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Old 11-29-2019, 08:08 PM
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Default Switching to Zeovit Full SPS system

Currently running a Red Sea 525 SPS tank. Using a refugium for nutrient control but have started to need PO4 media as well to keep phosphates down.

Would like to convert to Zeovit to see better color from SPS.

I have 2 Apex DoS available to dose Zeovit supplements just not sure which ones to hand dose and which to add to a doser.

Run a large CaRx to maintain all/ca.

Run very high flow with x2 350 gyre and x4 MP40s.

Want to be very cautious about going slow and not stressing corals with the move.
1. Gross water volume of your complete system (incl. sump etc.) - US gallons / UK gallons / liter 135 US gallons
2. Net water volume (incl. sump etc.) - US gallons / UK gallons / liter 110 gallons
3. Are you using a CaCO2 reactor or other technique yes
4. Are you using a PO4 reactor (how long, how long ago, etc.) yes. Using 1 cup
5. Are you using Ozone no
6. Are you using UV no
7. What skimmer are you using (type, rated water volume) Vertex 170 150g
8. What are your actual PO4 and NO3 levels .05 PO4, 12 NO3
9. What are your actual Ca, Alk and Mg levels 490/ 8.4/ 1400
10. What filtration method do you use (refugium, DSB, Miracle Mud, etc.) refugium
11. Type of light (Watt, color temp, how old, etc.) LED and T5 (x4 Kessil 360x and x4 T5)
12. What corals do you keep SPS
13. Tissue color (light or dark) dark
14. How long has the tank been running 2 years
15. Why do you want to use the ZEOvit system. Brighter corals
16. Any supplemental dosing (type, amount, why, etc.)
17. Live rock (how much, how old, etc.) Triton Infusion trace elements and Brightwell aminos
18. Any present problems small patches of algae
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.) Trident, Hanna and Red Sea
21. Present dosing, amounts and intervals (ZEOvit, ZEObak, ZEOfood, ZEOstart, ZEOspur2, etc.) none
22. Other water parameters and water stability (salinity, temp, etc.) 35, 80
23. Which salt brand do you use TropMarin Pro
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Old 11-29-2019, 11:27 PM
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Hello Steve, I would recommend you to start as follows:

1. Place 1 liter zeovit in a Zeo Reactor. Water flow around 110 liters 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 0.4 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 4 drops ZeoBac daily for the first 2 weeks, flowed by a 2 – 3 x weekly dosage of 4 drops. Dose 0.4 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. Stop dosing the trace elements and the amino acid product you already use.

With the system it is not recommended to use a PO4 absorber. I would recommend to remove 1/3 of the absorber if you start with zeovit, than reduce the rest over the next 6 – 8 weeks step by step to zero. If this is done keep a eye on the PO4 level which should not increase.

Basic water parameters are not 100% ideal, I recommend to slowly adjust them before starting ZeoVit close the NSW within the following ranges keeping them as solid as possible.

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.

You might be able to use your dosing system for some of the products, at the beginning I recommend to dose manually to make sure the dosage is correct. Later you can dose products like ZeoStart and a couple of the coloration elements with the dosing system.

This is a start-up dosage which might have to be adjusted later.

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Old 11-30-2019, 03:13 AM
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Potassium is at 395 from ICP I had done a few weeks ago
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Old 11-30-2019, 08:33 AM
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It looks good, you are doing well.

9. Your actual Ca, Alk and Mg content is 490 / 8.4 / 1400 (Slightly higher, slowly adjust them before turning off NSW in the following range before starting ZeoVit to make them as stable as possible)
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