Pufferpunk tell me about Vitamin C

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Pufferpunk tell me about Vitamin C

Post by edmlfc1 » Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:06 am

Is this what you use in your tank?
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/p ... catid=7363
If not could you give me a link so that I can look for it? I am a visual person, If I see what it looks like it's easier for me to find it. :lol: I want to try it and see how it works for me, rather than using any chemicals. And could you also tell me how much would I use in a 120 gallon. Thanks so much.
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Re: Pufferpunk tell me about Vitamin C

Post by Pufferpunk » Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:14 am

Why not just order from here?
http://www.iherb.com/ProductDetails.asp ... 7697039798

$5 0ff coupon code: LUL789

Start with 1/4 tsp, raise it to 1/2 tsp after 3 days, then 1 tsp 3 days later. Keep at that level & if no improvements, go to 1 1/2 & then 2. I was at 2 for about 4 months, dropped to 1 & am now at 1 1/2, for a 100g (total water volume) system.
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Re: Pufferpunk tell me about Vitamin C

Post by edmlfc1 » Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:37 am

Thanks pufferpunk, on my way to order it now. :D
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Re: Pufferpunk tell me about Vitamin C

Post by cobra1713 » Mon Jul 14, 2008 12:18 pm

how much would you suggest for a 10 gallon?
60g with 2 angels, 1 yoyo loach, Upside down catfish, Clown Loach, 1 leopard Ctenopoma, 12 black skirt tetras and a L201 Pleco

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Re: Pufferpunk tell me about Vitamin C

Post by Pufferpunk » Mon Jul 14, 2008 12:22 pm

I dose my 15g with 1/4 tsp. You could try 1/2 of that & then do 1/4 tsp.
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

"The solution to pollution is dilution!"

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Re: Pufferpunk tell me about Vitamin C

Post by edmlfc1 » Thu Jul 17, 2008 7:19 pm

I received my vitamin c today. I'm going to start adding it tonight. I didn't realize the bottle was going to be so large. I actually ordered 2 bottles. I'll post an update on how things are going after a few weeks.
Thanks again.
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Re: Pufferpunk tell me about Vitamin C

Post by Pufferpunk » Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:24 pm

Yeah, should last you a while. I hear we bought it all up--they're out of it now! I dump some into a smaller bottle & put the rest in the fridge to keep it fresh.
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

"The solution to pollution is dilution!"

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Re: Pufferpunk tell me about Vitamin C

Post by edmlfc1 » Fri Jul 18, 2008 1:07 pm

Pufferpunk wrote: I hear we bought it all up--they're out of it now!
That's funny. :D They should give you a special discount for that.
I'll do what you said and put some in a small container and the rest in the fridge. The exp say 4/11 so I should be good for a while. Thanks.
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Re: Pufferpunk tell me about Vitamin C

Post by edmlfc1 » Mon Aug 04, 2008 12:16 pm

Update:
Started using my vitamin c on 7/17, did my waterchange yesterday and checked my water this morning. My nitrates with the red sea nitrate test was 0, my nitrates with the api s/w test was 5 or 10(could be 0 color's are so close on the api I can't really tell the difference). I use both test kits on the s/w because I feel the red sea could be deceiving by looking at the card. Don't know if you ever used it before but I never really know if I should read off the left or the right of the card. :( Anyway, I believe the vitamin c is really helping on the nitrates. I don't know if everyone knows this but the nitrates shot way up to over 80 after a snail died. It's been about a month now of 50% waterchanges 1-2 times a week to get them down. I was so excited this morning when the reading was so low. :supercool: Btw: it didn't change anything else. Ph 8.2, nitrite 0, ammonia 0, Nitrate (depending on the test) 0-10. You can't see me but I am doing a happy dance. :D
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Re: Pufferpunk tell me about Vitamin C

Post by cobra1713 » Mon Aug 04, 2008 12:20 pm

awesome! now the test would see how long they stay down without water changes just continuing dosing of the vitamin C and any other supplements, to test wether its the vitamin C bringing the nitrate down or the 50% water changes cus i know both should bring them down lol but either way great news!
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2 T biocellatus
C valentini
C coranata
C papuan
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lorteti
DPs
suvattii
burrfish
T niphobles
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Re: Pufferpunk tell me about Vitamin C

Post by Pufferpunk » Mon Aug 04, 2008 1:24 pm

You still need to do WC, just not as drastic. My Mantis nano tank used to get 90% weekly WC & the trate was still >100 by the end of the week. now I do 50-75% every 3 weeks (probably don't have to do them as large but it's a small tank), w/trates remaining around 10 or less.
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

"The solution to pollution is dilution!"

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Re: Pufferpunk tell me about Vitamin C

Post by cobra1713 » Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:17 pm

yea im doing about 25% twice a week on my nano right now and as soon as i start dosing vit C i think ill back off a little just cus its hard to do water changes on nano reefs, not cus amount of salt or anything. with my GSP tank tho i would love for my nitrates to stay low for salt costs lol its starting to get to me.
60g with 2 angels, 1 yoyo loach, Upside down catfish, Clown Loach, 1 leopard Ctenopoma, 12 black skirt tetras and a L201 Pleco

30g GSP tank (soon to be 35 gal Hex)

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Re: Pufferpunk tell me about Vitamin C

Post by edmlfc1 » Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:39 pm

I would like to do 25% twice a week or do 50% once a week. :D Before my disaster this is what I was doing, after my nitrates spiked I was doing 50% twice a week. Once it spiked it was so hard to get it back down. I'm so relieved right now. I did notice that my coraline is starting to grow now that I'm adding vit. c, but I have also noticed teeth marks on the lr. I guess the puffers are having a snack. :D They must like coraline.
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Punkster, the 4" red T miurus
Mongo, the 4" A modestus
2 T biocellatus
C valentini
C coranata
C papuan
Also kept:
lorteti
DPs
suvattii
burrfish
T niphobles
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Re: Pufferpunk tell me about Vitamin C

Post by Pufferpunk » Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:43 am

Looks like they've restocked it again. Just bought 3 more.
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

"The solution to pollution is dilution!"

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My Puffers: Filbert, the 12" T lineatus
Punkster, the 4" red T miurus
Mongo, the 4" A modestus
2 T biocellatus
C valentini
C coranata
C papuan
Also kept:
lorteti
DPs
suvattii
burrfish
T niphobles
Location (country): USA, Greenville, SC
Location: Chicago
Contact:

Re: Pufferpunk tell me about Vitamin C

Post by Pufferpunk » Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:40 pm

New $5 discount code for 1st time buyers from I-herb: LUL789
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

"The solution to pollution is dilution!"

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