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Old 05/20/2018, 10:56 AM   #426
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The chart was introduced about 9 years ago when carbon dosing began to be more popular....
Thanks. This was a nice recap. The 2 mL/gal cap is an interesting observstion. Not sure anyone would a priori have predicted this limit. There is still a lot to discover here, one thing being the non-reproducibility of successful dosing.


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Old 05/20/2018, 04:53 PM   #427
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I wanted to know what others were experiencing ,so I...
If you'd like to post your observations in the vodka dosing table thread, I think other people would be interested, and it'd be easier to find them.


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Old 05/20/2018, 10:54 PM   #428
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People have made that hypothesis, but I haven't seen any reason to see how that can work. The soft tissue creates the skeleton, so it has to be there for the coral to grow.
I don't think it's a simple as a lack of tissue growth. I think the shortage of nutrients in a so called UNLS system makes it harder for the coral to direct skeletal growth for which they use ATP phosphate to mediate the caclio blastic fluid among other things. A nitrogen shortfall may also have an impact on zooxanthelae. With some PO4 and nitrogen , say PO4 at .02 to .of ppm and nitrate at.5 to 1ppm and alk in the 9 to 10dkh range there is no burnt tip syndrome in my tanks.


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Old 05/22/2018, 12:40 PM   #429
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If you'd like to post your observations in the vodka dosing table thread, I think other people would be interested, and it'd be easier to find them.
Done as requested . Feel free to edit for clarity if you wish.


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Old 05/23/2018, 12:02 PM   #431
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Old 08/04/2018, 07:17 PM   #432
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Your vinegar dosing is approx. equal to what I am currently dosing. I have dosed more, a lot more, and pulled back because I was getting a lot of bacteria. My nitrates and phosphates are approx. 0. Daily I feed:
1/2 cube Marine Delight
1/4 tsp of Coral Frenzy
1/4 tsp. TDO
5ml RG Complete Phyto
3ml each Red Sea A&B
Every other day I tweezer feed 1/4 of a prawn tail to my lg. brittles and huge arrow crab
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Hi. What size/volume tank is this?


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Old 08/04/2018, 09:08 PM   #433
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Hi. What size/volume tank is this?
Wow, this is testing my memory. This was my feeding routine in January and we had approx. 120 gallons. Now we are up to 180 gallons. I have revamped my feeding and vinegar due to the fact that natural seawater we were using spiked our nitrates to over .45ppm.
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Old 09/14/2018, 10:46 AM   #434
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Not being able to use natural seawater (red tide south west Fla) has caused my problems.

My tap water is 9.5 PH so adding my kalkwasser to my top off created a total ph of 12.0 in my top off tank... My display tank ph crept up to 8.9 during the middle of the day so I started dosing 8 - 12 ml of vinegar daily (65 gal tank) to get the ph down. So far so good and I have not done any water changes in 3 to 4 months. I don't plan to increase the vinegar dosage.

I did finally buy some reef crystals so I'll do a 5 gal change this weekend until I get back to 15 gallon changes.


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Old 09/14/2018, 12:08 PM   #435
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Not being able to use natural seawater (red tide south west Fla) has caused my problems.

My tap water is 9.5 PH so adding my kalkwasser to my top off created a total ph of 12.0 in my top off tank... My display tank ph crept up to 8.9 during the middle of the day so I started dosing 8 - 12 ml of vinegar daily (65 gal tank) to get the ph down. So far so good and I have not done any water changes in 3 to 4 months. I don't plan to increase the vinegar dosage.

I did finally buy some reef crystals so I'll do a 5 gal change this weekend until I get back to 15 gallon changes.

I think you are referring to KH, not PH.


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Old 09/14/2018, 02:55 PM   #436
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A full-strength Kalk solution should be at about pH 12.5 or so. Tap water can come at a high pH to reduce corrosion, so those numbers seem plausible for pH.


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I thought he was referring to the pH of the display tank. Sorry about the confusion.


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