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Old 10-31-2018, 03:12 AM
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I would not recommend to mix different systems. What have you already tried to decrease the PO4 level within the last 4 weeks ?

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I would not recommend to mix different systems. What have you already tried to decrease the PO4 level within the last 4 weeks ?



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Nothing yet. Shud i do daily or alternate day waterchange? 20l?


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The water changes will not hurt but instead of doing them daily or every other day I would recommend to change 15% weekly. While doing this vacuum the sand to remove the mulm from the deeper sand layers. Adjust your skimmer to skim wet and clean it daily to export as much as possible.

Continue dosing as follows:

Zeobac – 4 drops every other day
zeostart3 – 0.4 ml 2 x daily
sponge power – 4 drops daily
coral snow – 8 ml 2 x weekly

Can you additional please post a picture of your sump ?

Have you already replace the zeovit the first time ?
Which kind of carbon do you use ?

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The water changes will not hurt but instead of doing them daily or every other day I would recommend to change 15% weekly. While doing this vacuum the sand to remove the mulm from the deeper sand layers. Adjust your skimmer to skim wet and clean it daily to export as much as possible.

Continue dosing as follows:

Zeobac 4 drops every other day
zeostart3 0.4 ml 2 x daily
sponge power 4 drops daily
coral snow 8 ml 2 x weekly

Can you additional please post a picture of your sump ?

Have you already replace the zeovit the first time ?
Which kind of carbon do you use ?

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1st zeolites change is 1 week of new month. So this Saturday or sunday i will change the zeolites.
I used to do 20l 5% waterchange weekly now will do 15% weekly waterchange that is 60litres . Skimmer is set to wet i have to clean it in 2 days .
Sump area is little messy but its a simple sump- roller mat for mechanical filteration. Zeo reactor & skimmer is bubble magus curve 7. I have 3 marine pure blocks in sump.

For carbon i use skimz 0.8mm carbon. Put 1 cup in reactor which is feed through main return manifold.





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Default 100g SPS Tank

Also have limited fishes: 1 yellow tang, 1 purple tang, 1 yellow coris wrasse, 3 b/g chromis, 2 clowns, 1 fire goby & recently added a tiny yellow eye kole tang.
Feeding is twice daily. Use these 2 flake fish foods.

My sand in main tank is also pretty thin 0.5/0.75 inch only. I have a 12 nassarius snails to keep sand a bit moving but i might add a lawnmower blenny to really keep cleaning and shuffling the sand.



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Old 11-02-2018, 03:59 AM
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Thank you for the additional Information and pictures. I can not see anything problematic but as the system is still young (started in September) and as you had a high PO4 level since the start I would expect the rocks you have used does leach PO4. There is not a quick fix, it will take time until the level starts to drop slowly. If you replace the Zeovit material wait another week and if your corals are doing fine I would recommend to switch the reactor to continuous flow. You can do this in two steps if you like to.

Please also put some of the carbon in some RO water and let it soak in for one day. Than check the PO4 level of the water to see if the carbon does leach PO4.

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Hi did 60litre waterchange today and added 8ml coral snow with 4 drops zeobac.

I changed carbon today but forgot to test that ro water. I remembered it when i threw the water away
I will change the 1st zeolite stones tomorrow morning!


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1st zeolite stones changed today .
Will do 3hr ON/OFF for a week then change to continuous On.


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I also plan on changing my lights to led/t5 combo. I test par today since the tubes r almost a year old now getting 250/300 par around the corals. Using 6 ati t5s currently.
I plan on doing 4 t5s + led combo.
Any suggestions will be helpfull


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Old 11-04-2018, 01:16 AM
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Dose ZeoBac daily for 10 days after each ZeoVit exchange. Always keep ~ 10% of the old material in the reactor while adding ~ 90% fresh material. Lets switch the reactor to continuous flow in about one week if corals are doing fine.

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Update on tests:
Cal 450
Alk 8
Nitrate 0.2
Phosphates 0.6
Potassium 380
The potassium drop is pretty significant on 31st oct it was 420 and today 380 so in 5 days 40ppm drop. I ll start dosing potassium now. Will put it on doser.
Also coral colors looks good today.�� My phone camera is not good currently or else would have posted some before after pics��.
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Potassium is often difficult to get a clear reading on, and it isn't really used "evenly" over time, so putting it on a dosing pump may be a bad idea. If you do, please keep an eye out, and test often. Too high potassium is bad, much worse than 380 (which is perfect IMO)
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Update on new topdown pics. The coloration is really looking good













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Help needed:
Are there any more kz items i need to get? Since my lfs is placing order from kz if there are any more specific items that i need to buy.
Currently i have.
Zeobak
Zeostart3
Sponge power
Zeofood7
Acroglow
Pohls xtra
B balance
Zeo spur 2
Coral snow.

Planing on getting:
Biomate
Cyanoclean
A balance - is it worth buying?
coral booster - is it worth buying?
Zeozym - is it worth buying?
Zeolife - is it worth buying?

What you guys think?


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Old 11-15-2018, 03:25 AM
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Corals looking good, thank you for the update.

BioMate would be the product on the list which I would choose.

If your system does tend to cyanos dosing CyanoClean might make sense as precaution additional.

ZeoZym is helpful for the biology, personally I have dosed it once a week when the system was running nutrient poor stabile.

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