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Discussion in 'Water Parameters and Additives' started by Mekaeel, 15 Jul 2007.

  1. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    howzit guys.can some of our gurus and those who have use vodka in their systems enlighten me more about the benefits and drawbacks of vodka.aswell as dosage etc...
    i do believe its used in the zeo range aswell.
    thank you
    mekaeel
     
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    I have heard the same thing, however unless I understand 100% of why, what how and end result in my system I will stick to drinking the potato juice.
     
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    The more you drink it the better your system looks;)
     
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    if im not mistaken it has something to do with helping reducing nutrients?????
     
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    :lol: pitty i dont drink
     
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    Sorry - could not resist Mekaeel:wave2: ! Hope that you get some sensible replies
     
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    :lol: i was expecting these replies,well i guess its part of the fun hey
     
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    I think it has something to do with feeding bacteria.
     
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    The short version is that it's a carbon source, thus promoting bacterial growth.
     
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    mmmh.wonder whats the dosage like,per 100 litres and how often
     
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    i guess that is obviously the beneficial bacteria?
     
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    hahaha i can just picture myself with my dads vodka bottle in my hands trying to explain that i was dosing my tank(im only 15)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    This is something that must be researched properly and used with caution in the begining as you work up to about 1ml per 1000L of water i think. It is very similar to the Zeo Start product. It is a carbon source for feeding bacteria good and bad. Bob the reef builder uses the method i am sure he will explain better than any of us can.
     
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    alan ive just seen read this on afaquas link
    "My tank has low nitrate of 1~2ppm and main problem was with the PO4. Well as nitrate is the limiting fact, infact I got a algae boon adding Volka. Amount of Volka as far less than what the german reefers recommended, I'm using 0.5ml of Volka per 100L of tank water. "
     
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    Tagging on this "drunk" one, hehe
     
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    i think vodkha for purity. White spirit vinegar another carbon source that will also get the job done .
     
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    sean.you say vinegar will help.what dosage are we looking at per 100L of water?
     
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