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post #106 of 108 (permalink) Old 02-11-2020, 04:43 PM
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People have the right to post their opinions even if it's wrong or right. Arguing over it is a waste of time since it's just the internet, it's the OP's job to glance over the posts to decide what they want to take away from it. I hate seeing the ego battles on forums, it's a waste of time. Asking for proof on the internet just makes a mess of a thread. Just let people make their statement, then make your own with your own logic to back it up, and leave it to the OP to decide what to believe, rather than have to read through a derailment. At least that makes sense to me. Something about arguing with strangers seems pointless to me. Just saying.
That is literally what an argument is: two people with differing beliefs or views giving evidence and logical support for them. As for it being pointless on the internet, why would the place of the argument matter? Arguments are about our minds, not our bodies, so why would it be better in person? In fact, I prefer to argue online because I can link to sources, I don't have to deal with people interrupting me, I have time to digest the other person's argument and formulate a good response, I have time to reread what I've written to see if it all makes sense, and I can reread what the other person has written to make sure I understood their point (I still occasionally overlook a word or phrase that completely changes how I interpret their message). Outside of a college class or debate club, I can't think of a better place to have an argument than the internet (assuming there are mods around to keep things from getting too heated).
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post #107 of 108 (permalink) Old 02-13-2020, 03:50 PM
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I have had great success over the years with no filtration. Fish are healthy and plants grow. Most fish that I keep. except African cichlids, thrive in neutral to slightly acid pH and very soft water. I do a 50% water change with RO water each week. Fish love it and breed well, especially discus. However, my discus did best on 50% daily changes. No more expensive filtration systems with this method. I also plant my plants in a rich soil. Madagascar and cryptocoryne plants don't go into recession. Try it!
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I have had great success over the years with no filtration. Fish are healthy and plants grow. Most fish that I keep. except African cichlids, thrive in neutral to slightly acid pH and very soft water. I do a 50% water change with RO water each week. Fish love it and breed well, especially discus. However, my discus did best on 50% daily changes. No more expensive filtration systems with this method. I also plant my plants in a rich soil. Madagascar and cryptocoryne plants don't go into recession. Try it!
In SE Asia discus hatcheries, they keep discus in vaults with no filtration, simply do 50% water change daily. In Florida fish farms, they raise fish in concrete coffin caskets with continuous water change by feeding well water in one end, and over flowing in the other end. If you can keep up with WC, you donít need filtration of any sort. That said, whether you consciously provide it or not, biological filtration is always there in a cycled system with ample supply of oxygen and biofilmed surfaces.
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