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Old 12-10-2011, 09:43 PM   #31
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You must have a high bio load then or a really strong skimmer because those doses seem high but as long as you not getting any negative effects, its all good.
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Old 12-10-2011, 10:01 PM   #32
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I have several coral and fish in my 90 gallon tank and a reef octopus skimmer rated for 150 gallons on my 55 i just have 4 fish and a carpet anemone and it just has a seaclone skimmer rated for 100 gallons
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Old 12-10-2011, 11:31 PM   #33
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Vodka dosing works well, I did it before I got me pellet reactor; same method, different media. But you NEED a skimmer and you should have a dosing plan before you start - when & how much to increase & when & how to determine a maintenance dose. I like pellets better for many reasons.
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I would rather have a pellet reactor too but vodka is cheaper.
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Old 12-11-2011, 03:54 AM   #35
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I def second the turf scrubber thought... its fairly simple to build and insanely cheap to make yourself...id say if you do build one, simply build it, then start running it while dosing, then dial back your dosing and let the scrubber take the workload
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Would like to know more about the scrubber
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Use the AA search option and type in "diy turf scrubber", it'll literally take you longer to read the entire article then it will for you to build it
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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

I thought each week you add a one off of 0.5ml then double your dosage,have you not seen any difference in the stuff the skimmer takes out?
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Its actually different per tank, I've heard of 1 ml for a 100 gal, depends on bio load.
Its no different for any bio load it calculates by gallons in your system.0.1ml/25 gallons.
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Just for knowledges sake, why wouldn't bioload matter? Obviously if you have a 100 gallon tank with a single fish in it and another 100g with 20 fish in it. . . You are gonna need a heck of alot more vodka to neutralize the excess nutrients/trates
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