Pufferpunk tell me about Vitamin C

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Re: Pufferpunk tell me about Vitamin C

Post by BeachORama » Sat Dec 19, 2009 3:27 pm

Will do!

Thanks again!!!

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Re: Pufferpunk tell me about Vitamin C

Post by BeachORama » Sat Dec 19, 2009 3:35 pm

Looks like a Protein Skimmer is a MUST!

Since skimmers only work effectively at SG > 1.020, looks like it's a "no-go" on the Brackish tanks. :(

Here's a link and summary for those interested:

http://glassbox-design.com/2008/achieve ... mentation/

"Without digging deeply into the scientific area of this, the goal of carbon based bacterioplankton systems such as Vodka, Prodibio, Ultralith and Zeovit is to grow bacteria in order to consumer phosphates and nitrates, which are then exported via a protein skimmer. As the bacteria are removed by the skimmer, so are the nutrient that it consumed. This can be achieved with simple carbon dosing such as sugar, or more complex means such as Zeovit, involving reactors, mutiple dosings and color manipulating additives. (Because the bacteria are exported via skimming, a well functioning skimmer is a must!) The goal of these methods is to create a low nutrient environment, particularly liked by Acroporids."



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Re: Pufferpunk tell me about Vitamin C

Post by Pufferpunk » Sat Dec 19, 2009 3:57 pm

FW/BW exports this with WC.
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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Re: Pufferpunk tell me about Vitamin C

Post by BeachORama » Sat Dec 19, 2009 4:36 pm

Ahh haahhh!!!

OK, forgot that.

Will definitely give it a shot.

Thanks PP!

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Re: Pufferpunk tell me about Vitamin C

Post by Pufferpunk » Sat Dec 19, 2009 4:38 pm

Please take notes.
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Re: Pufferpunk tell me about Vitamin C

Post by SammyDee » Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:48 pm

Doe anyone mix fish food with vit c. I seen a guy online take all types of frozen seafoods typical ones used feeding fish and reefs. He mixed all the seafood and added vit c and all the other liquid additives to the food. Then after mixing well he froze it into flat ziplock bags much like how you'd buy it at the store. Could I do this to dose the tank and feed. It's it ok ? I'll try to find the video and post it here later.
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Re: Pufferpunk tell me about Vitamin C

Post by ~reefchik~ » Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:54 pm

Now I know why Pufferpunk sounds familiar! I've been following your Vitamin C threads at RC!
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Re: Pufferpunk tell me about Vitamin C

Post by Pufferpunk » Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:18 am

You are welcome to add VC to your fish's foods, but that doesn't count as dosing. There is already BVC added in good liquid vitamins, like Selcon & Vita-Chem.
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Re: Pufferpunk tell me about Vitamin C

Post by SammyDee » Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:33 am

Sorry I can't embed but here's the vid on food for reef and fish. YouTube/Google --- "DIY Reef Food Limpitsreef"
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Re: Pufferpunk tell me about Vitamin C

Post by Bcummings8521 » Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:02 pm

Just ordered some and will start doseing the beginning of next week. Ill start with 1/8 tsp once a day then after 4 days go to 1/4 tsp once a day in a 33gal tank. I will be takeing notes on how it works and post updates. Thnx PP, I used the code you posted and it still works. Hopefully this will elliminate my phosphates and nitrates so my diatom bloom will go away faster. If my doseing ammounts arent correct please correct me b4 I start the doseing.
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Re: Pufferpunk tell me about Vitamin C

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:09 pm

If you can, do 2x/day for better results. How big is the tank? Do you have a skimmer?
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Re: Pufferpunk tell me about Vitamin C

Post by Bcummings8521 » Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:45 pm

33gal with remorapro skimmer. I should be able to do twice a day.
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Re: Pufferpunk tell me about Vitamin C

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Sep 07, 2010 4:04 pm

Try to get one after lights out.
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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Re: Pufferpunk tell me about Vitamin C

Post by Bcummings8521 » Tue Sep 07, 2010 4:09 pm

Will do. 1st will be morning then around 10 is when it switches to moonlights. Should i turn off my skimmer for a few min while doseing? I was planning on useing tank water in a cup to premix it b4 I put it in the tank.
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Re: Pufferpunk tell me about Vitamin C

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Sep 07, 2010 4:56 pm

Skimmer doesn't affect VC at all. I dump it under the skimmer cup for HOB skimmers.
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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