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Re: Water Quality B/C

Postby silentsage » May 1st, 2012, 5:29 pm

Is there any way to find out what container the salt water will be in at nationals? At states, they gave us a 500 mL beaker, and everyone's salinometer was too long.
Unless they tell us, no, but I would hope it would be a graduated cylinder. You could try to contact whoever is running it, I think it's on the nationals webpage.
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Re: Water Quality B/C

Postby cngu23 » May 2nd, 2012, 4:37 am

Do you guys know if we are allowed to bring a graduated cylinder for our salinometer?
At NY states this year, we were permitted to use a graduated cylinder, as long as we were the last ones to go in our time slot.
Odd, at NY States (B) this year, I was told that I was not allowed to bring a graduated cylinder as they provided one.
Same for our states, but the graduated cylinder should be large enough for you to successfully test your salinometer. I'm not sure how large it was, but the graduated cylinder was around 1.5-2 feet long.
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Re: Water Quality B/C

Postby Fossil Freak 25 » May 2nd, 2012, 2:59 pm

I know the 9 WQ tests, but is salinity technically the 10th test?
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Re: Water Quality B/C

Postby silentsage » May 8th, 2012, 1:42 pm

I know the 9 WQ tests, but is salinity technically the 10th test?
I guess, but there are many past that, such as TDS and alkalinity, but that is probably the most important bast the 7 with Q-values.
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Re: Water Quality B/C

Postby FlyingMonkey85 » May 13th, 2012, 3:24 pm

Anyone know anything on Wetland Evolution?
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Postby silentsage » May 15th, 2012, 1:49 pm

Anyone know anything on Wetland Evolution?
That may have something to do with ecological succession (the progression of a community), but I've never heard of that specifically, but I'd expect it has to do with the growth of plants and introduction (naturally, of course) of animals into a marsh, lake, swamp etc. ecosystem.
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Re: Water Quality B/C

Postby ptkid » May 22nd, 2012, 3:42 pm

What did y'all think of the division b water quality test? We liked the length and thought we did okay on it. We ended up 12th.
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Re: Water Quality B/C

Postby tornado guy » May 22nd, 2012, 8:01 pm

What did y'all think of the division b water quality test? We liked the length and thought we did okay on it. We ended up 12th.
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Re: Water Quality B/C

Postby tornado guy » June 12th, 2012, 5:07 pm

So, what should be different about wq next year being with a slightly different topic? Will the macros still be the same?
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Re: Water Quality B/C

Postby ptkid » June 13th, 2012, 1:41 pm

So, what should be different about wq next year being with a slightly different topic? Will the macros still be the same?
I think its the exact same rules.
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