A scientific framework is a set of rules that enable a person to gain real knowledge. This type of framework is necessary when you want to achieve a generic and easy approach to a very complicated system to really find out what single elements do to a closed reef aquarium.
In the case of TRITON Method, which is the only scientific framework existing for reef keeping, we used and continue to use it to really understand how single elements, or a combination of elements, effect the ecosystem in a closed reef aquarium.