View Full Version : dosers and bio pellets in a nano?

08-03-2011, 05:33 AM
does anyone do any of these things? i know bio pellets or carbon(vodka) dosing require a good skimmer but are there any nano skimmers that are up to the task?

i figure a regular water change can take care of calc and alk and whatnot but does anyone use dosers in their nanos?

08-03-2011, 05:44 AM
i use a GHL 2 pump in my 22 gal, had trouble maintaining levels with just water changes before that, now its really stable. dose 2 part for KH and Ca. use a deltic 300 HOB skimmer but no pellets i got macro in my sump at the back of the tank. grows well, no detection of Nitrates, corals happy.
I do now some guys were running biopellets in their similar sized systems heavily stocked.

08-03-2011, 05:55 AM
thanks brent!

08-03-2011, 12:38 PM
On my 29g I was running a 4 pump GHL - Mg, Alk, Ca and vodka. It was a full SPS reef so it lost about 2dkh and 20ppm of Alk and Ca a day. Definitely worthwhile.

08-03-2011, 03:35 PM
I also did it on my biocube. I went away for about a week at a time so the doser was fantastic.

08-03-2011, 06:03 PM
i used to vodka dose in my 25 when i had a skimmer. now my system is skimmerless and i have dosers running b-ionic 2 part. my tank has too much uptake to rely on water changes alone so dosing is vital.

08-03-2011, 08:46 PM
I use a small aquaclear to run zeovit media in my 18 gallon. i shake it out daily to prevent buildup. pellets will clog up without constant tumbling

08-03-2011, 11:02 PM
what sort of coral do you want to get into?

08-04-2011, 05:10 AM
well until i get some LEDs im gonna stick to lps, nems, maybe some nice yumas and the easiest sps, but after that sps and clams galore, with some choice lps and feather dusters etc...

08-06-2011, 02:54 AM
tagging along, interested to know what i should be dosing on my 12g setup.