Dosing problem

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  1. Ari

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    I have recently started my 300L with 100L sump and I thought I had enough Seachem Stability but unfortunately mine ran out this morning:(

    Do you think it will be a big problem because I was supposed to run a 7 day dose but I have dosed for 5 days only. I was thinking if I can use Prodac Nitridac instead for the next 3 days or so?? Advice please:)
     
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  3. Tony

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    Dont stress. Is there anything in your tank or is it empty? Are you cycling the tank with it? You can pick up where you left off if you skip a day. Add half a teaspoon of sugar per day to feed the bacteria
     
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    I have live rock. I used a bit of my previous systems water. It is going to be difficult to get the product this week. Are you sure about that sugar??? I don't want to mess my system up. Is normal white sugar fine?
     
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    The suger is to feed the bacteria that you have added. White is fine dissolve it in some RO water thats what I do
     
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    When do you plan on stocking?
    The seven day dosing regime os onyl if you plan on adding livestock within those seven days. If you not stocking immediatly then i would worry about not dosing for the next three days.
     
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    The sugar is a food for the bacteria so They dont die off. If anything it will boost the bacterial population
     
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    Normal white sugar is cool.
     
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    even quarter teaspoon is fine.. Or you could dose 0.4ml of vodka.. but you dont really need to do this :) .. YOu have nothing to stress about
     
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    Thanx guys:thumbup: how long must I dose the sugar for?
     
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