Getting off the sauce...


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I started dosing vodka and exp wiht bacteria (prodibio and mb7) mainly to reduce HA d/t heavy fish loads in my 2 tanks.

Now that I have a Deltec skimmer that is rated for over 2x my net gallons, my HA is all but gone!

Do you come off carbon the same way you work up to with the reefkeeper chart?


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Logically one would stop dosing the same way they started, slowly. If you immediately stop your dosing, you stop part of the food source for a large culture of bacteria - that will die off. A slow die off seems less problematic then a sudden crash.

TBH I don't think the bacterial culture dying suddenly will have a sudden huge impact, but it's best to err on the side of caution. I wouldn't stop dosing just because you got a new skimmer, that's one of the requirements to begin dosing. ;)