An Oregon based pet forum for people interested in aquatics, small mammals, herps and invertebrates. Find us at Facebook too https://www.facebook.com/berts.house?ref=tn_tnmn
 
HomeHome  CalendarCalendar  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  MemberlistMemberlist  UsergroupsUsergroups  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  

Share | 
 

 V is for Vodka.

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
kireek

avatar

Posts : 279
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2011-07-14
Location : corvallis

PostSubject: V is for Vodka.   Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:43 am

After regular dosing vodka for less than a week my nitrates disappeared in my 60 gallon mixed reef.In a effort to bring my nitrates back up I reduced vodka dosing to 1 drop per day.Is this tiny amount capable of making a notable difference? My main reason for dosing is to control nuisance algae.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
badxgillen

avatar

Posts : 2131
Reputation : 15
Join date : 2011-07-14
Location : Corvallis Oregon

PostSubject: Re: V is for Vodka.   Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:37 am

I am sure that it is making an effect, the carbon dosing goes a long way in a reef tank, seeing as some people use about .2 ml in their system it would not be far fetched to see some results from a small bacterial colony taking a little chunk out of your nitrates\phosphates via 1-2 drops a day.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
kireek

avatar

Posts : 279
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2011-07-14
Location : corvallis

PostSubject: Re: V is for Vodka.   Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:08 am

Thanks for the reply badx.I will be sure to post up my results after a few months.Here is a fairly recent before photo of my aquarium for the record.

[img][/img]
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Admin
Admin
avatar

Posts : 98
Reputation : 4
Join date : 2011-07-13

PostSubject: Re: V is for Vodka.   Sun Aug 09, 2015 7:09 pm

I was just told today that by using RO water in your NOPOX or Vodka can dilute it so that you can get a much more accurate dosage or allow you to use a dosing pump that does not have as minute of milliliter metering.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://bertshouse.forumotion.com
badxgillen

avatar

Posts : 2131
Reputation : 15
Join date : 2011-07-14
Location : Corvallis Oregon

PostSubject: Re: V is for Vodka.   Thu Aug 20, 2015 6:12 pm

I am going to try just that, diluted vodka for more leway during carbon dosing.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
badxgillen

avatar

Posts : 2131
Reputation : 15
Join date : 2011-07-14
Location : Corvallis Oregon

PostSubject: Re: V is for Vodka.   Sun Oct 25, 2015 8:15 pm

Also in response to the original posts, I am only dosing about.08 milliliters in a 210 gallon salt tank that I take care of and I only dose once a week. I am sure that it is having a very positive effect as the nitrates have been very stable even without water changes or medias.

I am sure that even just the drop you are adding would be of benefit.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: V is for Vodka.   

Back to top Go down
 
V is for Vodka.
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Gin - Vodka - Bacardi
» This might be the vodka talking but...
» pigeon tea?
» these airlines are not daft,are they

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Berts House :: Community :: Community Discussions-
Jump to: