Friday, February 17, 2012

Wetsuits for Comfort, Warmth and Protection

For water sports enthusiasts, wetsuits are the best protective gear whenever they go surfing, wakeboarding, snorkeling or scuba diving. These suits are often black-colored and made from stretchable material to fit snugly on the body.


Wetsuits come in various designs and style and they may come in a form of a vest, a whole body suit covering the arms and legs, or a long john that covers the body and the legs but exposed the arms, or a short wetsuit depending on the needs of the wearer’s body. They are primarily made for protection against the cold particularly when submerged underwater for a long period to avoid hypothermia.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Fresh Water Aquarium for Beginners

Many of us love to have fish as pets because watching them can make you feel calm. It is a great stress buster, which even lowers the blood pressure of some people. The soothing calm not only benefits adults but even hyperactive children as well. A freshwater aquarium also serves as a decorative piece, and it can be your living room’s focal point instead of the television. It can be educational for kids and its maintenance will not take much of your time.

fish tank
Photo: calwhiz

Before you set up an aquarium, make sure that you have everything you need. When making a tank selection, do not go smaller than 10 gallons as tiny aquariums require far more skill than larger ones. You must also select small, hardy fish especially if you are a beginner. For children, it is wise to choose acrylic rather than glass for safety purposes. It also weighs less than glass and does not get easily broken.