot to buy. The pictures are clearly illustrated for even a woodwork newbie to figure out what to do. The plans have every step – from start to finish. You will get guides for setting up the wall and roof framing and putting up the door are simple and clear to follow.

I was not happy about having the print out the huge volume of the construction plans. It would have been easier if the site offered a printed book at an affordable price of course.

In truth, I dislike the fact that I had not come across the site when doing my prior shed construction project. It would have been a quick job with less fidgeting, knowing what to do and how to do it.

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My Shed Plans is the place that I definitely head to for my upcoming shed construction plans. It will be in a calm start right from the beginning for I know where to get all the answers.

Alarming Tips When Dealing With Difficult Children

Just about everyone has been to the grocery store and seen a parent that is struggling with a child throwing a tantrum at the check out line. You may be thinking, “I am so glad that isn’t my child”. Here are some great tips to deal with such difficult situations.

What would you do if you were that parent? Every kid will throw a tantrum now and again. How do you react if you are that parent? Here are some tips that will help you when you are that parent.

Dealing With Difficult children: Be Prepared To Stand Your Ground

In order to prevent embarrassing public outbursts, you’ll want to make sure that your child knows the consequences for such a behavior, even at home.

Tantrums are not acceptable. Example, you tell your child that they can only have one cookie, they want another. You must not give them another. Draw the boundary, let them know that you will stand your ground. No more cookies until after dinner. Let them know that even throwing a tantrum will not get them that cookie. Do not give in. Do not give the child that second cookie. Giving your child that cookie will show them that they can throw a tantrum or manipulate you and they will win. This is some good advice on how to stop toddler temper tantrums at home

When you give in to the tantrum you are reinforcing the behavior. They know that when you give in they win. No matter how loud they scream, do not give in. This is why they do such things in public, because they know that if they scream loud enough and long enough, they will win and get what they want.

Many parents feel terrible when their child cries. If they throw a fit because they do not want to go to bed, let them cry, of course, first make sure they are not hurt, hungry or thirsty before you let it go on. If you allow one more book, one more drink etc. They will learn that they can manipulate the situation.

Parents generally give in when the child throws a tantrum in public to avoid the public embarrassment.

Many parents feel horrible for not giving their children everything that they want. Keep in mind that setting appropriate boundaries teaches the child that they can’t get everything that they want in life. Do you want a spoiled bratty child, or one that will be sweet and kind? If you want the latter, then do not feel badly about not giving in to their every whim.

Dealing With Difficult children: Give Them Their Own Space

There are some kids, that when throwing tantrums will go into a complete melt down. If your child is like this, give them space. Give them space, breathing room and time to calm down.

If you try to control the situation at this point you will likely make it worse. After they calm down, it is okay to approach them and tell them, at eye level, that this is not acceptable. It is very important to be at eye level and look them in the eye.

Dealing With Difficult children: Give Them Options

I love this little power tool. It always works like a charm. Even with the youngest toddler. When it is time to do something like put on a jacket or tie shoes, give them choices. You can go outside if you put on your jacket. This puts the ball into their court. If they cooperate, they can go outside. If they do not, they can’t go outside. Simple. You can also ask if they wish to put the jacket on, or if they need help. Either way, they realize that it is their choice and their consequence.

When you put the child in control, they feel a freedom to make a choice and do the right thing. So next time you put them to bed ask them, “Do you want to go to bed like a big boy or girl? Or do you need my help?”. It is amazing that they feel this new freedom and it avoids a tantrum.

The next time you ask the question they are much more likely to remember the last time and do it on their own. This trick works time and again. When you offer two choices, and one is better than the other, the child decided their own consequence and will generally make the right choice.

Parenting difficult children is never an easy task for parents. Keeping these ideas in mind will go far in avoiding those tantrums. Allowing the child to make their own choice can alleviate many tantrums and give parents room to breath. It puts the child in charge of the consequence and parenting can become a breeze. Children love to please.

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Piano Improvisation: Expressing Yourself

Ever had that feeling where you just wanted to play what you felt on the piano without worrying about your skill or if it was good enough? The answer to this is that you can. But that is if you learned how to play the piano using the open position chord.

This chord option lets a novice player create a modern sound at the piano quicker than any method could.

With 14 years’ experience teaching people to play the piano, I can safely say that I have never seen piano students’ progress faster than when working with the open chord position. In this piece, we are going to review how you can improvise and right away start creating unique, heart felt music using this piano playing position.

Start by learning how to use the open chord position and how to read sheet music will go a long way to help you learn to play the piano.

The easiest and fastest way to accomplish this is by learning how to play the chord in the C Major Key. Take the whole 6-note chord then move up a step at a time. Start by playing the C Major 7, followed by D Minor 7, then E Minor 7, then F Major 7, then G7 and A Minor 7 eventually capping it off with the B Half-diminished. At first, start by playing all the chords as solid chords – all the tones together – before breaking them up.

Once you have mastered this large chord structure, you can then use it to create your own unique music. Here is where you will need to improvise. Improvisation is defined as the spontaneous expression of something; in the sense where you will have to learn how to create music in the moment. Honestly, improvising is not, and does not have to be that hard. Once you have got the chords, what’s left is the creation of the melody. This is relatively easy as all the notes you will need to use are on the C Major Scale.

As pianists, we use chords in the same way painters use a color palette. All that’s left to do is to play them in the given order then improvising on the melody.

Part of learning piano improvisation is to learn to play the piano by ear.