Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
yes i can provide some pics... tomorrow lol. And over stocked could be right im just basing this off my experience when adding the rock = what happens to the water chemistry. Im no geologist but i can tell you that superthrive works quite well, specially when added to hydroponics systems. I work and take classes in a greenhouse and we've done all kinds of experiments, test, and result recording/ comparisons with pesticides, ferts, and such, and from first hand experience i can tell you superthrive does work, and quite well, even if it is fermented alfalfa meal. Until you have used the product for yourself I'd appreciate it if you expressed your dislike as an oppinion rather than being so definitive. What works for others... right? And it's worked quite well for me, collegues, and classmates. And if you contact the vitiman institute they are recquired by law to tell you every major chemical component of the product. It is required by law that all pesticides, fertilizers, and general additives that are (a) being introduced to the environment (b) being handled by workers (say greenhouse employees perhaps) and (c) are used in the production of consumable crops, MUST have all chemicals avaible for public knowledge. so now that everyone is clear on that, back to the rock situation.
It may be true that the decrease in pH may be caused by the increased consumption of KH and GH, as i said i am no geogolist nor is my experience quite as extensive as other hobbies such as horticulture. Also it could raise the pH but also be releasing toxins as well but either the toxins aren't as dangerous to the hardy species of fish i keep or maybe the filter does it's job quite well. Either way, back to that old saying, "what works for others." I will do my best to have a picture up after i get off from work and school.