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I was running zeovit for about 1-1.5 years and everything was great except growth. With the unplanned passing of my father I fell way behind on maintenance and then 2 months later a freak accident happened and caused the loss of my grandfather. Needless to say I did nothing with my tank except feed the fish. Left the reactor running and stones in it for a good 6-8 months. Within the past 2 months I'm starting to straighten everything out. I did a complete overhaul on my tank. I have several sps corals that survived my carelessness. What would be a good dosing regimen to add or take away from my schedule? Most sps corals look decent and a few a little brown. I understand I just need to give it time. I just want to be on the right track. Thank you for your kind help.


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Old 09-10-2017, 04:00 PM
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1. Gross water volume of your complete system (incl. sump etc.) - US gallons / UK gallons / liter 220gal tank 65gal sump
2. Net water volume (incl. sump etc.) - US gallons / UK gallons / liter Roughly 228 gal net
3. Are you using a CaCO2 reactor or other technique No, just zeo reactor
4. Are you using a PO4 reactor (how long, how long ago, etc.) No
5. Are you using Ozone, No
6. Are you using UV, No
7. What skimmer are you using (type, rated water volume) Lifereef vs23 rated for 400gal
8. What are your actual PO4 and NO3 levels, 0 po4, 2-5 no3
9. What are your actual Ca, Alk and Mg levels, Ca 500, Alk 8-8.3, mag 1500. Waiting for them to come down.
10. What filtration method do you use (refugium, DSB, Miracle Mud, etc.) Zeovit Reactor, carbon
11. Type of light (Watt, color temp, how old, etc.) Ati Powermodule hybrid 8x54w T5 3x75w led and 2x54w reefbrites. 4kz NG, 2 ati blue plus, 2 ati coral plus
12. What corals do you keep, sps and just a few lps
13. Tissue color (light or dark) dark and just darker than I'd like but not brown
14. How long has the tank been running 3 years
15. Why do you want to use the ZEOvit system colors and overall coral health
16. Any supplemental dosing (type, amount, why, etc.) Zeovit
17. Live rock (how much, how old, etc.) ~60lbs
18. Any present problems
19. Problem description, (tissue loss tips, tissue loss base, diatom bloom, algae, etc.) just got over a light brown algae that I solved by stopping start3 for 3 days and am slowly introducing back.
20. What test kit do you use (how old, recently switched, etc.) Salifert, Red Sea, Brand new
21. Present dosing, amounts and intervals (ZEOvit, ZEObak, ZEOfood, ZEOstart, ZEOspur2, etc.) -2L of stones pumped twice a day @200gph flow
- bak 8 drops twice a week except for the continuous 10 day dosing after stone change
-SP 6-8 drops 3-4 times a week
-Food7 4-6 drops 2 times a week
-BM 8 drops 3 times a week
- CC 16 drops 3 times a week( just got over cyano and want to keep away)
-ZZ 1 spoon 1-2 times a week
-BB 5ml 2 times a week
-xtra 5 ml 1-2 times a week
-CS 10-20ml 2 times a week
-CV 10 drops 2-3 times a week
-Macroelements 30ml 1 time a week
-acropower 6 drops 2 times a week

22. Other water parameters and water stability (salinity, temp, etc.) 1.023, 79F,
23. Which salt brand do you use Red Sea blue bucket
I did the first stone change after 4 weeks changing out 90% and am currently on week 2-3 of new stones. During the first 4 weeks I just dosed basic 4
I believe that's it. If I recall anything else I will post in thread.


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Old 09-11-2017, 03:27 AM
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Really sorry to hear about the looses, hope you will feel better soon.

Lets continue dosing as follows as long as your corals are getting lighter tissue slowly:

bak 8 drops twice a week except for the continuous 10 day dosing after stone change
-SP 8 drops every other day
-Food7 – stop dosing
-BM 16 drops 2 x weekly
- CC 16 drops 3 times a week( just got over cyano and want to keep away)
-ZZ 1 spoon 1-2 times a week
-BB 5ml 2 times a week
-xtra – stop dosing
-CS 10-20ml 2 times a week
-CV 10 drops 2-3 times a week
-Macroelements – stop dosing
-acropower – stop dosing

Additional add 0.6 ml ZeoStart 2 x daily.

I would expect that the algae will slowly decrease from the change, if this is happening you can slowly increase ZeoStart to 0.8 ml 2 x daily.

The coloration elements can be used later if corals are getting lighter tissue and start to grow again.

Please also check the K+ level of your system, should be ~ 380 mg.

Also do a weekly water change once a week of 15 – 20% for some time.

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Old 09-11-2017, 07:21 AM
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Thank you G. Alexander
The K+ level is 400 and I do ~20% changes every week. I will follow your recommended dosing schedule for some time and let you know how it goes. Much appreciated.


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Old 09-12-2017, 08:37 PM
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I just noticed today that 2 sps are stn'ing. I tested again today. Parameters are all the same. 1.026/35ppt, Dkh 7.3-7.6, Cal 500, Mag 1500, K+ 400, 0 Po4, 2-5 No3. I got new Red Sea salt today after testing my fresh saltwater and found these high numbers excluding dkh. Please advice what to do, if anything. Thank you.


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Lets try to temporary decrease the reactor flow to 130 – 150 US gallons per hour to see if the TN does stop.

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Old 09-14-2017, 09:42 PM
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It seems to have stop G. Thank you. Since I had to lower it I believe my nutrients will begin to rise? When shall I turn it back up or maybe turn it up a little at a time spread over a few weeks/month? Thank you for your help again.


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Old 09-15-2017, 02:58 AM
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Usually nutrients are slowly increase with the lower flow but this is not for sure. I would recommend to increase the flow step by step slowly again if problems are fixed.

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