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Old 04/15/2017, 07:20 AM   #1
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Glucose as a third carbon source

Anyone have good experience with using glucose as a carbon source? I dose vodka and vinegar and have read good things about smaller amounts of glucose being used to benifit sps corals as well as bacterial populations. Unlike sugar which has been reported to just hurt and discolor sps corals.

I want to add it to my mix but not sure what product to use. Is there somewhere local I can buy a clean glucose mix? What is the best product to use in terms of ease of mixing and purity, and I guess obviously results but I don't see a difference being made there.

If anyone uses it (alone or in a mix) please tell us what you use, how much, and the results you have noticed. Or if anyone has any knowledge associated with the topic please chip in.


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Old 04/15/2017, 04:58 PM   #2
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You can get glucose (and likely dextrose) in food-grade form from Amazon. I don't recall any posts about people who have tried it. I'd be careful, but it might be fine to use.


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Old 04/16/2017, 06:27 AM   #3
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Thanks man! This isn't as much for nutrient reduction as it would be for the corals and tank life. I will update once I get into it.

If anyone has experience with glucose please chime in.


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Let us know how it goes, I have been considering testing either glucose or water soluble starch as a carbon source too


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Old 04/21/2017, 07:53 AM   #5
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Yea I am going to order some tonight. Not many options, I guess the 100% glucose ,food grade, is all I need.
I did read a few posts where people tried doing this and had really bad experiences. Then again I have seen a few where people get good results and attribute it to the glucose which they say helps to feed the corals.


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