Went down south ( Mrtyle Beach + Daytona) for 10 days with a tank full of ick treating with herbtana to buy me these few weeks -much to my suprise - it's seemingly gone. The atlantic blue tang was in a real bad way when I left - you couldn't tell now, he looks great! Not only did the fish do well but my diatom issue is gone, 90% of the red slime algae in the sand is gone, and a very obnoxious red coraline outbreak is dying. Both Anemones are fine but did loose an encrusting gorganian. Total that was lost - 1 coral 1 cole Tang. The Skimmer, reactors, and dosing was stopped for a total of 24 days. I'm starting to believe that dosing vodka does way more harm than good, I will not resume doing it as I believe it helped fuel the red slime, red coraline, and diatoms. the benefits were minimal as far as I can tell. It did it's job with growing B+B but time will do this as well as my nitrates are 40ppm from 13 fish with no help from w/c's or gadgets. All the equipment is running now - the skimmer went nutz, I musta emptied it 10x lastnite before a 25% w/c.Threw in 2lbs carbon and refilled with fresh GFO this morning the tank is crystal. Prior to leaving the tank looked like @$$ totally covered in garbage even the glass - somehow it disappeared - fell into a pile of crap and came out smellin' like roses. The tank was sooo bad when I left I was ready to call it quits.