What is the target product of biogenic decalcification?That's the thing, I'm not sure if carbonic acid is just a disposable bi-product of carbon dioxide diffusing into water, or if it's the actual fuel for the plants. I wouldn't think it would be, since emersed plants use straight carbon dioxide gas. You'd think that immersed plants would be the same.
But nature is a crazy beast, and you never know what she's gonna do.
Yup, heard of pearling, but I don't know what kind of cell produces it.aquatic plants do have stomata...ever heard of pearling? and there is plenty of gas in water...how else would fish breathe?
Not true. If you saturate water with CO2, you have a mix of dissolved CO2 in water with a little carbonic acid and some carbonates, depending on the KH of the water and the temperature. Dissolved gasses are not molecularly combined with H2O, just dissolved. Similarly, if you saturate water with oxygen, you don't get hydrogen peroxide, just water with dissolved oxygen.Yeah, I'm not sure either. But chemically speaking if you fully diffuse CO2 in H2O you get H2CO3, and no bi-products, soooo.... what's the difference to just adding straight carbonic acid?