I never used another form of carbon dosing, vodka or other. The purpose is to drive down NO3
. The biopellets do this for me. I am consistently under 5 ppm
on my Nitrate test, usually down around 2 - 3.
Now that my phosphates are going down I can start some SPS
again. My tank was out of control due to lack of maintenance on my part. You may have noticed my absence from here over the summer. Too much work, and just when I thought I was going to get a break another person leaves and I have to take on a third of his work.
Can't wait to some growing sps
under the new LEDs.