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Old 03-05-2017, 05:41 PM
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Default New 240G setup

I just started a new system 240g plus sump
Total gross water 280g
Total net water: 230
My tank just cycled a week ago. Ammonia is zero, nitrate 10 Pre Zeovit 2 days ago:

1. Gross water volume of your complete system (incl. sump etc.) - US gallons / UK gallons / liter: 280
2. Net water volume (incl. sump etc.) - US gallons / UK gallons / liter: 230
3. Are you using a CaCO2 reactor or other technique: not yet, do plan to use soon
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) reef octopus diablo scs 300: rated for heavy load up to 400g: I skim dry
8. What are your actual PO4 and NO3 levels:
Phos: 0.06; No3 was 10
9. What are your actual Ca, Alk and Mg levels: 490/ 9/1300
10. What filtration method do you use (refugium, DSB, Miracle Mud, etc.): filter socks for now and skimmer
11. Type of light (Watt, color temp, how old, etc.) new T5: ATI 16x 54W blue+,coral+,2 purple.
12. What corals do you keep: currently none, want to keep mostly sps, but some beautiful LPS too
13. Tissue color (light or dark):na
14. How long has the tank been running: 3 weeks.
15. Why do you want to use the ZEOvit system: awesome potential
16. Any supplemental dosing (type, amount, why, etc.): currently none
17. Live rock (how much, how old, etc.):
About 200 lbs: new rocks, been curing for 6 months: thoroughly cleaned up with lanthanum, water changes and ready.i believe them to be live.
18. Any present problems : fresh diatom bloom( I think this is simply new cycle starting)
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.):
Hanna digital alk, phos,
salifert calcium, nitrate, potassium
API for ammonia initially

21. Present dosing, amounts and intervals:
Started this 2 days ago:
Zeolite: 2 liter ( initial change in 4 weeks)
Zeovit 4 lit reactor
Flow 200gph
ZEObak:18 drops daily for 2 week, then 9 drops every 3 days
ZEOfood: 18 drops daily for 2 weeks, then 9 drops every 3 days
ZEOstart: half dose 20 ml for 2 days now,
From tomorrow 9 ml for 14 days,
then 1 ml daily

ZEO carbon: 0.5 liter, change every month

22. Other water parameters and water stability (salinity, temp, etc.)
1.026, temp 79-80
23. Which salt brand do you use:
Currently Kent marine

I don't have any issues right now,
It seems like phos nitrate are to a good start.
I want to be sure that I am doing the zeovit stuff appropriately. And the above dosing regimen sounds appropriate?
Thank you

Awais



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Old 03-06-2017, 06:31 AM
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If there are not animals in the system already my recommendation would be starting as follows even if you have dosed the products for 2 days already

http://www.zeovit.com/forums/showpos...60&postcount=7

Just start with the initial dosage, ZeoFood is something I would not use at this stage, just replace it with SpongePower.

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Old 03-06-2017, 08:49 PM
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Ok will do that.
Today after 3 days of dosing I have a lot of brown diatom boom


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Old 03-07-2017, 01:52 AM
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For a fresh system this is normal, no worry, the stuff should disappear over the next couple of days.

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Old 03-08-2017, 07:39 AM
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You said to hold zeofood.
When do you use it and for what?


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Old 03-09-2017, 02:26 AM
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My recommendation is usually to use it once if the system runs nutrient poor stabile to improve coral coloration if necessary.

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Old 03-20-2017, 09:50 PM
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Hi Alexander
My most parameters stays very stable
But my nitrate is going down significantly.
Today it is 0.5 !!
I want a little higher nitrate. What do I do?
I only have 2 fish in there and I just put 2 sps corals in there yesterday.
My other fishes are in quarantine.



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Old 03-21-2017, 02:40 AM
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My recommendation is to keep the way, there is no need to increase the NO3 level.

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