Is there a way to make tropical fish food at home?

I made a 4x2  ft. waterfall pond in my garden. I caught some wild tropical fish from a nearby spring fed stream and placed them in the pond. They seem to be thriving, but those flakes are expensive here. Wonder if someone knows an inexpenive recipe to relace the flakes. 

Posted by tropidavo 7 years ago

RSS Feed dead

The RSS feed is empty - no items. This has been going on for several days

Posted by mdwalters 9 years ago

RSS Feed Please

This website could use an RSS feed.  I'm unlikely to visit often, I'll junk-mail an e-mail newsletter, but an RSS feed always catches my attention.

Posted by raywood 8 years ago

my feed has a facebook f for the tumblr link instead of a tumblr t, at

My feed has a facebook f for the tumblr link instead of a tumblr t, at

Posted by harropmike 3 years ago

Nothing shows up in feed

Hi for the last two days there has been nothing in my feed. All the other parts of the site works fine but the feed is completely empty. It was working a couple of days ago and then it just stopped.

Posted by Lemonbubble 3 years ago

What Happened to the Instructables News Feed?

For serious! Where'd it go?

Posted by Aeshir 11 years ago

Stop Google Reader feeds

How do I stop the feeds to my Google reader, please????

Posted by RubyInGA 6 years ago

Contests RSS Feed

I am an avid user of Google Reader.  I also like to keep updated with the new contests that run on instructables.  There are RSS feeds for new instructables, but I think it would be useful to also provide a feed for new contests.

Posted by zcshiner 7 years ago

RSS and Atom Feed Readers

What RSS and Atom feed reader(s) do you use? What feed to you get? I use Google Reader and get to many to name.

Posted by sardines454 11 years ago

Instructables JSON FEED?

Do you know if instructables supports a json feed? I want to parse it on my site.

Posted by keithbrown 4 years ago

stop pigeons feeding with doves

Is it possible to feed doves in the backyard and to exclude pigeons from the feeder ?

Posted by ischneid188 1 year ago

rss feed on member page

Hi, I found one of the rss feed from the member page (actually the one in the tag) point to but this feed has noting to do with mine Instructables and this is a big problem connecting Instructables to Google Buzz :( I think the feed in the tag should be Can you help me ?

Posted by _Edo_ 8 years ago

RSS Feed inconsistencies

I prefer to keep up to date with new posts (specifically in the Food section) via the RSS feeds. Problem is, they are wildly inconsistent with the actual content of the site, it seems. When I check the RSS feed, and then compare that feed to the corresponding page of the Food section, almost none of the entries are the same. I don't know if the RSS feed is just a few days behind or what, but I've had this problem for months! I really want to keep up to date with the posts in the Food section, but the RSS feed is not at all reflecting the current content of the site, and hardly ever changes. On a related note, it would seem that there is only ONE RSS feed per category, but there are different pages within each category (Popular, Zeitgeist, Newest, Featured). RSS feeds are offered on each page, but closer inspection reveals that they are all the SAME feed. I would get a lot more use out of this site if the RSS feeds were correct.

Posted by H4T 10 years ago

Feed The Birds Day

"Feed the Birds Day" is, oddly, two days - the weekend of 25th and 26th October 2008.All around the UK, RSPB volunteers will be holding events where the public can learn what to feed garden and wild birds, how to do it properly, and why it is important.You, too, no matter where you are reading this, should be doing your part for your local birdlife, since bird species around the planet are plunging in numbers at a frankly horrifying rate.Follow one of the existing projects, create your own bird-feeding Instructable, or just feed the birds, but every contribution will help.Did you know that a typical nest full of sparrow-sized birds will need anywhere between 10,000 and 50,000 feeds of insects to make it as far as fledging?RSPB Feed the Birds DayWhat, how and when to feed

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago

Instructables RSS Feed Hacked (again)

Instructables' RSS feed has been hacked again.   Before it was the Turks with their soccer scores, now it's apparently the Koreans with their ???   See image of RSS feed as it appears on my homepage (

Posted by MikeR3 4 years ago

Anyone up for a bit of Dragon feeding?

  I've got a few patches to give away so help me FEED MY DRAGONS.

Posted by AndyGadget 7 years ago

What is (are) a Private RSS Feed?

So, I was messing with my account settings, and I saw "Enable Private RSS Feed" or something like that. What I want to know is, what is a Private RSS feed, what does it do, and do I use it? Now, before anyone tells me to google it, or is "kind" enough to Google it for me, I already Googled, "What are Private RSS feeds?" with no helpful results.

Posted by Rock Soldier 9 years ago

Turn any web page into an rss feed in a second!

Does exactly what it says. Super handy for pages that don't have RSS feeds, or feeds for the right kind of thing. Been using it for about a week now, works great.If you have any problems with it, ask me. I've figured out some

Posted by Aeshir 10 years ago

90% of my Instructables RSS feed is some kind of foreign spam!

90% of my Instructables RSS feed is some kind of foreign spam!

Posted by NeuroPulse 4 years ago

RSS feed no longer has summery of instructable

Https:// I used to "drink from the firehose" even if there was a ton of dupes as people corrected and republished their 'bles. However, now there's no summery on the feed, only a photo. Annoying.

Posted by kill-a-watt 8 years ago

Instructables Show & Tell Live Video Feed!

If you want to check out the show and tell (occurring right now) but can't get to Instructables HQ, you can watch online with the live video feed: to see you there!

Posted by joshf 10 years ago

Category selection in rss feed

It would be great to have one RSS feed per category (as defined in "Explore"). There are so much posts in "food", not interesting at all for me, cluttering up my rss reader, that I seriously envision to unsubscribe from  instructables feed. I'm tired of filtering them every day.

Posted by elkar 6 years ago

RSS Search Feeds -- sort by Relevance?

I've been using the RSS feeds to have programs search ibles, however, the RSS feeds are sorted chronologically, which is not good, since I don't know what the first result is. Is there a way to sort by relevance? Thanks, and Happy T-day!

Posted by zachninme 11 years ago

Personal RSS feeds not updating any more?

I use the RSS feed for comments on my phone and they appear to have stop updating, is this just temporary while stuff goes on or are they being removed?  I actually find them pretty useful for checking comments on my phone - I did remember to try resetting the feed but to no avail...

Posted by killerjackalope 8 years ago

What NOT to feed your dog

Here is a list of Food You Should Not Feed your DogMy dog has been a bit sick lately, and vomiting frequently. I just noticed that us feeding him some of these foods from time to time may have helped cause that....

Posted by Keith-Kid 10 years ago

Repeating RSS Feed Topics

I'm subscribed to the RSS feeds for Instructables, News, Forum Topics, Comments (to me), and my Personal Messages Inbox. And they all repeatedly send me the forum topics. Most of the "new" items I get in all of my Instructables RSS feeds have already been sent to me before. It's incredibly annoying.

Posted by Aeshir 11 years ago

RSS Feed breaks regularly

The RSS feed regularly fails in Firefox due to unclosed tags:Error: mismatched tag. Expected: .Source File: 141, Column: 5Source Code: ----This was due to a category tag up in the list not being closed. Are you hand editing your feeds?

Posted by mdwalters 10 years ago

Instructables Build Night Live Video Feed

As promised, here is the Instructables Build Night Live Video Feed. If you cannot make it to the event, come watch the internet in real life!

Posted by randofo 10 years ago

Not Receiving my Feed Email - HELP!

For the past 2 months or so, I've been receiving my Feed email from Instructables only 1-2 times per week, Instead of 7, Like before. I'm following more than 400 members, And I do not know why this happens. Does anyone know? Yonatan

Posted by Yonatan24 2 years ago

What RSS Feeds Are You Subscribed To?

What RSS Feeds Are You Subscribed To? Also, what do you use to read them (your RSS reader)? Maybe make them links to the site with the feed too. I have about double the amount of these feeds but I'm only subscribed currently to these ones.My Subscribed RSS Feeds:[AlbinoBlacksheep] - Flash animation/games site[ Darkmotion] - Instructables user Darkmotion's blog. Sometimes I look at people Instructables pages and If I see they have a website, I usually visit it.[ Explosm] Daily webcomic and other stuff.[]Instructables - All published instructables.Instructables: News - The instructables blogInstructables: Comments - My comments backtalk feed.Instructables: Inbox - My private message inbox[ Lab with Leo Blogs] - Mass feed of everybody's blogs on the TV show "The Lab with Leo Laporte" on G4TechTV.[ Maximum PC] - Mass feed of everything on, official site of the magazine.[ Smash Bros. DOJO!! Latest News] - Mass feed of the official site for the upcoming Wii game, Super Smash Bros. Brawl. [ Weebl's Stuff] - Funny flash animation/game site.

Posted by Aeshir 11 years ago

Private RSS comment feed broken :S

When i try to use my comment feed it says : This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. eh. can get screenshot if you wish. Thanks

Posted by =SMART= 9 years ago

Belt feed

Does anyone have some kide of blueprint on how to make a belt feed MP. I have seen the examples of ones on but that isn't helping me much right now. I'm not really sure how I can belt feed it through. I am working with a P.A. Luty's 9mm. Can some one help me on this. If you have been able to make a belt feed system can you show me yours in photos. I think that would also be a great instructable too. I'm not to sure how to make a belt for 9mm rounds either. Instead of sticking with his design on the magazine I think it would be great to have a belt feed system on this weapon.

Posted by 6Rea6per6 11 years ago

RSS feed in flash?

I saw one of the new instructables today and it was some RSS feed on a guys desktop.. thats cool in my book, but i dont want javascript or w/e.. id like to slap some cool flash on my desktop with an rss feed and some other cool things but i cant for the life of me find a tutorial online.. All i get is rss feed programs u can buy and put in flash.. Someone know how to make it work in flash? or have links to tutorials? -Thanks!

Posted by Exhumer 11 years ago

RSS feeds for your favorites.

I think it would be a good idea to enable RSS feeds for your favorites. This way, I can add them to my google reader and posterous much easier and faster. There are other uses as well, but thats the one I can think of off hand. It would enable more people to see good instructables, and promote sharing even more than before!

Posted by rockhardmj 9 years ago

My Feed Repeated Posts

When looking at my "Feed" on some of the posts repeat themselves. I've atached an image which is zoomed out really far to fit the repeated posts in the same window. This of course makes it difficult for me to discover new instructables.  Info:  Browser: Chrome, version: 47.0.2526.106 m Operating system: Windows 7 Professional 64 bit Steps to reproduce: 1. Signing into my account 2. Clicking "You" in top right corner 3. Clicking "Feed"  4. scrolling down until one has a puzzling feeling of deja vu

Posted by BrendanC3 2 years ago

forum questions appearing on "featured" RSS feed

I subscribe to the featured feed. Lately I'm getting questions from the forums. Examples: I thought there was a third, but that may have been a repeat. Both of these questions date from the 15th, BTW.

Posted by kill-a-watt 8 years ago

featured RSS feed may be leaking future "featured" instructables

 I got this one: and a few others. They occasionally show up on my feed reader but I can't read them in the reader. When I search the site, the istructables do exist, but they are not "featured" yet There were about three others, but I did not get the name before Akregator crashed. BTW, feature request. if there is some way I could "sum" several feeds together  (featured, popular, and a few of my fave authors) such that I only get the instructable once on my feed, even if the user changed the title or did a quick republish a half an hour lator, that would be great

Posted by kill-a-watt 8 years ago

Anyone up for a bit of Dragon Feeding?

  I've got a few patches to give away so help me FEED MY DRAGONS.

Posted by AndyGadget 7 years ago

Could I get some feed back on my instructable?

Hello my name is Dready Jazz. I've been on for a while but I just started posting. I would really appreciate some feed back, here and on my profile . Thank you! Heres the links to the two I have done already.

Posted by dreadyjazz 6 years ago

Screwed up RSS Feed?

I've been getting the strangest items from the instructables:explore feed, like really really strange. They're in the explore one too, not my inbox or balktalk. They're things like random posts, random topics, random bugs, random comments, and random orangeboard posts. Has anyone else gotten this?

Posted by zachninme 11 years ago

Rss button is not working

I didnt know where to put it but i guess this the right place... The rss feed button is not working, all that it gives is blank... Please if you can fix it...

Posted by samuraijack 9 years ago


I am currently building an RC hovercraft, I plan to use a single 12 volt 2.1 amp hr lead acid battery to feed both the lift fan for the skirt and the power motor for the drive. However the fan for the skirt is 12v 0.3 amps. How can I reduce the feed to the required amperage with out affecting the other feed from the same battery that will power the drive

Posted by Seafarer77 3 years ago

Is there an RSS for all instructables by date?

The RSS link in the taskbar seems to be only for Featured instructables.  However, I'd like to get an RSS feed of all instructables as they're added.  Is there any way to get this feed?  Thanks.

Posted by jumpfroggy 9 years ago

Have I been blacklisted?

It seems unless I get featured, my Instructables don't show up in the "Recent" feeds anymore.  Although spammers show up there. Thanks for any info -Julie

Posted by foobear 5 years ago

Sorting wonky in Recent feed and Answers

The recent page shows nothing but collections when set to "everything", and not all those collections are recent. The answers page is also wonky, showing nothing but years-old questions. 

Posted by Kiteman 5 years ago

Instructable not showing up in rss feed

I follow instructructables using the instructables rss feed in Google Reader.   Last week i published an instructable and it hasn't shown up in the feed while everything that's been published after has.  It hasn't been gettting any hits and i couldn't figure out why so i went back thru the feed and i think this may be a big part.   this one wasn't done as part of any contest and probably isn't worthy of being featured with all the cool Easter stuff coming out but it seems like it should be getting more hits than it is. this is the ibble: i'm guessing that i've done something wrong when i published but don't know what or how to fix it.   It does show up on the recent page.  thanx for any suggestions.

Posted by dimtick 6 years ago

Can you feed baby praingmantises ants.

Today I caught a baby prayingmantis and wasn't sure what to feed it.I looked on a bunch of websites but couldn't find a thing.when I gave up I saw an ant walk over to the mantis and it caught an ant.when it did It did I instantly remembers this website.well this is all I know.if I can do it you can do it to good hears I'm only 11 but these facts are true.

Posted by Mia M 3 years ago

No pictures on RSS feeds on my Yahoo home page

On Sept 17th I noticed the several Instructable RSS  I have on my Yahoo home page don't have pictures with them, just white where the pictures should be. Is anyone else having the same problem?

Posted by foxwoodfarm 6 years ago

purple martin feeder

I require help in building a cannon to fire dead crickets and mealworms into the air about 25 to 30 feet so i may feed the purple martins in my area. they only feed on the wing and winter will surely kill the colonies in my area. any help will be appreciated.

Posted by gothking85 4 years ago

RSS Feeds not validating and not working in RSSOwl

At least 2 RSS feeds that are being generated are not functional in the RSSOwl aggregation software.  Also unable to display the feed in Internet Explorer 9 due to invalid character errors in Titles.  Chrome 26 does display the pages with errors present in the rendering. Specific URLs: The errors found by the validator can be found at the following locations: OS - Windows7 64bit Software - RSSOwl 2.2.0 and Internet Explorer 9

Posted by mbrinkm 5 years ago