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Old 12/18/2007, 11:55 AM   #126
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"My understanding is most animals can only utilize a certain amount of Vit C and the rest is just wasted..."

Which is why I take Vit C myself & am dosing, 2x/day. I'm on about 3 months of dosing now.


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Old 12/18/2007, 11:55 AM   #127
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maybe I should get a cheap frag from my lfs once i get a lil higher in the mg added and just acclimate them and see what happens.


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Old 12/19/2007, 07:35 AM   #128
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Im sorry guys im really having a heard time understanding this vitamin c dosing and chemical media. I understand the media will take out the vitamin c. But wouldnt your skimmer actually be doing the same thing by skimming it out?

Im confused.

I personally would like to run phosban, carbon, and purigen. but if i start dosing i wouldnt be able to run chemical media


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Old 12/19/2007, 08:39 AM   #129
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I run phosban, I think the carbon and purigen will remove some but not all. There is a link a page or so back for the Kent vitamin C supplement where they talk about using carbon. My guess that you would have to be using a ton of carbon to get it all out, at least before some was used. good luck


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Old 12/19/2007, 04:01 PM   #130
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ok.....im gonna play. I dont have any problems with existing polyps per se...but I have been having a few new arrivals that look perfectly healthy on arrival just go on me...so Im going to play with this...and this seems safe enough as no real begative affects seem to have been brought forth.....

sorry for the redundant question, but the dosage am,ount here seems crazy to me.

Am I correct in that for roughly a 250 net gallon system, I will need to drop 7500 mg per DAY??

15 - 500mg pills per day seems nuts.

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Old 12/19/2007, 04:28 PM   #131
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look into 7 1000mg pills or pure ascorbic acid, just watch the PH. My ascorbic acid 2200 mg per tsp. So you would need two in the morning and two at night. I would drop more than that, after you have started, the initial dose. IMHO


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Old 12/19/2007, 08:46 PM   #132
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So I am correct though on that ridiculous amount of pills???....

and since my wife bought me some today that it 500 mg pills......it shouldnt make any difference besides just costing more......

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Old 12/19/2007, 09:09 PM   #133
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yea it seams like alot!!! I have been adding vit c in my 24 aquapod for 2 days now and havent noticed any changes yet.


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Old 12/19/2007, 09:24 PM   #134
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fly--- PM me with your cell # I will give you a buzz tomorrow
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Old 12/19/2007, 09:52 PM   #135
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2 days will show no effect--be patient. It took at least a week or 2 for me to see a big difference. We just replaced our household supply of Vitamin C. One for us & one bottle for my tank! 1000mg does seem easier to dose.


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yea im just being patient!!! thats the key in this hobby.... Right!!


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Old 12/20/2007, 07:13 PM   #137
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I wanna play. I just purchased this at GNC. (http://www.drugstore.com/qxp42435_33...ps_tablets.htm) I hope its not the wrong one. The only discrepancy that I see in this is the fact that it contains "DiCalcium Phosphates". Should I be alarmed because of the phosphates in the ingredients? Anyone noticed this with the Vit C tablets they are using?

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Ok well 3 days now and I cant believe it!!! my pink zoa's were closed for about a week and now they are opening back up!!! I thought for sure they were gonners!! they had the brown film over every polyp and now its gone and they are opening up!!!


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Ok well 3 days now and I cant believe it!!! my pink zoa's were closed for about a week and now they are opening back up!!! I thought for sure they were gonners!! they had the brown film over every polyp and now its gone and they are opening up!!!
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Old 12/21/2007, 12:18 AM   #140
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I just got chills...


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Old 12/21/2007, 02:48 AM   #141
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lol, alright i just read this entire thread and i would be stupid if i didnt give this a try.

i was at Jeni's (pufferpunk) house today and let me tell you, the zoanthids she has in her tank are huge and so perfect looking! i cant wait to go get some vitamin C on the way home from work and try this out for myself.

so everyone is saying to keep an eye on the pH while dosing vitamin C. does it really drop the pH? does it drop because the alk changes?
im worried that it'll help my zoa and hurt the sps instead! anyone have lots of sps in their tank that aren't getting irritated by the large vitamin C dosing?


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Old 12/21/2007, 05:16 AM   #142
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you are adding ascorbic acid and it effects the PH not Alk in my experience. I just add PH buffer at the same time I add the C. I have a few SPS and they are coloring up. I do not think it is "just" good for zoanthids. good luck and follow the directions in the 17th post on the first page of the thread


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thanks, im looking forward to giving this a try.

maybe we should start trowing multivitamin pills in the tank


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Old 12/21/2007, 10:28 AM   #144
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i just put 500mg in 110g of water volume and my ORP dropped from 380 to 180 within a few minutes. also my ballast just stopped working but i think thats not related lol

did anyone notice such a huge drop in ORP? after an hours it climbed up to 230 and i put in another 500g and it dropped again to 140mV. weird.


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Old 12/21/2007, 11:56 AM   #145
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What's ORP? Now aren't you silly, you're asking if it affects SPS but you saw that mine are growing great! I've noticed a lot more growth since adding the C (remember, I've been adding it longer than anyone--about 3 months now). I complain about my polyp extension but I've always had that problem. There are before & after pics at uber frags.com (no space in that title). I just bumped up my dosing to 6000mg/day now.



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Old 12/21/2007, 12:45 PM   #146
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pufferpunk... i see's no pics just a logo of uberfrags.com


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Old 12/21/2007, 12:47 PM   #147
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You have to go to their zoa forum & look there.


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Old 12/21/2007, 12:57 PM   #148
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oh... its .net not .com


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Old 12/21/2007, 01:00 PM   #149
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That's why I put that space in.


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Old 12/21/2007, 01:56 PM   #150
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How does it effect the PH? I might try this will it raise or lower?


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