Monthly Archives: August 2015

Furious 7 Drive Experience








Photos and video from the Fast & Furious 7 Drive Experience I participated in last week! Full Feature:

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And it was all yellow

So cute! Right?!

Krysti buzzed me this morning and asked if I was up for lunch, but I’m sick (I’ve not been sick in years!) and so she came over with all this stuff! What a sweetie! :)

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JBJ 20 Frag Tank – Gearing up

Made in Germany (check the optical sensor on the right!). I had this brand new Tunze Osmolator automatic top off unit lying around and I’m putting it to use on the frag tank to handle water evaporation.

Controllers mounted.

The Accela pump I found on eBay came in the mail today. Turns out it’s EXACTLY the same model as the one I had to replace due to the voltage being incorrect for Australia (I bought this tank from the US).

Front view.

Side view.



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Fast & Furious 7 DVD Launch – Media Drift Day!








Couldn’t resist taking a shot of my Golf. Damn what a great location for a shoot!

I’m out at a container lot today drifting MR2’s!!! So rad!

I was invited (along with with Kyle and Jackie O, Channel 9 and to meet up at this container lot this rainy morning as part of the Fast & Furious 7 DVD release.

We had an instructor who taught us how to do some basic handbrake manoeuvres, then some power out sliding and finally some donuts! YEW! Was super fun (I just wish I had more seat time!).

They took a lot of video footage so video + more photos soon!

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JBJ 20 Frag Tank – Location

The Fluval Edge and the JBJ 20 Frag Tank sits behind it.

IKEA kitchen trolley fits perfectly to the mm! Nice to have a bit of good luck after some bad luck (read below).

Super sad news but I lost one of my DaVinci clownfishes last night. I woke up to find only one clownfish. I failed to find it in the tank so I lifted the filter out and found it all dried up at the very bottom of the back of the tank (in the black plastic channel that runs down the back of the tank). So sad! The gap for the little fish to jump through was tiny! Such bad luck (especially considering this fish was almost DOA and it also damaged a fin, and was slow to start eating too).

I bought a standard ocellaris clownfish today. She’s bigger than my other little guy so I’m quite sure she will stay a she. The 2 got along right away and for the past few hours have been hanging out together nicely!

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Fluval Edge 2 Video

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St George College Design Talk

Talk posters pinned up around the design floor.

Getting ready to talk, of-course I had to have some music playing in the background!

Love these portrait paintings on the art floor.

I gave a 1hr Industry Design Talk at St George College yesterday. It’s been over a year since I last spoke, and I was a little more nervous and excited than usual this time around. I love public speaking, but it doesn’t matter how many times I’ve spoken, I still get nervous the night before!

Krysti goes to school there (she’s studying art) so like last time, she tagged along for a bit of support. I had to use a PC to present with, which really threw me off, so my visual presentation suffered but I’m sure I still inspired, and managed to say all the things I wanted to say!

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JBJ 20 Frag Tank

And I have always wanted a succulent garden like this (I’ll still get there one day!).

Despite really trying hard to not buy another tank; I bought another tank.

It has rounded corners, which some people absolutely love, personally I’m not a fan.

The tank is a nice little all in one design with a spacious compartment out the back for heaters and gear and a filter too which returns via a spray bar that sits under the frag rack. PS: Comes with a foam pad to go under the tank too, very nice!

Rear compartment. Bag of filter media in the middle, a bag of carbon at the very bottom on chamber on right which also has a huge sponge.

Edge on the left, and maybe the frag tank will sit on my kitchen bench on the far right, although I’m now reading that it’s bad Feng Shui to have an aquarium in your kitchen!

Some acquired gear.

And some fragging gear too.

I’ve bought another tank. LOL! I’m keen on starting a frag tank. What’s a frag tank? Frags are “fragments” of corals. IE: Fish geeks world wide cut off bits of their growing corals and glue them down onto frag plugs, they then distribute these amongst other fish geeks. Really sweet if you think about it as it’s culturing livestock without taking from the ocean (in most cases the frags are stronger and more suited to aquarium life than wild taken species too).

I’ve always wanted a succulent garden, and so I’m taking the concept of a succulent garden, but I’ll be using frags of corals instead of succulents in pots, and my frag tank is my sunny outdoor deck to display my succulents on.

JBJ 20 Frag Tank:
Pump (1000LPH/266GPH)
75 Litres (20 Gallons)
6 mm Bent Glass
Dimensions: 50cm x 60cm x 22cm (20″ x 24″ x 9″)
Center Filter Chamber Dimensions: 34cm x12cm x 22cm (13.5” x 5” x 9”)
Left and Right Filter Chamber Dimensions: 12cm x 12cm x 22cm (5” x 5” X 9”)

Jebao RW-4
Aquael 100W heater

What I still need:
– A light. I’ve been talking to Dave from Nano Box about a Duo (best logical choice). I’ve also been talking to the guys at Ultrabright who made the LED unit on my Fluval Edge. They have a new light coming out they want me to check out. My heart though is with the Kessil 160. I like the way it looks, it’s proportions. It’s not got enough spread to reach the very corners of the tank but I’m thinking that’s OK (and will look nice).

– A location! I’m still not 100% sure where to put it!

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Nano Reef – Fluval Edge 2 – More CUC

Filter sponge.

Pulsing Xenia.

Torch coral.

Nassarius snail.

Delivery from Oceanarium in Western Australia. Beefing up my clean up crew (CUC) with a crimson hermit, cerith snails, nerite snails, micro stars, a filter sponge, some pulsating xenia and a flouro green yellow tipped torch! All of it came in good condition and is settling into my tank nicely.

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Photoshoot with Theresa




Caught up and shot with Theresa yesterday. It’s been a few years since I last saw her (we featured her and her EVO on Zen 2 years back). She’s never done a shoot like this before, but we killed it! I love how curvy she is.

Full Set:

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