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Old 06-20-2012, 03:12 PM   #1
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Vodka Dosing

I've been doing a bit of research on Vodka dosing in a reef tank to help lower and control nitrates. I came across the following article that does a pretty good job on a step by step approach. Vodka Dosing by 'Genetics' and 'Stony_Corals' - Reefkeeping.com

Just curious of the opinions out there and anyone's experiences. Thoughts or comments?
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I've been doing a bit of research on Vodka dosing in a reef tank to help lower and control nitrates. I came across the following article that does a pretty good job on a step by step approach. Vodka Dosing by 'Genetics' and 'Stony_Corals' - Reefkeeping.com

Just curious of the opinions out there and anyone's experiences. Thoughts or comments?
I've been doing it for about 9 months now without any problems. My nitrates went from over 100 to 0 in that time.Some here don't like it some do its just a matter of choice. there's pros and cons for everything.
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Thanks! I've been reading a lot of pro's and cons but it looks intriguing. Are you still performing water changes? Some people actually said they do not but not sure if I would be willing to risk that.

Can you tell me a bit about your set-up and how you are dosing?
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Thanks! I've been reading a lot of pro's and cons but it looks intriguing. Are you still performing water changes? Some people actually said they do not but not sure if I would be willing to risk that.

Can you tell me a bit about your set-up and how you are dosing?
Well right now I am dosing 6 milliliters a day in my 90 gal. tank. But you need to start off slowly and follow the directions
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Old 06-20-2012, 04:19 PM   #5
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the url you posted is the one I used when I started. Follow the directions on how to figure the volume of water in your tank.
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Yes, you still want to do water changes as per normal. You also need to run a skimmer and start small & build slowly.
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Lol. I have a fw 55 tank. And am only a 2 months in to fish keeping. So with out to much laughter or going and reading the artical. Are you talking about vodka the alcohol? ROFLOL.
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Thanks - got a good skimmer - I have a 60 gallon tank with a Reef Octopus BH1000. I also do 15-18% water changes every 1 1/2 to 2 weeks. Still want to see other experiences before I start but I've already printed out the dosage chart from the article to follow.
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Yep - It's the vodka you drink. Read the article and do a bit of research. Kind of interesting.
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