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Some of them are actually members here, but are no longer active because they get tired of continually having to justify their credentials. And they are not going to want to debate accepted biological fact (such as how fish "live" in water), that just wastes their time for no purpose. Dr. Neale Monks is one, we are personal friends online and frequently have discussions of this and that. I doubt any authority in the hobby is as highly respected as Neale.
The attempt to "dumb down" the conversation in order to reflect on my intelligence with the "fish living in water" reference says more about you then me. I am very well read, my friend. Have a University education. Try me with your basic science on this question instead of trying to attack my intelligence with fallacious arguments and silly diversions.There is no need for that.
More specifically, because it would be more helpful to the OP if you actually paid more attention to the question at hand: Why is it more harmful to fish in all cases to buy terrestrial fertilizers over bottled/liquid or pelleted aquatic fertilizers sold by commercial companies for the planted aquarium hobby?
About the microbiologist: Yes, if she/he is not willing to explain the science that they are utilizing as a "basic set of assumptions" on a fish forum then they need to move on and find others that speak their language. [Others that drink in the same well to fill out their belief system.]
But, just because you are a microbiologist doesn't make you an expert in all things aquatic. It gives you some specific knowledge that helps for specific things. Good scientists know where their knowledge ends and begins and when its best time to collaborate with others.