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Old 07-30-2019, 07:30 PM
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The ZeoVit material was left in the reactor for 4 weeks until the first replacement. Replace 50% and keep the old 50%. After the replacement, Zeo Bac x10 days. After 2 weeks, if the coral is healthy, switch the reactor flow to the recommended flow per hour.

In a malnourished environment, K + (potassium) seems to be an important factor. I suggest you also get a test kit for this element and post your results.

Try to keep the water quality parameters stable
KH 6.5 - 7.5
Ca 400 - 420 mg
Mg 1250 - 1300 mg
K + ~380 mg
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Old 07-31-2019, 03:52 AM
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As it was a system which is already established running while starting with ZeoVit I would suggest to replace 90% of the material, about one week later replace the carbon completely. Both should not be replaced at the same time. After each ZeoVit exchange dose ZeoBac daily for 10 days, than back to 2 x weekly until the next exchange in about 6 weeks.

Use ~ 0.8 liters of the material, reactor flow ~ 75 US gallons per hour.

As Jacky has mention if corals are doing fine you can switch the ZeoVit reactor to continuous flow if you use the interval in about two weeks after the first exchange.

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Old 07-31-2019, 09:06 AM
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Hello ACE17, sorry, I am giving a wrong number of ZeoVit replacements
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Old 08-04-2019, 09:28 AM
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NP Jacky, I had not done the change out yet so no harm! Thanks for your input. Ok, I changed 90% of the Zeorocks yesterday. I noticed the first batch had little gravel size rocks that made it difficult to remove the inner container from the reactor since they worked themselves in between the outer wall and the platform so I only put in the larger rocks in the change out. Is this ok? Not to use the smaller gravel size stones? I also am adding 3 drops of Zeobak once a day for 10 days. In a week I will change out the charcoal. In two weeks I will turn the pump on to run 24/7. Everything appears to be doing well. Any additional instruction?


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Old 08-04-2019, 11:04 AM
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My approach is to keep ZeoVit materials of different sizes as much as possible. My approach and current stage approach, visualizing the height of the material in the reactor, rotating/pulling the reactor, taking half of the 50% old (usually of different sizes), mixing a new 50% (usually of different sizes), Fill the reactor, visually determine the height position of the reactor material (same as the original), rotate / pull (complete, Zeo Bac x 10 days), replace it in about 2 months, NP = approaching zero. After proper completion, test the reactor effluent flow.

With low malnutrition water quality, get a potassium test kit, K+~380 mg.

Kh6.5~7.5
Ca400~420
Mg 1250~1300
K+~380

Stable parameters as possible

If everything is fine, low nutrient stability, coral appearance begins to change, coral tissue becomes lighter, polyps expand, and good PE. Slowly adjust the dose of the Zeo base product, such as Zeo Bac twice a week (it's hard to say the future, let's take a look at it later). This is the next stage.

[ ZEOvit phases depend on the nutrient level & coral appearance. Nutrients are relatively high[with "pooled-reserves"] & corals are dull in coloration. Polyp-extension may or may not be present.

Consider phase 1 the initiatation of ZEOvit method. The basic 4 are used to reduce nutrients in a balanced manner. As nutrients & "reserves" are depleted, the corals become brighter, lighter in appearance & the quantities of the zeo's dosed becomes less. ]
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Old 08-05-2019, 02:32 AM
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The zeovit material is a mixture of different kind of zeolite so it is not only the size of the material. If you have issues with your reactor I would recommend to use the complete mixture putting the smaller rocks in some kind of a filter sock placing it on the top of your reactor. Another alternative might be the different material:

https://www.korallen-zucht.de/en/Sal...c-filters.html

It is a different mixture without the small stones.

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Brilliant idea using a netting bag! Thank you!


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Brilliant idea using a netting bag! Thank you!


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+1. Thank you also for the advice of G.
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I did a water change 2 days ago. I also changed out the zeo charcoal. I have a couple days more to administer the ZeoBak daily and then twice a week. I have the zeo reactor pump at 75 gal/hr and am dosing the ZeoStart twice a day. Todays water test was as follows: Alk 7.5, Ca 500, Mg 1320, NO3 18 ppm, and PO4 0.02. Everything looks pretty good except a couple of my mushrooms. Others look fine. Is there another additive I could use to help dirty their water? I am also dosing LPS and Coral Vitalizer daily. Thanks in advance.


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Old 08-12-2019, 06:41 PM
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Hello ACE17, for personal taste, Ca is slightly higher, usually Ca 400~420. If N/P can maintain stable malnutrition, then you can try to start the dose twice a week.I believe it is good.
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Old 08-12-2019, 07:44 PM
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Ok, I understand my Ca needs to come down. I dont understand if N/P can maintain stable malnutrition Is N/P Nitrate/ Phosphate? What is malnutrition? Try to start dose of whT twice a week? ZeoBak???


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Old 08-12-2019, 07:59 PM
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Sorry, it is always bad to explain. This means that if the water quality is stable in a malnourished environment (NO3 and PO4 are close to zero), the supplement of nutrients makes sense.

If you use the interval in about two weeks after the first exchange, you can switch the ZeoVit reactor to a continuous flow state.
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Old 08-12-2019, 08:55 PM
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Ok. now I understand. Thank you for clarifying. So when will I need to add other additives like Coral Snow, Xtra special, K-Balance, Amino Acid, Bio-Mate, Pohls Xtra, Sponge Power, and ZeoFood 7. I have all these already.


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Old 08-12-2019, 09:25 PM
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Usually after the first exchange of ZeoVit material, if everything is fine, switch the reactor flow. At this time, the water quality should be slowly getting closer and better, and the nutrients will gradually decrease. At this time, we can see from the appearance of the corals that the coral tissue becomes lighter, the polyps grow, and the PE is good. It is better to supplement nutritious food at the right time.

Start with Zeo CV, 1 drop / 100L / 25 US gallons, 2 times a week.

ZeoVit is a very powerful system. If it is used well, NO3 is usually undetectable (this is also basic), and PO4 can not detect it and reach ULNS.

The poorer the water, the better the effect of the addition of nutrients.

Don't forget to keep the water quality parameters as much as possible
Kh 6.5~7.5
Ca 400~420
Mg 1250~1300
K+~380
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Old 08-12-2019, 09:56 PM
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Ok thank you for you advice. I am going to only dose CV twice a week at 3 drops (75 gal DT). I was dosing it everyday! Thank you again. My next big change will be to run the Zeovit Reactor pump 24/7. This will begin on 8.17.2019.


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