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First picture: previous tank (half a gallon at most) and yes, that is a decrepit moss ball behind the tank

Second picture: new tank (3-3.5 gallons, can’t remember which)

Things were looking pretty terrible for this poor betta at first, but now he’s swimming around happily and eating, which he wasn’t doing before! It really makes a massive difference to give your fish a suitable tank size and environment. He didn’t have a filter at first either, and it’s a total myth that bettas don’t need filters.
As you can also see, he has fin rot. I’ll have to get a picture of him that’s more recent but he’s already got so much more color than before and his fins have little nubs on the ends where they’re growing back.

A message for everyone: please don’t let your betta fish live in conditions like this first picture! They deserve so much better and it’s terrible for their health. They need space, a heater, a filter, and hiding spaces! I also added live plants, but I think it’s alright to use artificial as long as they’re not pointy or hard enough to hurt the fish’s fins.

simwithsparkles  asked:

This is an appreciation post ! Here are the rules : ☁ tag at least 3 small not-so-famous simblrs and tell us why you think they're underrated ☁ tag at least 3 of your most active followers and tell us why you love them ☁ tag at least 3 blogs you're not mutual with but would like to ☁ Pass it on to at least 3 of your tumblr friends !

oh ok this is gonna be hard cause i follow like 2,5 ts4 simblrs, haha. i really need to follow more people asap.

not-so-famous simblrs: oh weeell. i’m not sure if they can be called not-so famous but these simblrs deffs need more attention! @salsifychip they post some really cool edits and gameplay pictures so i suggest everyone go and check'em out! i’ve recently started following @complicite and her Beaumont legacy. It’s cute and deserves more recognition. If you’re not following  @mysimblruniverse yet then you should do it right now! Her Summerberry legacy is one of my all time faves and she’s also a super cute and nice person. 

most active followers: @complicite @mysimblruniverse and @dreamteamsims tumblr says you guys are my biggest fans and i can say it’s totally mutual! you are wonderfull people, ily all <333

blogs i want to be mutuals with: they are @tea-sims @nicotinc and @meisiu 

anonymous asked:

I have a pop question, I'm thinking of getting a customized Margene Heffman, Big Love, for Ginny. Where would I even start?

Okay so I can’t make specific recommendations but let me tell you how I go about this from start to finish:

  1. Go to http://popvinyls.com/funko-pop-vinyls-series/ it will show you pictures of every pop ever made by series.  Start from the ends of the lists because A) more recent pops are more detailed because the company got better and B) they’re more likely to be available.  The company retires pops and they go up in price.  If you need to see the back of a head go to youtube type in the name of the pop and funko and you’ll see people giving reviews where they take them out of the box and turn them around.
  2. In order I’d look first in “Television” or “Movies” before going through others because for normal dressed people you are most likely to find them there.  But you can find surprisingly useful pops in “Games” and “Heroes”.  Look in “Star Wars” and “Marvel” last because those will be bobble heads and harder to work with.
  3. When you are scanning through the pops ignore things like hair color and mostly look for shapes or clothing style.  You can do a lot with paint and even if all you do is paint.  Though avoid things where you have to repaint the face.  That’s a lot of work.  Similarly cutting things off the body is easy.  Cutting things off the head not so much and in particular if you mess with the face it’s really hard to make it look right.  So don’t think you can just take a characters’s glasses off.
  4. Once you have the base pop or pops you want to use look for them on Amazon or Ebay.  Avoid store exclusives or limited editions because those will be expensive.  I try not to use pops that cost more than $10 each.
  5. I use acrylic paint, DecoArt, FolkArt, or Apple Barrel are common brands.  Available at craft stores like Michael’s or on Amazon or I buy them online from Home Depot.  
  6. When you get the pops in hand: Save the inserts for the pop that came with the head of your project because you’ll be able to most likely use that insert for your finished product.  I usually (carefully) use an exacto knife to cut away any part of the insert that doesn’t fit the lower body.  The quick and dirty way to handle it is to cut a vertical line through the body part of the insert from the base of where the head is to the feet and than a horizontal line at each end so you make a capital “I”.  That way when you press the pop into the insert they open like a set of double doors but still press a bit to hold the pop in place.  Inserts are important because people who make boxes for you wont give you an insert to hold your pop in the box.
  7. You can behead a pop by boiling it in water.  It will not melt the pop but it will make the vinyl shrink and release the glue on the pop.  It will return to normal hardness after cooling.
  8. If you are going to cut things away from the body of the pop do so right after you’ve boiled it because the plastic will be soft and much safer and easier to cut.  I use an exacto knife and am very very careful.
  9. I don’t prime my pops when I paint but I do paint multiple coats of paint and the first one or two are always going to look a bit crappy.  Just keep working.  I use progressively smaller brushes with each coat and detail layer.  When painting clothing start with the clothing that is theoretically closest to the body.  So shirts first, paints next, jackets last because you want them to appear to be under the others.
  10. If you want to use clay there are several options.  There is the kind you bake.  You can put the pops in the oven they wont melt up to a fairly high temperature.  I however use 2 part apoxie sculpt which is like play dough that comes in two tubs.  You mix equal parts and you have a couple of hours to work with it before it hardens like a rock.
  11. I recommend gel based super glue because it doesn’t drip and it comes in tiny tubes that are easy to work with.  The pops are made in different factories all over Asia so a given head may not easily fit a given body.  You may need to do a little cutting or gluing to get the head to fit the body.  Remember most people aren’t going to turn the pop over and look at where the neck meets the head.
  12. Let the glue cure for a few days after you are finished.

thistreeisdrrrunk  asked:

Can we all talk about Harry's tweeting the lyrics to Secrets last night? Like, woah. Do you think he's about to come out?

I haven’t said anything about this yet, although I watched it unfold with great glee and happiness.

I don’t think he’s about to come out any time soon, at least not officially.

I’ve been trying to figure out what the heck is going on behind the scenes between 1D and their management team regarding a re-branding and a coming out, and I am so confused. So I’m going to talk about it.

Oh my God, I’m so long-winded, sorry. Here’s a read more to protect you.

(Or, you know, the read more can just not show up. Click the date if you’re on my blog. Sorry!)

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