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Old 09-16-2017, 04:26 AM
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Default New sps tank

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i just set up my new tank. it is a sps dominated tank. i just finished the initial cycling, and i would like to know do i need to improve my current dosing plan or i should introduce something new into the tank.

1. Gross water volume of your complete system (incl. sump etc.) - US gallons / UK gallons / liter 425L
2. Net water volume (incl. sump etc.) - US gallons / UK gallons / liter 400L
3. Are you using a CaCO2 reactor or other technique No
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) KZ revolution S
8. What are your actual PO4 and NO3 levels Po4 0.04 (hanna) No3 is 0 (salifert)
9. What are your actual Ca, Alk and Mg levels 380 6.5 1300 (all salifert)
10. What filtration method do you use (refugium, DSB, Miracle Mud, etc.) No
11. Type of light (Watt, color temp, how old, etc.) 3 radion 15Prow and 4*T5 (3 New generation and 1 Fiji purple)
12. What corals do you keep SPS
13. Tissue color (light or dark) light
14. How long has the tank been running 14days
15. Why do you want to use the ZEOvit system get a better result of keeping sps
16. Any supplemental dosing (type, amount, why, etc.) No
17. Live rock (how much, how old, etc.) aquaroche, completely new
18. Any present problems No
19. Problem description (tissue loss tips, tissue loss base, diatom bloom, algae, etc.) No
20. What test kit do you use (how old, recently switched, etc.) Salifert
21. Present dosing, amounts and intervals (ZEOvit, ZEObak, ZEOfood, ZEOstart, ZEOspur2, etc.)
Afiter the initial cycling;
Zeobak 4 drops/ three times per week
Zeostart3 0.4ml twice a day
sponge power 4 drops per day


22. Other water parameters and water stability (salinity, temp, etc.) 1.022 25'C
23. Which salt brand do you use KZ salt

Currently, I only have a sand sifting goby, and the feeding is very careful.
I would like to know should i just keep this dosing plan for the next few weeks or i should change for the sps?

thanks so much
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Old 09-16-2017, 09:52 AM
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Also I have adjusted the water level of my skimmer, but when I increased the water level, the bubble becomes less. Is that normal? I attached the pic here.

I bought a sps yesterday, and it lost the color in 24 hours. Any suggestion. The first pic was what I got yesterday, and the second one is what does it look like today.

Thanks for you guys' help.
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Old 09-16-2017, 11:48 AM
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Did you acclimate it slowly?
Or maybe you dipped it in something prior to putting it into the tank?
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Old 09-16-2017, 03:28 PM
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Did you acclimate it slowly?
Or maybe you dipped it in something prior to putting it into the tank?
yeah, for each SPS, i use Coral RX to dip them before putting them into my tank. it never had any problem before.
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Old 09-16-2017, 03:29 PM
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Did you acclimate it slowly?
Or maybe you dipped it in something prior to putting it into the tank?
it died, the tissue is loosing, so i just threw it.
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Old 09-16-2017, 11:16 PM
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Your dosing regimen is fine, please also keep in mind that you have not used live rock just dry rock which will lengthen the cycle a lot. The corals you have added looks like a south pacific or Australian coral which ware very sensitive so not the best start. I would recommend to give the tank more time, than try a not to sensitive test coral in the next couple of weeks.

The skimmer is not really working well, the water level in the skimmer is to low and it also looks like there is to less air in the skimmer body. Which kind of pump do you use ?

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Old 09-17-2017, 01:26 AM
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Your dosing regimen is fine, please also keep in mind that you have not used live rock just dry rock which will lengthen the cycle a lot. The corals you have added looks like a south pacific or Australian coral which ware very sensitive so not the best start. I would recommend to give the tank more time, than try a not to sensitive test coral in the next couple of weeks.

The skimmer is not really working well, the water level in the skimmer is to low and it also looks like there is to less air in the skimmer body. Which kind of pump do you use ?

G.Alexander
hey, I use the aquabee 3000, the one came with the skimmer. When I close the valve to increase the water level, the bubble become less. The water level is still too low?
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Old 09-17-2017, 01:33 AM
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Your dosing regimen is fine, please also keep in mind that you have not used live rock just dry rock which will lengthen the cycle a lot. The corals you have added looks like a south pacific or Australian coral which ware very sensitive so not the best start. I would recommend to give the tank more time, than try a not to sensitive test coral in the next couple of weeks.

The skimmer is not really working well, the water level in the skimmer is to low and it also looks like there is to less air in the skimmer body. Which kind of pump do you use ?

G.Alexander
I have almost close the valve to increase the water level. Here is the pic when the valve is 100% open. Thanks for ur help
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Old 09-17-2017, 02:01 AM
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I attached more pic of my skimmer, any problem about that. Thanks guys.

The problem is:
If I close the valve, the water level goes up but there is no air
If I open the valve completely, the water level just 2 inches higher than the sump water level.
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I would expect that there is anything inside the air injector which does reduce the air intake, would recommend to check this first, you can disassemble the whole injector. Also to increase the water level the valve at the outlet of the skimmer should be used, not sure which one you mean exactly.

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Old 09-18-2017, 02:53 AM
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I would expect that there is anything inside the air injector which does reduce the air intake, would recommend to check this first, you can disassemble the whole injector. Also to increase the water level the valve at the outlet of the skimmer should be used, not sure which one you mean exactly.

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i have checked the injector, it is not blocked.

There is only one outside valve, but when I was closing it, the water level went up but bubble was reduced.

Is that because I only have one goby, and there is nothing to skim?

Thanks so much
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Old 09-18-2017, 03:20 AM
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This is the water level it can get when I took off the outside valve. And the second pic is my tank. Is that too clean to get bubbles?
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Old 09-18-2017, 06:46 AM
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i have checked the injector, it is not blocked.

There is only one outside valve, but when I was closing it, the water level went up but bubble was reduced.

Is that because I only have one goby, and there is nothing to skim?

Thanks so much
I just double checked the pump, it is not blocked too.

Don't know why the foam doesn't climb.
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Old 09-19-2017, 01:59 AM
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I can not see it clear in the pictures do you have the feeling there are enough air bubbles in the skimmer body ?

Another idea are substances which hare in the water preventing to build up the foam ?

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Old 09-19-2017, 02:25 AM
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[QUOTE=G.Alexander;333233]I can not see it clear in the pictures do you have the feeling there are enough air bubbles in the skimmer body ?

Another idea are substances which hare in the water preventing to build up the foam ?

G.Alexander

hey, here is a clear pic thanks very much
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