03-21-2009, 07:07 AM
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[quote=Tyyrlym;181069]Ammonia doesn't really settle out in water,it's going to disperse into the column pretty evenly. I don't argue that flow is important. All I'm really trying to say is that for purposes of filtration canisters are going to have a lo
My apologies,, Perhaps I should have stated that it is in my view the flow rate or GPH that filter is capable of which helps to keep that which contributes to ammonia in the aquarium in the water column. Such as dead fish or decaying food and or plant matter.
It is not so unlike the boiler you described. While boiler is in high fire, the water inside is quite turbulent. When the boiler has satisfied the demand for heat, or steam setpoint is reached ,it shuts down ,and the particulates that were being suspended in the water,settles to the bottom and to remove them, a bottom blow down is needed to allow that which contributes to scale or sludge build up to be removed. Sadly, we cannot perform similar procedure in our aquariums so it is in my view, better to have more water being moved in the aquarium at a higher flow rate to help keep the particulates and dissolved organics from accumulating on the bottom of the tank. I agree with you nearly 100 percent.