[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
[APD] Re: Heating Cables
In reviewing some of the discussion that Dupla espouses regarding the
benefits of cables I am having a difficult time understanding any benefit.
It would seem based on their logic that adding additional __flow__ of any
kind would be detrimental, not benefitial.
I was thinking about that on the way out to Dallas and figured the long term
benefit of cables is mostly due to the laterite/gravel type of substrate
used at that time. My thinking being that all the material that binds the
nutrients is at the bottom of an otherwise inert substrate. The cables then
create a flow of water to bring the nutrients into that "rich zone" where
chemicals can be sequestered.
Since the advent of "complete" substrates such as Flourite, our plants have
been growing in a substrate composed entirely of bindable material. As
such, there is no practical benefit gained from current creating cables.
Root draw action should be sufficient to replenish the sequestered nutrients
throughout the entire substrate zone, maintaining a nutritious environment
for our plants.
Just my thoughts. I'd be interested in hearing yours,
Need a shot of Hank Williams or Patsy Cline? The classic country stars are
always singing on MSN Radio Plus. Try one month free!
Aquatic-Plants mailing list
Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com