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Additive/Food for Zoas

Discussion in 'Zoanthids' started by Ah Chris, Jun 12, 2015.

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  1. Ah Chris

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    Is there any additive/food you are using to get the fastest growth rate or bring out the best coloration of your zoas? Please share your opinions here!
     
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    dirty water
     
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    can explain what do you mean by dirty water??
     
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    More nutrient. No3po4 I think.

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    Try vitamins C, nuclear level weapon!
     
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    +1 for vit c. Boost zoas' immunity against pox.


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  7. ming69

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    Good for your fish n other coral. But might have more algae.


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    How do u dose vitamin c?


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    Oyster feast for big fat Polyps.
     
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  10. Ah Chris

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    Do you guys dose vitamin c on a weekly or daily basis?
     
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    would be interested to know as well,
    what type of Vitamin C product (off the shelf type from Guardian etc??) and what's the dosage?? thanks
     
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    I use this stuff. Order from iherb.
    First time order can use this code: GUS068
    Think can get a few dollars off.
    Shipping is cheap. Something like us$4


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    I feed sps food + marine snow to my zoas weekly... quite impressed by the growth
     
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    Thanks! will go google more and try to find out more about this
     
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    Vitamin etc is pretty cheap if u compare with the local shops. And shipping is cheaper than taking taxi back n fro from the mall. I order all kinds of stuff from iherb. Kids shampoo, vitamins, essential oils, etc....


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    Found something on the web for Vitamin C dosing, will be trying it


    To figure out how much to use, decide if you want to simply improve coral growth, spread, and color. If so, then you should dose around 5 ppm twice daily. If you are having problems with coral or fish health, dose up to around 30 ppm twice daily.

    Calculate the total net number of gallons in your tank (minus rocks, sand, etc). Enter that number here ______.

    You will now need to do a little math. The amounts below are for 100 gallons of water so if you have 50 net gallons, cut the amounts shown below in half etc.

    Dosing amounts using Iherb product:
    1/4 tsp=1112 mg.

    For every 100 gallons:

    5 ppm ----- 1892 mg VC
    10 ppm ---- 3785 mg VC
    15 ppm ---- 5677 mg VC
    20 ppm ---- 7570 mg VC
    25 ppm ---- 9462 mg VC
    30 ppm ---- 11355 mg VC

    After you have figured out how much you want to dose at each dosing, enter that number here _____. This is your dose to be used twice a day.

    Notes:
    *Be sure your pH and alk are within normal reef limits before starting. Adjust if needed. Monitor weekly.
    *Shoot for a ppm of around 5 if only dosing for improved coral growth, coloration, and spread. Shoot for higher amounts up to 30 ppm if you are having melting zoas or closed zoas and look for the causes of your problems as you dose. Check for high nitrates, pests, zoa pox, predators, and unstable water conditions.
    *Dose low amounts and increase the amount slowly over the course of a few days to a couple weeks.
    * If you notice an algae bloom or increased skim on your glass then cut back by half until it disappears.
    * Watch your skimmer, it will start to skim more.
    * Dose the amount twice a day in a fast moving area of your sump or overflow. You may dilute the vitaminc in ro/di water for a minute then pour into my overflow. If adding to sump, try and add the vitaminc after filtration such as skimmers and reactors.
    * If you have a question, ask here. I check VC threads daily.
    * The instructions in this guide and throughout this thread are based on using pure Sodium Ascorbate, not vitaminc pills and other non-buffered forms of vitaminc.
     
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  17. Ah Chris

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    Thanks for the sharing!!!
     
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    image.jpg
    For Big Polyps growth
     
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    high light high flow. polyps will open big big after some time n growth will b very fast
     
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  20. Sanjay

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    Can try reef roids. I do target feed..but not sure if it helps growth or not.

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