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Old 06-14-2018, 08:05 AM
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Question about NOPOX

Anyone who uses this product I have a few questions how to use it. As of now I am running biopellet and gfo reactors where No3 is 2ppm and Po4 is 0. I started dosing nopox one week ago 2ml every day for a 65 gallon tank. Can I stop using biopellet and gfo all together right away or should decrease each one ? Will nopox keep my levels as they are now or I will have to readjust dosing once pellets and gfo are discontinued?


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Old 06-14-2018, 01:24 PM
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Slow

I would cut the gfo and bio pellets slowly and watch your levels. Slowly increase your nopox dosage as u cut the other two. Until u have completely removed them and your levels stay the same. Keep an eye on your protein skimmer as I have found nopox to increase the bubbles hence making for a wetter skim.
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Old 06-14-2018, 03:36 PM
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I love Nopox since starting have seen a dramatic decrease in diatoms on sandbed and skimmer skimming better (wouldn't necessarily say wetter) but increases production def!!
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I would cut the gfo and bio pellets slowly and watch your levels. Slowly increase your nopox dosage as u cut the other two. Until u have completely removed them and your levels stay the same. Keep an eye on your protein skimmer as I have found nopox to increase the bubbles hence making for a wetter skim.
So should I just remove some biopellets from the reactor and put half the amount of gfo for now ?
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Old 06-14-2018, 09:16 PM
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+1 on Slow.
Pro and Cons.

Bio-Pellets , works great ( i refer most to NPX made in Holland) , most of ppl. wont use the right way , wrong reactor, wrong flow, wrong B.P. etc. Hard to control , just like Chaetto , hard to know how much to add or remove , in small tanks is NOT easy to control , if you happy , stay with B.P. both are source of Carbon, GFO you will use in both ways.
NOPOX is also source of Carbon ,This is the rough recipe:

"Mix one part vinegar to one half part vodka and one half part water. If you want to get even closer, add a little more vodka and a little less water." C/P

NOPOX is much easy to control, a way easy compare to B.P. but ......density of Bacteria will be much high in main tank , some "Fancy" SPS Corals wont like it.
Both way , you need GOOD Protein Skimmer.
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Old 06-14-2018, 09:35 PM
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Thank you for the advice !

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+1 on Slow.
Pro and Cons.

Bio-Pellets , works great ( i refer most to NPX made in Holland) , most of ppl. wont use the right way , wrong reactor, wrong flow, wrong B.P. etc. Hard to control , just like Chaetto , hard to know how much to add or remove , in small tanks is NOT easy to control , if you happy , stay with B.P. both are source of Carbon, GFO you will use in both ways.
NOPOX is also source of Carbon ,This is the rough recipe:

"Mix one part vinegar to one half part vodka and one half part water. If you want to get even closer, add a little more vodka and a little less water." C/P

NOPOX is much easy to control, a way easy compare to B.P. but ......density of Bacteria will be much high in main tank , some "Fancy" SPS Corals wont like it.
Both way , you need GOOD Protein Skimmer.
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