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Re: ECO Aqualizer
- To: Aquatic Plants Digest <Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com>
- Subject: Re: ECO Aqualizer
- From: Chuck H <grendel at usit_net>
- Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2003 12:11:53 -0400
Well, I guess I bought the snake oil then. Oh well not being a scientist
sometimes cost a few bucks to learn lessons. But, I guess it's cheaper than
the college coarse I would have taken to learn about what this product really
does. I'll check my aquarium parameters prior to installation and report back
in a few weeks as to any changes if there are any. Thanks for any info.
Don't feel bad if it doesn't work, Jerry. Many of us have bought into
snake oils, magic beans, or the Fiji Mermaid from time to time.
The ECO-Aqualizer an interesting contraption, but I had my doubts, hence my
post. Still, it has yet to be proven whether it's snake oil or
not. "Snake oil" hints at deception. I don't really see an effort to hide
anything with this product; there's no "sorry, proprietary trade secret"
here. Some respected names with reps to protect are associated with it,
too. But, of course, the proof is in the pudding, and as of yet only the
claims and theories of the manufacturer are in the bowl.
Fortunately, some of the claims made should result in changes to measurable
parameters -- dissolved oxygen, ORP, etc. Even water clarity is said to be
improved. I figure the practicality of the device will be held up or shot
down in fairly short order by the aquarist community at large.
But, after thinking about it for awhile, even if claims hold true and the
unit is functional, it would most likely have limited impact in a fully
planted "garden" aquarium. The majority of improvements attributed to the
device are already provided for in a healthy tank of this type. But tanks
in which fish are the focus and live plants are, at best, little more than
sparse ornamentation or fish cover would potentially stand to benefit.
Anyhow, I'll be interested in hearing your observations, Jerry. And if it
doesn't work to your satisfaction, send it back before 180 days are up (you
did know about the money back guarantee, right?). Or keep it anyway -- it
might be good for Granny's rheumatism. ;)
where a quake, 4.9 on the Richter scale, rattled the house around 5am this
morning. That's quite a bit o' shakin' in these parts.