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Old 10-10-2011, 06:14 PM   #11
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Come to think of it, it could be a good teacher or one who wanted a SW tank and figured this was a way he/she could get it. hehehehe Just kidding. Great project for a class.
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Thank you. Yes, I think it will be a great class project. Actually we homeschool and have students in 11th, 9th, 4th and 1st grade levels.
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Wish you were my teacher..all we do is put diet and non diet sodas in water and see which one floats or sinks...yippie science rules hahaha
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Wish you were my teacher..all we do is put diet and non diet sodas in water and see which one floats or sinks...yippie science rules hahaha
That is literally what I just did in science class today. My science teacher has like 4 great tanks but refuses to make them into fish tanks. "They are too much work" :/
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wish u were my teacher, we have fish but freshwater
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Old 10-11-2011, 01:25 AM   #16
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That is literally what I just did in science class today. My science teacher has like 4 great tanks but refuses to make them into fish tanks. "They are too much work" :/
Haha really? Sooo stupid. Hek i wud fo all the work myself for a tank in a class
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Old 10-11-2011, 01:59 AM   #17
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Great idea, so much can be learned from a marine aquarium. I still learn new things about mine all the time. A refractometer is a good tool for checking salinity. They are a little more expensive than a hydrometer. But they are easy to use, and I believe they are more accurate.
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Well, we're having a hard time finding pure ammonia. We have checked 3 different stores and the only ones I can find have surfectants. I've heard Ace Hardware has some, but their closest store is 45 min. - 1 hour away so We're going to start cycling the 10 gallon with a cube of frozen fish food.
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Yes Ace brand is pure. You can also use one uncooked fresh shrimp from the local supper market.
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We just added the shrimp to start the cycling process. We took a water sample and each of the 3 oldest have used API test kits to get the following results.

salinity 1.026 after topping off with water
pH 7.8
GH & KH - We only have the kit for freshwater right now.
Ammonia 0
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 0
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