09-15-2009, 06:46 PM
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These units are based on redox potential, which is rarely discussed due to the expensive cost of testing for that at home hobbyist. Redox is commonly measured in large public displays.
My problem is this.... Here is a copy/paste of the first paragraph from the link above:
"All aquariums contain metabolic wastes which over time slowly degrade water quality and create unhealthy conditions. Unfortunately, monthly water changes have been the only way to help control these issues. But not anymore! Introducing ECO-AqualizerTM, the first aquarium IONIZATION system that revitalizes water quality to a constant healthy balance and keeps water crystal clear year-round."
his statement is simply false. Water changes are not the only way to control the buildup of metabolic waste. In a marine aquarium waste is released in the form of organic acids, which are REMOVED by a protein skimmer. Removing waste is a very nice method of controlling waste buildup, in my humble opinion.
I would be very curious how abfisher plans to test for redox potential. Do you have access to a lab with such equipment? This could be a very cool project.