Grow little guys... grow.
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Chicago, IL
To Natty & Kvntran,
Wow, thanks, that's a huge compliment. But really, it is I who ought to be giving the compliments... You see, I've been reading, absorbing, testing, verifying, and pushing the limits of my knowledge mostly based on the footwork of others.... others, such as those and yourself that post on these forums. And out of all the incomplete responses and mis-information, there are a ton of gems that more than make up for it. And we realize very quickly how to filter through all of it.
In reality, I'm just a newbie. I've only ever had two planted tanks. A 5gallon and a 15gallon. But, I'm the kind of guy who will sit and stare at an empty tank for two years contemplating how it works, how it will work, and how to make it better. I try to be thorough because that's the way I expect to be treated in return. And like you mentioned, half-information doesn't do anyone any good.
Whenever I encountered a question or a roadblock, in the past five years, I always hit the forums because I know that there's a thousand people that have come before me with the same issues. And without everyone sharing information (good and bad), I don't think I would be half as experienced today. But like I mentioned, I'm still just a newbie. Question everything I write!
To answer your question: No, I'm not a professor but I have this growing fantasy of working with a 5th-6th grade class to do a year long aquarium project. Of course, there's the awe and beauty of the aquarium that they would love. But, I'd also like to tie in the science behind it with what they already learn in their classes; To show them a connection between the "boring" stuff they learn in class and something like an aquarium. I don't feel quite worthy yet, but the seed is planted.
Natty, thanks for your compliment!
Jeremy Squires, Toronto, ON
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