beeky said:This touches on something I've been thinking about recently regarding nutrient "poisoning". I'm not talking about fish, but in the same way humans might get Vitamin A poisoning if they eat 50 carrots a day, 365 days a year, do plants suffer if the nutrients are too high? If the plant has a lower concentration of nutrients than the surrounding water, would they OD?
No I didnt in the end, too heavy. But I did take a fair few of the rocks from the crate.Garuf said:Did you steal Jimmy's door stop then?
SuperColey1 said:Glad you got it sorted. Goes to show how dangerous overdosing Excel/Easycarbo can be to livestock!!!
Maybe we should stick to TBs suggestion of patience and dosing the recommended for a longer period.
SuperColey1 said:I think you'll more likely find that the theory you use of over eating of one thing each day is one which humans and indeed animals are capable of. I would say a plant is unable to choose which nutrient it feeds more on. If they are all supplied in adequate proportion then it will take the relevant amount of each. If 1 nutrient is overdosed and others underdosed then it will stop utilising the overdosed nutrient when it runs out of the underdosed!!!
More like a human having a balanced spread of food but then eating far too much of it. Still eating a balanced diet but they will get obese. A plant is not caged like a human is in a skeleton. We grow to a certain height and then stop at which point if our intake exceeds our usage we grow outward.
A plant is not limited by height or width so if the light and all nutrients (including C) are available they can keep on 'eating' and just get taller and wider. They will however not keep going all day. There is a point where they have had enough for the day and stop.
The problem due to them stopping when they have had enough is that if we have been adding huge amounts more than they need for their day (EI is excess but not huge and then is reset weekly) then over time there will be huge amounts left in the water which can then cause problems to fish etc.