Carbon dosing - method testing started

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

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  1. Mr. Bill

    Mr. Bill Native Floridian

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    Any new updates, Steve?
     
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  3. redfishsc

    redfishsc Feather Duster

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    I would love to hear an update on this!

    I have a small experiment I'm doing on an 11g reef, dosing Vitamin C powder as my carbohydrate source, and NO SKIMMER which defies common logic. However, I have found that it does have a limited use. I do NOT recommend people try this with vodka though unless they are experienced already at dosing while using a skimmer--- vodka seems to promote bacterial blooms more suddenly/drastically than Vitamin C.


    You can see here where I've done some tracking of this over the past 6 months or so.
    http://www.3reef.com/forums/general...er-can-done-carefully-129771-3.html#post13654
     
  4. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi Mr. Bill tanks still sitting idle at present, with algae growing , but no testing in progress, I have been fragging my colt and leather corals from my 4ft and introducing them to the test tanks, along with the Torch corals
    so this time they will be more representitive of set up aquariums

    Thank you Redfish
    I have been following your thread, because I have also been playing with vit C (bottled liquid branded variety) in my softy tank, I do run a skimmer
    my softies have been steadily outgrowing their enviroment

    my experience with Vodka reflects what you say above, I switched to Vinegar on my SPS set up , and definitely noticed conditions improved

    Steve
     
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  5. elwolfe

    elwolfe Coral Banded Shrimp

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    1. Steve, you are a stud. This is an awesome thread and it was ~2 hours well spent reading through it. K++

    2. Any updates on phase 2?
     
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  7. Mhayes462

    Mhayes462 Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Lose interest? What happened?
     
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  9. Runninglite

    Runninglite Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Great stuff Steve,will be following progress;)
     
  10. oldfishkeeper

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    bump....I just saw this thread....any updates on the experiment???
     
  11. Magnus

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    No updates since January. I'd say life took priority over this experiment. You can't really test each and every scenario. We had good results nonetheless and I applaud Steve for the hard work he put on this as well as each of the people that participated and suggested ideas and variables to increase the accuracy of the results. Way to go guys!
     
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  12. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    what kind of results were obtained?