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Old 12/22/2009, 09:02 AM   #1
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Anyone dose vodka to lower nitrates?

I just tested for nitrates and they seem to be high. I was reading on here about dosing vodka to lower it. Whats your guys opinion on this and has anyone tried it?


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Old 12/22/2009, 11:56 AM   #2
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i started to but i kept drinking the vodka so i stopped. Did notice less algae accumulation on the glass though


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Old 12/22/2009, 12:19 PM   #3
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I've been thinking about it. Pretty good write up with a link on Melevsreef.com:
http://www.melevsreef.com/vodka_dosing.html I can't seem to get my nitrates below 10 and I think my corals would benefit if I could feed more.

One question I have is if you start dosing vodka do you need to run phosban anymore??


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Old 12/22/2009, 12:20 PM   #4
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i started to but i kept drinking the vodka so i stopped. Did notice less algae accumulation on the glass though
That was probably due to the blurred vision....


Check out TJ's thread:
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Old 12/22/2009, 12:22 PM   #5
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I've been thinking about it. Pretty good write up with a link on Melevsreef.com:
http://www.melevsreef.com/vodka_dosing.html I can't seem to get my nitrates below 10 and I think my corals would benefit if I could feed more.

One question I have is if you start dosing vodka do you need to run phosban anymore??

Initially yes, but I stopped after a little over a year. Some continue to run it anyways though.


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Old 12/22/2009, 01:32 PM   #6
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I dose it and have good luck with it. I think it helps to have a deeper sand bed to give the bacteria a place to live.


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Old 12/22/2009, 02:09 PM   #7
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I dosed for a while but it became a pain so I went to a sulphur denitrator


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Old 12/22/2009, 05:20 PM   #8
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I have a denitrafing coil I'd be willing to part with for 20.00. some people swear by them..I got it as a package deal but never needed it . lmk if your interested I could dig up a pic of it..


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