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Old 04-17-2017, 07:53 PM
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Default Converting to Zeo Tuesday

The following are the current readings:

Temp 78.5
PH 8.31
AK 8.29
CA 440
I .06
Mg 1400
N3 .02
P4 .03

What would you your suggestions be?

SPS,ZO'S LPS

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Old 04-17-2017, 08:49 PM
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Any suggestions would be great
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Hi swadly



Please post some more details about your system:

http://www.zeovit.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14

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Old 04-18-2017, 12:50 PM
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60 gallon cube.
Running GHL Mitras
Sump which includes pos reactor and reef octopus 150 classic and fug.
Neptune system with dosing pumps and wav pumps PH,Salinity,ORP probes.

Here you are thanks for any help
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Old 04-18-2017, 06:01 PM
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Tank running 2 years
No UV
No ozone
CO2 reactor yes
Live rock 50 Lbs 2 years old
SPS LPS corals
Color darker than I want
Test kits Red Sea Pro ALK,CA,MG,Iodine,Nitrate, Nitrite and AM
Hanna ALK and Phosphate
Vodka dosing
Salt HW Reefer

Thank you for any help. I want to make the colors pop.
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Thank you for the details, what is the exact net water volume of the complete system ?

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Old 04-19-2017, 09:39 AM
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70 gallons is the net water in the system.

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Old 04-20-2017, 01:36 AM
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First of all I would recommend to download the dosing guide from:

http://www.korallen-zucht.de/files/z..._english-1.pdf

It contains a lot of useful information and will be helpful to get a feeling for the dosage.

First start with the basics products to decrease nutrients:

1. Place 0.7 liter zeovit in a Zeo Reactor. Water flow around 70 US gallons 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 0.25 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 3 drops ZeoBac daily for the first 2 weeks, flowed by a 2 x weekly dosage of 3 drops. Dose 0.25 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.

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 looking good, try to keep them as stabile as possible close the NSW in the following ranges:

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.

When you start with ZeoVit reduce the alcohol addition to 50%, than reduce the dosage step by step to zero over the next 4 – 6 weeks.

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

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Old 04-20-2017, 09:20 AM
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Thank you for the valued information. I have read the guide. I will follow the instructions and post the test results thru the conversion.

Thank you
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Old 04-23-2017, 03:16 PM
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Can I start the zeoback and decrease the vodka while I wait for the reactor replacement to get here this week
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Old 04-24-2017, 01:49 AM
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I would not see a problem to dose some ZeoBac but with decreasing the alcohol addition I would recommend to wait until you have running the reactor.

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Old 04-24-2017, 08:52 AM
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Ok thank you
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Old 04-27-2017, 06:13 PM
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What about the zeofood for the bacteria?
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Old 04-28-2017, 02:25 AM
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You can use it later if necessary to fine tune coral coloration once if the system runs nutrient poor. ZeoFood at the beginning was the only carbon source which has changed since ZeoStart is available.

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Old 05-03-2017, 12:31 AM
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Almost one week in all is well. If the production of the white substance has increased daily is the a good signal the the bacteria is growing well?

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