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Monday, May 14

  1. page Aquaponics 17-18 edited ... Ammonia levels have increased since we cleaned the tank. It is at .25ppm. It has been a gradua…
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    Ammonia levels have increased since we cleaned the tank. It is at .25ppm. It has been a gradual growth we have to watch over time.
    Nitrate levels remain at 0ppm. Nitrite levels remain at 0ppm. pH is 6.0.
    Monday 5/14/18:
    Ammonia levels in main tank have reached 2ppm. We moved the fish into the second tank to let the ammonia levels drop.
    We have been discussing the idea of splitting the group of fish 50/50 so both tanks can sustain the ammonia levels. The fish are getting bigger and we feel this will combat the issue and keep the ammonia levels well-regulated.

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    6:30 am

Thursday, May 10

  1. page Soap edited ... “the bulk of the nonvolatile matter in the product consists of an alkali salt of fatty acids a…
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    “the bulk of the nonvolatile matter in the product consists of an alkali salt of fatty acids and the product’s detergent properties are due to the alkali-fatty acid compounds”
    “the product is labeled, sold, and represented solely as soap”
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    have to preferprefect it next weekweek.
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    6:21 pm
  2. page Soap edited ... “the bulk of the nonvolatile matter in the product consists of an alkali salt of fatty acids a…
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    “the bulk of the nonvolatile matter in the product consists of an alkali salt of fatty acids and the product’s detergent properties are due to the alkali-fatty acid compounds”
    “the product is labeled, sold, and represented solely as soap”
    The last theee weeks I’ve been trying to decide how to complete this project with the goal of raising awareness. My teacher and I have decided to write a pamphlet to spread awareness about micro beads and the reasons why you should make youre own soap. Since the year is coming to an end, the project is progressing slowly but I’ve made a rough draft of the flyer and have to prefer it next week
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    6:20 pm

Friday, May 4

  1. page Aquaponics 17-18 edited ... Tuesday, 5/1/18: We successfully cleaned out the tank by replacing all the water, de-chlorina…
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    Tuesday, 5/1/18:
    We successfully cleaned out the tank by replacing all the water, de-chlorinating it, and reinserting the plants to the tank after this process. The fish are currently in another tank in the meantime, we are likely to put the fish back in the old tank later today, we believe it is better for the fish if we let the water de-chlorinate and let the temperature reach an appropriate level for optimum fish survival.
    Friday, 5/4/18:
    Ammonia levels have increased since we cleaned the tank. It is at .25ppm. It has been a gradual growth we have to watch over time.
    Nitrate levels remain at 0ppm. Nitrite levels remain at 0ppm. pH is 6.0.

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    7:19 am

Tuesday, May 1

  1. page Aquaponics 17-18 edited ... Monday, 4/30/18: Cleaning the tank: this morning, our team tested our tank water just like we…
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    Monday, 4/30/18:
    Cleaning the tank: this morning, our team tested our tank water just like we would any other day; we were surprised to see that the ammonia level shot up to 3 ppm, a dangerous level for fish living in the tank. The likely reason for this jump involves our nitrifying bacteria colony not being able to metabolize the ammonia the fish excrete. After having changed the filter last week, we created a tentative solution to protect the fish. With the help of Dr. Tupper, we changed 4 gallons of the tank water, equivalent to roughly a third of the tanks volume to remove ammonia and diffuse the rest of what was left.
    Tuesday, 5/1/18:
    We successfully cleaned out the tank by replacing all the water, de-chlorinating it, and reinserting the plants to the tank after this process. The fish are currently in another tank in the meantime, we are likely to put the fish back in the old tank later today, we believe it is better for the fish if we let the water de-chlorinate and let the temperature reach an appropriate level for optimum fish survival.

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    7:05 am

Monday, April 30

  1. page Aquaponics 17-18 edited ... Nitrite levels have decreased to .25 A goal we are going to work towards in the following wee…
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    Nitrite levels have decreased to .25
    A goal we are going to work towards in the following week are to clean the tank, this will make the environment for the fish healthier and will prevent damage to fish and the plants.
    Monday, 4/30/18:
    Cleaning the tank: this morning, our team tested our tank water just like we would any other day; we were surprised to see that the ammonia level shot up to 3 ppm, a dangerous level for fish living in the tank. The likely reason for this jump involves our nitrifying bacteria colony not being able to metabolize the ammonia the fish excrete. After having changed the filter last week, we created a tentative solution to protect the fish. With the help of Dr. Tupper, we changed 4 gallons of the tank water, equivalent to roughly a third of the tanks volume to remove ammonia and diffuse the rest of what was left.

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    6:52 am

Friday, April 27

  1. page Aquaponics 17-18 edited ... Ammonia levels are 1.5, they have decreased since yesterday and are expected to keep decreasin…
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    Ammonia levels are 1.5, they have decreased since yesterday and are expected to keep decreasing.
    Nitrite levels have decreased to .25
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    clean the tank.tank, this will make the environment for the fish healthier and will prevent damage to fish and the plants.
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    7:45 am
  2. page Aquaponics 17-18 edited ... Ammonia levels are 1.5, they have decreased since yesterday and are expected to keep decreasin…
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    Ammonia levels are 1.5, they have decreased since yesterday and are expected to keep decreasing.
    Nitrite levels have decreased to .25
    A goal we are going to work towards in the following week are to clean the tank.
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    7:43 am
  3. page Aquaponics 17-18 edited ... Ammonia has reached a level of 2.0 ppm, the nitrates as a result have increased to 160 ppm. Th…
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    Ammonia has reached a level of 2.0 ppm, the nitrates as a result have increased to 160 ppm. This may hurt the fish and may need to add water to dilute the ammonia and nitrate levels for the benefit of the fish. A possible cause of this may be that the plants aren't taking in the nitrates and they are building up in the tank.
    Added dechlorinated water into the tank to help with Nitrate buildup.
    Friday, 4/27/18
    pH level has increased from 6.0 to 6.4
    Nitrate levels have decreased to 0ppm, test strips may have been tampered with, after many tests it has been found to actually be 0ppm.
    Ammonia levels are 1.5, they have decreased since yesterday and are expected to keep decreasing.
    Nitrite levels have decreased to .25

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    7:25 am

Thursday, April 26

  1. page Aquaponics 17-18 edited ... Thursday, 4/26/18 Ammonia has reached a level of 2.0 ppm, the nitrates as a result have incre…
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    Thursday, 4/26/18
    Ammonia has reached a level of 2.0 ppm, the nitrates as a result have increased to 160 ppm. This may hurt the fish and may need to add water to dilute the ammonia and nitrate levels for the benefit of the fish. A possible cause of this may be that the plants aren't taking in the nitrates and they are building up in the tank.
    Added dechlorinated water into the tank to help with Nitrate buildup.
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    8:12 am

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