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ProdiBio explained

Posted 03/28/2010 at 07:19 PM by AQD_ottawa
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In this thread we will hopefully answer all your questions as to what this brand is and what it can do for you.

[B]Is prodiBio new?[/B]

[B]NO [/B]- the product range has been around for years, it just as of yet not been overly marketed in Canada, this is now set to change

[B]What is ProdiBio?[/B]

Well other than going to their website ( [url]www.prodibio.fr[/url]) to find out. PB is for those that want a nutrient reduction system without the hassle of daily dosing and reactors. The system is brain numbing simple to use. No daily dosing and each product comes in a one shot glass nitrogen sealed vial, just break the tips off put it in and your good to go for betwen 7 days and 15 days depending on the product. More info on the products will follow.

ProdiBio is a highly effective and respected nutrient system for reef tanks, it falls under the catagory of Low Nutrient Dosing working on the same theories as fauna Marina nd Zeo Vit. It also can be used selectively to obtain individual systems own goals, whether that be nutrient reduction of PO4 and Nitrates, starting up new tanks, adding essential fatty acids for coral colouration.


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  1. Old Comment
    thanx..
    Posted 03/04/2012 at 07:41 AM by jacoc jacoc is offline
  2. Old Comment
    terri_ann's Avatar
    I have been Vodka dosing for almost 3 months because of high nitrates. Can I use BioDigest and Bioptim and still continue to dose the Vodka (5.5 ml)? Thanks!
    Posted 03/06/2012 at 01:39 AM by terri_ann terri_ann is offline
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    AQD_ottawa's Avatar
    Prodibio replaces the need of Vodka. Prodibio bioptim is a natural carbon source
    Posted 03/06/2012 at 05:48 AM by AQD_ottawa AQD_ottawa is offline
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    terri_ann's Avatar
    Yes I understand that but I'm concerned about suddenly stopping vodka and going with the Prodibio, so my question is "can I use the vodka and the Prodibio at the same time?" Maybe use the bacteria only with the vodka? Thanks for your help! ;=0)
    Posted 03/06/2012 at 10:56 AM by terri_ann terri_ann is offline
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    Hello, I am very interested in your product, but have a couple question. My system is roughly 330 gallons of saltwater. I have 2displays connected to each and a sump with a skimmer I currently am using active carbon, I just stop using a gfo because I just started using biopellets. If I started to use your product would I stop the biopellets? Also could I run a gfo or do you not recommended it? For my size system is you regular product enough or do I have to step up to the pro product? If I use the pro would I extend the dose from 15 days to 20-25? Last question what do you think about combining your product with a zeo media product in a reactor?

    I want to thank you for starting this blog, this was just what I was looking for to get some questions answered!
    Posted 03/13/2012 at 04:35 PM by govertical19 govertical19 is offline
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    terri_ann's Avatar
    Hi and thank you for your contributions on the Prodibio products!

    I have almost 150 gallons total water volume. I have several questions:
    1) Do I dose 3 vials of BioDigest and 3 vials BioPTim?
    2) Do I stop running the skimmer when I dose these...if yes, for how long?
    3)Should I continue to run the GAC & GFO reactors?
    4) Do I dose these every 15 days (as seen on the Prodibio website) as I have high nitrate levels, hair algae and cyano?
    4) Will BioDigest & BioPTim get my nitrates to 5ppm or less when I have a heavy fish load and feed heavy?

    Thanks for your assistance!
    Posted 04/16/2012 at 11:05 PM by terri_ann terri_ann is offline
  7. Old Comment
    I am specifically interested in fighting a dino outbreak... I have heard good things with respect to using biodigest and bioptim... My questions would be:

    1) How fast should on expect resilts? weeks, months?
    2) I was using biopellets and have taken them off line while I fight the dino. If I am successful is this a product where stopping is a bad thing? I would like to return to my biopellets as a cheaper long term means of keeing nitrates low...
    3) should you take your GFO offline while treating?
    4) skimmer stays online correct?
    5) I do not run zeolites bit I do use zeo suppliments such as amono acids, potassium, iron, and their products like XTRA and Corak Vitalizer. Should these be discontinued during biodigest and bioptim dosing?
    Posted 10/12/2012 at 10:28 AM by MHG MHG is offline
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    1) How fast should on expect resilts? weeks, months?
    Typically weeks but depends on the bio load of your system

    2) I was using biopellets and have taken them off line while I fight the dino. If I am successful is this a product where stopping is a bad thing? I would like to return to my biopellets as a cheaper long term means of keeing nitrates low...
    I am not a fan of Bio pellets, my suggestion would be to continue with Prodibio, you may want to ask yourself why did you get the dino outbreak in the first place, and if biopellets are so good why do you need prodibio?

    3) should you take your GFO offline while treating?
    NO

    4) skimmer stays online correct?
    YES

    5) I do not run zeolites bit I do use zeo suppliments such as amono acids, potassium, iron, and their products like XTRA and Corak Vitalizer. Should these be discontinued during biodigest and bioptim dosing?
    No you can use any supplement providing it is not bacterial or carbon source related
    Posted 10/12/2012 at 11:53 AM by AQD_ottawa AQD_ottawa is offline
  9. Old Comment
    Thanks...
    1) I got Dino from overdosing on zeosuppliments... prior to me dollowing their directions I had none. I should have stuck with what I was doing but the growth a collor was killer... Lesson learned...At roughly $100 a year for prodibio it may be well worth runing it all the time. It is just one more expense to explain...


    5) so I take it then you should not run biodigest/bioptim with biopellets?


    New question...lets say the 3 month supply I just bought works out wekk for me... do I need to reconfigure anything in my tank? what I mean is I run biopellets to control nitrates so I do not have a DSB... Basically leaving me with some cheato in a sump and line rock in the DT. This is fine for running Biodigest/Bioptim long term?

    Is it every 15 days for all eternity? Is the dosage changes based on nitrate levels or just keep going with 1 vile of eack (in a 70 gallon system ) every 15 days?

    well at
    Posted 10/13/2012 at 04:01 PM by MHG MHG is offline
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    you would stop the pellets and switch to prodibio

    you do not have to change anything other than stopping bio pleets, and yep its 15 days onwards
    Posted 10/13/2012 at 04:07 PM by AQD_ottawa AQD_ottawa is offline
  11. Old Comment
    Your the best... I got more info in this one blog then anywhere else..... Thanks
    Posted 10/13/2012 at 06:27 PM by MHG MHG is offline
  12. Old Comment
    Ah I have a new question. I do not see much in the ways of instuction on the internet... how does this product effect your water chasnge schedule? I was told you should add this every other water change thus requiring weekly water changes... Does this soiund right?
    Posted 10/14/2012 at 07:14 AM by MHG MHG is offline
  13. Old Comment
    AQD_ottawa's Avatar
    it does not, just do not dose just before a water change do immediately after
    Posted 10/14/2012 at 07:35 AM by AQD_ottawa AQD_ottawa is offline
  14. Old Comment
    Why is reefbooster only used after 6 week? I have been using Reefdigest and Bioptim for about 8 months now. I am very happy. I do not want zero nitrates and this has helped be keep my nitrates at 1-2 and my corals have never looked better...But will reefdigest bring my nitrates down farther? That is not my goal, I am looking to improve growth...
    Posted 06/20/2013 at 09:41 PM by MHG MHG is offline
  15. Old Comment
    AQD_ottawa's Avatar
    if you have high nutrients and not enough bacterial loading then reefbooster will add to the problems so you first must get the system with low nutrients first using biodigest and bioPtim, this takes about 6 weeks
    Posted 06/21/2013 at 05:28 AM by AQD_ottawa AQD_ottawa is offline
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    So with nitrates in the 1-2ppm area is it unwise to try it? I have been using Biodigest and bioptim for months....
    Posted 06/21/2013 at 10:14 AM by MHG MHG is offline
  17. Old Comment
    AQD_ottawa's Avatar
    its fine at that level just keep an eye on it
    Posted 06/21/2013 at 10:21 AM by AQD_ottawa AQD_ottawa is offline
  18. Old Comment
    Modern-Revolution's Avatar
    Hi. I know this is old but there doesn't seem to be much information anywhere else or people to answer so hopefully you still see this.
    I've been dosing one vial of biodigest and 1 vial of bioptim each week for 5 weeks in my 90 gallon mixed reef with 30 gallon sump.
    my nitrates and phosphates have been very low even prior to dosing. I still have some very small patches of algae that I go after a couple times a week with 5 gallon water changes with reef crystals. They never seem to disappear completely even with low nutrients. Either way I do deem them to be in check as there isn't any algae really on my rocks just a little bit here and there.
    So I'd like to start reef booster because my corals have lost much color but do I have to wait until there is literally no sign of algae anywhere?
    And what should my dosing schedule be for all 3 once I start reef booster?
    Posted 12/27/2014 at 11:54 AM by Modern-Revolution Modern-Revolution is offline
  19. Old Comment
    AQD_ottawa's Avatar
    yes dose all 3 from now on. leave skimmer off for 24 hours to avoid overflow. if after 24 hours it still overflows reduce the amount you dose of booster by 50%
    Posted 12/30/2014 at 08:33 AM by AQD_ottawa AQD_ottawa is offline
  20. Old Comment
    I have a new set up going, it is a 120 with a 50 gal. sump, added two shrimp 10 days ago, can I still use prodibio reef kit
    Posted 08/09/2015 at 07:04 PM by WestChesterReef WestChesterReef is offline
 

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