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Old 08-04-2012, 10:58 PM   #1
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saltwater vodka dosage

Im looking for info on vodka dossing my 75 gallon salt tank I have a couple of clown fish and what does vodka do to the tank I have looked all over forums but can't come up with anything good thanks for the info. Will
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Old 08-04-2012, 11:51 PM   #2
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http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2008-08/nftt/index.php Here's a good reference
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Old 08-04-2012, 11:53 PM   #3
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Welcome to AA vodka dosing is an effective way to remove nitrates but you MUST be exact with dosing so it isn't reccomended if your just starting out. There are many people on here that'll be able to give you more details on the subject though
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:36 AM   #4
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Old 08-05-2012, 02:29 AM   #5
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With only a couple clowns no reason you should need to vodka dose. Water changes are still required.
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I just bought all this stuff in this tank fixing to be moving it in

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Vinegar. It's less likely to be used by Cyanobacteria as a food source than biopellets or vodka. The principles are the same with vinegar, start small & increase slowly. The doses are roughly 8x that of Vodka if using grocery store white vinegar (5%).
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Vinegar. It's less likely to be used by Cyanobacteria as a food source than biopellets or vodka. The principles are the same with vinegar, start small & increase slowly. The doses are roughly 8x that of Vodka if using grocery store white vinegar (5%).
Vinegar is a carbon source cyano does not distinguish a difference. Not sure why you believe its less likely to be used by cyano, but yes principles are same as vodka.
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I've actually heard the same a YQM. Not sure why, I've heard that too though.
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I've actually heard the same a YQM. Not sure why, I've heard that too though.
I dont doubt its a rumor buy i highly doubt it as fact. Carbon fuels bacteria growth, vinegar is no different than vodka when it comes to a carbon source.

The point of a carbon source is to fuel nitrifying bacterial growth for denitrification. This is not limited to cyano which is a bacteria and cyano does not discriminate between a vodka carbon source or a vinegar carbon source. Both are still fueling bacterial growth.

I believe this is just one of those rumors that goes around based on a small percentage of experiences and not many facts.
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