hey everyone, after reading and reading and reading.. Im starting a little dose of vodka to help with my high nitrate problems. was at 100ppm other day did a 20% water change, got to around 50-60ppm and six hours later back up to 100ppm.. I did vaccum crush coral/sand substrate. rinsed my bioballs, clean all my foam filters too.. did another 20% water change today.. its now around 50-60ppm.. so im going to give this vodka a try.. tanks been running for 10years, 8 months=reef added more sand as time went on.. started with CC at first. same sealife protein skimmer 60 model.. I did take 20% of my bioballs out as I think I dont need as many in the wet/dry anymore due to the LR in tank. So Im going to start very low and slow. only .25ml vodka a day for 55g.. and see how it does. I run carbon and phosphate remover in media bags every 30 days. and my sand bottom is not much maybe 2-2.5 inches thick. 4 fish & soft corals & sails/crabs/etc.. I hope I dont mess up anything. which I know overdosing is a big problem, DSB, etc.. I think with my 50-60ppm and .5 phosphate levels this could help me out.. whos been doing this for over 1 year? let me here some news..