03-06-2014, 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Flear
beaslebob, your equation is wrong by the way,
plants will lower those numbers that you so love as proof you don't have to do water changes
and a water change itself will lower those numbers even more than plants will
any bacterioplankton will lower those numbers as well, but you have no idea what you have in your tank at that level ... well till equalibrium was reached, then it won't change anything
you have nothing in place to convert any plankton into larger life forms to truly lower levels
any leaf that dies if going to drastically raise levels beyond your wrong formula
beaslbob, you are quick to show how water changes give no net improvement on water quality, maintaining a status quo
yet that same formula should show your tank to be in the hundreds of thousands as by your own equation those numbers will continue to rise without limit as you are not removing anything.
the formula is precisely and correct within the assumptions presented. and it does reflect real world experiences.
I does contain many simplifying assumptions with the objective of determining how effective water changes are.
Care to show any experiments or measurement to support you assertions like any leaf that dies makes drastic level rises?
Hmmmm kinds like peat moss in a new tank.
Oh yea. dern I already submitted those measurements on post one of this thread.