Is Vodka really necessary to dose with vinegar?

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When i had my reef tank set up i started to dose vinegar/vodka, as i no longer have a tank i still have 2 bottles of vodka left, should i save them for a possible future set up or is vodka not really necessary to dose with vinegar, in which case i can happily drink it.
 
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When i had my reef tank set up i started to dose vinegar/vodka, as i no longer have a tank i still have 2 bottles of vodka left, should i save them for a possible future set up or is vodka not really necessary to dose with vinegar, in which case i can happily drink it.
They’re both a source of carbon. I avoid using vinegar as it lowers pH. I’d stick with vodka.
 

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Be careful though, vodka is a more concentrated carbon source so dont just continue to dose your old dosing amount with vodka only, you may over do it.
 
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