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Re: [APD] OT: Microscopes

At 03:12 PM 5/31/07 -0700, you wrote:
>First off sorry about being off topic.
>I'm developing a growing interest in Biology & Biochemistry (I'm a
>Software Engineer by trade) mostly from keeping & breeding fish and
>learning about what goes on in my tank water etc.  I've been toying with
>the idea of getting a microscope so I can further examine things in my
>tank: fry, eggs, plants sections, algae, bacteria etc and see the things
>I read about in 'The Ecology of the Planted Aquarium' and other BioChem
>texts but I've no idea as to what sort of microscope I'd need
>(Magnification, lenses, style/type etc) or where to buy one from in
>Canada!  So I thought I'd ask here as I know some folk on this list are
>allot more scientific than me and may know the answers!
>Can anyone help me?

I used to have a nice stereo Bausch & Lomb one I picked up
at a surplus store. I found it more usefull than the simple
compound ones.


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