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Results: Do you Dose Vodka?

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  • Yes always.

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  • No and I never will.

    7 26.92%
  • Not now but I have before and WOULD do it again.

    2 7.69%
  • Not now but I have before and WON'T do it again.

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  • Haven't yet but I am considering it.

    10 38.46%

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    Default Vote on VODKA (and tell me pros and cons)

    This is not a thread to see why to or how to vodka dose. Just want to know if you do it or not and what are the good things that you have observed as well as what are the bad things.
    1. So, do you dose vodka?
    2. And MOST important what are the pros and the cons to it?

    Please people I need negative and positive things here that have actually happened in YOUR tank.

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    I dose vodka and the pros are increased nutrient export which allows for increased nutrient import. I haven't observed any cons.

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    Need more responses...."no but considering"

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    Well that is better, Sir Patrick you rock now lets hear your pros and cons people.
    Last edited by Heidi; 02-02-2011 at 01:24 PM. Reason: poll option change

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    ^ I changed your vote, and added the new choice.

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    Thanks, Chris. I can vote now.

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    There you go thanks for the suggestion!

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    Hey No Nevers: What reasons do ya'll have for "nevering" ?? Just wondered

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    This is a very valid point Chort. Overdosing can cause a bacteria bloom that can consume all of the oxygen in your tank and have disastrous consequences. However many things if over done can cause problems. Carbon dosing is a tool that must be thoroughly researched prior to implementation. One must have a complete understanding of what they are doing with this method possibly more than many other aspects of reef keeping. Heavy protein skimming is also a must.
    Quote Originally Posted by chort55 View Post
    I haven't done it yet, but have been highly considering it, but need to get a much better skimmer 1st. The only real negatives I have heard are overdosing issues/ lack of skimmer keeping up issues

    From my research on it ya just need to start slow and work your way up or your tank can really get screwed up and bad things can happen.... just like with personal vodka dosing

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    I personally feel most comfortable vodka dosing along with bacteria dosing, like Microbacter 7, or any of the other bacteria additives out on the market these days.

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