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Old 10-12-2019, 06:09 AM
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Default Reducing Phosphates

I have only been using the Zeovit system for a few months but my PO4 levels are slowly increasing (0.14ppm). What's the recommended way to reduce PO4?

I guess i either need to increase the ZeoStart and/or ZeoBak dosage or increase flow through Zeovit media reactor?

I have a 350L aquarium and currently dosing:

ZeoStart = 0.3ml twice a day (morning & evening)
Zeobak = 3 drops twice a week.
Zeofood = 3 drops every 2 days.
CoralSnow = 3ml twice a week.
Zeovit media = 800ml, change every 7 weeks
Active Carbon = 400ml, change every month
Water change = 10% every week
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Old 10-12-2019, 07:13 AM
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We can start with the reactor flow, use a small container to collect the water nozzle for 30 seconds, the volume x120, get the hourly flow
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Old 10-12-2019, 03:20 PM
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Do you have a sand bed? The system should take care of itself unless you are running a bare bottom.
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Old 10-13-2019, 11:05 AM
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Yes i have sand bed (crushed coral) but its only 1-2cm deep.
The flow through my reactor is around 200-300lph.
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Old 10-13-2019, 11:49 AM
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It looks good and the Zeo dosing plan is not bad.
If I understand it is right, if the coral is healthy, adjust the reactor flow slightly to 300L per hour.
It's hard to say why PO4 is slowly rising.
I cite these possibilities:
1. Source water
2. Some cornerstone materials are leached
3. What kind of kh ca is added?
4. Some filter leaching
5. Some mechanical filtration
6. What kind of cornerstone and what kind of sand?

If you are willing to get Zeo SpongPower3 drops every other day. ZeoFood retains the use of corals afterwards. Try to drop ZeoBac and ZeoStart before the reactor inlet, pull it down several times a day. Skimmer adjusts the humidity and simultaneously vacuums the sand when performing water changes

A more balanced spectrum seems to help with nutritional improvements.

Can you post more pictures about the main display system and Sump?
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Old 10-13-2019, 12:02 PM
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How often or do you ever vacum your sand bed. Crushed coral tends to trap food particles .
Or it could be you have too many fish in the tank.
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The flow through my reactor is around 200-300lph.
Reactor flow seems to be to low. Can you please measure the flow by collecting the water from the reactor outlet for 30 seconds with a small container ? If you multiply the volume of the collected water with 120 you will get the exact output per hour.

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