Fish-keeping actually helping my uni studies for once!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Rhan, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. RhanWell Known MemberMember


    As a part of my Uni course (Arts/Science double degree), I'm studying Microbiology for a semester. Anyway, we have an assignment due in a few weeks which is basically 500 words on a topic to do with microorganisms (500 is such a pathetic amount, I'd much rather do 1,500 and address the topic more thoroughly *SIGH*).

    Our lecturer suggested emailing her if we want to write on anything besides the suggested topics. Well, I have just sent an email requesting that I do my short essay on the nitrifying bacteria needed in our aquariums :D I gave her a very brief plan of what I could include, such as the bacterial structure of the two bacteria species as well as ideal environmental conditions and their roles in ammonia and nitrite conversion. I also asked if I could briefly discuss the importance of the bacteria in sustaining the micro-ecosystem we try to mimic in our fish tanks. Before I fired off the email, I checked out my libaries database for potential journal articles I could reference. Most seem to be from verterinary science and ecology journals, but hopefully more searching will bring up a more microbiology-specific articles.

    Anyway, I am really REALLY excited now to do this essay! Hence why I am posting on fishlore instead of dancing around my house and waking up the family :;smack

    I will be shattered if she tells me to choose another topic, but I think I've made a pretty strong case :D

    So, fish-keeping is helping me with my studies now, rather than distracting me from them :p

    Gee, I sound like such a dork posting this, but I am just so excited I have to do something about it! :;balloons
  2. ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    Congrats! It always helps when the subject of an essay is interesting to us personally. hope it goes well.
  3. HitchHikerValued MemberMember

    If she lets you go ahead with the essay it would be great to to post it here for the rest of us to read, or have it published in the next issue of the Fish Lore mag.
  4. Red1313Fishlore VIPMember

    Haha gotta love it when classes and hobbies overlap :p

    Good Luck!
    P.S. (write it anyway lol)
  5. FurallicahWell Known MemberMember

    Lol I agree with Red write it anyways! I would love to read it if you posted it on FL. Best of Luck on it!
  6. RhanWell Known MemberMember


    Oh, I am so thankful she said yes, otherwise I could be finding myself writing an article on something like bacterial flagella (*yawn*) And hopefully she'll be sick of reading articles on the same stuff so that mine stands out ;)

    Thanks guys, I wouldn't have even thought of possibly posting it here :) Some people could find it interesting. I know I do :p If all goes to plan and I can find enough decent references (I think I need 5 or so), I should have the article written in about 3 weeks :) I might post it in a thread or something, and let Mike know that he can publish it in the magazine if he wants to, ultimately I don't mind :)

    Now, the challenge of not letting writing this assignment distract me from writing all my other assignments! :;smack
  7. Karl RValued MemberMember

    Congrats!! Enjoy the assignment. If you do post it I would like to read it as well.
  8. AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    Hello Rhan,

    If she gives you anything less than an "A" she'll have to deal with Fish Lore members!:whistling:


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