I read this same article some time ago and decided to discount it. As they mentioned, their nitrate levels were in the 160ppm area but, admittedly, without better test equipment, they could not be certain that their readings weren't drifting. The test kits they used are not good at distinguishing such high values and, when diluted, may not be sensitive enough to catch meaningful changes that might be useful at lower levels. For example; would a 10ppm reduction be noticed at their 120-160ppm levels, even when diluted with smaller and smaller measurement changes as dilution increases? However, if our 15ppm NO3 tanks saw a drop of 10ppm, we would consider that mighty dramatic.
Had they run their tests at, say; a consistent contribution to maintain 20ppm levels (meaning no fish or plants and adding known N-NO3 quantities) and used objective, albeit expensive, testing equipment, I would be more inclined to accept the study.
OK, please post a test that proves this data wrong. Seachem has no data, no test and says itself it not does work. Contact Seachem like thousands have and ask for any proof that ANY of their products do what they say. They have no test anywhere that any of their stuff does what they say, although some medications do work, and Prime does de-chlorinate water. Seachem doesn't even have one patent on any of their products. Why is that? Contact Great Wave Engineering also and they have no test to prove BioHome works. If either did they would the data plastered all over their web site, and they don't. Just sorry to pop so many bubbles, but I fell for the hype also, did my research and learned. Marketing is great. Sorry. Anaerobic
information is here.
The author is right about
, also known as belief
persistence, is the inability of people to change their own belief
even upon receiving new information or facts that contradict or refute that belief
. In other words, belief perseverance
is the tendency of individuals to hold on to their beliefs
even when they should not.
OH, I did do a one year test of Matrix. Non planted tank, all fake. Nitrates never went down with over 6 liters of Seachem rocks in the tank. Had to do water changes like everyone.