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Old 05-17-2019, 05:01 PM
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Unless you are thinking otherwise I am going to hold off another week before starting the spongepower as there is still lots in the tank to support the coral?
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You can do, will be OK also.

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General observation today - Corals looking much lighter in color than before. Normal or need some sponge power?

Nitrates .2
Phos 0
Alk 7.0 (apparently more consumption)
Potassium 410
Calcium 420
Iodide .06

Have ZeoZyme in 500ml flask soaking. Intending to use with biomate tonight.
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Corals tissue gets lighter in a nutrient poor environment however this should be a slower process. Can you please measure the reactor flow by collecting water from the reactor outlet for 30 seconds with a small container ? Multiply the volume by 120 and you will get the exact output per hour. Which kind of carbon do you use ?

Please also post some example picture of the affected corals. SpongePower does not darken the tissue.

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I was low on N and Phos already prior to starting Zeovit so the process of ULNS had already started before Zeovit. Nothing new is being stripped out. I was very low already.

I am using a Skims Zar-127 reactor where the flow does not come out at one place and can not be measured. It comes out all Around it. It has a setting that I use that is about 120 gallons per hour- it’s highest flow. I have it set to pulse the stones hourly when running.
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Lets reduce the ZeoVit cleaning from every hour to 3 – 4 x weekly. The reactor setting is difficult as you never know how much water does pass the reactor per hour as the material does speed down the flow massive, also the size of the material makes a difference.

As long as corals showing polyp expansion and growth and the tissue does not get to light everything should be OK.

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Yesterday the phos level spiked up a bit. Was running 0 and went to about .03. I ran zeozyme and biomate on Sunday. Skimming wet and it took some skimmate out finally. The socks yesterday were also filled and plugging with algae so I cleaned them. Possible there was die-off on some algae? Tank is looking cleaner. Dino’s have reduced a lot.
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Phos returned to .01 today
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Yesterday the phos level spiked up a bit. Was running 0 and went to about .03. I ran zeozyme and biomate on Sunday. Skimming wet and it took some skimmate out finally. The socks yesterday were also filled and plugging with algae so I cleaned them. Possible there was die-off on some algae? Tank is looking cleaner. Dinos have reduced a lot.
19. Description of the problem (historic loss tip, tissue loss base, algae, algae, etc.). Unexplained RTN and STN appear one at a time, but pass through the fuel tank at startup.

So do you first confirm that they are Dino?
Can you get a microscope?
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I will get some pictures with a microscope. Very telltale of Dino’s. Go away at night. Grow longer as the bright lights are on and have air filled sacs later in the light period. Tissue necrosis is not an issue any longer.
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Then do they disappear at night and recur after the lights turn on?
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Yes. It is minor though and decreasing at this point.
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Sounds great, you have to be sure what they are, coral, Sump, its appearance, microscope, etc., picture

Is there a chance to know what they look like, thank you
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Old 05-27-2019, 08:49 AM
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Week 2 complete. Turned Zeolite reactor to full time on. nitrates remain at .2 or below and phos continues to read 0. That Dino problem has subsided for now. If they come back I will sample under a microscope. Use ZeoZyme with biomate 1x per week and coral snow 2 x. Water is incredibly clear!
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I do usually recommend to switch the reactor to continuous flow about 2 weeks after the first ZeoVit exchange if all corals are doing well. This does give the corals some more time to adopt. Keep a close eye on your corals now and if you notice any kind if issues or quick lightening of the tissue I would recommend to switch back to the interval again.

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