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tastingSalty
07/21/2009, 07:48 PM
What u guys using?

bogg
07/21/2009, 10:10 PM
korallen zucht-de/ zeovit aahc

rick99vt
07/22/2009, 12:09 PM
I cannot compare to any other brands, but in the 6 weeks I have been using Brightwell Aquatics AA I have noticed a bit of increased coloration and PE.

tas5tas
07/22/2009, 03:02 PM
+1 on the Brightwell Coral Amino

Uncle Luke
07/22/2009, 07:42 PM
Elos

Logzor
07/22/2009, 07:43 PM
Following the directions on brightwells you would be spending a TON of money trying to keep up with the dosing. I think the product works though.

I hear elos has the biggest bang for the buck.

victor90
07/22/2009, 07:46 PM
Elos

teo reef
07/23/2009, 07:10 AM
I use zeovit almost for a year and i noticed very nice colouration from the 3rd month. Some of my corals are still changing colours.
I would recomend using only thr 4 basics.

aquariumclown
07/23/2009, 10:58 AM
I've been using Brightwell coral aminos. It's working ok, but I'm not seeing a lot of coloration changes. But also per the dosage, the bottle won't last long.

I'm also trying Pohl's Xtra to see if that helps the coloring.

I will try Zeovit AA after I use up Brightwell's. That seems to require less dosage. I guess it's more concentrated.

mnml
07/23/2009, 11:44 AM
Warner Marine

flyyyguy
07/23/2009, 05:27 PM
So far I have used zeo, elos, brightwell and seachem. Mostly zeo.

Havent been able to tell any greater benefit in any one over any other, although I do see a benefit from using them and plan on continuing. I am on brightwell right now and have been using it for 3 months now

I honesty do not think it matters what brand which leads me to believe it is just a controlled method of adding nutrients and nothing else. Probably could find something super cheap to accomplish the same thing, although you wont see me trying different crap to find out as none of them are all that expensive if you break it down to daily costs/gallon, and whatever it is they do seems to work. It is the only snake oil I use

aquariumclown
07/23/2009, 05:44 PM
Well i definitely think AA is helping my sps a lot with growth and health. Although I think flyyyguy is right about that all the AA products might essentially be the same ingredients, I think the dilution of each is different. After dosing less than a month on Brightwell AA, for my 150gal tank I'm already down 1/2 bottle. For 15 drops of what I dose in my tank a day of Brightwell, I will probably only dose 2 drops of Zeovit, so I think I will switch.

PogoMonogo
07/23/2009, 05:51 PM
Yeah I bet the brightwell works fine, but you would use a ton of it, like 5ml per 50g and the small container is like 50ml.

tastingSalty
07/24/2009, 06:35 PM
Thanks for the help - how often are you guys dosing? daily?

luther1200
07/24/2009, 07:23 PM
I have been using Polyp Lab for about 4 months and I am very happy with it. Its a little expensive for all of it but it lasts a long time, and I think it works great.

And I dose daily.

tas5tas
07/24/2009, 07:25 PM
only dose about 1/5 of the dosage for Brightwell Coral Amino

abraha
07/24/2009, 11:45 PM
Warner Marine aminos. Works good and it's cheap.

moo0o
07/25/2009, 02:14 AM
Zeovit, one drop a day on my 50g.