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Teaching a fish keeping class
Old 02-20-2013, 08:23 PM   #11
 
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I have two students as of tonight! The class is starting March 19th.
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:03 PM   #12
 
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I thought I'd update this thread.

I've changed a little bit around, but not too much. I have 8 paying students, and 2 others! 10 students, if all goes well we're planning on doing another class next fall about the same topics, and personally I'd love to do a class to build on this one for the older students, such as breeding, aquascaping, upgrading to a bigger tank (for this class the tanks are all going to be 5-20 gallons), and maybe some more. Any suggestions for those would be good!
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:55 PM   #13
 
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I now have 9 paying students! I just got the tank yesterday, needs cleaning, a filter, a heater, a thermometer, and sand. Class starts on Tuesday!
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:57 PM   #14
 
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Awesome! Let us know how it goes!
I'm just curious how you went advertising this and where you are teaching it.. I think it might be fun to try it out!
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:02 PM   #15
 
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I am a teenager, and I'm homeschooled, so my Mom just put it up on several homeschool groups. I'm teaching it at my house, which means another Betta for me
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:04 PM   #16
 
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Ohh, that's exciting! :D Good to get more teenagers in the hobby!
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:10 PM   #17
 
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Yes it is! I'm really excited to get 9 more kids to be learning about how to properly take care of fish.

The only reason I started learning about fish is because I was given a Betta with a 1/2 gallon tank for my birthday a few years ago, from a friend whose Mom works at a pet store, and I wanted to breed Bettas. I did lots of research after that, and realized a 1/2 gallon wasn't enough, and I'm glad I did!
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:18 PM   #18
 
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Great ideas, looks like you've got things pretty much covered - and it's going to be a lot of fun! Home-school groups are the best!

Don't have much advice to offer, except to back up Romad's comment. I'm currently helping a 10 year old in learning how to clean and care for a neglected tank - gravel vaccing, how to start the siphon/vac, and proper filter maintenance were all things that she needed to practice a few times before she was comfortable with them.

Good luck!
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:24 PM   #19
 
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Thanks! I've heard a few of them are really excited, and I know a few of the kids. I actually babysit one of them, and I've seen her tank before, I was thinking of all the wonderful fish I could put in it

A few of the parents are going to be staying for the class, and I'll make sure I show them how so they can help if they need to. I'm also going to be giving out little kid-friendly pages of information that they might need each week.
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