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Old 09-09-2012, 11:12 PM   #1
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Vodka dosing

Has anyone used vodka for carbon dosing? If so did it work, and would you recommend it?
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:06 AM   #2
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Unless you're running an SPS specific tank, you don't need to do it. It can be deadly to your tank if done even slightly wrong. Proper husbandry & regular pwc's will take care of what is needed.

Good article: Vodka Dosing by 'Genetics' and 'Stony_Corals' - Reefkeeping.com
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:10 AM   #3
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Cool thanks. That's the article I read that made me want to do it. I am just having problems with phos. I do pwc weekly and keep up with clean up. I must over feed? Maybe I'll cut back.
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:22 AM   #4
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What are you feeding? If it's pieces of frozen cubes (mysis, brine, etc), do you rinse it? If not, then that "cloudy soup" is also adding large amounts of nutrients. I use a very small plastic cup (jello shot cup) to thaw my food, then pull the "soup" off with a pipette..... add some more water, swirl around, repeat. I do this about 3-4 times. I also spot feed a few bits at a time with the pipette, I don't just dump the bowl in. That way I can see exactly what everyone is eating.

EDIT: Are you using RODI water??
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Do you have a reactor keeps mine at 0
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I vodka dosed for months and it does work but I found I started to get alot of cynobacteria so I read an article about vinegar dosing and how its not suppose to cause that so I've been using vinegar instead plus its alot cheaper.
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I've been using vinegar instead plus its alot cheaper.
Yeah, but not as much fun..........
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Yeah when the fish become blurry stop dosing LOL
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Yeah when the fish become blurry stop dosing LOL
Awesome..... gotta remember that one.
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No I'm not rinsing my food. May be that is the problem. I am using ro/di water. I hope that fixes the problem. I am about to get a reactor from brs, and run gfo and carbon. If I do that do I still need to dose vodka?
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