What does vodka dosing do?

What does vodka dosing do?

Vodka dosing is a technique to reduce or even eliminate detectable levels of nitrate and phosphate from a reef tank. The chemistry involved behind the scenes is actually not specific to vodka–it is ‘organic carbon’ dosing.

Does vodka dosing work in freshwater?

No. You need a good skimmer to carbon dose. Or some efficient means of removing bacteria.

Does Nopox lower pH?

5000 Club Member. Normal for carbon dosing, PH will drop, dose during lights on will lessen the swing.

Does Red Sea Nopox need to be refrigerated?

This system is designed to maintain maximum coral coloration, growth and health. Start by dosing 1 drops per 25 gallons (net water volume) twice weekly. Refrigerate after opening.

Can you put vodka in a fish tank?

The reason behind the use of vodka rather than any other alcohol is pretty clear… literally! Vodka is a very pure form of alcohol and as long as hobbyists add it in very small amounts and follow general advice and guidelines, there should be absolutely no ill effects to the fish whatsoever.

Does Nopox lower PH?

Can a fish live in vodka?

Oxygen-free living This is when an organism ends up by chance with an extra set of its genes, which can then be repurposed to take on new functions. By making alcohol, crucian carp and goldfish can survive where no other fish can, meaning they can avoid predators or competitors.

Can you overdose Nopox?

NOPOX is a carbon source. It fueled a bacterial bloom and that bloom used up all of the oxygen by outcompeting your fish. The overdose is done and the tank should be oxygenated again. There is no shortcut to algae or problems.

Can you overdose Microbacter clean?

Yep. No chance of an overdose.

What is Nopox used for?

Prevent algae breakouts by removing the nitrates and phosphates in your reef tank.

How do you use a dosing vodka?

Dosing Vodka: Why? 15ml syringe doser Vodka & dosing cup 1) Measure amount with syringe 2) Fill drip doser 3) Replacing the cap (avoid contaminatio Drip doser full of vodka Drip counter (verify drip rate) Pinch valve to adjust drip rate Vodka drips into area of flow Resulting skimmate

What is vodka dosing in a reef tank?

Vodka dosing in a reef tank is a proven method to improve water quality by removing nitrates and phosphates from the water. Let me share some of the benefits of vodka dosing in a reef aquarium with you by answering some common questions:

Can You dose a tank with vodka?

During the summer of 2008, an article finally came out explaining how to dose a tank with vodka. Please read it very carefully: Notes from the Trenches – Vodka Dosing… Distilled! So now that I had the recipe in my hands, I decided it was time to give it a try.

What is the best organic carbon to use for vodka dosing?

In the case of vodka dosing, the aquarist has chosen ethanol (ethyl alcohol) as the organic carbon of choice–but other organic carbons could also be used. Technically, you could achieve the same results by using sugar–and some people do.