Filtration In a Bottle = Genie In a Bottle?

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Do you use any types of "Filtration In a Bottle" in your reef aquarium?

  • YES (tell us in the thread)

    Votes: 91 29.4%
  • NO

    Votes: 177 57.3%
  • No but may try something in the future

    Votes: 35 11.3%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 6 1.9%

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revhtree

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It's mid-week and we're rolling along on the filtration train! We've had some pretty good discussions going and this one should be no different. Wouldn't it be so nice if there was liquid in a bottle, like a genie in a bottle that you could pour into your dirty reef aquarium and then.....voilà, your tank was clean? Let's talk about it today!

How do you know if chemical filtration products are beneficial to your tank?

What do you use and how do you use it?


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I use MB7 (possibly bacteria in a bottle) to mix DIY Coral Snow per @SunnyX. I dose it once a week as part of my maintenance routine... Blast rocks with turkey baster, scrub problems areas with a brush, then dose DIY Coral Snow. The process seems to limit the excess organic mass that wants to build up on my rocks, makes the water very clear, and seems to make it hard for Cyano to get a foot hold.
 

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I marked no, but now that I am thinking about it. Would NP-Bacto count? If that counts then I have used it for over a year and felt like I had zero understanding of my water's general chemistry during that entire period. No longer use it and feel much more secure about what is happening in my tank.
 

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I've been dosing DIY coral snow (calcium carbonate) mixed with MB7 every night after blowing cyano off my sand. I just happened to stumble upon the DIY coral snow thread when it was still new while looking for non-ChemiClean methods of dealing with cyano.

While my cyano is still there, my water clarity has improved greatly!
 

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For my reef tank populated with let's just say fish that eat alot, Nopox has been a savior for the last 5 years. As my tank is in my bedroom I have limited options, limited by space so this helps me keep things simple, which is my mantra.
 
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How have you used eggcrate in or around your aquarium?

  • Aquarium lid

    Votes: 61 30.3%
  • Frag rack

    Votes: 104 51.7%
  • Skimmer stand

    Votes: 65 32.3%
  • Sump Divider

    Votes: 37 18.4%
  • Other (please describe in the discussion)

    Votes: 32 15.9%
  • I have not used eggcrate in or around my aquarium

    Votes: 52 25.9%
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