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Old 03-06-2019, 01:46 AM
4pokguy 4pokguy ثeu
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Default Setting up a new tank. First time with Zeovit.

I have a custom tank that is 36"L x 30"W x 20"H, with an internal overflow box.
This is the largest tank that I have setup and my first time using the Zeovit system.
I have all the equipment, and I just started adding salt to the tank tonight.
Still working to get my electric/electronic devices organized in the stand, and I'm waiting for the ATI Bulbs to arrive in the mail.

I'm also using dead rock and I running a bare bottom tank. NO SANDBED!

I have Zeolites, ZeoBak, ZeoStart, and Sponge Power.
Do I need ZeoFood or anything else?
How do I start to cycle my tank with the Zeovit system?
When will it be safe to add coral and fish?

Looking forward to hearing your replies.


1. Gross water volume of your complete system (incl. sump etc.)
120USg / 450L

2. Net water volume (incl. sump etc.)
93US / 350L

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)
Bubble Magus Curve 7

8. What are your actual PO4 and NO3 levels
not yet

9. What are your actual Ca, Alk and Mg levels
not yet

10. What filtration method do you use (refugium, DSB, Miracle Mud, etc.)
Filter socks, live rocks in sump, Red Sea REEF-Spec activated carbon,
Vertex RX-Z 1.5 reactor, BM Curve 7 skimmer.

11. Type of light (Watt, color temp, how old, etc.)
36" Aquatic Life T5/LED Hybrid
- Four new T5HO bulbs (ATI)
- Two Radion XR30w, (g2 and g2pro)

12. What corals do you keep
Planning to keep mostly SPS

13. Tissue color (light or dark)
Light. I will be transferring some SPS from my current tank (20g AIO that's overun with hair algae) over to this tank.

14. How long has the tank been running
It's new. Just added salt today.

15. Why do you want to use the ZEOvit system
for stunning SPS colour and growth

16. Any supplemental dosing (type, amount, why, etc.)
will probably be some kind of 2-part dosing

17. Live rock (how much, how old, etc.)
approximately 50lbs dry weight, dead rock, mix of Tonga shelf and Tonga branch with some other base rocks

18. Any present problems not yet started

19. Problem description (tissue loss tips, tissue loss base, diatom bloom, algae, etc.)
not yet

20. What test kit do you use
PO4/Alk: Hanna checker, others: Red Sea

21. Present dosing, amounts and intervals (ZEOvit, ZEObak, ZEOfood, ZEOstart, ZEOspur2, etc.)
not yet

22. Other water parameters and water stability (salinity, temp, etc.)
35ppt, 78F

23. Which salt brand do you use
Fritz RPM Reef Pro Mix. Will be switching to Red Sea Salt (Blue Bucket)
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Old 03-06-2019, 03:07 AM
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Hi 4pokguy



I would recommend you to cycle the system as follows:

https://zeovit.com/forums/showpost.p...60&postcount=7

As you do not use 100% live rock the cycle will take much more time so some patience is necessary before you are able to transfer your corals.

Make sure to soak the dry rock very well before using it, make sure it does not leach PO4 anymore.

Try to use as much live rock as possible for your sump, fresh good quality live rock is the best choice therefore.

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Old 03-06-2019, 05:00 AM
jacky jacky ثeu
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Red Sea REEF-Spec activated carbon (I don't have experience with this activated carbon), maybe it may be better to replace it with Zeo's Activated Carbon.
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Old 03-06-2019, 09:05 AM
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Welcome to the world of Zeovit!

I'd skip Zeofood now in the beginning, it's simply not needed. (although it could be used if you like).

As G.Alexander says it might take some time before it's okay to add corals, but fish should be okay to add pretty quickly. If you follow the guide provided you should be golden
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Old 03-06-2019, 08:10 PM
4pokguy 4pokguy ثeu
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Quote:
Originally Posted by G.Alexander View Post
Hi 4pokguy



I would recommend you to cycle the system as follows:

https://zeovit.com/forums/showpost.p...60&postcount=7

As you do not use 100% live rock the cycle will take much more time so some patience is necessary before you are able to transfer your corals.

Make sure to soak the dry rock very well before using it, make sure it does not leach PO4 anymore.

Try to use as much live rock as possible for your sump, fresh good quality live rock is the best choice therefore.

G.Alexander
Thanks for the welcome.
I bleached the rocks, let them fully dry, and then soaked them for several weeks with RO and changed the water every week. Hopefully I got all the PO4 out.

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Red Sea REEF-Spec activated carbon (I don't have experience with this activated carbon), maybe it may be better to replace it with Zeo's Activated Carbon.
I can't find a supplier in Canada that carries ZeoVit Activated Carbon.
It's already getting harder to get ZeoVit since less and less stores are carrying it in Canada. (something to do with the Canadian supplier moving to US)

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Originally Posted by blackizzz View Post
Welcome to the world of Zeovit!

I'd skip Zeofood now in the beginning, it's simply not needed. (although it could be used if you like).

As G.Alexander says it might take some time before it's okay to add corals, but fish should be okay to add pretty quickly. If you follow the guide provided you should be golden
I'm looking forward to transferring some livestock over to this new tank.
I thought that coral would be added first before fish.
Good thing I checked with you guys.

Thanks!!!
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Old 03-06-2019, 10:30 PM
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try reefsupplies.ca they carry zeo products
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Old 03-06-2019, 11:02 PM
4pokguy 4pokguy ثeu
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try reefsupplies.ca they carry zeo products
That's where I order from. They don't carry KZ activated carbon.
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