Thread: Vitamin C Dosing
01-03-2012, 12:44 AM #1
Vitamin C Dosing
For quite a while I have been trying to grow zoas in both of my reef tanks with not a lot of luck. They weren’t dyeing, but they weren’t growing either
Based on some further research it looked like the cause was a extremely low nutrient tank. Likely what was happening was the other corals and coralline were out competing the zoas for what nutrients were in the tank. One potential solution that was suggested was dosing vitamin C in the tank.
I bought a bottle of liquid vitamin C and started dosing about a month and a half ago
For the first time I am seeing some results. Now there is at least 4 new heads that have spread into the rock I set the frag disk on. There was 3 heads that were on the edge of the disk, but these 4 are new and are completely attached to the rock. These were not there 6 weeks ago.
All other water parameters, lighting, and flow have remained constant during the past 6 weeks
It looks like I found a potential solution for one of my reef tanks.
I'm looking forward to seeing how these zoas do long term
"Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
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01-03-2012, 12:50 AM #2
My zoas have also benefitted fro vit c dosing though my system is anything but low nutrient
Nice zoas cliffy.
01-03-2012, 01:23 AM #3
good to know that Vit C dosing actually does something beneficial20gal long planted community