Re: Biowheel Question
Rochelle Williams said:
>Someone posted a week or so ago, that they took out their biowheel so the
>plants would get all the nutrients. Please, correct me if I'm wrong but I
>thought the purpose of a biowheel was to provide increased area for
>nitrifying bacteria. They then convert ammonia and nitrite into nitrates.
> And that the nitrifying bacteria did nothing with the nitrates, that they
>couldn't use them. Therefore, all the nitrates are available to the plants.
> Please, comment.
T'was me that removed the biowheel. The plants are going like crazy and the
fish seem very happy - the empirical (anecdotal?) data is supportive. I am
under the assumption (or misassumption?) that the plants can use the
nitrogen in amonia, nitrite, and nitrate form. Now I'm curious too.