Yes, some basics about plants in a bottle aren't astounding. I never said impossible, just named some interesting variables that aren't really covered in the writing. Sometimes not taking something at face value makes for good discussion
Again, he only composted a garden once, for forty years. Zero gas exchange, zero crop wipeout due to viral or nutrient impacts, no white cotton fungus which is absolutely notorious in full sealed humid environments, just ask your local amanita grower lol. all perfect balance and yellow free all green growth. Mg and iron perfect for forty years in a few lbs substrate. No rot, water ions correct first pass and all nutrients self recycling for forty years. Its interesting for sure.
The plant breakdown using only bacteria and no insects made the nutrients available in the exact ratios needed for a thicket of solid green spiderwort, forever basically. Really fast mineralization and internal breakdown of cellulose, using only microbes and no upriver mass breakers. Amazing facets of this aquariums success for sure. Personally I think its easier just to accept everything you read on the internet at exact stated face value, Tex.
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