Sep 25, 2002, 7:19 AM
Post #26 of 49
Hi to everyboby,
Re: [dttk] Why call dry/wet if dry is better?
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After increasing and reducing the height of the bio-ball,i don't find any different. The result is still 50ppm. Ialso play around with the flow rate to my TT,the different isn't that much too. My this set up is water splashing/flow down direct to the bio-ball. I let the system run for 2 days,result is the same,reading did not go down. Infact this system have been running for a month but at this moment i'm playing with the height/number of bio ball.
I then change my set. My 2nd setup is not letting the water to splash or flow direct to the bio ball instead water is evenly distributed and trickle down. Within 1 day the result of the NO3 drop. Till today the reading is below 10ppm.
Throught weeks of experiment,i find the main trick of the TT system is to let the water evenly distributed and let it trickle down to the bio ball. The best is to cover as many bio ball as possible. I believe that as water is flow down to the bio ball,it is being mixed with the surrounding air.As it flow further down it is being further broken down to smaller droplets of water. The is why i think that the higher the TT and the more bio ball is better. As for the flow rate, there isn't much impact at my system.
My this present TT is able to handle my tank even it is overcrowded. Please correct my findings if i'm,i'm still learning......
I hope my this small experiment can contribute.