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Some project participants


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Alan,

I tried to take a short cut to look up your V3 recipe: This is WHAT CHAT GPT came back with!!!


Alan Vo’s V3 Bacteria Brew is a specific recipe used by reef aquarium hobbyists to boost bacterial populations and improve water quality. Here’s the detailed recipe and directions for preparing Alan Vo's V3 Bacteria Brew:

### Ingredients:

1. **Rice Bran**:
- Used as a nutrient source for bacterial growth.

2. **Red Miso Paste**:
- Provides amino acids and beneficial microorganisms.

3. **Bacillus Subtilis Spores**:
- A probiotic bacteria that helps in breaking down organic matter.

4. **Distilled Water**:
- Ensures no impurities are introduced.

### Equipment:

- A clean, sterilized container with a lid.
- Measuring spoons.
- A small mixing spoon.
- A blender or grinder (for the rice bran).

### Instructions:

1. **Prepare the Ingredients**:
- If using whole rice bran, grind it into a fine powder using a blender or grinder.
- Measure out 1 tablespoon of rice bran powder.
- Measure out 1 teaspoon of red miso paste.
- Measure out 1/4 teaspoon of Bacillus subtilis spores.

2. **Mix the Ingredients**:
- In a sterilized container, add 1 liter of distilled water.
- Add the 1 tablespoon of rice bran powder to the water and mix thoroughly.
- Add the 1 teaspoon of red miso paste to the mixture and stir until it is fully dissolved.
- Add the 1/4 teaspoon of Bacillus subtilis spores and mix well.

3. **Fermentation**:
- Cover the container loosely to allow some air exchange but prevent contamination.
- Place the container in a warm, dark place for 24-48 hours to allow the bacteria to ferment. Shake or stir the mixture occasionally to ensure even fermentation.

4. **Usage**:
- After fermentation, the brew is ready to use. Add small amounts to your reef aquarium, typically 1-2 ml per 100 liters (26 gallons) of aquarium water, daily or as needed.
- Monitor your aquarium’s nutrient levels and coral health, adjusting the dosage as necessary.

### Notes:

- **Storage**: Store the bacteria brew in the refrigerator to slow down the fermentation process and extend its shelf life. Use within a week for best results.
- **Observation**: Always observe your aquarium for any changes in water parameters or coral health when introducing new supplements.
- **Adjustments**: The recipe can be adjusted based on your aquarium’s needs and the specific strains of probiotics available. It’s essential to start with small doses and gradually increase if needed.

By following these directions, you can create Alan Vo's V3 Bacteria Brew to enhance the microbial balance in your reef aquarium, promoting better water quality and healthier corals.


I immediately set out making this and it smelled good enough that I tried it on myself. I can't believe it, but I am getting polyp extensions as well!!!! My hair is growing back!!!:rolling-on-the-floor-laughing:
 
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Alan,

I tried to take a short cut to look up your V3 recipe: This is WHAT CHAT GPT came back with!!!


Alan Vo’s V3 Bacteria Brew is a specific recipe used by reef aquarium hobbyists to boost bacterial populations and improve water quality. Here’s the detailed recipe and directions for preparing Alan Vo's V3 Bacteria Brew:

### Ingredients:

1. **Rice Bran**:
- Used as a nutrient source for bacterial growth.

2. **Red Miso Paste**:
- Provides amino acids and beneficial microorganisms.

3. **Bacillus Subtilis Spores**:
- A probiotic bacteria that helps in breaking down organic matter.

4. **Distilled Water**:
- Ensures no impurities are introduced.

### Equipment:

- A clean, sterilized container with a lid.
- Measuring spoons.
- A small mixing spoon.
- A blender or grinder (for the rice bran).

### Instructions:

1. **Prepare the Ingredients**:
- If using whole rice bran, grind it into a fine powder using a blender or grinder.
- Measure out 1 tablespoon of rice bran powder.
- Measure out 1 teaspoon of red miso paste.
- Measure out 1/4 teaspoon of Bacillus subtilis spores.

2. **Mix the Ingredients**:
- In a sterilized container, add 1 liter of distilled water.
- Add the 1 tablespoon of rice bran powder to the water and mix thoroughly.
- Add the 1 teaspoon of red miso paste to the mixture and stir until it is fully dissolved.
- Add the 1/4 teaspoon of Bacillus subtilis spores and mix well.

3. **Fermentation**:
- Cover the container loosely to allow some air exchange but prevent contamination.
- Place the container in a warm, dark place for 24-48 hours to allow the bacteria to ferment. Shake or stir the mixture occasionally to ensure even fermentation.

4. **Usage**:
- After fermentation, the brew is ready to use. Add small amounts to your reef aquarium, typically 1-2 ml per 100 liters (26 gallons) of aquarium water, daily or as needed.
- Monitor your aquarium’s nutrient levels and coral health, adjusting the dosage as necessary.

### Notes:

- **Storage**: Store the bacteria brew in the refrigerator to slow down the fermentation process and extend its shelf life. Use within a week for best results.
- **Observation**: Always observe your aquarium for any changes in water parameters or coral health when introducing new supplements.
- **Adjustments**: The recipe can be adjusted based on your aquarium’s needs and the specific strains of probiotics available. It’s essential to start with small doses and gradually increase if needed.

By following these directions, you can create Alan Vo's V3 Bacteria Brew to enhance the microbial balance in your reef aquarium, promoting better water quality and healthier corals.


I immediately set out making this and it smelled good enough that I tried it on myself. I can't believe it, but I am getting polyp extensions as well!!!! My hair is growing back!!!:rolling-on-the-floor-laughing:
Lol that’s funny
 

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Starting new round of DIY concoction while I wait for my V3.

Try 2 - in clean 500ml beaker
300ml saltwater from mixing station
1 capsule beta glucan
1 capsule daily essential enzymes
1/4 tsp Reef Roids
1 scoop Coral Cane
1 tsp calcium carbonate
20 ml Acropower
1 tsp fish food (1/3 NLS Betta,1/3 NLS Marine, 1/3 Omega Veggie)
1 squirt Poly Lab Polyp Booster
100 ml Eco Balance
1 dose of dailies
4 drops vitamins
1 squirt Selcon

Added in the Calcium carbonate and 1 dose of my Moonshiners dailies. Hoping that the bacteria will ingest/absorb the elements making an even better path for getting them to the corals. Since I have to dose these daily, they should be the ones the corals most want.

Thoughts?

-Chris

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Starting new round of DIY concoction while I wait for my V3.

Try 2 - in clean 500ml beaker
300ml saltwater from mixing station
1 capsule beta glucan
1 capsule daily essential enzymes
1/4 tsp Reef Roids
1 scoop Coral Cane
1 tsp calcium carbonate
20 ml Acropower
1 tsp fish food (1/3 NLS Betta,1/3 NLS Marine, 1/3 Omega Veggie)
1 squirt Poly Lab Polyp Booster
100 ml Eco Balance
1 dose of dailies
4 drops vitamins
1 squirt Selcon

Added in the Calcium carbonate and 1 dose of my Moonshiners dailies. Hoping that the bacteria will ingest/absorb the elements making an even better path for getting them to the corals. Since I have to dose these daily, they should be the ones the corals most want.

Thoughts?

-Chris

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I started adding some iodine, manganese and trace elements into mine.

Im no bright lightbulb with biology or chemistry but im not sure that adding tons of different stuff impacts the nutritional benefit of the concotion overall.

Food, carbon, enzyme, bacteria - essentially just culturing a concentrated bacteria solution and managing residual nutrients by less or more food.

Continuing to see some remarkable growth on my milli. Good growth all around. Cyano is starting to get worse, but i am also feeding more.

@coral reeftank does it make sense to dose carbon, to uptake the excess nitrates (25ppm?) ive been seeing as a result of going heavy on concotion? Po4 remains in check.

I have flow, alternatively would it make sense to do more smaller doses to reduce the cyano? I dont know much about cyano never had to deal with it.
 

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Question for y’all:

Does Hair Algea/cyano use alkalinity or are my corals just being that hungry (or maybe my CRT bacterial Concoction)?

This morning I ran a set of tests and had these numbers:
8:30am
pH: 8.34
Alk: 13.4
Nitrate: 17.6
Phosphate: 0.09 (dosed close to 0.05 phosphate after test)

I reran the tests at 8pm tonight and had quite a drop:
pH: 8.39
Alk: 12.2
Nitrate: 12.5
Phosphate: 0.03 (dosed another ~0.05 phosphate after test)

I love the high pH and Alk usage. Just curious if anything besides the coral would be using it?

Thanks,
-Chris

Todays FTS (excuse the lower rack, irritated from the blow off and algae removal)

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Alan I just started my 1st batch of V2.5.

100ml Vodka
3 ml zeobak
10 ml PNS ProBio
1 teaspoon Benepets
1 teaspoon reefroid
1 teaspoon American Reef HPd powder
1 teaspoon Coral Balance
1 teaspoon Zeozym
5 ml Roe
95 ml oyster feast
500 ml distilled salt water
1 teaspoon Calcium Carbonate
50 ml Quantum USA BioEnhance aaminos

My pH 1st measured was at 6.5

So I added 1 teaspoon on ammonium bicarbonate and pH went up to 7.5

Wish me luck.
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Question for y’all:

Does Hair Algea/cyano use alkalinity or are my corals just being that hungry (or maybe my CRT bacterial Concoction)?

This morning I ran a set of tests and had these numbers:
8:30am
pH: 8.34
Alk: 13.4
Nitrate: 17.6
Phosphate: 0.09 (dosed close to 0.05 phosphate after test)

I reran the tests at 8pm tonight and had quite a drop:
pH: 8.39
Alk: 12.2
Nitrate: 12.5
Phosphate: 0.03 (dosed another ~0.05 phosphate after test)

I love the high pH and Alk usage. Just curious if anything besides the coral would be using it?

Thanks,
-Chris

Todays FTS (excuse the lower rack, irritated from the blow off and algae removal)

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from the looks of your system this may be due to the algaes and other organisms in your system. I would try to minimize excess in your situation and do your best to remove as much algae as possible so that you can get a better baseline to determine whether it is the corals or the other organisms. You can track calcium, as calcium consumption will help you determine if corals or other organisms are utilizing it to build calciferous structures like skeleton.
I started adding some iodine, manganese and trace elements into mine.

Im no bright lightbulb with biology or chemistry but im not sure that adding tons of different stuff impacts the nutritional benefit of the concotion overall.

Food, carbon, enzyme, bacteria - essentially just culturing a concentrated bacteria solution and managing residual nutrients by less or more food.

Continuing to see some remarkable growth on my milli. Good growth all around. Cyano is starting to get worse, but i am also feeding more.

@coral reeftank does it make sense to dose carbon, to uptake the excess nitrates (25ppm?) ive been seeing as a result of going heavy on concotion? Po4 remains in check.

I have flow, alternatively would it make sense to do more smaller doses to reduce the cyano? I dont know much about cyano never had to deal with it.
do a large wc and remove as much cyano manually. Carbon dosing may help, too but none of these solutions work instantly. Manually removal and stable water chemistry should over time get your system back to a healthy equilibrium.
 

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from the looks of your system this may be due to the algaes and other organisms in your system. I would try to minimize excess in your situation and do your best to remove as much algae as possible so that you can get a better baseline to determine whether it is the corals or the other organisms. You can track calcium, as calcium consumption will help you determine if corals or other organisms are utilizing it to build calciferous structures like skeleton.

do a large wc and remove as much cyano manually. Carbon dosing may help, too but none of these solutions work instantly. Manually removal and stable water chemistry should over time get your system back to a healthy equilibrium.
I cut back my concotion dose by half and it appears to have helped significantly. Perhaps i hit the sauce too hard. Lol. Will look into the points above, thanks.
 

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3 months of progress on this torch, feeding my concoction about once per day.

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April



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May




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June


Super cool to track the tissue growth!
LPs love the concotion.. mine grow like weeds!
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Alan,

Ho provato a prendere una scorciatoia per cercare la tua ricetta V3: questa è la CHAT con cui GPT è tornato!!!


V3 Bacteria Brew di Alan Vo è una ricetta specifica utilizzata dagli acquariofili di barriera per aumentare le popolazioni batteriche e migliorare la qualità dell'acqua. Ecco la ricetta dettagliata e le indicazioni per preparare la birra batterica V3 di Alan Vo:

### Ingredienti:

1. **Crusca di riso**:
- Utilizzato come fonte di nutrienti per la crescita batterica.

2. **Pasta di miso rossa**:
- Fornisce aminoacidi e microrganismi benefici.

3. **Spore di Bacillus Subtilis**:
- Un batterio probiotico che aiuta a scomporre la materia organica.

4. **Acqua distillata**:
- Garantisce che non vengano introdotte impurità.

### Attrezzatura:

- Un contenitore pulito e sterilizzato con coperchio.
- Misurini.
- Un piccolo cucchiaio per mescolare.
- Un frullatore o un macinacaffè (per la crusca di riso).

### Istruzioni:

1. **Prepara gli ingredienti**:
- Se si utilizza la crusca di riso intera, ridurla in polvere fine utilizzando un frullatore o un tritatutto.
- Misurare 1 cucchiaio di polvere di crusca di riso.
- Misura 1 cucchiaino di pasta di miso rossa.
- Misurare 1/4 cucchiaino di spore di Bacillus subtilis.

2. **Mescolare gli ingredienti**:
- In un contenitore sterilizzato aggiungere 1 litro di acqua distillata.
- Aggiungere 1 cucchiaio di polvere di crusca di riso all'acqua e mescolare accuratamente.
- Aggiungere 1 cucchiaino di pasta di miso rosso al composto e mescolare fino a quando non sarà completamente sciolto.
- Aggiungere 1/4 di cucchiaino di spore di Bacillus subtilis e mescolare bene.

3. **Fermentazione**:
- Coprire il contenitore senza stringere per consentire un ricambio d'aria ma prevenire la contaminazione.
- Posizionare il contenitore in un luogo caldo e buio per 24-48 ore per consentire ai batteri di fermentare. Agitare o mescolare la miscela di tanto in tanto per garantire una fermentazione uniforme.

4. **Utilizzo**:
- Dopo la fermentazione, la birra è pronta per l'uso. Aggiungi piccole quantità al tuo acquario di barriera, in genere 1-2 ml per 100 litri (26 galloni) di acqua dell'acquario, ogni giorno o secondo necessità.
- Monitora i livelli di nutrienti del tuo acquario e la salute dei coralli, regolando il dosaggio secondo necessità.

### Appunti:

- **Conservazione**: conservare la miscela batterica in frigorifero per rallentare il processo di fermentazione e prolungarne la durata. Utilizzare entro una settimana per ottenere i migliori risultati.
- **Osservazione**: osserva sempre il tuo acquario per eventuali cambiamenti nei parametri dell'acqua o nella salute dei coralli quando introduci nuovi integratori.
- **Modificazioni**: la ricetta può essere modificata in base alle esigenze del tuo acquario e ai ceppi specifici di probiotici disponibili. È essenziale iniziare con piccole dosi e aumentarle gradualmente se necessario.

Seguendo queste indicazioni, puoi creare V3 Bacteria Brew di Alan Vo per migliorare l'equilibrio microbico nel tuo acquario di barriera, promuovendo una migliore qualità dell'acqua e coralli più sani.


Ho subito iniziato a realizzarlo e aveva un odore abbastanza buono che l'ho provato su me stesso. Non ci posso credere, ma sto ricevendo anche delle extension per i polipi!!!! Mi stanno ricrescendo i capelli!!!:rotolare a terra ridendo:
Ma sono prodotti che trovo anche qui in italia? questi sono dei batteri? Bacillus Subtilis?? grazie
 

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