Vodka or vinegar?

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  1. gaboon

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    Started dosing 2ml vinegar this morning, my tank is approx 600L so will slowly increase dosage. Whats the diff between vodka and vinegar? I've tried biofuel but it gets expensive to go through a few bottles a month.
     
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  3. Johan van Aardt

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    Apparantly vodca is pretty clean so basicly there will never be polutants in wereas vinigar sometimes you dont know, also vodca is a stronger carbon source than vinigar.

    i have a 100 liter tank and started three weeks ago dosing 0.1ml of vodca i now dose 0.3ml vodca a day.
     
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    Cool thanks Johan, will go by some today.:peroni:
     
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    Gaboon, I use Vodka because I find it to be much stronger than vinegar.
     
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    There are some people that have been testing both & or dose both as it's not 100% the same. Bacteria diversity & stuff

    I only dose Vodka & am happy - I am in the future just try dose both & see if there is a difference?
     
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    Thanks for the replies, hopefully the vodka will make it to the tank.
     
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    guys also dose sugar as well as vodka and vinegar
     
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    Well i am using vinegar and neva had problems...
     
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    Have you noticed an improvement? Did you have problems with hair algae etc?
     
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    Also, what is the best time of day to dose? Does it affect pH?
     
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    I dose in the morning & night - I split my dose in half

    Mark
     
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    Vatso, I dosed a mixture of Vodka, sugar and vinegar. But I was more pleased with the results of plain Vodka.

    Howzit Gaboon? In my case, I had a hair algae issue in 2007. With the dosage of Vodka, along with heavy skimming, assisted in removing the hair algae.
    At the moment I am dosing 6ml's a day. I split my dosage, 3ml's in the morning and 3ml's in the evening. And yes, it does cause a slight drop in the ph.
     
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    Cool thanks for the help, bought a bottle just now R39.95! Who the hell drinks that? Probably make you blind!
     
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    You get different types of Smirnoff from R100 - R200 a bottle - best to drink those ;)
     
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    Question - is the R39 bottle vodka good enough for dosing purposes or what brand do you use?
     
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    I don't use it on my tank, I drink it :1: - ask Mek ;)








     
  18. Bob the (reef)builder

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    It makes no difference to the tank. Only Vodka bofs will taste the difference I think.
     
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    Yip, definitely, you get what you pay for ;) - those cheap ones has a sick note at the back of the label :lol:
     
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    i got a local is lekker bottle was very cheap :) no complaints from the fish yet - hmmm then again one is MIA :)
     
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    lol! Tobes:lol:
     
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