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Old 06-15-2018, 01:49 PM
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Default Trying to lower Phosphate

I have been running a zeovit system for about 6 months but I am trying to get phosphates lower. Currently they are at 0.06. I have no algae issues, corals are healthy. Any suggestions?
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I would just leave things alone.
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I would just leave things alone.
Why is that? Isnt a zeovit system supposed to be a ulns?
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You'll run into cyanobacteria. 0.06 is fine
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I use cyano clean weekly as preventive and Ive seen lots of tank with ulns or near 0 phosphates with no cyano so what gives?
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You'll run into cyanobacteria. 0.06 is fine
I use cyano clean weekly as preventive and Ive seen lots of tank with ulns or near 0 phosphates with no cyano so what gives?
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coral snow plus. changing stones. Your corals are already used to 0.06 what you want is stability
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Some more information about your system are necessary:

Dosing
Net water volume
ZeoVit quantity and reactor flow
Fishload
Sand depth
Age of the system before switching to ZeoVit
PO4 level before you started ZeoVit

Please post as much information as possible, also some actual coral pictures would be helpful.

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Old 06-16-2018, 01:28 AM
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You can also try adjusting skimmer, which will help
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Net water volume is about 65gal
Zeolites are 0.75 liter with flow around 75 gal/hr
2 small clowns about 1-1.5”, 1 2.5” wrasse and 1 helfrichi
Sand is about 2-2.5”
System was 10mon old when switching over. I switched in November 2017
Before I switched phosphates where 0.10
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Dosing daily:
Zeostart 0.5ml
AA concentrate 3 drops
KF 3 drops
Phols xtra 3ml
B balance 3ml
Dosing every 2 days:
Sponge power 3 drops
Coral vitalizer 3 drops
Dosing every three days:
ZeoBak 3 drops
Zeofood 4 drops
Dosing every 7 days:
Cyano clean 6 drops
Dosing every 10 days
A balance 3ml
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Thank you for the additional details. If your corals are doing well and if you do not get any kind of overdosing signs (some products like KF, XTRa and AAHC are usually dosed 2 – 3 x weekly you can continue with your dosing regimen. ZeoVit quantity and reactor flow are a little bit to high but this must not cause issues, you can also leave it as it is.

As Jacky has mention already skimming more wet cleaning the skimmer regular to export as much as possible could be helpful.

From my experience BioMate might be helpful for your system also to slowly decrease PO4. You can dose 5 drops every other day for some time.

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Thank you for the additional details. If your corals are doing well and if you do not get any kind of overdosing signs (some products like KF, XTRa and AAHC are usually dosed 2 3 x weekly you can continue with your dosing regimen. ZeoVit quantity and reactor flow are a little bit to high but this must not cause issues, you can also leave it as it is.

As Jacky has mention already skimming more wet cleaning the skimmer regular to export as much as possible could be helpful.

From my experience BioMate might be helpful for your system also to slowly decrease PO4. You can dose 5 drops every other day for some time.

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My daily dosed products say on the bottle to dose daily so Im not sure why youre saying 2-3x a week. I also have coral snow plus would that be ok to use and if so how much and how often? Can this be used with bio mate? I will try to clean skimmer more often and perhaps adjust.
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For a little thought, you can read the kz guide first. For new tanks for 6 months, it is usually possible to reduce AA, food7, xtra, and cv first. These also depend on the number of corals and the appearance of corals. Whether the corals have good growth and extension is normally 2 to 3 times per week. , Try to reduce the use. Your dose is high If you don't have a good filter and the system coral is usually dark and algae problems, lighting is one of the reasons. I suggest confirming the instrument for checking or crossing po4, and reconfirm sg kh ca mg k. Bak, snow, biomate, activated carbon, start3, zeolite, filter cotton, water flow, feeding, skimmer, zym, change water. When you first install the zeovit system, please stick with the basic four levels until you reach the ULNS state. Basic 4 is used to reduce nutrients in a balanced manner. With the consumption of nutrients and "reserves," corals become brighter and lighter, and the dose of zeo becomes less. Remember to reduce it slowly after confirming the correct po4
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Jacky has described it very good, I would see the recommendations on the bottles containing coloration elements more as the maximum dosage but usually the dosing interval is longer.

I have not used CoralSnow Plus so I do not have experience with it, personally I would first try BioMate.

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