Dosing Witch Hazel in LPS heavy tank

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A quick history when I used prior:
Back on March 3, 2021 I was having some major issues with my Red Sea 525 xl (110 gallon) system with on a daily basis one of the acros were STNing. I checked all parameters , ICP tests, you name it I did it. So I decided to does the tank with Witch Hazel and let me tell you it was a success.

Today July 25, 2021 Is the third day of using the same remedy on my 140 gallon system mixed reef. I have over 30 aquaculture torches ( over 2 years) and over 15 gonis (over a year old) and have been loosing torches to membrane lost the last few months and this past week a couple gonis as well. All dips possible have been performed even does the tank a couple months ago with cipro.

Some folks are not a fan of the tank dosing but with my prior success I decided to do it again as I have tried it all and still seems to have an imbalance of bacteria in the system.

Will keep you all posted and please do no to hesitate to ask questions.

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This is interesting so your dosing witch hazel for the tannins antibacterial effect? Or for the polyphenols?
I was also wondering what benefit witch hazel would have to the tank and where the OP got this info….
seems pretty random to me
 
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Yeah, let us know how it goes. How much witch hazel and how often are you dosing it?
Hi Jaime, I started dosing 30ml per 100 gallons the first day and 20ml per 100 gallon from the 2nd-7th day. Additionally, the first day did 3 tubes of BioDigest prodibio and 1 tube daily after. I dose both after lights out , turned off carbon and UV and no affects on the skimmer plus stop dosing amino acids.
 
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