05-07-2013, 04:38 PM
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Originally Posted by pop
Hello Author Bryon:
Thanks for the suggestion about peruse the references but it isn’t much help because I don’t have access to the all of the references. Since you are not a chemist or a botanist and neither am I, I am not questioning your summary of scientific data I am just looking for answers to a question that you proposed. Could you not be so protective of the data and share the author and title of the scientific facts about relationship between oxygen diffusion and total dissolved solids and indicate if salt is the tds that restricts the saturation of oxygen!
I think its nice to research scholarly articles and parrot the information as you understand the data’s impact on general knowledge of fish keeping helping all of to better grasp the events going on in our aquariums and for this I thank you.
So shoot the juice to me bruce and post a link to this important data about oxygen diffusion and total dissolved solids and its interpretation.
Ps…. In your article you provide references but not the actual citation that you are copying and this is what I would like to have access too.
I'm not hiding anything, believe me, but some of these articles are involved and I can't remember where this or that point may have come from.
But on salt, no, that is not the only thing. All TDS affect the chemistry. One aspect that does occur to me has to do with the TDS restricting light penetration, which in turn slows photosynthesis, thus reducing oxygen production. Another aspect is that TDS cause a temperature rise, and of course this reduces oxygen. Some minerals readily bind with oxygen; not sure where that goes.