Charles, you're asking Meyer Jordan to prove a negative, which you know can't be done.
That was my exact thought when reading this thread.We are always asking people that post problems here, for actual numerical test kit values.
- so why all this negative opinion about test kits?
Sorry, that's just a cop-out... Of course a negative can proven, by simply disproving the positive. It is just that people normally think in the positive.. This doesn't mean a negative can't be proven.
Perhaps then you could prove that Santa Clause does not exist?
You know how we do things here, someone expresses an opinion and then should be prepared to back it up with a study that the rest of us can understand.
If you don't have any backup, just say so, don't turn around and insult the person please. (boorish, really?)
You could have just said that because of the lack of oxygen, bacteria conversion of nitrogen is slowed, so in that case nitrite levels can rise. That's something we can all understand without a study.
Isn't that what you were trying to say?.
and from there I just start removing them from this little water hyacinth breeder and dumping them in the pond. But if I don't test the PH and adjust it every day or two they will all just turn yellow and stop growing.
Your pond just needs time to develop. The plants depend on the fish to fertilize the water - give em time!" And he was of course absolutely right. Same pond, same ph, following year - beautiful green plants. I'm so thankful we didn't start testing and dosing.
Anytime there is an increase of Nitrite in a mud pond aquaculture system or a tank culture... then the reason is due to poor oxygenation...
An entirely too broad of a statement as the window of Oxygen levels for this to occur is not only very low but also very small.
No, but for the entire water column to be affected and high Nitrite levels to be detected by a test kit, this small window of extremely low DO would need to be pond wide....btw... you are extrapolating much from that study to suggest it invalidates what I wrote... and I never stated the entire mud pond nor MBBR would have to be within this low oxygen levels for an increase of Nitrite to occur...
Actually, from what I am told by others much more experienced than I, the entire water environment does not have to be equally, significantly oxygen deprived for this occurrence to begin.
I, at least, produced a source.And there are others out there.@Meyer Jordan , I guess just what they have told me is just all completely wrong, being misstated, and the fact you can extrapolate from a study(ies), to fit what you think, proves you are right...
If ya want to continue to debate that post of mine... then it is all good! ...but I won't be contributing to it anymore...