Any Established Acropora or Sps Dominated Tanks Utilizing NOPOX/Other Forms of Carbon Dosing?

tbrown

Nominated Cronie Intern - Might be failing?
View Badges
Joined
Nov 22, 2019
Messages
49,633
Reaction score
106,085
Location
Peoria, AZ
Rating - 100%
2   0   0
Not me. No NoPox. I'm actually dosing phosphates. I do dose Vinegar for carbon but only a very small amount and I don't notice any changes.

@Thuan @Kasrift @AKL1950 @wes84 I know @billyocean isn't using NoPox and I'm pretty sure he isn't carbon dosing. You people do any?
 

AKL1950

2500 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
Mar 12, 2022
Messages
2,951
Reaction score
6,311
Location
The Villages
Rating - 0%
0   0   0
Not me. No NoPox. I'm actually dosing phosphates. I do dose Vinegar for carbon but only a very small amount and I don't notice any changes.

@Thuan @Kasrift @AKL1950 @wes84 I know @billyocean isn't using NoPox and I'm pretty sure he isn't carbon dosing. You people do any?
Never dosed carbon. I used to run a bag of carbon in the sump every other week, but i think it was causing my iodine to deplete. Stopped doing it and iodine stays more stable. If the sump starts getting the Bannana River smell, I’ll float a bag of carbon for a week but haven’t had to for a long time.
 

Kasrift

7500 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
Mar 2, 2022
Messages
9,593
Reaction score
15,216
Location
San Diego
Rating - 100%
3   0   0
Not me. No NoPox. I'm actually dosing phosphates. I do dose Vinegar for carbon but only a very small amount and I don't notice any changes.

@Thuan @Kasrift @AKL1950 @wes84 I know @billyocean isn't using NoPox and I'm pretty sure he isn't carbon dosing. You people do any?
I don't dose nopox or any specific phosphate reducer. I just switched back to using Tropic Marine Bio Actif Salt which has carbon dosing elements in it. I found it kept my phosphates lower, I'm currently at .16 after using a 148 gallon bucket of Aquaforest salt where before it would always be below .1.
 

Troylee

all about the diy!!!!!
View Badges
Joined
Jan 15, 2010
Messages
18,269
Reaction score
14,063
Location
Vegas baby!!!!
Rating - 0%
0   0   0
I do… I’ve always used vodka but switched to bacto balance after seeing Sunny x sucsess on his bacteria driven systems.

Positives it keeps your nutrients very low and water clarity crystal clear.

Negatives, it can and will bottom out your nutrients if you don’t test, test, test to find a Maintence dose. Also reports of cyano but I haven’t crossed that bridge myself.
 

billyocean

10K Club member
View Badges
Joined
Feb 10, 2018
Messages
27,668
Reaction score
46,245
Location
Atlanta
Rating - 0%
0   0   0
No carbon dosing for me but im.not against it. I've seen plenty of beautiful systems that do. Mine just works out the way it is and I have to dose n03 and p04. I'm naturally trending towards bottoming out already. My tank has socks and rocks with no skimmer or fuge as the means of filtration and still have to dose. That's what keeps me from it.
 

minus9

5000 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
Feb 13, 2017
Messages
5,402
Reaction score
6,413
Location
Los Angeles (SFV)
Rating - 100%
1   0   0
Tropic Marin Elimi-NP here, but have Bacto-Balance in the wings if my PO4 ever gets down to “normal” ranges. I use it to mainly “feed” The system.
IMG_0274.jpeg
IMG_0270.jpeg
IMG_0272.jpeg
IMG_0259.jpeg

Just some crappy pics.
 

wes84

2500 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
Dec 24, 2021
Messages
3,389
Reaction score
6,120
Location
Manteca, Ca
Rating - 0%
0   0   0
Not me. No NoPox. I'm actually dosing phosphates. I do dose Vinegar for carbon but only a very small amount and I don't notice any changes.

@Thuan @Kasrift @AKL1950 @wes84 I know @billyocean isn't using NoPox and I'm pretty sure he isn't carbon dosing. You people do any?
I used to dose elimi-np. It worked well keeping my nitrates and phosphates down but i stopped when my refugium/weekly 10% wc started keeping my nitrates and phosphates in my preferred range
 

SaltyArms

Community Member
View Badges
Joined
May 21, 2020
Messages
51
Reaction score
19
Location
Nashville
Rating - 0%
0   0   0
I’m running a mix of bacto balance and nopox because I haven’t been able to keep PO4 down. Nopox alone tanks my nitrates to zero. Using the combo has kept nutrients stable and I’m hoping PO4 will keep falling as my ATS matures. I’m thinking PO4 is still leaching from rocks etc. They were poorly controlled for a while.

Currently I’m around 10-13 NO3 and .1-.2 PO4.

F72A277A-BC8F-46FD-95AC-2DFD114EDDB6.jpeg
24AF2F80-8421-49D2-A614-82CD394E2019.jpeg
2E918B9C-B9B1-4629-94B4-60BBCF948007.jpeg
 
OP
OP
S

sheel be right

Community Member
View Badges
Joined
Nov 21, 2023
Messages
75
Reaction score
74
Location
Australia
Rating - 0%
0   0   0
wow alot of good success then, currently dosing about 0.5ml of NOPOX a day on my RSR 170 and ive noticed the polyp extension on all my Acros has increased and they do look abit more happy.

thanks for the reply's guys.
 

LOVEROCK

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Feb 22, 2018
Messages
1,289
Reaction score
607
Rating - 0%
0   0   0
Tropic Marin Elimi-NP here, but have Bacto-Balance in the wings if my PO4 ever gets down to “normal” ranges. I use it to mainly “feed” The system.
IMG_0274.jpeg
IMG_0270.jpeg
IMG_0272.jpeg
IMG_0259.jpeg

Just some crappy pics.
Does the 2 , eliminate np and bacto balance , can you dose the same dose “ or how does that work if you need to switch
 

minus9

5000 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
Feb 13, 2017
Messages
5,402
Reaction score
6,413
Location
Los Angeles (SFV)
Rating - 100%
1   0   0
Does the 2 , eliminate np and bacto balance , can you dose the same dose “ or how does that work if you need to switch
I believe you can switch by using the same amount, but you can reduce the dose for bacto-balance a little when you make the switch. The key is testing after you make the switch. Here's a thread that discusses the switch....
Thread
 

How hands-on are you as a reef keeper?

  • Very hands-on

    Votes: 183 60.6%
  • Somewhat hands-on

    Votes: 91 30.1%
  • Not very hands-on

    Votes: 15 5.0%
  • Not hands-on at all

    Votes: 10 3.3%
  • Other

    Votes: 3 1.0%
Back
Top