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Old 09-28-2019, 02:04 PM
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Want to switch over to zeovit. I’ve been using a refugium for last two years. Want to switch to increase colors of sps

1. Gross water volume of your complete system (incl. sump etc.) - US gallons / UK gallons / liter - 170g
2. Net water volume (incl. sump etc.) - US gallons / UK gallons / liter - 140g
3. Are you using a CaCO2 reactor or other technique - yes large Geos
4. Are you using a PO4 reactor (how long, how long ago, etc.)
5. Are you using Ozone - no
6. Are you using UV - no
7. What skimmer are you using (type, rated water volume) vertex 170 rated 140 to 230
8. What are your actual PO4 and NO3 levels PO4 0.1 NO3 15
9. What are your actual Ca, Alk and Mg levels 9/450/1400
10. What filtration method do you use (refugium, DSB, Miracle Mud, etc.) refugium
11. Type of light (Watt, color temp, how old, etc.) 4x 360x and 4 x T5
12. What corals do you keep - lots of SPS
13. Tissue color (light or dark) - dark
14. How long has the tank been running 2 years
15. Why do you want to use the ZEOvit system - lack of color in SPS.
16. Any supplemental dosing (type, amount, why, etc.) - Brightwell aminos
17. Live rock (how much, how old, etc.) 80# 2 years
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.) Apex Trident, Ted Sea and Hannah
21. Present dosing, amounts and intervals (ZEOvit, ZEObak, ZEOfood, ZEOstart, ZEOspur2, etc.) none yet
22. Other water parameters and water stability (salinity, temp, etc.) 35 salinity, 79/80 temp
23. Which salt brand do you use TM pro
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Old 09-28-2019, 03:29 PM
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Do you have any pictures of your tank.
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Old 09-28-2019, 10:37 PM
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Hi Steve



I would recommend you to start as follows:

1. Place 1.3 liter zeovit in a Zeo Reactor. Water flow around 135 US gallons 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 0.5 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 5 drops ZeoBac daily for the first 2 weeks, flowed by a 2 – 3 x weekly dosage of 5 drops. Dose 0.5 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.

When you start with the system stop dosing the AminoAcid product you use at the moment for some time.

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.

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

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