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Old 12-12-2017, 02:54 PM
Alexec Alexec 目前離線
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Hi, I am new to this forum
I have 1 year already with my 130 gls tank I want to start this method and I have a few doubts:
soon I will put a zeolite reactor, how much would I have to put and the process of cycling and flow, I am totally in 0 what you think can help me, your information will be very welcome thank you
I'm sorry for my English i am Dominican Republic is with a translator since I do not speak this language, I was in the forum in Spanish but nobody could help me.

information:
1.Water water volume (including sump, etc ...)
150 gls more or less
2. Net volume of water (including sump, etc ...)
130 gls
3. Do you use calcium reactors or other techniques to increase calcium? which?
right now 2 parts of brs but I will put a calcium reactor already I have not put it because of algae problems
4. Do you use a phosphate reactor? Describe it, how long have you been using it?
I have it without placing (rowaphos)
5. Do you use ozone?
no
6. Do you use UV?
no
7. What skimmer do you use? (Type, volume of water treated)
deltec sc 1455
8. Current levels of PO4 and NO3
no3 10 undetectable po4
9. Current levels of Ca, Kh and Mg
CA / 430, hk / 7.5, MG / 1320
10Filtration method used (refuge of macroalgae, DSB, Miracle MUD, etc ...)
just a brigthwell brick
11. Type of lighting (watts, color temperature, lamps' age)
2 hydras 52 hd and 1 hydra 26 hd
12. What corals do you keep?
sps and lps
13. Coloring of them (light or dark)
dark
14. How long is the aquarium?
1 year
15. Why do you want to use the ZEOvit system?
I've always had algae problems in the crystals
16.Dosification of trace elements and other additives
no
17.Roca viva (quantity and seniority)
like 45 kl more or less
18. Do you have problems in your aquarium?
yes
19. Description of the problems you have (loss of polyps, loss of bases, diatoms, algae, etc ...
loss of color in some fragments of acros, the crystals I have to clean them every 2 days or so the back glass is covered with diatoms, and a bit of cyano in some parts
20. What tests do you use? (antiquity, calibration, brand)
salifert / red sea 2022
21. What are the current ZEOvit, ZEObak, ZEOfood, ZEOstart, ZEOspur2, etc ...?
Zeostart 1.3 ml / Zeobak 5 drops / cianoclean 10 drops / the other products still do not reach me
22. Other parameters (Temp., Salinity, ph, redox, etc ...)
temp. 28 / salinity 1024 / ph 8.1
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Old 12-13-2017, 02:42 AM
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Hi Alexec



First of all I would recommend to download the dosing guide from:

http://www.korallen-zucht.de/files/z..._english-1.pdf

It contains a lot of useful information and will be helpful to get a feeling for the dosage.

First start with the basics products to decrease nutrients:

1. Place 1.1 liter zeovit in a Zeo Reactor. Water flow around 120 US gallons 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 0.4 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 5 drops ZeoBac daily for the first 2 weeks, flowed by a 2 – 3 x weekly dosage of 5 drops. Dose 0.45 ml ZeoStart 2 x daily (morning & evening). Dose those in front of the Zeo reactor pump while it is switched on. As you already use CyanoClean you can continue to use it 1 – 2 x weekly if you do not have a cyano outbreak already.

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.

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

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Old 01-16-2018, 07:44 AM
Alexec Alexec 目前離線
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Hi G. Alexander, thank you for answering. I have been doing everything as you said, the tank looks better, it looks cleaner today, I have 24 days with the zeolite reactor, 3 hours on 3 hours off when the month is up and I make the first change. with the same 3 hours of the reactor? and with the same indications? I am also implementing a calcium reactor I am trying to configure it if you have any suggestions with this I thank you
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Old 01-16-2018, 08:01 AM
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I got the K-balance the K + is at 390ppm
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Old 01-17-2018, 03:12 AM
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If all your corals are doing fine you can switch the ZeoVit reactor to continuous flow about 2 weeks after the first ZeoVit exchange.

Make sure to start with the CaCO2 reactor very slow to prevent quick changes of the parameters. If necessary supplement KH and Ca while finding the right setting furthermore with chemical supplements.

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Old 01-17-2018, 06:37 AM
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Thank you
Yes, I see what there are 2 resentful corals a Monty and a Duncan after all the others look very good with good colors
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