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Old 04-21-2017, 02:21 AM
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Default Questions on cycling the tank with zeovit

Tank info

1. Gross water volume of your complete system (incl. sump etc.) - US gallons / UK gallons / liter
1100l
2. Net water volume (incl. sump etc.) - US gallons / UK gallons / liter
~800-840l of water
3. Are you using a CaCO2 reactor or other technique
Balling
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)
Nyos quantum 220 (rated for 500-2000l)
8. What are your actual PO4 and NO3 levels
have not tested yet
9. What are your actual Ca, Alk and Mg levels
Ca 430, Alk 7.6, Mg 1350, K 410
10. What filtration method do you use (refugium, DSB, Miracle Mud, etc.)
None Just skimmer and ~30-40kg of quality liverock in the tank with 8 bags of KZ Coral sand Aragonite 3-5 mm (36,8kg)
11. Type of light (Watt, color temp, how old, etc.)
2x Giesemann Vervve 160/180W for main display
2x Maxspect razor 120w 16000k for fragtank
12. What corals do you keep
Mostly SPS with few LPS and hopefully with no softies
13. Tissue color (light or dark)
-
14. How long has the tank been running
7 days
15. Why do you want to use the ZEOvit system
Found it extreamly efficent and easy to manage.
16. Any supplemental dosing (type, amount, why, etc.)
none for now
17. Live rock (how much, how old, etc.)
~30-40kg of premium liverock (new)
18. Any present problems
brown algae film on sandbed and few rocks, should be going away soon.
19. Problem description (tissue loss tips, tissue loss base, diatom bloom, algae, etc.)
none
20. What test kit do you use (how old, recently switched, etc.)
royal nature/Salifert relatively new.
21. Present dosing, amounts and intervals (ZEOvit, ZEObak, ZEOfood, ZEOstart, ZEOspur2, etc.)
14 day cycle going on day 8
22. Other water parameters and water stability (salinity, temp, etc.)
salinity 1.026 (35,5PPT), tank temp around 25,5 with +-0,5 swing during the day/night schedule
23. Which salt brand do you use
Royal Nature Ion balanced Pro salt
Thinking of switching back to Reefers best.

Upgraded my tank (Actually have both running now seperately) to system size of 1100l where there is around 800l of water and started the 14day cycle with protein skimmer, zeovit reactor (with 2000ml of zeovit)
day 1 80ml of zeostart3, 40ml zeobak, and 24ml of Sponge power.
days 2 and 3 had a break
day 4-7 now done with 8 drops of bak and spongepower, and total of 1,6ml zeostart3 divided in two doses of 0,8ml daily.

I am getting abit of detritius from the high quality liverock i used to start the tank, is it ok for me to do a waterchange and syphon some of the sand and rocks or should i not touch the tank untill the full 14day cycle is done?

Allso i got quite a few corals in the tank that came with the rocks, seem to be doing fine at the moment (mostly softies with few montipora etc. nothing really delicate) and the rock has different types of algae allready attached to them tought not to scrape them from the rock to give a hiding place for pods etc. Should i start dosing Ca and Alk if the parameters dip before 14day mark?
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Old 04-21-2017, 04:20 AM
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You can remove the mulm but do not change to much water at this stage. You can dose a Ca and KH supplement if necessary while the cycle to keep the levels within the recommended ranges.

Run the reactor with continuous flow from the beginning.

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Old 04-27-2017, 02:03 AM
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All of the mulm was vacumed without changing water to filtersock and tried not to disturb the sandbed too much. Last night i added Activated carbon and alot more corals (mostly hardy ones with few acro frags to see how they manage) allso few cleaners added (3 snails ~5crabs, 2 sandshifting seastars) and overnight most of the algae has gone away from the sandbed and rocks. Adding few small herbivores today and within the next 5 weeks will be adding 1 or two fish every other day, just so the biological filtration can keep up. will be doing tests daily over the course of adding fish.

Water parameters
Alk 7,1
Ca 420
Mg 1350
K 400

Nearing the 14 day mark (friday) now and any input on dosing schedule? i was thinking something along these lines.

Zeostart 0,6ml twice a day
Sponge power 8 drops every other day (mornings)
Zeobak twice weekly 8 drops
Biomate 8 drops twice weekly
Coral snow plus, 8ml twice a week
Coral vitalizer 16 drops twice a week
Xtra 4ml once a week.

Would you change anything in the dosing regimen?
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From day 14 my recommendation for the dosage is:

Zeostart 0,8ml twice a day
Sponge power 8 drops every other day (mornings)
Zeobak 3 x weekly 8 drops
Biomate 16 drops twice weekly
Coral snow plus, 8ml twice a week
Coral vitalizer 16 drops twice a week
Xtra – can be used later if necessary

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Old 05-15-2017, 02:25 AM
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Hello!
Everything went fine for a while and the past week the Phosphates and Nitrates have risen from 0 No3 to 5 No3 and phosphates are allso higher 0,25. Corals are looking otherwise good but darkening / browning out a little. Adding a little more light to the tank only made algae to grow on the glass.

Dosing is done as you mentioned above.


Allso decided to order abit more sand (50% more so 4 bags and total of 18kg) to add some substrate for bacteria to populate, cause i dont want to add more rockwork, rather keep the scape as it is. should i try to get the fishpoop and other detritius that is settling on the sand to move before adding more sand or just pour it on top?
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Would be better to add the fresh sand step by step over some time. Just put it on the top of the old sand but make sure to soak the fresh material well before using it.

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