08-27-2010, 09:30 PM
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BEFORE TRYING THIS MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ELIMINATED ALL OTHER POSSIBLE CAUSES AND SOURCES OF PHOSPHATE. CUT BACK ON FEEDING, TRY PHOSPHATE REMOVER, SURELY USE A RO/DI ETC. I DO NOT RECOMMEND YOU TRY THIS UNTIL YOU'VE TAKEN ALL STEPS BEFORE HAND TO LOWER PHOSPHATE. YOUR PHOSPHATE SHOULD BE RELATIVELY LOW TO BEGIN WITH. THIS IS JUST TO BRING IT TO UNDETECTABLE AMOUNTS. AND HAVE A GOOD, DID I MENTION A GOOD, SKIMMER? NOT SOME MICKEY MOUSE SKIMMER!
measure your phosphate level with a good low dose kit. then basically the starting dosage is 0.1ml of vodka per 25 gallons of net water for the first 3 days then double the amount for days 4 to 7. then every week add .5ml of vodka until you see phosphate start to drop. hold that amount until phosphate is undetectable then backoff the vodka by half. then keep measuring phosphate, I normally start to lower the dosage until phosphate start to creep and if it starts to change adjust vodka 0.1 either way and keep phosphate low. now you have to keep an eye on livestock for signs of stress and adjust vodka lower if you see stress. if you drop phosphate low too fast you can kill everything.
Last edited by reefsahoy; 08-27-2010 at 09:36 PM..