thanks thanks thanks
Sorry for my late reaction, testing , testing, good testing take's time.
Thank you, for your good and extended vision on this topic.
I will agree on most of the things that's you typed.
>> Food in, plant growth out. <<
This way is still growth limited by the amount of TE's that comes from the food.
Many tanks run that way, and I don't feel the need for speed.
Comparing this, with your EI / armano style of planted tank running is useless.
Simple thinking by me : light W/gal x 10 = co2 level
The point is to decompose N, C and P by using the right c:n ratio without losing it to sediment or filter uptake by
regulating the amounts of heterotrophic and nitrifying bacteria.
This info is about http://www.iwaponline.com/wst/03101/wst031010195.htm
The FSF is used for it's thin biofilms and creating the still needed no2.
Filters are never to be stopped..
Water changes ( 25% / 2 weeks RO water ) is done only to prevent inhibition / toxicity.
Plants will also have that effect.
Ca release from the food also increases the kh slowly. ( Low Kh )
Ca will also bind to P and Fe ..
The redfield ratio has been debated since release on many forums.
Problems lie in the P factor, it often forms ion-bindings that won't show up.
The total nutrient flows are more importend.
I'm interested in the R&D that you have been doing on algea conditions and
the NH+ levels, did you put any detailed info on the net about that ?
Just started with your site ?
I'm also one of the people that's isn't affraid of watching tanks get filled with algea.
The more we learn , the beter we can help others.
I'm still young in that way.
A lot of research into this method still has to be done, as you sad, before all factors and underlying mechanisms are clear.
Comparing a planted tank to a huge natural ecosystem is also useless.
We simply don't have the facilities and capabilities that you have.
Try using wodka as a form of C that'll do the job ..
Not all researcher found liniearity between labile and stabile doc and denitrification.
Good luck with your new job ..