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Old 03-07-2019, 10:46 PM
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Default Moving over to Zeovit method

1. Gross water volume of your complete system (incl. sump etc.)
- 80 US gallons
2. Net water volume (incl. sump etc.)
- 65 US gallons
3. Are you using a CaCO2 reactor or other technique.
2 part dosing
4. Are you using a PO4 reactor (how long, how long ago, etc.)
no
5. Are you using Ozone
no
6. Are you using UV
no
7. What skimmer are you using (type, rated water volume)
Simplicity320 rated for 160gallons
8. What are your actual PO4 and NO3 levels
PO4 0.08ppm NO3 @16ppm
9. What are your actual Ca, Alk and Mg levels
Ca 419ppm
Alk 8.8Dkh
Mg 1300ppm
10. What filtration method do you use (refugium, DSB, Miracle Mud, etc.)
I use a refugium to keep N and P stable where they are
11. Type of light (Watt, color temp, how old, etc.)
Hybrid Radion XR 15 G4 with 4 t5s 2xblue+ and 2xcoral+
12. What corals do you keep
LPS with a few SPS
13. Tissue color (light or dark)
Dark
14. How long has the tank been running
1 year
15. Why do you want to use the ZEOvit system
Results from other people makes me want to try it.
16. Any supplemental dosing (type, amount, why, etc.)
None
17. Live rock (how much, how old, etc.)

18. Any present problems
None
19. Problem description (tissue loss tips, tissue loss base, diatom bloom, algae, etc.)
20. What test kit do you use (how old, recently switched, etc.)Hanna checkers as well as Red Sea test kits
21. Present dosing, amounts and intervals (ZEOvit, ZEObak, ZEOfood, ZEOstart, ZEOspur2, etc.)
Not dosing
22. Other water parameters and water stability (salinity, temp, etc.)
Salinity 35 ppt, temp a consistent 78
23. Which salt brand do you use
Red Sea blue bucket.
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Old 03-08-2019, 03:33 AM
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Hi Surfzone



Can you please post some more details about your refugium ? Does it contain a deep sand bed ?

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Old 03-08-2019, 07:11 AM
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Hi Surfzone



Can you please post some more details about your refugium ? Does it contain a deep sand bed ?

G.Alexander
It's just live rock and cheato
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Old 03-08-2019, 11:50 PM
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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 0.6 liter zeovit in a Zeo Reactor. Water flow around 65 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 0.25 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 3 drops ZeoBac daily for the first 2 weeks, flowed by a 2 x weekly dosage of 3 drops. Dose 0.25 ml ZeoStart 2 x daily (morning & evening). Dose those in front of the Zeo reactor pump while it is switched on.

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.

Basic water parameters looking good except KH is a little bit high. 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 03-10-2019, 08:05 PM
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I have all the basic stuff on order along with a K test kit. It all should be here on Thursday. I'm going to use this time until it comes in to lower Alk to at least 7.5 dKH. I should also mention that I don't have many corals in the tank. I want to get Zeo started and settled before I add any more coral.
That link is very helpful and has been saved for later use.
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Old 03-13-2019, 06:02 PM
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My reactor, Zeovit media, Zeo start, Zeo back, and Zeo food came in last night. I have the reactor installed with the feed pump with a 3 hour on / off schedual. Dosing .25ml of Zeo start this morning as well as 3 drops of Zeo bac. I also placed .25l of carbon in a filter bag in a passive area of the sump.

I'm expecting my K test kit either today or tomorrow along with K-balance in the event I need to make adjustments. When should I start dosing Zeo food? Should I wait until after the first Zeo change or should I wait until N and P have lowered?

Alk has dropped to 7.6dKH and I'm due a full water test tonight. Would like to wait until my K test kit comes in to do another full test. I do a full test weekly. On Wednesday or Thursday test Alk every other day, and water changes (10-15 US gallons) every Saturday.

Any other input would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-13-2019, 06:59 PM
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If you can get Zeo Sponge Power, which is different from Zeo Food7, you can start Zeo Sponge Power every other day, 1 drop / 25 US gallons

Zeo Food7 can be retained after low malnutrition water quality
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Old 03-13-2019, 11:24 PM
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Just finished testing
Alk -7.1 dKH
Ca -400ppm
Mg -1160ppm
NO3 -32ppm
PO4 -0.04ppm
K -340ppm
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Old 03-14-2019, 12:42 AM
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The water quality parameters look good, but the magnesium is slightly lower. It is recommended that Mg 1250~1300, potassium is also slightly lower, K+~380. Potassium lifting please proceed slowly, not too fast
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