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Re: [Killietalk] Nitrogen, nitrate, nitrite and ammonia
I have two questions:
Hydration and hydrolysis and ionization and free reactive molecules would
answer your questions Wright, along with life form specific
susceptibilities. So we need ionization constants, dissociation constants
along with susceptibility to explain all this water chemistry.
What is the speed with which plants take up all these nitrogen compounds?
I imagined that nitrates and ammonia in solution would be actively
transported into plant tissues upon contact. Java moss should act as a
nitrogen vacuum cleaner, no?
How can we explain so many fish doing well in CO2 saturated water? The
plants seem thrive in it But don't the fish need O2?
Per the carrying capacity of water, what is the relationship between O2 and
CO2? Is it one of competitive exclusion?
Given what the plant people do to their tanks with CO2 injection, a
competitve exclusion scenario would kill fish pretty quickly I would think;
Especially given the higher solubility constant for CO2.
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