Sea-Bubble is an interesting artifact. Despite the fact that the
1960's Bubbles were cooler and more 'mystical', but they were very
fragile (Hmmm... well, maybe that's why they were mystical!)
can't be found in stores, you have to order them directly from Transcience,
but when you are prepared to order, Try to obtain more than one,
they can be used for several purposes, including those that you
will discover for yourself after reading this article, and that
I'll be more than happy to publish if you share your findings with
the fact that we are so close to Xmas, if you already have a Sea-Bubble,
you're lucky, because we found two new uses for the Sea-Bubble.
first, to use them as a xmas tree ornament. Cool, isnt it?
Just remember that pocket aquariums are made for pet's transportation,
and it will be a very uncorfortable place to live after 24 hours.
to aereate their water before picking your pets/water to transfer
them to any pocket aquarium. This will ensure that the water is
oxygenated and that contains food particles before transfering
them to a smaller, portable environment.
the temptation to feed them in the pocket aquarium, follow step
the overexposure to direct sunlight or drastic temperature changes.
Remember that the smaller the container the greater the risk of
overheating or freezing them!
the pump you use to transfer them with fresh bottled water and
wrap it in a paper towel. I'll try to stress this, because many
Sea-Monkey related problems are caused by bacterias that found
their way to the Sea-Monkey tank.
the container with fresh water and let it dry when not in use.
You can also leave fresh bottled water inside the container, but
flush and rinse before using it again.
you have plans to use the Sea-Bubble as a Xmas tree ornament for
an extended period, remember to replace the water and animals
after 24 hours has passed, following step #1. That explanation
seems like a big deal, but if you read it several times, you'll
notice that it makes sense and will be easier to remember.
second use of the Sea-Bubble for this Xmas is to wear it as a
Pokeball! We have to get involved in a craft project to accomplish
that. Like many craft projects, this will require adult supervision
and a little patience.
want one of these? With a REAL 'pocket' pet inside? Let's
(Don't ask Drake, or he'll try to catch your's!)
acrilyc paints; white, red & black
good idea of what a Pokeball looks like. If
you lived in Mars during the last few years you must need to find
a Pokemon expert or just obtain a Sea-Monkey on Mars kit to feel
special ability to draw circles or the ability to convince someone
with this ability to draw a circle for you.
to paint without messing too much (like I did and that's why I
suggest acrylic paintings) and patience to wait for every layer
of the paint to dry completely.
you have all the materials, you're set! Before detailing the steps,
I must say that before painting my own Pokeball, my kids suggested
we use the Bubble top hole as the pokeball button, but after some
considerations, we decided that we have to draw the pokeball button
on one side of the bubble for estetic purposes and that's the reason
you'll need extra patience drawing small circles.
acrylic paints can be thinned with water, but a diluted paint can
ruin your project, so try not to use water or just soak just the
brush with some water. Try not to use water at all when painting
the final step or you'll end up redoing the whole thing. This paint
can be easily removed.
the cap on the bottle to avoid introducing paint inside the bubble.
with the Red paint first. Paint the whole half-top part with red
(except the cap) and LET IT DRY WELL, rinse the brush.
almost all of the half-bottom of the bubble with White color.
Remember that if you paint ALL of the half-bottom bubble, you
won't be able to show off your pets! Leave the bottom and some
part of the half-bottom part of the bubble unpainted!. LET IT
DRY VERY VERY WELL!
let it dry! (got it?) rinse the brush Now the trickiest part
the Black paint to draw a nickle-sized black spot at one side
of the bubble. It has to be in the middle of the bubble, were
the Red section meets the White section. Try to paint it at the
other side of the unpainted White section. This is to mark the
pokeball button. LET IT DRY VERY WELL!!
let it dry very well! (got it again?) rinse the brush
a smaller White circle inside the Black circle, this requires
extra precision and perseverance, but dont worry if it doesnt
look perfect. LET IT DRY!
on, Mrs. Signorelli! Here comes the new Sea-Monkey 'Sea-Bubble'
pendant model! My dear Sarah.
is probable that you might end up redoing some parts, but it is
ok, the paint can be washable during the process and after drying
it well, it will last for a long time if you dont scratch its surfaces.
leave an unpainted area to show off your pets!
finnishing the project, your bubble will look more or less like
mine, and you'll also end up with a lot of paint to make more pokeball
assure you that you'll be a sensation if you wear it next time you
go to the theathers!