Vitamin C

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  1. 459b

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    Is anyone dosing Vitamin C, and if so what brand are you using and how much are you dosing? Have you seen noticeable improvements in your corals?
     
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    used it for fish health and it helped for our yellow tang that was pale and with clamped fins .
    Achillies uses it allot i think.
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    How much did you add or is that a trade secret?
     
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    I use the normal Dischem powder brand one, 5g a week
     
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    yes , if i tell you i may not see tomorrow...

    we mixed it into food and let it draw in for a hour or so. half a ml into frozens once a day for a few weeks.
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    We'll get over it

    Thanks for the info.
     
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    Interesting topic,

    I received an email from Planet Zoa the other day called "Zoa Myths" and Vitamin C was one of them,


    Planet Zoa - Vitamin C and Zoas
     
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    Thanks for that @Keeganp .
    There seems to be a lot of chemical myths out there and i'm wondering if Vitamin C is one of them..hence the thread. Remember the whole Human Growth Hormone hoax from a while back (although i bet some still routinely dose and swear by it).
     
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    No problem bud,

    That email was actually the first time I heard about Vitamin C dosing and I was like,
    Seriously now... People are dosing Vitamin C :eek:

    And today is the second instance I came across Vitamin C.

    But if it works for some, Then that's cool?

    Maybe you should do some experimenting and let us know. :biggrin:

    How would you test your water for it tho?
    So you wouldn't be able to know if you're over dosing etc...

    And there is no set amount to user per/L
     
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    Vitamin c dosing is mentioned more often that i realised. I came across this when looking into other carbon sources. Many people mention it but none give before/after shots, dosing instructions etc. Maybe they think if its good for them it must be good for their tank?

    Wont be experimenting with it just yet, have a few other things i want to try first. Seeing as one cant test for vitamin c cheaply at home, youll have to watch how the inhabitants react to it..much like carbon dosing.
     
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    I was just curious and googled "Is there Vitamin C in Seawater"

    Wikipedia brought this up.

    Vitamin C - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    (I am however sceptical of info on Wikipedia)
     
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    Ive been dosing for a few months and as I said in a previous thread - I have seen an improvement in my zoas. Not necessarily rapid growth but more so the health. I dose 1 - 500mg tablet 3 times a week and its been working. I do know my tank and how my inhabitants(coral/shrimp/fish) react when something is off in my tank by looking it. I personally havent tested for it and I dont think that I will ever test for Vit C. Ill have some before shots of my zoas somewhere and I will take some more over the weekend to show the improvement.
     
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    To add another twist,
    I just had a look at Seachem Vitality ingredients and it has

    Ascorbic Acid (minimum) 0.5 mg/g :wacky:
     
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    459b Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    To add to that twist...
    Did seachem add is specifically or is it because it comes from the Spirulina?
    Or has it been added as a preservative?
     
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    Good question.

     
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    Dose anyone know a basic dosing amount in mg? Like 10mg per litre?
     
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    459b Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Fuel also has vitamin C at 5mg per gram, Boydes Vitachem also lists it as an ingredient.
     
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