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Old 09-30-2019, 11:14 PM
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G.Alexander G.Alexander ثeu
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Hi Bharat

I would recommend you to continue as follows:

1. Run 1.7 liter zeovit in a Zeo Reactor. Water flow around 185 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. Use 0.7 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 7 drops ZeoBac daily for the first 2 weeks, flowed by a 2 – 3 x weekly dosage of 7 drops. Dose 0.7 ml ZeoStart 2 x daily (morning & evening). Dose those in front of the Zeo reactor pump while it is switched on. As you already owen SpongePower you can additional dose 7 drops every other day.

Later on you could use the additional products for coral coloration including ZeoFood and AminoAcids. 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 so removing it was basically correct but it is better to remove it slowly step by step over a 4 week period to prevent a increase of nutrients while the transfer as it takes some time before ZeoVit is processing PO4. If the level does not increase in the next couple of days I recommend to not add the absorber again, if the level does increase add 50% of the quantity again which you have used before. Than start to remove it slowly step by step over the next 4 – 6 weeks again.

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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