|12-12-2012 02:35 PM|
|schoolzoo||Thanks - I 'll have to look at our CTS courses and see if there is anything there that would apply, and perhaps offer it next year - another teacher here is currently teaching a marine biology course. I like your idea of assigning a group of students to each tank and then once a week giving them time to do the maintenance, I think that I'll build something similar into my program next semester perhaps with my science 24|
|12-12-2012 12:00 AM|
|12-11-2012 11:54 PM|
|Fishies_in_Philly||actually? yes. it was the only part of my youth where i did good things.....LOL i have had my own tanks since i was about 12. when i turned 16(ish) and started working, i was keeping marine tanks. at the height of my "troubles" i had a nice home for a 3 foot zebra moray named Mister Magoo. of course, i was the exception to the rule.|
|12-11-2012 11:40 PM|
|12-11-2012 11:32 PM|
|Fishies_in_Philly||hey, i spent a lot of time in detention and high school. well, when i wasn't suspended....LOL|
|12-11-2012 10:36 PM|
I don't mind people not labeling when they don't know, but what I don't understand is the people who do know, who don't bother to label their bags. What is up with that? If they know what they're selling, it would sure be nice if they would label the bags, so I know what I getting!
|12-11-2012 10:30 PM|
|Fishies_in_Philly||and yes, i know i probably used taxonomy incorrectly, but i don't care!! LOL|
|12-11-2012 10:28 PM|
i'm glad to hear the moss got to you in good shape. sorry i couldn't id a couple, but i figured a taxonomy lesson could be in your future for that one....LOL
|12-11-2012 10:27 PM|
|Wy Renegade||Yes and no, I teach an aquatic biology course, and every Friday in the class is aquarium day. Students are allowed to choose an aquarium at the beginning of the term and they and their partners are required to maintain the aquarium (clean, do water changes, test chemistry, feed, etc.) At the end of each quarter, they receive a tank grade. Part of which is determined by me (based on how well they as a group performed their responsibility overall) and part is determined by their peers in the group (based on how well they as an individual helped to perform the task). At semester, if they choose, they are allowed to switch tanks. Some tanks I reserve for me, and generally don't allow students to be responsible for them, such as The Bog, and my 30 paludarium. Last year I had two groups of students who wanted to take on the task of building a paludarium rather than maintaining a tank, so they built two "bog" tanks in 40B turtle tanks for a couple other teachers.|
|12-11-2012 09:21 PM|
|schoolzoo||Out of curiosity - Do you run the looking after of yor tanks as a course? How do the kids get credit? I've been thinking of running a class to take care of mine and others in the school instead of working it into my existing classes.|
|12-11-2012 07:30 PM|
Reef epoxy it good stuff, but as stated once it sets up, you have to break things to get it to move. With reef rock its not big deal, because the stuff is soft/crumblie enough that you just break off the pieces with the epoxy attached. With river rock I would think it would be a much bigger deal. However, even with GS foam, once you get it on the rock, short of using a power sander, it isn't going to come off. I always have lousy luck getting the epoxy to set exactly where I want it however and generally speaking I find it pretty unappealing to look at.
Things are a little slow at the minute, as I'm dealing with a bunch of moss arrivals (Bill, yours did finally arrive and everything looks good), and trying to get a shrimp tank and a German Blue Ram tank all set-up at the same time. I've got to get more students who need extra credit to stick around after school somehow LOL, either that, or I've got to slow my over indulgance in all things aquarium related LOL.
|12-11-2012 02:13 PM|
It's a bit of trail and error to figure out how to use it - I tried kneeding up a large amount and then was going to attach rocks - by the time I got to the third rock it was already starting to set up and didn't adhere to the rock very well.
|12-11-2012 06:04 AM|
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|12-11-2012 05:11 AM|
|12-11-2012 05:09 AM|
|Learner||reef epoxy is a done deal once it sets. At least the one I used was. 40B riparium with a 40B sump, I am liking this even more by the post!|
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