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Old 11-23-2017, 01:22 AM
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Default Zeovit and algae.

Good day all.
My current tank is a 125 gallon reef, using 65kg liverock, maxspect light, BM skimmer, and zeovit reactor. Ive added 1L of zeolites, feed 1,2ml zeostart daily, 6drops of zeobak and zeofood 2x week. I am struggling with a algea bloom for the past month. All parameters is normal so I dont understand whats causing the bloom. Tank is approximately 6 months old. Please help.
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Old 11-23-2017, 03:41 AM
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Please post some more details about your system:

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

Additional please post a couple of pictures showing the algae.

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Old 11-23-2017, 04:28 AM
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1. Gross water volume of your complete system (incl. sump etc.) - US gallons / UK gallons / liter (650L)
2. Net water volume (incl. sump etc.) - US gallons / UK gallons / liter(580L)
3. Are you using a CaCO2 reactor or other technique(yes)
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)(BM curve8-900L)
8. What are your actual PO4 and NO3 levels(both at 0)
9. What are your actual Ca, Alk and Mg levels(Ca460, Alk8.5, Mg1360)
10. What filtration method do you use (refugium, DSB, Miracle Mud, etc.)(liverock and zeovit)
11. Type of light (Watt, color temp, how old, etc.)(16000K maxspect r420)
12. What corals do you keep(magnifica, elegance, zoas, torch, hammer and mushrooms)
13. Tissue color (light or dark)(darkish)
14. How long has the tank been running(6months)
15. Why do you want to use the ZEOvit system( create ULNS for sps dominant tank)
16. Any supplemental dosing (type, amount, why, etc.)(baking soda for alk)
17. Live rock (how much, how old, etc.)(70kg)
18. Any present problems (green algea bloom on LR)
19. Problem description (tissue loss tips, tissue loss base, diatom bloom, algae, etc.)(algea)
20. What test kit do you use (how old, recently switched, etc.)(salifert, new kits, always been using it)
21. Present dosing, amounts and intervals (ZEOvit, ZEObak, ZEOfood, ZEOstart, ZEOspur2, etc.)(zeolite, change every 6 weeks, changed 2 weeks ago, zeostart-1,2ml everyday, zeobak and zeofood 6 drops on Wednesday and Sunday)
22. Other water parameters and water stability (salinity, temp, etc.)(temp26,5, salinity-1.025, ph-8,0-8,3)
23. Which salt brand do you use(redsea coral pro)
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Old 11-23-2017, 04:30 AM
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Might be a silly question but how do I add photos?
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Old 11-23-2017, 04:39 AM
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Old 11-23-2017, 05:11 PM
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Algae will grow even with a zeovit system. I usually recommend vibrant but your all the way in china If you know anybody distributing it I would pick up a bottle. If not I would kick up your bac bio mate cyano clean regiment to every day. Clean the tank out. stop feeding as much. clean filter socks run a powerhead threw the rocks;;- clean the sand.
What worked for me was changing tanks and at the same time spraying the rocks down with 3% hydrogen peroxide outside of the tank for five minutes then shaking the rocks in a bucket of tank water and then placing back into the tank. Its a quick fix but you might need to also thin out fish and take some back to the store or give to friends. Hiw many fish do you have in there
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Old 11-23-2017, 06:22 PM
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I used to have 6 clowns and one yellow belly hippo tang, but I had a sudden temp drop unknowingly and I lost all the clowns, only left with the hippo. Should I dose more zeobac?
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Old 11-24-2017, 04:02 AM
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Thank you for the details Theo, another possibility is regular removing the algae with a brush plus adding one or two sea urchins (Tripneustes gratilla , Mespilia globulus) to get rid of them. To support this process dosing CoralSnow additional is something you can do also.

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Old 11-24-2017, 04:53 PM
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I appreciate the feedback. I’ve checked for vibrant here, can’t find it. Looks like a awesome product though.
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Old 11-24-2017, 08:24 PM
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Do you have any hermit crabs
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