Carbon dosing - method testing started

Discussion in 'Water Chemistry' started by steve wright, Mar 24, 2011.

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  1. Nismo400rgtr

    Nismo400rgtr Teardrop Maxima Clam

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    Thanks for the input, I really appreciate it. I thought the same and began to feed more....when I can. I have to be less negligent. It's a summer thing.
     
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  3. pelagic

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    have you thought about changing the tank treatments and see what happens? something like giving 2 the biopellets and 4 the biofuel?
     
  4. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, yes I have
     
  5. thebanker

    thebanker Astrea Snail

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    Steve, this might have already been asked, I'm not sure...

    But the only brand of Biofuel around here is Brightwell Reef Biofuel, and it is part of a system that requires zeolite stones in order to function correctly. I'm just wondering if the product you're testing is getting a fair shot, given the methodology you're employing.

    Well done on the experiment though.
     
  6. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks Mikey - Mr Clooney
    well I have Brightwell Bio Fuel
    and it does not mention zeolite stones on the packaging ( whats the Chinese for zeolite stones anyway?)

    I might go vinegar this time round anyway, as I found Sarsons brand in the local park and shop.
     
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  7. creefer

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    Steve.....Thanks for your efforts. This forum and specific thread was recommended by another reefer from another forum in response to a post where I was considering biopellets. I really appreciate the time, effort, and money you have invested into this. I will continue to follow now that I'm done with all 31 pages.

    This thread has further solidified my desire to move to biopellets. I have been using biofuel with results that are marginal however better than not using it at all.

    Thanks again.
     
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  9. sticksmith23

    sticksmith23 Giant Squid

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    Hi Steve, how are the tanks looking?
     
  10. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    creefer, thank you for the positive comments

    sticksmith

    I am actually ashamed to admit, I have had to go back to the LFS and purchase some more rock
    even with the seeding from the sand bed on previous set ups
    and prolonged lighting periods, natural light and 16 hours artificial Via T5 and feeding the tanks all sorts of liquid / food based products, I have seen very little growth on the GHA or other algaes at yet
    So Sunday last week, I removed a couple of the rocks from each set up
    went to the LFS and hand picked some GHA infested rock from their DT

    so the above combined with the bad management techiniques I am applying should hopefully give me the green carpetted rockwork I desire before starting the 2nd round of testing

    hopefully within a month, I will be back in business
     
  11. sticksmith23

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    Ok I see, I'm sure with the new rock you will get the results that you want. I hope at least anyways. Look forward to see the results from round #2.
     
  12. Mr. Bill

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    Can't get rid of it in a reef tank, and can't grow it for a test... sounds like my kind of luck! :eek:
     
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