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Re: Ammonia-neutralizing Products
I'm totally ignorant of the " "solid" ammonia-neutralizing products (such as
Marineland's White Diamond crystals)" that Allan talks about.
See my reply to his original note for why I didn't test any further. It
would be a major research project for a big University budget to test
Euglena, Rotifers, Paramecia, and all the other microcritters we call
"infusoria" for little real benefit. It was easier to use carbon-filtered
water and just not worry about how partial-toxicity was affecting the stuff
the babies like to feed on.
*Not* treating the water in my Daphnia barrel was also the cure for those
mysterious crashes I had been having.
I still consider "Amquel" or other similar products essential for safe
Joseph Bulterman wrote:
> I am not aware of any documented tests that have been
> done on Amquel to support the idea that it kills small
> aquatic life. I think that some controlled tests
> should be done. It would be interesting to know if
> using the exact recommended amount kills aquatic life,
> what happens when 1/2 the recommended dose is used,
> and what happens when the "if one will do it, two will
> do it better" style of administration is applied. I
> have read on this list where some folks think it's
> harmful but maybe some additional testing might be
> worthwhile. I did some frozen daphnia testing
> recently; anyone interested in picking up the ball on
> this one?
> --- Allan Semeit <azkillie at quixnet_net> wrote:
> > If the liquid chlorine/chloramine/ammonia removing
> > products (such as
> > Kordon's Amquel, etc.) kill off small aquatic life
> > like infusoria and baby
> > brine shrimp, do the "solid" ammonia-neutralizing
> > products (such as
> > Marineland's White Diamond crystals) have the same
> > effect?
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