I need a little advice on carbon dosing on my 50 gallon tank. My levels are not bad but I am currently running at about 5ppm nitrate and 0.4ppm phosphate. I do weekly water changes, run a skimmer, and run GFO
in a reactor which has helped with my phos alot. I am thinking about going with the Red Sea product as I dont want to deal with the uncertainty of vodka or vinegar.
My question is that I do not have a sump so my skimmer is a HOB
. It is a Reef Octopus BH1000 which is rated a 100 gallons and perfroms quite well at pulling about skimmate. Do you think this would be an adequate skimmer for carbon dosing? Its about the best HOB
I could find.
Also I keep mainly LPS
, some softies, a clam, and 2 nems. Anyone had issues with dosing kepping any of these? Should I try to keep some trates in the water for the softies and the clam? How much should I shoot for?