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Member Since 09 Sep 2015
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In Topic: Stubborn Catfish More Likely To Die From Tapwater Changes ?

22 November 2019 - 01:11 PM

So i chuck the hose in the tank start filling and add the safe dechlorinater .However the stream of tap water may be hitting a cave or bit of wood with a catfish which frequently don't move prior to significant mixing  with  the safe bearing aquarium  water so ensues several minutes of a high chlorine dose .Suppose I'm advocating the use of spray fittings as preferable .Particularly with catfish that stay put when they should move .Yeh the safe works instantly when mixing allows the interaction .

In Topic: Bushfire Mitagation Carbon Management What Am I Missing?

22 November 2019 - 12:29 PM

Often one of the problems is emotive, ideological arguments backed by a couple of scientific points getting their way because it's a pretty answer rather than a logical , possibly confronting effective one .Yeh fire can and will jump these breaks even when done in conjunction with fuel reduction burns, it should pay significant dividends just with a greater degree of control over prescribed burns and greater available infrastructure . I watched a series  called bushfire wars on fox where they use bull dozers and water trucks to fight the out of control fires .I don't think there is a solution just  potentially better management paradigms than a 50 000 year old one that resulted in some of the most fire generating flora in the world (which didn't use to be that much of a problem ) . Even if plantation forests switched to trying to plant more in lines rather than blocks .Mitigation where you can get it .

In Topic: Qingdao Algae Bloom Possible Use

18 November 2019 - 02:01 PM

I've been informed ionising iron is prohibitively expensive .Wondering is hematite fines  spread over the discharge end of oceanic biodegester could get the results required at a cheap price .I know from watching documentaries that hematite precipitated out of the ocean when oxygen levels rose a lot .So basically hoping for the reverse reaction .If heightened co2 levels ( acidifying the water ) in the biodegester would then ionise the hematite rapidly enough ?