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Algone.. What is it? and

does it really do anything?

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I've never used it so I have no idea if it works.

Here is the MSDS. It says the chemical name is Ethanoic acid which is also called acetic acid. Another name for 6% acetic acid is vinegar.
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I've never used it so I have no idea if it works.

Here is the MSDS. It says the chemical name is Ethanoic acid which is also called acetic acid. Another name for 6% acetic acid is vinegar.
Algone not Algon..Def not soluble in water..

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Algone not Algon..Def not soluble in water..
Sorry about that.

It appears to be small pillows inoculated with nitrate reducing bacteria. The claim is that it reduces nitrates which in turn reduces algae problems (good for reef tanks but not planted tanks IMO). It also claims to improve redox by increasing dissolved oxygen. Everything I read points to standard nitrate reducing bacteria that's commonly used for odor control on farms and nitrogen retention in animal feed.
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