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Old 01/08/2008, 09:48 AM
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Is dosing sugar with vodka ok for anemones? Particularly BTAs?
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Old 01/10/2008, 02:11 PM
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hasn't bothered either of our RBTAs. We have been dosing sugar for 6+ months now, I guess. RBTAs are approximately 1 yr old
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Old 01/10/2008, 08:58 PM
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hasn't bothered either of our RBTAs. We have been dosing sugar for 6+ months now, I guess. RBTAs are approximately 1 yr old
Sparkss can you give me any feedback on sugar dosing you been using this for six months now..
You think sugar dosing will take care some of the bad Algae i get in my tank .
Like Dinos , Green Hair algae, Cyno.
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Old 01/10/2008, 11:35 PM
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Zoom, try only using your supplemental lighting for 3 days. No halides. (You're simulating a very cloudy period, every animal in your tank will be fine, but the nuisance algae won't) Don't forget to turn off the lights in your fuge if they are high intensity 9anything above NO fluorescents)

Dose Kalk -add one teaspoon per 100 gallon TOTAL SYSTEM to about a half cup of RO water and make a slurry. Dose it slowly into a high flow area of your sump, this will raise your pH by .3 . That and the lights being off SHOULD take care of all your algae problems, as well as your Dinos, and Cyano. Post your results!
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Old 01/11/2008, 09:40 AM
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Cheers sparks.

I'm currently dosing vodka and sugar and my bta doesn't mind it at all.
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Old 01/11/2008, 12:04 PM
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Sparkss can you give me any feedback on sugar dosing you been using this for six months now..
You think sugar dosing will take care some of the bad Algae i get in my tank .
Like Dinos , Green Hair algae, Cyno.
Sugar dosing will help take care of the excess nutrients... that may take care of the nuisance algae. The 3 days w/o lights suggested by thriceanangel is not a bad idea either (there is a thread on the subject almost as long as the sugar/vodka dosing thread, maybe longer now ).

http://archive.reefcentral.com/forum...readid=1078532


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Cheers sparks.

I'm currently dosing vodka and sugar and my bta doesn't mind it at all.
Cheers back at ya . Our tank water is never so clear as the day after we dose the sugar. We have throttled back to dosing a couple of times a week, so avoid stripping too much nutrients out of the water (we like a little color in our corals w/o having to add a bunch of supplements back into our tank).
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Old 01/11/2008, 12:11 PM
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Sparks,

I misid my anemone. Its actually a h magnifica I think. It doesn't mind sugar at all.

Here is a pic:

 

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