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The Basics Of Keeping Your Own Aquarium [10 Jul 2008|05:11pm]
The Basics Of Keeping Your Own Aquarium
 by: Low Jeremy
Did you ever dream of having an aquarium in your house? Most people think that having an aquarium inside the house requires a lot of task and maintenance but it is actually easy and very handy. If you are a beginner, you can easily learn a lot from it and you can get a lot of helpful tips to keep your fishes in good condition.
The first thing you need to decide on is the size of the fish tank. If you are a beginner, you can start off with a small aquarium. This will not be a burden or a problem because maintaining a small aquarium is not a heavy task. If you have learned the basics of taking care of your aquarium, you can just upgrade your present aquarium to a larger one.
Only that, you will need extra materials and extra amounts of water. You need to choose a good location or spot for your tank. Make sure that the table can hold the weight of your tank. The next thing to consider is the type of equipment that you need for your aquarium.
Choose the kind of water you want to feed in your aquarium. Choosing tap water can be a good option because it is cheaper than distilled water. Distilled water is a very good water option because it is sure to be safe and clean. If you choose tap water for your aquarium, you need to buy a product which can remove the chlorine in the water so that the fishes will not be harmed.
You need to add water very slowly especially there are a lot of fishes in the tank. You can also provide a heater for your aquarium so that the fishes will be in good condition and the water is also good. You will also need to have a good lighting for your aquarium so that the fishes can see clearly the surroundings.
Fishes need light in order to see the food. You will also need a hood to keep the fishes secured in the tank also by giving them proper lighting. Fishes need extra care and love just like humans do. So, if you can provide them with the best aquarium that you can, they will surely appreciate it.
Now that you know the basic requirements for putting up your own aquarium, you can gather all the materials and start choosing the fishes that you want.

Cat Diseases : Watch For Early Warnings [05 Jul 2008|11:11am]
Cat Diseases : Watch For Early Warnings
 by: Marc Deschamps
Watch your cat and disease signs that may indicate a variety of health problems. Being alert to these indicators can help treat your cat quickly and efficiently.
Bad breath
Don't panic if your cat has a bad breath. Check first if he had fish or other food with strong odours. If not, consult your veterinary as bad breath may the the sign of a tooth decay, urinary problems or the presence of round worms.
Abundant saliva
This sign of cat disease may be the cause of poisoning or viral infection such as pneumonia. However it may simply be due to a foreign object lodged in the cat's mouth. In that case take the object out before the cat swallows it.
Decolorated gums
This might indicate aneamia, the presence of parisites or other affection. If this symptom follows an accident it may be due to internal bleeding.
Running nose
This sign of cat disease is, most of the time, caused by pneumonia.
Your cat caught a cold or something is stuck in his nose !!
Red and burning eyes
Sometimes, this sign of cat disease indicates respiratory problems. It can also be caused by dust.
Running eyes
This is always due to a cold.
Eyes turning opaque
This sign of cat disease indicates a major ocular problem. Consult your veterinary immediately .
Your cat is constantly scratching his ears
Parasites may be present. If the ear contains brownish and smelling crusts there might be an ulceration. If the ear is warm and aching this is probably due to an hematom that will require minor surgery.
Frequent coughing
This sign of cat disease is the result of a pneumonia.
Quick and heavy respiration
This is the symptom of pneumonia or heart problems.
Your cat does not eat anymore
This is a classic cat disease symptom resulting from a variety of health problems. However, bear in mind that a cat in healthy condition can skip 2 to 3 meals. Be concerned only if he skips more.
Your cat is losing weight quickly
This is a sign of probable aneamia or viral infection.
Your cat is weak and apathetic
Again this may be due to aneamia or the presence of parasites. This sign of cat disease may also result from heart problems.
Your cat does not drink water anymore
If your cat peaks over the water bowl but does'nt drink anything he may have typhus or a kidney infection.
He drinks too much !
You would not suspect this is a sign of cat disease. Unfortunately, this may the symptom of a variety of sicknesses : diabetes, liver problem, or uterus infection.
If your cat vomits frequently it may not mean he is sick. But if he vomits a yellow liquid, often times the typhus is the culprit. You also have to watch intoxications and kidney or liver infections. In any event, consult your veterinary immediately.
Urinary difficulties
This may be a serious cat disease symptom. The presence of blood in the urine, particularly with the male cat, requires a quick action you should rush to the veterinary.
Here we have several possibilities but it is likely that your cat is not physically active and that his nutrition is not well balanced. Cut on the dehydrated food for a while. You may also use a light laxative. If this is not working, constipation may be caused by tiny hair balls .... or a tumour.
A real diarrhoea is totally liquid. Your cat may have been excited or his nutrition is unbalanced. Add rice or pasta to his meals for a day or two. If you find traces of blood in the diarrhoea, this sign of cat disease may result from a tumour or it may indicate the presence of parasites.
High fever
A body temperature exceeding 38.8 celsius is a sign that something is working wrong. Don't guess, check with your veterinary.
Drastic change in behavior
This is a sign of cat disease that is difficult to gauge. If your animal becomes aggressive he may have contracted the rage. You may also detect this problem if his mewing is low and rough.
Copyright 2006 Marc Deschamps

Photographing Your Cat with Close-Up Techniques [20 Jun 2008|12:11am]
Photographing Your Cat with Close-Up Techniques
 by: Nancy Hendrickson
Other than photographing our kids, there's probably nothing we enjoy photographing more than our pets--in my case my two Ragdoll cats. (In case you've never seen Ragdolls, they're "giant" cats that were first bred in the 1960s. They're big, gorgeous, even tempered, long-haired cats, with blue eyes and raccoon faces. Their name comes from the fact that they can relax so much they go limp, just like a child's ragdoll.
Like most cat owners, some of my initial shots were of my cats playing, sleeping in the sun, chasing their own tail, or other similar cat antics. However, the more photographs I took, the more I realized my favorite shots were those where I got up close and personal--usually within a few feet of my cats. Using this up close technique, I could focus on specific features, like one eyes, both eyes, black and red ears, long whiskers, or the paws. I know most of us like seeing the whole cat in a photo, but when shots are focused on specific features, they can be extraordinarily dramatic.
For example, I have one photograph of my male Ragdoll (he has DEEP blue eyes) that focuses in on just one eye; and in that shot you can see the hint of a reflection in his eye. I think it's a great photo--and captures the beauty of his eyes.
If you'd like to try close up shots, here are my recommendations:
1. Don't try and get the shot when your cats are all revved up and racing through the house like a whirling dervish! Try and capture them when they're quiet, have just eaten, or are stretched out in the sun.
2. If you have a helper, have them hold something distracting just over your shoulder. This gives the cat something to focus on besides your camera--and can hold the cat's attention long enough to get the picture.
3. Focus in on your cat's most distinctive features. For example, for me, it's the eyes. Your cat may have unusual markings, perfect ears, or the longest whiskers on record. These are the features to concentrate on. Remember, the goal here is to capture a knockout art-style print, not just a snapshot of Kitty.
4. If you're using a digital camera, set it to take multiple shots (without a delay between shots); then once you have the feature in focus, rapidly shoot several shots. This way you'll have far better luck in capturing the perfect shot.
5. Don't be afraid to use a slow shutter speed to capture your cat's eyes in a blur. I've done this in several shots, and it can be very dramatic.
6. Avoid using a flash, or you'll be processing the photo through PhotoShop (or other image editors) in order to remove red eye.
Good luck with your photos--and don't forget to give your cat a treat for posing for you!
by Nancy Hendrickson

Wow Pet Sitting - Start Your Own Business

Jpop Chorus [22 Dec 2005|04:14pm]

[ mood | cheerful ]

Hello ! My friends and I a started a community together called jpop_chorus. It is a community </span>is an Icontest community devoted to J-pop Artists. Using Lyrics.

For those of you who doesnt know what and Icontest is. An Icontest is a community about making your own Icons towin.. Or other words, its an Icon contest.

Week 1 one of the Icontest has already started. (A new contest everyweek)

Please Join Here.

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[03 Dec 2005|02:02pm]

10 - Nakashima Mika

Comment and credit hikarie_icons
No customizations to my icons
No direct/hot linking
Specify which you are taking


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[01 Dec 2005|01:33am]

5 - Utada Hikaru
7 - Namie Amuro

&& Comment and credit please!
&& No direct/hot linking!!
&& No alterations to my icons
&& Credit me by putting hikarie_icons in keywords


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popnrocksncoke [29 Oct 2005|10:06pm]

[ mood | crazy ]

Image hosted by Photobucket.com

My community popnrocksncoke is a stamping, claims, and graphics community. We claim, do graphics on, and stamp for every intrest on our intrest list. Right now the theme is Card Captor Sakura. We are waiting for 10 members to start all our claims, and stamping please be one of those 10 members. I would like to add that fluidic is also a mod. This community is about more then just css but please join!

Rockman Friends Only Banner [10 Jul 2005|08:00pm]
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Wow. Icons. From 'ze 'Manders. [11 Dec 2003|11:33pm]

[ mood | mellow ]

Type & Genre: Character Specific - Naruto Icons
Pairing/Characters: Anko, Haku, Hayate, Hinata, Jiraiya, Kakashi, Kurenai, Sasuke, Yodaime/4th Hokage
Rating & Warnings: Nada.
Notes: Just credit me should you use any of the Icons. ^^ AND NO DIRECT LINKING. x.X Please.

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All base images came out of Freaky Eye. <3 <3 <3

[x-posted in: naruto_fanworks, zabuzahaku]


Lolz. [01 Dec 2003|10:37pm]

[ mood | horny ]

Well some things have changed abit around here.
If people are going to update on the community, then i will keep it up. If not im shutting it down, cause well.. Since it was just me posting icons i just made an icon journal. Its called paperwing_icons. So you can add that if ya want.

Sorry bout the difficulties.

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Ah! Sorry! [25 Nov 2003|10:21am]

[ mood | indifferent ]

Sorry i havent been updating, too much school and work. Infact im at school right now! I have been making icons i just have never the time to post them, so when i get the chance i will. Other people should post icons too :P


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[23 Nov 2003|07:22pm]

[ mood | curious ]

hi everyone, because every member here basicly can make an icon, i need to ask something. (i also hope this is allowed, but i saw nothing against it so...)

I have several ideas for icons, however, i really suck at making them. i need someone to give me a tutorial or something of the like (like a link) on how to make good avatars using psp8. I also want to know how to animate them, ect, and with what program. i need to know how to do cool text, animations, those cool designs, ect.

Anyway, i thought this would be the best place to post this. Some one help?

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Aha! [27 Oct 2003|10:48pm]

[ mood | dorky ]

[x] 8 Gundam Wing
[x] 1 Kingdom Hearts
[x] 1 Other


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Sorry for the wait e_e Requests will be..You know, coming soon! [21 Oct 2003|10:31pm]

[ mood | flirty ]

[x] 4 Final Fantasy 7
[x] 3 Naruto
[x] 1 Kingom Hearts
[x] 1 Bubblegum Crisis 2040
[x] 1 KamiKaze Kaitou Jeanne
[x] 1 Kenshin
[x] 1 For a friend :D


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Nearly Forgot XD

--> Comment.

Sorry! [19 Oct 2003|12:55pm]

[ mood | nerdy ]

I forgot to mention the new layout i put in!

I also created a Greatest Journal. My username is Fuyu no Kakera and Sakura Drops' community name there is Sakrua_
So if you wanted to add me go ahead o-o if you have a GJ you can add the community.

Uh..Btw, i havent updated Sakrua yet. I shall soon...Most likely with Riku icons to match the layout :3


Ps. Did you guys notice the icon request post before this one? v.v See There! *points*

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Hehehehe. [18 Oct 2003|09:32pm]

[ mood | good ]

Sorry everyone for the delay on icons.
I'll be taking requests, up to 2 icons per person :x

[x] Give me an anime name if it is from an anime, same with the games.
[x] Give me the character! Its hard to make an icon with out an character!
[x] Give me a saying, its always good, thats why im taking requests cause i suck real bad and cant think of anything to say.
[x] If you have an image of the 2 give me the link.
[x] If you want to specify what it looks like please do so and i will try my best.

Thats it :3

- Melly.u

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[10 Oct 2003|08:13am]

[ mood | amused ]

[x] 6 For Other People.
[x] 13 Naruto
[x] 8 Legend of Dragoon
[x] 1 Final Fantasy

Lots-o-Icons!Collapse )
Comment and Enjoy!

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Lookie Here y0! ♥ [02 Oct 2003|08:23pm]

[ mood | optimistic ]

Im taking Icon requests cause im running out of ideas ^-^;;;

[x] Give an Anime, Game, Or Person's Name.
[x] Give a Saying or a Name you would like.
[x] (Optional) Give Link of the Picture You Would Like..

*Love <3*

Made these for Jazzie [30 Sep 2003|05:45pm]

[ mood | amused ]

Just cause i lub her :3

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Newbie fun. [25 Sep 2003|04:47pm]

I'm new, so I thought I would share a few of my icons for the fun of it.

All Ayumi Hamasaki. Hope I got the links right. If not, I'll change them later. Please credit or comment if you take.

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