RE: NANFA-- fin and tail rot--was fish parasites

Crail, Todd (
Mon, 11 Nov 2002 21:08:13 -0500

Suface area. Think how much more surface area there is for bacteria on those plants and rooting systems. Not to mention the potential diversity of bacteria, fungus, the fungus' fungus, and that fungus' fungus.... And then the tiniest critters that eat all those fungus at once and turn them back into feces small enough for the plants to absorb again.... So on and so forth. I think planted systems are a whole lot less sterile than we think they are.

And in occassion... A whole ecosystem is better than a partial, and can absorb a heck of a lot bigger shock than one that's only partly constructed :)

-----Original Message-----
I would be hard pressed to describe the exact mechanism but it
does seem to work.

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