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Old 03-29-2014, 03:32 PM   #111
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Lol yeh I've been looking at open university courses but I just cannot justify the cost. Only just finished paying my last student loan!

Alison courses. The first one is the fundamentals of biology which is basically school level but there are still a lot of useful things in there. Then it goes up to level 2 and 3.
Awesome, thanks. Even basic biology would definitely be a help.

I definitely could not justify the cost to go back to school, especially because I could not go get a new degree in molecular biology and continue to work part time the way I do now. Right now I own my own business and have a lot of time available for my kids (work a lot after bedtime), they are only 3 and 5 so they need me.
It does make me feel like I picked poorly back in the university days. I didn't realize this stuff was so interesting.
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No me neither. I loved science at school but I didn't do as well as expected so put me off. I was most interested in biology.
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Thx for the tip Caliban. I'm going to look into that. I hated chemistry in high school....maybe this time I will pay attention!!!
I was musing to my hubby why I am suddenly so interested in chemistry, biology etc. He pointed out that everything is boring until you have a practical application for it and then the possibilities just open up. Wish I had been into fish when I was in college! Back then, science was something to be completed as minimally as possible. I don't think I even had to take any difficult science classes for my BA.
Ironically I remember taking Fisheries 101 as it was an easy science elective.
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I was musing to my hubby why I am suddenly so interested in chemistry, biology etc. He pointed out that everything is boring until you have a practical application for it and then the possibilities just open up. Wish I had been into fish when I was in college! Back then, science was something to be completed as minimally as possible. I don't think I even had to take any difficult science classes for my BA.
Ironically I remember taking Fisheries 101 as it was an easy science elective.

That makes a lot of sense! I completely avoided science in college with the exception of psychology. Lol

BTW, my kids are the same age as yours. So I totally get the struggle between work, time for kids, and time for a hobby!!! It's not easy!!
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I guess it's easier for me because I do have a lot of spare time. It's just that I have a lot of hobbies to fill it with!

Why is it so much to do a degree these days? I'm just not going to pay it out of principle.
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Quick update. Nitrites below in a25%, 50% and 100% tank water solution. I'm guessing they are around 3ppm.
Wish I had time to make a reference solution, maybe tomorrow

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Old 03-30-2014, 05:54 AM   #117
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In other numbers:

Very slight pH drop from 2 days straight at 7.37, to 7.29.
kH is now firmly 6 after spending a couple days at 6.5 (vial would go green at 6 drops and yellow at 7, now goes yellow at 6)
Phosphates have *maybe* dropped. That one is really a tough read.
Interestingly, no visible ammonia drop since yesterday.
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Still on track nonetheless
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BTW, my kids are the same age as yours. So I totally get the struggle between work, time for kids, and time for a hobby!!! It's not easy!!
We seem very alike :P

Caliban it's outrageous! I doubt I would even qualify for student aid. With both of us employed there is probably some income cap.
I still need to check out the online courses, I want to educate myself even in an unofficial capacity.
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I'm going to need to top off the tank shortly, but I am not planning to perform a water change.
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