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Old 09-20-2018, 08:13 AM
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Hello,
I Want to get back to Zeovit after a long break. Need help again in setting up the method. i was running zeovit last year on my 5ft tank but had to do some shifting in house and downgraded tank to 4ft and started fresh but dint start zeovit that time. So i want to get back to zeovit again now.
i have the follwoing KZ items:
zeobac
zeostart3
sponge power
b balance
zeospur 2
zeofood7
amino acids concentrate
coral vitalizer
coral snow
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Old 09-20-2018, 08:45 AM
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Welcome back !

Please share some more details about your system:

http://zeovit.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14

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Old 09-20-2018, 08:53 AM
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1. Gross water volume of your complete system (incl. sump etc.) - US gallons / liter - 105 gallon / 402 liter
2. Net water volume (incl. sump etc.) - US gallons / UK gallons / liter - 97 gallon / 370 liter
3. Are you using a CaCO2 reactor or other technique - DIY 2 part dosing with magnesium
4. Are you using a PO4 reactor (how long, how long ago, etc.) - Seachem Phosgaurd in reactor
5. Are you using Ozone - NO
6. Are you using UV - NO
7. What skimmer are you using - Bubble Magus Curve 7, Rated for 700-900 L
8. What are your actual PO4 and NO3 levels - Po4 0.25 & Nitrate 0ppm ( both salifert test kit)
9. What are your actual Ca, Alk and Mg levels - Cal 420, alk 8.3 dkh & Mag 1350
10. What filtration method do you use (refugium, DSB, Miracle Mud, etc.) - Rollermat filter
11. Type of light (Watt, color temp, how old, etc.) - 6 x 54w ATI t5
12. What corals do you keep - SPS Dominant
13. Tissue color (light or dark)- Dark
14. How long has the tank been running - 3/4 Months
15. Why do you want to use the ZEOvit system - To get the colors
16. Any supplemental dosing (type, amount, why, etc.) none
17. Live rock (how much, how old, etc.) approx 40kg
18. Any present problems - Nasty Algae looks like GHA
19. Problem description (tissue loss tips, tissue loss base, diatom bloom, algae, etc.) no
20. What test kit do you use (how old, recently switched, etc.) Salifert
21. Present dosing, amounts and intervals (ZEOvit, ZEObak, ZEOfood, ZEOstart, ZEOspur2, etc.) None
22. Other water parameters and water stability (salinity, temp, etc.) Temp 26 degree celcius, Salinity 35ppt
23. Which salt brand do you use - Aquaforest sea salt
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Old 09-21-2018, 12:05 AM
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Thank you for the details.

First start with the basics products to decrease nutrients:

1. Place 0.9 liter zeovit in a Zeo Reactor. Water flow around 370 liters per hour. Connect the reactor pump to a clock timer and run the reactor pump with a 3 hour on / 3 hour off / 3 hour on interval. Please make sure the zeolite is not exposed to air while the pump is switched off. Clean the material daily. Leave the zeolite 4 weeks in the filter until you do the first change out. This is the first changing interval, others could be lengthen to 6 – 8 weeks.

2. Place 0.35 liters activated carbon in a filter sock and keep it in a passive water flow in your sump, changed every 30 days. Knead the carbon daily to keep the surface clean. Most users get perfect results with korallenzucht carbon.

3. Dose 4 drops ZeoBac daily for the first 2 weeks, flowed by a 2 – 3 x weekly dosage of 4 drops. Dose 0.35 ml ZeoStart 2 x daily (morning & evening). Dose those in front of the Zeo reactor pump while it is switched on.

Later on you could use the additional products for coral coloration. Adjust your skimmer to skim wet, keeping it clean to export as much as possible. Do a weekly water change of 5 – 10 % with a good salt.

With the system it is not recommended to use a PO4 absorber. I would recommend to remove 1/3 of the absorber if you start with zeovit, than reduce the rest over the next 6 – 8 weeks step by step to zero. If this is done keep a eye on the PO4 level which should not increase.

Basic water parameters looking good, try to keep them as stabile as possible close the NSW in the following ranges:

KH 6.5 – 7.5
Ca 400 – 420 mg
Mg 1250 – 1300 mg
K+ ~ 380 mg

For a nutrient poor environment K+ (potassium) seems to be a important element. I would recommend you to get a test kit for this element also, posting your results.

As nutrients are elevated already it might take some time until you notice a decrease so some patience will be necessary. For the PO4 test it might make sense to use a high sensitive test kit or a photometer as they are more accurate especially in the lower levels.

This is a start-up dosage which might have to be adjusted later.

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Old 09-22-2018, 12:43 AM
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Great thanks for this. Carbon i am running in reactor is it ok to run in reactor? I dont use filter socks switched to rollermat filter so.
I will slowly remove phosgaurd as mentioned.
Salt i can i switch to red sea coral pro? The blue bucket of red sea is not available in my country currently but the coral pro has much elevated levels as per there website. So i m stuck with aquaforest sea salt currently



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Old 09-23-2018, 01:01 AM
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At the beginning I would recommend to use the carbon passively flown in the sump. If you like to use a reactor later it would be fine but than just use 50% of the recommended quantity. I have personally not experience with the RedSea salts but basically if all water parameters are within the recommended ranges and the potassium level is ~ 380 mg it should be fine.

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Old 10-07-2018, 01:34 AM
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Hello,
So its been 2 weeks now running Zeovit.
Dosed only Zeobak & zeostart3 everyday as discussed.
I have removed the phosgaurd today. will be running carbon in a reactor.
I m planing to start dosing the other bottles of kz i have now, have made a schedule i would like to share.

DAILY:
Zeostart3 0.35ml x 2

WEEKLY TWICE:
zeobak 4 drops
sponge power 4 drops
amino acids concentrate 4 drops
coral vitalizer 4 drops
Zeofood7 4 drops
B Balance 4ml

ONCE A WEEK:
Zeo spur2 4ml
Coral snow 4ml

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Old 10-07-2018, 02:16 AM
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Can you please post the actual PO4 and NO3 level ?

Do you have any issues with cyanos or other algae ?

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Old 10-08-2018, 04:41 AM
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My no3 is 0
Phosphate i ll check again today.
Algae cyano little only sand bed.


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Thank you, waiting for the PO4 test result.

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Old 10-11-2018, 12:10 PM
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Hi sorry for late results. My phosphate test kit was expired, so had ordered new one. arrived today fresh!
So phosphate is still on higher side dont know how.
Po4- between 0.25 - 0.5 (salifert)
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The PO4 level might have increased as you have removed the PO4 absorber you have used before to quick.

I would suggest to continue dosing as follows:

ZeoBac – 4 drops 3 x weekly
SpongePower – 4 drops daily
CoralVitalizer – 4 drops 2 x weekly
B-Balancce – 4 ml 2 x weekly

To treat the cyanos:

8 ml CoralSnow mixed with 4 drops ZeoBac daily for one week. While doing this no additional ZeoBac dosage is necessary.

To decrease the PO4 level it might make sense to dose 8 drops BioMate every other day for some time.

Stop dosing the other products at the moment until nutrients become stabile low.

Do you run the reactor with the 3 hour on /off interval ? What exactly is the reactor flow (measured) ?

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Old 10-12-2018, 06:56 AM
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Ok thanks . Wat about amino acids dosing?

I checked on biomate its not available here currently. Lfs stock is coming after 2 months.
Nowhere else i can order 1 bottle. Any other option to work on po4?


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As long as nutrients are elevated I would not dose amino acids as it might just increase the growth of algae.

What about your reactor, is it running in the 3 hour on / off interval ?

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