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Old 07-24-2018, 03:40 PM
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I'm waiting on a buddy to help me take better photos, so hopefully I can get you better pictures soon.

On the other hand, what should I do about the nitrate? Seems high for a zeovit tank
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https://imgur.com/a/7g7HmdX
Some more photos.

1st photo is bad but you can see the polyps are green while the body is grey. They were the same color a week ago

2nd/3rd photo - another birds nest frag that got added about 3 weeks ago, was doing fine until about 4 days ago and started losing polyps and color on skeleton.

last photo - green digitata. Polyps gone or retracted. Also faded color on tissue.

Sorry they're blue but that's all I can do until a guy with a camera and filter stops by.

Parameters are still same.
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Old 07-25-2018, 01:54 AM
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A NO3 level of 0.5 does not have any kind of a negative impact to the corals or their color, I would recommend to just continue as planned.

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Old 07-25-2018, 08:38 AM
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I updated my post a few days ago. It's around 8 or 12

Reagent was bad
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Old 07-26-2018, 02:15 AM
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Have not seen it, thank you for pointing it out. It might have something to do with the lower reactor flow however first I would try to fix the problems, once they are doing fine again you can increase the reactor flow again which should slowly decrease the NO3 level.

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Old 07-27-2018, 08:15 AM
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So it looks like I am going to be away for a few weeks in a month or so. The tank sitter is my family and it's likely impossible for them to do the daily maintenance needed to do the zeovit system so it looks like I'll have to at least temporarily stop doing zeovit.

What's the best way to stop the process with minimal stress to livestock?
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Old 07-27-2018, 11:20 PM
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If it is possible for your family to dose ZeoBac 2 x weekly, clean the ZeoVit material every other day and if you dose ZeoStart with a dosing pump for some time it should work fine if water parameters like KH and K+ are within the recommended ranges.

If that is not a option and you have to stop using it completely reduce the ZeoVit material and the reactor flow slowly step by step until you remove everything. Do the same with the dosage, just reduce it step by step. I would do this over a couple of weeks. You can keep the old ZeoVit in your sump if you like to as biological filtration material.

If nutrients do increase while the stop you need to find a different way to keep them under control like absorbers. Just do every change as slow as possible.

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Old 08-09-2018, 11:06 PM
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So the transition's been going decent, lost a few SPS frags to STN but slowed down and saved one of the STNing pieces as well. I am leaving about half of the zeo stones in the reactor and slowly reducing flow and reducing the stone amount before leaving. Maybe I can start up slowly after coming back by doing this.

I would still like to continue using the coloration and health products, do you recommend using any such as aminos, sponge power, or pohls xtra/coral vitalizer?
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Old 08-09-2018, 11:41 PM
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Basically you can use all products with or without the complete system but most of them, especially the coloration products do work better in a nutrient poor system.

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