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Old 09-22-2016, 09:26 PM
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I'm at day 12 cycling a reef tank using zeovit method. I'm dosing bak,start and food as recommended doses on label.
Today i see a thin slimy layer of bubble in the sump right in skimmer compartment. Just wondering this is normal?

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Old 09-23-2016, 02:27 AM
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Do not have a idea what it is however I would also not care much about it at this early stage if it does not get worse.

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Old 10-17-2016, 01:15 PM
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Hi Alex,
I just want to give you a quick update that those slimy bubble gone by itself today.
I also introduced to the tank the following:
1. Red Cap Monti
2. Acan
3. PC rainbow
4. Birdnest
5. Paletta Pink Tip
6. Chaos Branching
7. Hippo Tank
8. Clean up crews.

My question is, do i need to use any other zeo dosing product at this phase?
Also i just got my Sponge Power want to dosing along with zeofood. What is your recommend doses on SP?

43 us gallon Net volume.
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Old 10-18-2016, 01:49 AM
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I would recommend you to continue dosing as planned while observing the corals, they will take some time now to adopt.

You can add SpongePower with 1 drop / 25 US gallons every other day to your dosing regimen.

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Old 10-23-2016, 09:21 AM
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The area of my sump with zeo reactor has a ton of bubbles as well never looked closely enough to notice slime but looks like yours. Always thought was due to some denitrification process.
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Old 10-23-2016, 02:28 PM
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I have also experienced the slime. However, this was 6-7 months after the ZEOvit system was running. It still collected in my skimmer and ZEOreactor chamber. I could literally swirl my finger in the water and collect it all as it was thick. Almost like a lot of snot.
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Old 10-27-2016, 08:55 AM
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Every now and then I notice the same "slime with bubbles" in my sump and wonder what it is. I have also noticed my lps corals look stressed and wonder if they release slime when they get stressed or the slime is making them stressed.
It's a vague situation.
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Old 11-02-2016, 10:04 PM
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Hi Alex
Ok so now i notice a PC Rainbow, Paletta Pink tip's color faded from the bottom.
Water Parameters:
Set about 90 Gallon Per Hour for Zeo running continuously.
Alk: 6
Calcium 460
Mag 1350
Phosphates 0.03
Nitrate 0.2
I started dosing Cal, Alk to keep it in stable range 3 days ago. About 8 days ago, i noticed the color faded a little from the bottom i thought it may be lighting issue (because i did not acclimate to lighting when i first introduced to the tank) so i set it to acclimate mode which is 50% less intensity for 3 weeks ( it's been running at 50% for 9 days) and i have seen the bird nest gain back the color just a little bit, PC Rainbow and Pink Tip are the same.

Red Cap, Acan, Chaos Branching are doing ok.

What would you recommend at this point? any further dosing?


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Old 11-03-2016, 03:14 AM
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Please keep in mind that the system is still very young and the corals are just 2 weeks in the system now. I would recommend you to give them some time now. In the meantime you can check the K+ level, also which kind of carbon do you use ?

Have you just used dry rock for the system ?

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Old 11-03-2016, 09:12 AM
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Yes, I used 100% dry rock and Rox Carbon from BRS. The K+ will be delivered today , i will check it .


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Yes, I used 100% dry rock and Rox Carbon from BRS. The K+ will be delivered today , i will check it .


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Old 11-04-2016, 02:23 AM
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The system is still young and you have used dry rock which does lengthen the cycling process. This can take up to 6 month before the biology is really stabile. Biology is a very important point for corals.

I would also recommend you to slowly bring up the KH to ~ 7.5 keeping it there as stabile as possible if you are sure your test kit is accurate.

The K+ level is a little bit low so you might increase it slowly to ~ 380 mg.

Would do two water changes each 20% within a week additional.

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Old 11-04-2016, 12:24 PM
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Thank you very much. I currently do like 5% each week, and will try to increase to 10% to see how it goes.
Thank you again for great support.


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Old 11-21-2016, 12:00 AM
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I've been using K-Balance 1.7ml daily for a week and Potassium still at 360. I'm not sure for how long does it take to raise Potassium level to 380?
i notice SPS growing and color is coming back a little. I also noticed a very little brown algea on rock but i dont think this is an issue as a new system.


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Old 11-21-2016, 03:05 AM
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Lets increase the K-Balance Strong addition to 1 ml / 25 US gallons 3 x daily (morning / noon / evening) for one week to see if the level does increase slowly.

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