Pufferpunk tell me about Vitamin C

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Re: Pufferpunk tell me about Vitamin C

Post by Pufferpunk » Fri Oct 02, 2009 1:10 am

You do see the nudi in the 1st pic, don't you?
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 Lyretail Anthias » Fri Oct 02, 2009 1:40 am

yes i do , definitely but that is the only time I have seen it. That picture was taken before I did the FW dip with VC. And at that time I had not noticed the nudi in the pic so for all I know it was part of the stuff that I shook off when I did the first dip...

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Re: Pufferpunk tell me about Vitamin C

Post by Pufferpunk » Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:08 am

Just keep that flashlight out for more nudi hunting.
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 Lyretail Anthias » Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:22 am

i plan to thanks....

I appreciate all your help. How long does it take for a nudi to eat a zoo, let's say 1 polyp...

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Re: Pufferpunk tell me about Vitamin C

Post by Pufferpunk » Fri Oct 02, 2009 10:22 am

I have no idea... You saw how many eggs there were, there could be a lot more in there.
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Re: Pufferpunk tell me about Vitamin C

Post by Lyretail Anthias » Fri Oct 02, 2009 10:50 am

that's what I'm worried about but I have not lost any polyps yet. It seems to me that if there were a lot more or even if just that 1 was still in therem, I would have lost at least one polyp by now. All the others are opening fine, BTW. thanks...

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Re: Pufferpunk tell me about Vitamin C

Post by goby1kenobi » Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:45 pm

back on Vitamin C...

I saw ascorbic acid crystals at Trader Joes. It was a fairly big jar, in with the rest of the vitamins. The price was better than I saw at several online places.
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Re: Pufferpunk tell me about Vitamin C

Post by Pufferpunk » Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:57 am

Sorry I didn't see this. I hope you haven't used that yet. It's not buffered.
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Re: Pufferpunk tell me about Vitamin C

Post by BeachORama » Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:34 pm

Would VC dosing be good for BW (SG =1.008) or is this only a marine tank solution?

Thanks!

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Re: Pufferpunk tell me about Vitamin C

Post by Pufferpunk » Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:43 pm

I believe it would be good in any tank but should not substitute for WC.
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Re: Pufferpunk tell me about Vitamin C

Post by BeachORama » Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:50 pm

Really!!!

I do do 50% weekly WC and a 90% monthly and can't seem to get nitrates below the 10-20ppm range (unless I buy a whole new setup, lol!)

I would like to keep the SG 1.008 for a while until my GSP gets bigger but all these water changes are killing me and my wallet!

So you think this may help break the 10ppm barrier?

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Re: Pufferpunk tell me about Vitamin C

Post by Pufferpunk » Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:57 pm

I'm sure it will. Have you tested your tap water?
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Re: Pufferpunk tell me about Vitamin C

Post by BeachORama » Sat Dec 19, 2009 1:29 pm

Pufferpunk wrote:I'm sure it will. Have you tested your tap water?
Yup. Nitrates-0 on the tap.

Will give Vit C dosing a shot and see how it goes. 8)

Thanks for the help PP!!! :)

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Re: Pufferpunk tell me about Vitamin C

Post by BeachORama » Sat Dec 19, 2009 2:12 pm

Oh, just 1 more ? if you can:

Do you know the rational (science-wise) behind WHY Vit C reduces Nitrate?

(I'm not great at the chemistry. :? )

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C valentini
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C papuan
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Re: Pufferpunk tell me about Vitamin C

Post by Pufferpunk » Sat Dec 19, 2009 3:12 pm

It's very difficult to explain--do a search for carbon dosing, ie: vodka/sugar.
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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