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Old 09-22-2010, 02:46 PM   #11
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Seems like an awful lot of work for something that has the potential to really mess up your tank if you get it wrong. I did some research on it when I was first getting into the hobby as I was looking for ways to reduce my phosphates and nitrates for future reference. It just seemed easier to me to run phosorb in a reactor and run nitrazorb if and when my nitrates ever get above 5 ppm.
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Old 09-22-2010, 03:35 PM   #12
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That's the good part of solid carbon dosing. The NP BioPellets slowy disolve over time releasing what's needed. You recharge by adding more every every six months or so.
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Cmor temped me to find more information on NP biopellets so here is a good link for anyone wanting more info on this:
http://grumpyreefer.net/2010/02/08/n...-story-so-far/
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True, but there are those of us who like the challenge. Plus even the greatest tanks of the normal methods can't compete in a lot of areas with the finely tuned zeo and vodka tanks. Coral growth and color are just outstanding, not just in the tops but the entire coral even the inner stem has beautiful color.

Obviously there are exceptions and i'm sure my statement will spark a little controversy, but its just IMO.
That's a pretty bold statement. Good thing you added "IMO" because I'm 100% positive you have no way to prove what you said.
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Old 09-22-2010, 04:28 PM   #15
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Here's a good article that addresses that very logic...

Manhattan Reefs - Skeptical Reefkeeping by Richard Ross
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Old 09-22-2010, 04:43 PM   #16
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Here is a Thread on RC on Vit-C dosing as a Carbon Source and there has been good results and bad but mostly good...

Treating with Vitamin C - Reef Central Online Community
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Old 09-22-2010, 04:47 PM   #17
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sorry for my ignorance but what is this vodka dosing and what is it for
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Old 09-22-2010, 04:56 PM   #18
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That's a Great article and points out what we all know or should know.
You can't beleive everything you read. But it makes for good discussion and sometimes there is some truth in these statements.IMO
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Old 09-22-2010, 04:58 PM   #19
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mupwi Here is a good article:Melevsreef.com - Dosing Vodka to Lower Nitrate & Phosphate
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That's a pretty bold statement. Good thing you added "IMO" because I'm 100% positive you have no way to prove what you said.
ehhh well its all on what people prefer really. like I said, in my opinion it would be really hard to find all natural tanks that competed with dosed or "complicated" tanks. But its what you find beautiful, a huge SPS reef is hard to maintain with vibrant colors with out some form of "advanced" dosing, while a tank full of chalices and LPS will run and look better with slightly "dirtier" water.

I guess I should have clarified I am a SPS nut, and my ideas of a beautiful tank.
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