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05/30/2013, 06:34 PM
I have a reef tank with mostly fish and my nitrates are high.

I run a sump with a skimmer and phosban reactor.

There is no room for a refugium and I am not home every day to dose vodka or I would.

Is there some kind of other filter I can plug in to clean the water more? Should I get a canister filter? Any suggestions or help would be great thank you!

The tank is about 150 with a 29 or smaller sump.

05/30/2013, 08:00 PM
You can use a dosing pump to add vodka if you are not home. I dont have experience with dosing vodka regularly though. I have just played with it. I found it to be surprisingly effective until I built a ATS.


I have one of these, it is top notch. Good Luck!