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Week 3: Biological Experimentation

Once the problem was fixed I needed to test the amount of pH buffer that was needed for the system. This ended up being ±0.03 pH units from the guide pH. This allowed the system leeway so that it did not need to work as hard over a long period of time. From there I helped with starting the biological experimentation. This took the rest of the week, because we kept having problems in the middle of the night since the test took 24 hours. The first time all of the equipment turned off with the timer. Another night the culture acted weirdly, not following the normal fluctuation of pH within the culture. So during my free time I continued doing some lab maintenance and making new cultures and transferring the old ones to continue biological experimentation.