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Old 02-13-2018, 02:37 PM
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I usually recommend to switch from gfo to zeovit slowly which means reducing the gfo quantity step by step over a couple of weeks when starting with zeovit. This works well from my experience and does prevent a nutrient spike as the zeovit needs time until it starts to work effective. It is a bacterial driven system which first need to build up a working stability. The kalkwasser you have used in the past does also play a role:

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Lets continue dosing as follows:

ZeoBac 8 drops every other day
ZeoStart 0.8 nml 2 x daily
K-Balance as much to keep the level @ ~ 380 mg
BioMate 16 drops every other day for a while (optional because of the PO4)
Stop dosing the other products you use until nutrients are coming down.

Run 2 liters ZeoVit with a constant water flow of 200 US gallons per hour.

Adjust you skimmer to skim wet and clean it daily to export as much as possible.

While doing the regular water changes vacuum your sand to remove the mulm from the deeper sand layers.

At the moment there is not much more you can do, it might take some time until you notice a decrease of nutrients.

G.Alexander

On another note, I've been having issues with my chaeto dying off/rotting in my sump. I've done complete replacement twice before and doing so brings great growth of the chaeto for a couple months and then is goes down hill with GHA actually growing on the chaeto until it seems to outgrow and suffocate the chaeto. I've switched to zeovit partially to decrease or eliminate my need for the chaeto. Is this a reasonable plan of action or do I still need the chaeto?
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If the algae start to die off I would recommend to remove them, usually you should not need them anymore to keep nutrients under control once your system is running nutrient poor stabile with ZeoVit.

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Old 02-14-2018, 04:26 PM
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I removed all of it. I'm thinking the rotting cheato was part of the cause for my high PO4 and NO3 readings.
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Old 02-20-2018, 08:57 PM
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Default Zeovit not reducing my PO4. What is wrong

I began the zeovit system four weeks ago and my PO4 is still running away. What am I doing wrong? I've done several large water changes but the phosphates just won't go down. I've even put in a bag of PhosGuard in the sump with no change. I don't know what to do next. Reading .45 and PO3 about 12. Not feeding much pellet food and I can't figure it out. Corals are still looking good as far as i can tell and the fish are all happy. Any thoughts?
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Old 02-22-2018, 03:45 AM
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Can you tell if you had the nutrient increase before starting zeovit or has this all began when you started zeovit and removed the PO4 absorber ?

Can you please also post your full dosing regimen and tell us how much zeovit you exactly use. Please measure and post also the zeovit reactor flow.

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Old 02-22-2018, 10:23 AM
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My nutrients were increasing before I started zeovit. It’s what prompted my to try zeovit in the first place. My cheato was dying off so I figured Zeolite might be the answer. I have 2 liters of Zeolite rock in my reactor and the flow was 140 gph but i’ve Increased it to 200 gph. I’m dosing 2ml zeostart 3 per day, 8 drops zeobak every other day, and 4ml amino acid.
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Old 02-23-2018, 03:06 AM
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Looks like there is a PO4 pool in your system which does constant leach PO4. While your dosing regimen is fine I would recommend to stop dosing AminoAcids at the moment until nutrients start to decrease. To support processing nutrients there are a couple of things you can do:

1. Skim wet cleaning the skimmer daily to export as much as possible.
2. Vacuum the sand while each water change to remove the mulm from the deeper sand layers.
3. Clean / remove sediments from the sump.
4. Dose BioMate additional @ 16 drops every other day for some time.

Run 2 liters of ZeoVit, flow ~ 200 US gallons per hour replaced every 4 6 weeks.

Check your RO water and also your carbon if it contain / leach PO4.

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On another note, I've been having issues with my chaeto dying off/rotting in my sump. I've done complete replacement twice before and doing so brings great growth of the chaeto for a couple months and then is goes down hill with GHA actually growing on the chaeto until it seems to outgrow and suffocate the chaeto. I've switched to zeovit partially to decrease or eliminate my need for the chaeto. Is this a reasonable plan of action or do I still need the chaeto?
In zeosystem keeping chaetos will be difficult without having good lighting source. Once your zeosystem run stable, there will low nutrients that aill starv the algae, so, only a good light can keep it thriving.
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My chaeto is growing again but what baffles me is the algae growing inside my Zeovit reactor. I don’t get it. ��
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