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Old 02-07-2011, 12:04 PM   #11
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Thanks for all your help Mr. X.
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Old 02-07-2011, 05:59 PM   #12
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no problem! good luck with the tank!
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Old 02-07-2011, 06:12 PM   #13
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I already started the vodka dosing method.
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Old 02-07-2011, 06:13 PM   #14
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ah..keep us posted.
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Mr. X I tried the vodka dosing method but I misread the instructions. I added 2ml of instead of .02 ml of vodka like instructed. However, the fish are not stressed and my levels decreased halfway in three days. I am undecided on whether to continue with my method or drastically reduce the amount of vodka.
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i would go back to the recommended dosage and start again from there. there is a reason why you are to do it gradually.
pretty cool how vodka works huh!
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Really cool, but I have a question about this method. Is there any drawbacks to the continual use of vodka as a maintenance method for Nitrate levels? I know the article mentions about using it on a regular basis, but I can't help wonder about the long term effects.
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it's not harmful as long as you keep track of your dosage. testing for nitrates regularly, and adding just what you need to accomplish your goal.
i wouldn't even worry about nitrates unless you plan on keeping sps.

like the article said, watch your livestock and add accordingly.
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