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Old 01-18-2020, 01:30 PM
SteveAZ SteveAZ ثeu
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Default PO4 still high

Ive been back on zeo for two months.

I switched from a fuge and GFO for PO4 control.

I have been having issues keeping my PO4 down. It is currently at 0.55.

Using zeovit 1L, zeostart 0.8ml, zeo carbon 0.5L, zeobak as recommended.

Tank is a RSR525 so about 120g actual volume.

Very heavy SPS load and very heavy fish load.

Im thinking I should add more zeovit to tank to absorb more ammonia.

Zeovit reactor is a Skimz. Running 0.9L and shaking every hour.
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Old 01-18-2020, 01:46 PM
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Ive been back on zeo for two months.



I switched from a fuge and GFO for PO4 control.



I have been having issues keeping my PO4 down. It is currently at 0.55.



Using zeovit 1L, zeostart 0.8ml, zeo carbon 0.5L, zeobak as recommended.



Tank is a RSR525 so about 120g actual volume.



Very heavy SPS load and very heavy fish load.



Im thinking I should add more zeovit to tank to absorb more ammonia.



Zeovit reactor is a Skimz. Running 0.9L and shaking every hour.
I would use a rowaphos for no more than a week or less. Use it and test po4 daily once po4 below 0.1 remove it.
Then continue with the program and keep up with husbandry, mindful feeding and weekly water change.
It will take at least 6 months for zeo to mature and sustain po4 no3 on it's own, so just be patient and follow the program.

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Old 01-19-2020, 12:06 AM
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PO4 is indeed very high, can you tell us more about the fish stocking level, how many fish do you have and what are their sizes ?

While you have switched to ZeoVit have you removed the PO4 absorber all at once or have you done this in smaller steps over a couple of weeks ?

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Old 01-19-2020, 11:55 AM
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P04 was normal when I started switching. I slowly removed a cup of chaeto each week for 6 weeks until it was gone. It stayed low until it was all out.

Fish population
Yellow tang 6
Clown tang 6
Tomini tang 4
Blue tang 2
Darwin clown x 2
Pintail Wrasse
Flame Wrasses x 3
Lineatus Wrasses
Dispar anthias x 4
Green chromis x 4
Flame angel x2
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Old 01-19-2020, 01:33 PM
ohashimz ohashimz ثeu
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P04 was normal when I started switching. I slowly removed a cup of chaeto each week for 6 weeks until it was gone. It stayed low until it was all out.



Fish population

Yellow tang 6

Clown tang 6

Tomini tang 4

Blue tang 2

Darwin clown x 2

Pintail Wrasse

Flame Wrasses x 3

Lineatus Wrasses

Dispar anthias x 4

Green chromis x 4

Flame angel x2
Your system before zeovit was in a specific balance between how much nutrient you putting in and the nutrients export by fug and biological filtration.
Now that you started zeovit and removed the fug which seemed to be one of the major nutrient export you system had zeovit is not mature enough in your system to handle all this load. It needs to build up.
You need to help the zeovit biological filtration build up by reducing nutrients import especially since high chance your rocks and substrates have nutrients that are leaching now.


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Old 01-19-2020, 07:18 PM
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Reduce fish feeding

Use a container to collect the water from the reactor for 30 seconds at a volume of 120, so that you can get the hourly flow of the reactor
Flow rate of about 400 liters per hour

Don't know what your complete Zeo plan is

We can try to do this
4 drops of Zeo Bac, 2 ~ 3 times a week
Zeo Start 0.4ml x2, morning and evening
Zeo Sponge Power 4 drops every other day
8 drops of BioMate every other day

Skimmer adjusts wet, salt + water 10% weekly
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Old 01-20-2020, 06:15 AM
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In the beginning you have mention that you had running GFO, was this removed all at once when you have started using ZeoVit ?

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