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Re: B.O.D. and green water
>. I don't think the plant was superior at competing
>nutrients, because it didn't show any signs of being superior when it
>smaller. I had enough light so that I don't think that the
>out the green water algae.
I do not know if anyone has mentioned this before and I have never had any
experience with green water myself but I think that floating algae should be
superior at gathering diffuse light when compared to certain plants. I know that
P.A.R. sensors are usually cosine corrected so that light that is not falling at
right angles to that leaf is counted as less effective for photosynthesis. A
spherical form of floating algae on the other hand does not care at what angle
light strikes it's surface. Consequently, I think floating algae may have an
advantage in situations of diffuse light. Also, the more floating algae present
the more diffuse the light and the greater the problem. Can't say that this is
going to help anybody but I thought it might be an interesting theory.