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Old 10-21-2017, 02:41 AM
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The tank will be going in the same place as the old one so it's probably too difficult to have the new one set up and cycled. But there should not be a cycle as I will be using only my existing rock and will just add to the ZeoVit material.
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Transfer all at one day is always risky however if you do not have a chance to install a temporary holding system for the animals you do not have a additional chance.

The tank will also have some kind of a cycle but it will not be as drastic as cycling complete fresh system.

Move all the water and the rocks but do not move the sand completely. Use fresh sand soaked very well in RO water and just some of your old sand to mix it with the fresh one when you move.

Use all the old ZeoVit material. After the transfer I would recommend to dose as follows:

ZeoBac 5 drops daily for 2 weeks
ZeoStart 0.5 ml 2 x daily for one week, than 0.25 ml 2 x daily
SpongePower 5 drops daily for 2 weeks
CoralSnow 10 ml once daily for the first 5 days

Followed by:

ZeoBac 3 drops 2 x weekly
ZeoStart 0.25 ml 2 x daily
SpongePower 3 drops every other day

Also use 0.6 liters zeovit with a constant water flow of 250 liters per hour + 0.25 liters activated carbon flown passive in the sump.

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Old 11-17-2017, 02:40 AM
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Thank you for this Alexander.
I need some further advice as I am experiencing stripping from the Base on several corals at the moment.
It started with a lightening and polyp recession of the stylo. Then my seriatopora stripped very quickly but it was new, followed by another seriatopora (slow) and an acro (slow).
At the moment all I can put it down to was that I used a mix of several carbons (including KZ) Or that there may have been slightly too much ZeoVit material (but not sure on that). I made a slight lighting change in spectrum on leds but it was only slight..
Things were stable for aboht 2 weeks with no further recession and I then performed a 72 hr blackout to rid some algae which helped the situation but now the stripping is back.
The carbon and Zv was replaced a couple weeks back, I also took a chaeto reactor offline (which was growing more hair algae than anything else) and performed a 20% wc. This was all before the blackout.
I'll pop some test results up in a bit
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Old 11-18-2017, 12:33 AM
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Can you please update the water parameters including K+ ?

Carbon is a possibility however the situation has changed now. Another idea is stress to the corals from the blackout while there where not 100% OK before.

Please also measure the reactor flow and post the ZeoVit quantity you have running in the reactor.

Additional cross check Ca and KH with a different test kit.

Do you run the carbon passively flown in the sump ?

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Salinity 32.5ppt.
Alk 7 (Nyos), 8.1 salifert
Ca 500 (Nyos) - seriously questionable test.
Phosphate 0.14 (presumably higher due to the blackout?).

I threw my old k test away as it was rubbish and havent get a new one yet. Monti corals aren't greyed out tho which I thought was a sign?

Carbon is passive in a bag 150ml.

375 ml ZeoVit 1L filled in 32s
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If plating Montipora do show good growth K+ is usually adequate but Seriatopora corals are sensitive t a lower concentration also.

First thing I would try are some bigger water changes so lets say 3 x 20% within the next 10 days with a good salt.

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Old 11-21-2017, 07:04 AM
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OK I'll try to get a new k test.
Will update in a couple of weeks after water changes.
Thanks
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