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Old 12-09-2011, 03:40 PM   #1
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Vodka To Remove Nitrate

I recently ran across an article saying you can use Vodka to remove nitrate from saltwater tanks and enhance the color of coral, upon further research I started to try it. Has anyone here ever tried it?
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Old 12-09-2011, 03:56 PM   #3
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I used to dump the remainder of water bottles into my tank, until the day i tossed half a water bottle of VODKA into my freshwater tank.

tank was cloudy for a week at least and the filters turned to slim/sludge but no fish death somehow
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I probably wont get results until the first week is up, today is day 3. I only put .1 ml in per day so its very little.
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I have been vodka dosing for a couple of months now you must be very careful with it cause you can crash your whole system
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Old 12-09-2011, 08:58 PM   #7
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Any luck with reducing nitrates
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Yes I have been dosing because I have some green hair algae So I have been dosing for nitrates and phosphates although my nitrates were never real high they basically at 0 now
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How much do you dose and when
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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
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