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500ML vodka into tank

Discussion in 'Tank Chemistry' started by Sctip, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. Sctip

    Sctip Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D.

    Okay so hooked up another skimmer and cleaned out the main one. Did 100 gallons so far water change.


    This pics are about ten minutes after starting them back up.

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  2. NickP

    NickP Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Damn man ...just saw this so sorry to hear. If there's anything I can do to help just text me. Hope everything pulls thru!
  3. jda123

    jda123 Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    Is there stuff hanging in there?

    Keep fighting.

    Once you think that you are near the end, then you have to prepare for a N and P bloom. The bacteria that you don't skim out will die in the tank and while hopefully you can handle the ammonia and nitrite, the nitrate and P could be an issue. ...so have lots of water change water on hand, maybe some GFO, keep changing the carbon and keep the skimmer super clean so that it can get as much out as it can.
  4. Legonch

    Legonch Emerald Reef Supply M.A.S.C Club Member Featured Sponsor

    How's everything looking? Sure hope all is well!
  5. greghl

    greghl Registered Users

    ^^^ this - I would not hook up vodka to a doser. I dose mine by hand. :(

    Hope the tank pulls through though...
  6. Sctip

    Sctip Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D.

    Jda123, yes everything seems good I have three skimmers going. Buying more carbon and the floating biological seems to be out. I've been aerating all the tanks and into the sump and it seems to have helped with the low O2 levels.

    I haven't seen an ammonia spike yet but I'll keep testing for the start of the nitrogen cycle. FINGERS CROSSED.

    This is what I get for trying to automate everything. There is such a thing as to much.

    So far I have only lost my red planet, my pods and invertebrates are all still alive.
  7. greghl

    greghl Registered Users

    let's hope you keep the losses to a minimum. I have had automation issues in the past, so I was reassured to read in the 'share the knowledge thread', things like "don't make changes before going on vacation" - I remember trying to talk my daughter through an ATO malfunction that dumped a whole brute of RODI into the tank. You're fortunate this was noticed quite quickly I think.
  8. jda123

    jda123 Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    Good news so far. You are not nearly out of it yet, but the better job that you do now, the better off you will be later. I am glad that you got the fish out - they are very quick to die with from oxygen issues.

    Some day, when you are well past this, we can talk automation or lack-thereof...
  9. Sctip

    Sctip Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D.

    Absolutely, I'm always up to see what has been done and worked well. And others stories of efforts. I'm new to the Apex scene, but trying to learn. I've been thinking about building a PLC for this but would have as much money into the hardware afterwards as just using an apex. Which can do what I need/want it to. At least I think so.

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  10. jda123

    jda123 Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    You won't hear much from me for automation. CaRx is the most automation that I will use - it would take a month for it to mess up a tank if it stopped working or was generating too much output, and since I check alk at least every other day, it is easy to catch. I don't even use a ATO, I turn a ball valve above the tank and wait there for 10-15 seconds while the tank fills and then turn it back off. There are two types of ATO, IMO... those that have failed and those that will, but at least most of them fail "off" now, which is good. I always argue to automate nothing - lamp/light timers and CaRx is enough for me. I just don't trust hobby-grade sensors, floats, etc. I also find that taking a look at least once a day will also keep me more in tune to what my tank needs.
  11. Bdk1786

    Bdk1786 Amphipod

    How's the recovery going Scott?
  12. Sctip

    Sctip Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D.

    It's going good, I dipped a bunch of coral and did another water change. Somehow I burnt through two chambers of DI so I need to order more. Everything looks like it is getting back to normalish so this I will take.

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  13. Irishman

    Irishman Cuttle Fish M.A.S.C Club Member

    I got extra salt and DI if you need and a dual BRS reactor

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  14. robert.talarico

    robert.talarico Cuttle Fish M.A.S.C Club Member

    How did this turn out?
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