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Results: Phyto dosing poll and discussion

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  • Yes, I dose phyto regularly

    2 13.33%
  • Yes, I dose phyto ocassionally

    5 33.33%
  • No, but I used to

    5 33.33%
  • No, but I'm considering it

    0 0%
  • No, and never will

    3 20.00%

Dosing Phyto... do you?


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    Tom@HaslettMI - Reefkeeper
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    Default Dosing Phyto... do you?

    Hi all,

    This may have been discussed here in the past but a quick search didn't yield anything. As the title suggests I'm curious to know who doses phytoplankton, who doesn't and who used to but doesn't any more. I'd also like to know the reason for your choice and details if you do (how much, how often and what brand). General discussion of pros and cons is also welcome.

    I ask because I used to but haven't for the last year. Now I'm trying to decide if I should start again.

    Thanks,
    Tom

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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    I used to~but honestly I think it was adding to my hair algae issues so I've stopped.
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    I dose occasionally but when I do, I do notice an increase in feather dusters and copepods.

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    ReeferRob - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    I do as I keep small clams. i dose once and sometimes twice a week.
    "We shouldn't think of an environment where livestock can survive, we should ensure an environment where livestock can thrive."-Rabidgoose
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    TM01 - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    I dose about once a week sometimes twice.
    "The price of beauty is never quick or cheap."

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    jojo22 - Reefkeeper Registered User
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    When I had my tank I dosed twice a week. I also cultured pods for my mandarin and felt that it helped keep pod populations up in my sump if I did so. But it was purely theory.
    Does water always taste like salt and poo????


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    Mike - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    I used to grow it to feed to rotifers for a tank I had years ago. Now that Reed MAriculture has such good products I don't bother with green water. I use Artic Pods, Rods Reef, Artemia, and spectra-vital pellets for my tank now.
    anacroporamademepoora
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    Fishgeek88 - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Have, but never again

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    Tom@HaslettMI - Reefkeeper
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishgeek88 View Post
    Have, but never again
    Oh, come on. Please share your experience.

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