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    thanks to my son its back to the salty side this time the low key approach not sure about a skimmer or not any advice much appreciated I am surprised at how much I have forgot. I am only going to keep softies and two clowns at the mo , not much in at the mo not sure how much more live rock I am going to need . No sump this time , this time an ext with alpha grog
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    Re: time to start again

    Nice to see you back Dave

    First thing is get a bottle of vodka ....and no it's not for you m8

    You will need Smirnoff vodka, this is for vodka dosing, and will help to keep your nitrates down, and get yourself a good test kit.

    I have done this for the last 2 years now and is best thing I have every done for my tank, never done a water change in three years now.

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    Re: time to start again

    Sounds like a plan on a different note my son has a bad cyno outbreak do you think this would help

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    Quote Originally Posted by lost View Post
    Sounds like a plan on a different note my son has a bad cyno outbreak do you think this would help
    25% water changes every 2 days turn the lights off for 24 hours then cut the lights down to 6 hours a day most until it starts to die off, check water moment as dead spots is were it will thrive, add a Clean up crew and most of all, water readings need to be done .... phosphates, PH, calcium, alkalinity, magnesium and Nitrate.

    Once all this as been done it will be a good time to start vodka dosing.

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    Re: time to start again

    he did a 50% water change, blacked out his tank for a day Nealy lost one of his nems he tells me no luck, he has used a chemical for getting rid of the stuff vacuumed it out as much as he could and with in a fortnight it was back just as bad

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    Re: time to start again

    ask him to do a Nitrate test please and let me know how Meany gallons/ litres the tank is.

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    Re: time to start again

    His nitrates were high not know how they are now till Saturday he has a 240l tank

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    Re: time to start again

    At last a growing coral never had much luck with these but fingers crossed, I was a bit worried I would loose it being as the tank will have only just cycled prob not fully yet
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    looking good m8 ...lets hope this time things work out better for you and end up with a full tank of corals

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    Quote Originally Posted by lost View Post
    His nitrates were high not know how they are now till Saturday he has a 240l tank
    Vodka dosing on a 240l tank I would start off putting 1/2ml per day for the first week, then 1ml per day for week 2 ...week 3 do 2ml ...week 4 do 3ml....week 5 do 4ml then week 6 do 5ml by this time you should see the nitrates start to drop, you will still need to check on your phosphates, PH, calcium, alkalinity and magnesium.

    if you can, get yourself a red sea test kit for doing the above tests.

    Does he have a sump on this tank ?

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