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Old 04-29-2019, 09:25 PM
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However, it is usually routine to pass the first ZeoVit exchange 2 weeks after the coral appearance, if the coral is healthy, the polyps expand/grow, have low nutrition, and then feed adjustment

have you passed the first ZeoVit exchange?

"After the first ZeoVit exchange" I will probably classify it as going to the next stage.

Picture, I really can't tell if it is "new growth point" or "coral burning phenomenon"

This part may need to be clarified first.

Line in the factors mentioned by G.Alexander
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Old 04-30-2019, 01:43 AM
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Might it be a lighting spectrum issue (to much blue) ?

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So I am now 10 weeks into Zeovit. Corals are growing fast, I keep having to increase my calcium reactor which is good. I still cant get Nitrates to drop and today have actually gone up a bit. I am now sitting with Nitrates at 10 and today phosphates are 0 with Hanna checked twice. Last week and prior phosphates were holding at 0.02. Im still just doing ZB 2-3 times per week. ZeoStart 0.8 mls per day. SP every other and CV 2 times a week. Any ideas before I start dosing phosphate? Should I try adding ZeoFood?
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Nice work and patience RSafron! I am just finishing week 1 of conversion so following your journey. One thing I was thinking with the lights, as the water column got clearer is it possible your PAR experienced at the corals also has gone up? Did you return the lights to their old settings or keep them at the reduced settings?
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Lights are back to pre-Zeo levels. What I thought were some burnt tips was actually just very fast new growth. Still can’t get my pinks or reds very good, sort of pale beige. My current issue is higher nitrate which could keep some colors brown.
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Excellent. Thanks for keeping your thread going. I am following closely but 10 weeks behind. I also have T5 but using Kessil LED in the hybrid but found the Kessils to be burning corals so I am letting the T5 do the lighting work (2-KZ 10k and 2KZ 14k bulbs).
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Is there any special reason why you like to add PO4 to your system ?

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Old 05-18-2019, 07:04 AM
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Always heard nitrate will not drop if there is no phosphate is available.
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Old 05-18-2019, 08:00 AM
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Is there a relationship between NPs? I don't know much about it.

Usually PO4 is concerned, PO4=0ppm has no problem in my tank coral, my own identification range is 0~0.03ppm, and N is really not a problem (as long as it is not too high)

"If there is no phosphate, you will always hear that nitrate will not fall." What is the level of NO3?
If PO4 is 0, I believe NO3 should not be much higher.


"Can't make my pink or red very good, a little light beige"
May be these
1. Too much blue light
2.Potassium level
3. PO4 level

Red corals seem to prefer a more balanced spectrum (white light), low nutrition, CoralSnow, potassium, BB

Probably so, this is my coral red performance
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Plus strange with 0 phosphates I still have to clean glass of greenish algae every day. Something is feeding that. No other algae in the system.
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Old 05-18-2019, 10:46 AM
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The dose of #108 is very good

Check if the ZeoVit reactor flow is within the appropriate hourly recommended level
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Old 05-18-2019, 11:05 PM
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Doing PO4 can cause issues, personally I would not do. One thing is weird, with such a low PO4 level corals tissue should be really lighter, have you already cross check your PO4 result with a different test to make sure your Hanna is working well ?

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 ?

Do you run the reactor with continuous flow already ?

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Old 05-18-2019, 11:33 PM
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Well maybe I’m not ever sure what lighter coral tissue would even look like. Most seem to have the same color as before but some were a rich brown prior and now are a pale beige.

Yes, Salifert and Hanna correlate. Today I had 0.01 phosphate.

I switched back from the Zar reactor to my pump reactor so I could measure flow again. It’s good there and yes continuous since 1st Zeo change out.
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Old 05-19-2019, 10:25 PM
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Im still just doing ZB 2-3 times per week. ZeoStart 0.8 mls per day. SP every other and CV 2 times a week. Any ideas before I start dosing phosphate? Should I try adding ZeoFood?

My recommendation is not to dose PO4, just continue dosing as follows:

ZeoVit 1 liter replaced every 6 weeks, continuous flow
Carbon 0.4 liters replaced every 4 weeks

ZeoBac 4 drops 3 x weekly
ZeoStart 0.4 ml 2 x daily
SpongePower 4 drops every other day

CoralVitalizer 8 drops 2 x weekly
ZeoFood 4 drops 2 x weekly

Adjust your skimmer to skim wet and clean it daily to export as much as possible. Vacuum the sand bed regular while each water change to remove the mulm from the deeper sand layers.

A NO3 level of 10 mg is really not a issue, the level will come down over the time as soon as the biology is stabile and working well. If you use mechanical filtration material like sponge remove them or clean them daily.

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