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Old 12-10-2011, 06:21 PM   #21
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What exactly is a algae scrubber?
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What exactly is a algae scrubber?
Here is a great write up ...
Mine is very basic and so simple to build and maintain
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Keep in mind it is an absolute must!!!!! You have a protein skimmer when dosing vodka. if not you will overload your system and it will crash. You will notice a difference in the sludge, it will turn darker and you will have increased amounts.
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Old 12-10-2011, 07:41 PM   #24
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I have worked up to 6 ml it is a 90 gallon tank You dont want to start at that amount because its not right for every ones tank I give my dose as early in the morning as possible because it will deplete the oxygen in the water and since the oxygen level naturally is lower at night it is best in the morning

That is a very large amount for a small tank,you should have stopped upping the dosage as soon as you noticed a reduction in trates and phosphates.If I remember its 0.4ml/100g of water after offsetting for live rock,after a week add 0.5ml as a one off and double your dosage for that week.Are you sure your dosing correctly?
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Its actually different per tank, I've heard of 1 ml for a 100 gal, depends on bio load.
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Wait, maybe he mean .6 ml.
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Each week after you add a half of a mil to your dose it took six mil for me to see a difference i also have a 30 gallon sump i have seen no signs of a overdose or any negative effects on anything in my tank
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I have a 55 gallon that I am dosing at 5 mil with no negative effects either but I have also been dosing for 3 plus months
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What proof are you using?
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