Originally Posted by Geomancer
It's because you come in out of the blue and contradict decades worth of scientists that have spent their life studying this subject and offer no proof to back your claims other than "because I say so".
If you are right, then publish a paper in scientific journals, write a book, and commercialize your idea.
Until then, I'll stick with what has been proven by science.
i agree we all take on a great responsibly to the fish we keep
however none of you seem to see the bigger picture that i was painting
i stated i only know from experience and yes
as a result some of what i posted is in-correct explained poorly ETC
yet this will aid the understanding of those who have little understanding of water chemistry
evidently i don't and never have
if my chemistry was wrong i doubt that i would have Apple Snail eggs in my tank right now
the picture i was painting is VERY SIMPLE
THAT all but most keepers do changes as PART OF there routine
and not the routine OF THERE water chemistry
telling people to do weekly or monthly changes leave those with the right conditions and water chemistry causing un-needed stress
water change with no water chemistry improvement is un-needed stress
so much as putting your hand in the tank is stressful to them
and the main cause for many beginner's having a nitrate spike is as we all know over feeding
but by encouraging others (where possible) to create an environment that can handle nitrates quite well will only aid there downfalls