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Re: Aquarium Bioload Waste Management

PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:51 pm
by freshfish
Do they not appear to be working, Cor? That would REALLY suck!!

Re: Aquarium Bioload Waste Management

PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 1:47 am
by Dutchman
Yes. "Suck" is the right word.
I called Karin, our pharmacist daughter, to go with me through the whole procedure to check if I had done anything wrong. We used RO water for typically ZERO permanganate-demand and dark tea for HIGH permanganate-demand, assuming that between the two we would get at least some reaction. However, we got ZERO, NOTHING, ZILCH.
So the permanganate test is off, untill we find a solution to this problem.

Double, double toil and trouble. Image


Re: Aquarium Bioload Waste Management

PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 9:41 pm
by MOA

I know this is a bit of an oversimplification, by my spreadsheet stocking formulas use a simplified version of the formula found on this website to assess total remaining waste (adjustments are made internally for the effect of plants, etc.):

I know you are attempting a more detail approach than this, but it has proven effective so far (See FishsheetA7.Version1 for modifications to r value).