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Old 06-11-2018, 02:18 PM
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1. Gross water volume of your complete system (incl. sump etc.) - US gallons / UK gallons / litres. 1000ltr
2. Net water volume (incl. sump etc.) - US gallons / UK gallons / litre. 800ltr
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). Skimz sk201 800-2000ltr
8. What are your actual PO4 and NO3 levels Phos 0. Nitrate 1
9. What are your actual Ca, Alk and Mg levels Cal 440 , Alk 8.2 ,Mag 1340
10. What filtration method do you use (refugium, DSB, Miracle Mud, etc.) Alpha grog , Cheeto , phosguard
11. Type of light (Watt, color temp, how old, etc.) evergrow it5080 x2 8 months old
12. What corals do you keep. Sps mainly and some zoas and few lps
13. Tissue color (light or dark) dark
14. How long has the tank been running 4 years
15. Why do you want to use the ZEOvit system control and colour
16. Any supplemental dosing (type, amount, why, etc.) sponge excel ,iodine ,potassium
17. Live rock (how much, how old, etc.) 70 kilo (about)
18. Any present problems None
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.) salifert ,Hannah , Nyos all new
21. Present dosing, amounts and intervals (ZEOvit, ZEObak, ZEOfood, ZEOstart, ZEOspur2, etc.). None
22. Other water parameters and water stability (salinity, temp, etc.) Salinity 1.026. Temp 25.8
23. Which salt brand do you use. Brightwells
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Old 06-11-2018, 02:26 PM
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Sorry deltec pf501 calcium reactor with caribsea ARM media
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Old 06-12-2018, 02:36 AM
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Hi Russreef



First of all I would recommend to download the dosing guide from:

http://www.korallen-zucht.de/files/z..._english-1.pdf

It contains a lot of useful information and will be helpful to get a feeling for the dosage.

First start with the basics products to decrease nutrients:

1. Place 2 liter zeovit in a Zeo Reactor. Water flow around 800 liters per hour. Connect the reactor pump to a clock timer and run the reactor pump with a 3 hour on / 3 hour off / 3 hour on interval. Please make sure the zeolite is not exposed to air while the pump is switched off. Clean the material daily. Leave the zeolite 4 weeks in the filter until you do the first change out. This is the first changing interval, others could be lengthen to 6 – 8 weeks.

2. Place 0.8 liters activated carbon in a filter sock and keep it in a passive water flow in your sump, changed every 30 days. Knead the carbon daily to keep the surface clean. Most users get perfect results with korallenzucht carbon.

3. Dose 8 drops ZeoBac daily for the first 2 weeks, flowed by a 2 – 3 x weekly dosage of 8 drops. Dose 0.8 ml ZeoStart 2 x daily (morning & evening). Dose those in front of the Zeo reactor pump while it is switched on.

Later on you could use the additional products for coral coloration. Adjust your skimmer to skim wet, keeping it clean to export as much as possible. Do a weekly water change of 5 – 10 % with a good salt.

With the system it is not recommended to use a PO4 absorber. I would recommend to remove 1/3 of the absorber if you start with zeovit, than reduce the rest over the next 6 – 8 weeks step by step to zero. If this is done keep a eye on the PO4 level which should not increase.

Basic water parameters looking good, try to keep them as stabile as possible close the NSW in the following ranges:

KH 6.5 – 7.5
Ca 400 – 420 mg
Mg 1250 – 1300 mg
K+ ~ 380 mg

For a nutrient poor environment K+ (potassium) seems to be a important element. I would recommend you to get a test kit for this element also, posting your results.

Depending to how things are working you might also be able to remove the ceramic filtration media later step by step.

This is a start-up dosage which might have to be adjusted later.

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Old 06-12-2018, 07:30 AM
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Hi thankyou for the prompt reply ��
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Old 06-27-2018, 03:00 PM
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Hi G Alexander been running as you have said for a week and half now everything looking good. How long do I run for 3 hour intervals please , and I have noticed a brown hairy ish film on rocks is this normal for starting off its not on the sandbed only rocks corals are all going great though cheers
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Old 06-27-2018, 06:48 PM
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Hi, as you stated, tank 4 years, po4 0ppm, no3 1ppm, dark coral tissue. For your NP is not a problem, then there may be your actual po4 value is not 0, or the light source spectrum, or organic matter is too high, you can also adjust the skimmer, bak, bio mate zeolite carbon coral snow zym can help . Let us adjust for the time being first to comply with the recommendations of G. Welcome to join the kz system
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Old 06-28-2018, 05:07 AM
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If all goes well and your corals are doing fine you can usually switch to continuous reactor flow about 2 weeks after the first ZeoVit exchange.

Some kind of a brown film in the beginning is common, it should get better over the time but lets keep a eye on it.

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Old 06-28-2018, 02:42 PM
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Thankyou ��
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Old 07-30-2018, 03:44 PM
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Hi I have just started running continuous flow as you have recommended I have only been doseing zeo bac and zeo start everything is looking good no problems , is there any other product I should be looking at to start adding .Ie coral food coral snow sponge power etc thankyou Oh and my potassium is at 400 kh is 7.5 cal 430 mag 1440 salt 1.025 cheers
If I lower the seachem phosguard the phos goes up its at 0.03 (hanna phosphorus checker) nitrate is below 1 on Nyos test kit

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Old 07-31-2018, 02:01 AM
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At the moment I would recommend you to stay with the basics, once the PO4 level is stabile low you and your corals getting lighter tissue you can start to dose additional products like XTra, CoralVitailzer, AAHC etc.

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Old 08-05-2018, 09:57 AM
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Hi I am currently doseing 0.8ml zeostart twice a day could I add ro water and use a dosing pump for when I'm away if so what ratios would it be plz cheers
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Old 08-05-2018, 11:13 PM
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Christine has posted some great information about it:

http://zeovit.com/forums/showpost.ph...9&postcount=11

Some more information over here also:

http://zeovit.com/forums/showthread....226#post339226

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