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Old 08-12-2019, 11:05 PM
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Usually, no nutrient supplement is needed at the current stage. Even if NO3 and PO4 are 0, there are many zooplankton, light, carbon sources, etc., and coral is a good indicator. If you are willing to try, Zeo CV will not bring NO3 and PO4

Don't forget Zeo Bac x10 days after every change to ZeoVit material
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Old 08-12-2019, 11:17 PM
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This is the " look" of each stage, for your reference

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.

As nutrients & "reserves" are depleted, the corals become brighter, lighter in appearance & the quantities of the zeo's dosed acquired less. The basic 4 are used to reduce nutrients in a balanced manner.

Enter phase 2[~3-6mos], the corals continue to colorize more & nutrients are becoming more exhausted. During this phase, however, if dosing is stopped for more than a few days, nutrients again begin to rise, & corals become darker This is due to "pooled-reserves" still remaining available.

Phase 3[5-10months] is characterized by stable nutrients & color appearance of the corals, ie. if the zeo's are not dosed for many days, the N03's/P04's do not increase & coral colors remain fast. In this phase, the stored Nutrients are exhausted, as evidenced by the low quantites of Bak/Food7/Start used, with coral color intensive
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Update: I just changed out 90% Zeolite rocks and am adding 3 drops of ZeoBak for 10 days. I am dosing the Zeo Start twice a day, morning and evening. Am I suppose to run the Zeo Reactor pump 24/7, where it was before I changed the Zeolites? Or am I to run it 3 hrs on 3 hrs off for how many days? If so, is this the protocol after each Zeolite change? Thanks in advance!


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Old 10-02-2019, 10:49 AM
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After the first replacement, the interval was used "within two weeks", and if the coral was healthy, the ZeoVit reactor was switched to continuous flow, and the reactor flow rate was 75 US gallons per hour. Use a small container to collect the reactor outlet for 30 seconds, volume x 120, for hourly flow

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Yes, my reactor flow is 75 gph. Corals look good so keep the reactor on 24/7?


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Old 10-02-2019, 09:32 PM
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After the first replacement of the ZeoVit material, [still remain "interval" for 2 weeks] Zeo Bac x10 days. After 2 weeks, if the coral is healthy, switch to continuous flow

"Interval time" = 3hr on, 3hr off
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Lets wait another 2 weeks before changing the reactor flow to continuous as Jacky has mention. Just do this if all corals are doing fine, otherwise lets keep the interval for another week.

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Ok, I have been running the pump continuous for a couple weeks. The majority of the corals look good but my phosphate is staying at .10. I did three water changes last week alone of 10 gallons each. I also put in new charcoal as the schedule recommended. All other parameters are with in the optimal range. Any ideas?


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Old 10-23-2019, 12:01 AM
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Have you measured the reactor outlet flow?
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75 gph. I have not changed it.


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Thank you. So what is the Zeo base dose? From #15 describe the content PO4 0.03. At present, 0.10 seems to have risen.

Hard to say the reason
1. Do you use Ro/di water with a resin material as the last channel of the filter?
2. What is the product addition of Kh and Ca?
3. Are corals healthy now? Whether the organization is normal
4. Be sure to confirm the reactor flow, the flow seems to be related to the reduction of nutrients.
5. What other objects are there in Sump?
A little thought, maybe there are other reasons

If all of the above conditions are good, keep the Zeo base plan and adjust your skimmer to make it slightly wet and keep it clean so as to exit as much as possible. Change water by 5 10% per week with premium salt.

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This is what I would try:

1. Vacuum the sand while each water change to remove the sediments from the deeper sand layers.
2. Adjust your skimmer to skim more wet, clean the skimmer and the skimmer neck daily or every other day to export as much as possible
3. Dose 3 drops ZeoBac every other day and 0.3 ml ZeoStart 2 x daily
4. Dose additional 6 drops BioMate every other day
5. If you use frozen food for your fish rinse it well before adding it to the tank

This can be done over the next 2 – 3 weeks, PO4 should come down slowly.

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Thank you. So what is the Zeo base dose? From #15 describe the content PO4 0.03. At present, 0.10 seems to have risen.



Hard to say the reason

1. Do you use Ro/di water with a resin material as the last channel of the filter?

2. What is the product addition of Kh and Ca?

3. Are corals healthy now? Whether the organization is normal

4. Be sure to confirm the reactor flow, the flow seems to be related to the reduction of nutrients.

5. What other objects are there in Sump?

A little thought, maybe there are other reasons



If all of the above conditions are good, keep the Zeo base plan and adjust your skimmer to make it slightly wet and keep it clean so as to exit as much as possible. Change water by 5 10% per week with premium salt.



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Hi Jacky-
1-My RODI has new carbon and resin cartridges that I just had switched out.
2-I use BRS Calcium Chloride for calcium and soda ash for kH
3-The lps corals are good, I recently had a few acros bleach out that were recently added to the tank.
4- I measured the Zeo reactor flow at 1100 ml/ 30 seconds. I multiplied by 120 but did not understand the result. If in ounces, then 35 oz. in 30 seconds. I cannot for the life of me remember how I measured when I adjusted to 75 gal/ hour.
5-In the sump I have several pieces of live rock that I change out or use in the tank when I change the aqua scape. I also keep a chocolate star in there to feed my harlequin shrimp who is in a nano tank.




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Hi Alexander
1- I have not vacuumed the sand regularly. I do 4 water changes a month and one of those I do vacuum the sand.
2- I have increased the skimmer to skim more wet.
3-I started dosing ZeoBac 3 drops every other day for about 2 weeks now.
4-I started dosing BioMate today and will continue every other day.
5- I have also started to rinse the mysis shrimp. About 2 weeks ago I started only feeding my fish pellet food to bring the PO4 down. On Wednesdays, I feed some frozen food and coral powders. The mysis I use to feed my sun corals every other day. I have drastically cut back on the feeding.
Here are my parameters measured today:
PO4 0.10
kH 8.0
CA 450
Mg over 1600- Not by much but that is how how my test kit goes
Iodine 0.06 just measured this as I do every few months. I dont ever dose any iodine
Potassium 430

I also noticed I had only about 2 cups of ZeoRocks in the reactor so I added another 1 cup and a half to a total of 3.5 cups or .8 L
I must have measured wrong when I converted from L to Oz.
Do you think this may be what has caused the high PO4? Also, should I plan to change the rocks now in the original 2 weeks or start over again and change 6-8 weeks from today? Should I keep the Zeo pump on all the time or on and off every 3 hours for 10 days? And lastly, ZeoBak everyday for 10 days?


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Old 11-05-2019, 03:38 AM
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Basically it is a good sign that the PO4 level does not increase furthermore. I would recommend you to continue as planned, over the time nutrients should slowly start to decrease.

You need to slowly decrease the Mg level if your test kit is accurate by doing water changes with a well balance salt. A level of ~ 1300 mg works well.

If you use less Zeovit material the nutrient processing is slowed down so this might be a part of the reason why the PO4 level has slowly increased. When have you done last last ZeoVit exchange and do you run the reactor with continuous flow or with the 3 hour on / off interval ?

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