Pedersen said:Personally, I do not see much ecological relevance in these kinds of experiments. At best, they may be used to look for potential candidates of true allelopathic behavior because the studies, after all, demonstrate that the plants contain toxic compounds. However, many of these studies take the conclusion much too far and recommend using the plants for aquatic weed management or algae control without the necessary documentation for allelopathic behavior in nature.
Isn't that what allelopathy is all about? How plants protect themselves for changing or harsh environments or being out manuevered by other plants and animal? The little tank get the same nutrient dose as the big tank however it sustains itself on natural light.Raul-7 said:It's probably due to light and nutrients more than anything else.