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anonymous asked:

I'm just starting grad school in a week or so, and I'm also returning to school in general after an almost 2 year hiatus. Any advice? So far my plan is just try and do everything as soon/earlier than it's due, get the reading done, and keep on keeping on.

Hey Anon! First congrats on getting into grad school. That is a big accomplishment on it’s own! I like your plan so far. Here are a few additional tips:

1) Make friends with people. You will need your peeps to get you through when the stress is on. Also, don’t be afraid to ask people for help and resources (like you just did with me!) We’re all in this together.

2) Be freakishly organized. Get a calendar and put everything on it: homework time, reading time, email time, etc. If it’s on your calendar, you don’t have to stress about when to do this or that cause you have a plan. And, it’s hard to remember everything you need to do so use copious calendar and smartphone reminders. 

3) Make self care a priority starting now. Set aside one day where you don’t do any work so you have time to recharge for the other 6 days that will be action packed. Working all the time is a poor, short-term strategy that will only end in burnout. Grad school is a marathon, not a sprint.

4) Have a good sense of humor and don’t take yourself too seriously. Grad school sucks, for everyone. So, don’t put too much pressure on yourself to change the world right away. Instead laugh at your mistakes, and your reviewers (they deserve it tbh). Joke around about not remembering what the sun looks like. It will get you through. 

After you get started, feel free to reach out with more questions. I’m always happy to help.


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strophie  asked:

so i've been looking up methods of acclimation and some sources say that when getting fish shipped you should acclimate to temp and immediately transfer them to the tank to avoid oxygen activating the ammonia in the bag. Is that correct? I only ask cause that's not what a lot of other sources tell me.

ah yes. the infamous shipped-fish-acclimation question

So a little background on the problem for those who might not know:

When fish get shipped they get put in little bags filled with oxygen and water. as the fish sit in the bag they use up the oxygen in the bag and produce carbon dioxide. they also produce ammonia (even if they’re fasted before the trip. they produce some ammonia through respiration) 

The longer the fish is in the sealed bag the more CO2 (carbon dioxide) and NH3/NH4+ (ammonia) they make.

As the concentration of CO2 increases the pH of the bag gets lower (carbon dioxide is a weak acid and small amounts of carbonic acid, H2CO3, are also formed when CO2 dissolves in water)

This sounds kinda bad but actually it helps the fish survive in the bag longer! lower pH makes ammonia less toxic to fish!

(the toxicity has to do with the ratio of ionized ammonia, NH4+, to unionized ammonia, NH3, the ratio changes as the pH changes, this gets kinda complicated but you can read about it here if you want)


This shows the increase of free ammonia (that’s the toxic part of ammonia) concentrations as pH increases.


this also shows the relationship of un-ionized ammonia to pH. 

Alright so now for the actual problem.

When you get the fish it’s sitting in a sealed bag full of ammonia and CO2. 

When you open the bag, the CO2 starts to leave and oxygen starts to dissolve in the water. This will start to raise the pH and make the ammonia more toxic. (as for how fast this happens…some people say it happens in seconds or minutes…. idk)

So your problem is that ammonia.

Many people say that you should temperature acclimate the fish (with the bag sealed) and then dump the fish in the tank as soon as you open it. They say that leaving the bag open and trying to drip acclimate them will just put them at risk to being exposed to toxic ammonia. (the king of DIY uses this method)

But many delicate fish and inverts do better with drip acclimation.

If you want to drip acclimate your fish you still need to deal with the ammonia. To do that, you can use something like Seachem Prime to detoxify the ammonia. Prime will keep the fish safe from the unionized ammonia even as the pH increases. 

people have had success with both ways. I usually use method 1 for hardy fish and method 2 for inverts.

Another thing you can do is just to ask the seller for their water parameters. if you make sure to match your tank to those perfectly before the fish arrive then you shouldn’t need to do a lengthy drip-acclimation process anyway.


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anonymous asked:

Hi, I love your tumblr, and I learn something every time you post. I just wanted to ask if you know of any good books/resource to start learning more about PH mythology? I grew up in the US, so the only information I have about them come from my parent's stories, but I would love to learn more.

Thank you! As for the resource, you can start browsing from these two post

philippine mythology & folklore masterpost by @silahis

Filipino Mythology, Ghost Stories, Folktales and Superstitions masterpost by @shackleboltrps

They took the effort to compile all the sources they found for easier access to us.

As for book I personally love Damiana Eugenio’s Philippine Folk Literature Series ( the second volume is my favorite, no surprise there as it pertains to Myth ). It’s an excellent collection of mythology covering all regions of the Philippines. It’s the most thorough book of resource of our folklore that I’ve found.

Hope this helps :)