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Old 04-01-2019, 09:56 PM
Bahamasmls Bahamasmls 目前離線
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Hi, new to the zeo vit community.

I have a 525xl reefer heavily stocked with corals. I recently acquired a zeovit reactor and media. I currently am running bio pellets, carbon, gfo all in reactors. I feed pretty heavily so i do have to do the necessary steps to get phos and nitrates down.

First question is:

Is it wise to start zeovit on a established systems? If so do i start off slow? less media?

2nd
Is it necessary to add the supplements? (zeobak,zeostart,zeofood) If so start out slow?

3
Do i still run my other reactors? (gfo,carbon,bio pellets)
I did read that carbon should be in a bag and no gfo.


Thanks for the help. My tank is running pretty good now but can always use a little bump. I am just worried this could become more work and it may effect my corals.
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Old 04-01-2019, 10:37 PM
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Hello Bahamasmls,welcom to Zeovit

Question 1
Yes, if you like
Fill in your tank related information

Question 2
Zeo Basics Core - Zeo Bac, Zeo Start3, Zeo Sponge Power, ZeoVit, Zeo Activated Carbon
These are not tonics, they reduce nutrition
The foundation of the Zeo system

Question 3
Usually use Zeo's activated carbon, bag, passive flight, no reactor
ZeoVit material for reactor

Last edited by jacky; 04-01-2019 at 10:54 PM.
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Old 04-02-2019, 04:17 AM
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Hi Bahamasmls



You can start the system even on a established reef. It is easier to do if the system does not have accumulated nutrients from the past.

You can keep on running the carbon reactor, the mediums of the other reactors should be slowly reduced step by step if you start ZeoVit.

If you like to get a dosing recommendation please post some more details about your system:

https://zeovit.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14

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Old 04-02-2019, 08:46 AM
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1. Gross water volume of your complete system (incl. sump etc.) - US gallons / UK gallons / liter
139 gallons, sump and tank

2. Net water volume (incl. sump etc.) - US gallons / UK gallons / liter

3. Are you using a CaCO2 reactor or other technique
Not currently but very soon

4. Are you using a PO4 reactor (how long, how long ago, etc.)
Yes, just under a year

5. Are you using Ozone
no

6. Are you using UV
no

7. What skimmer are you using (type, rated water volume)
reef octo 200c skimmer

8. What are your actual PO4 and NO3 levels
po4 .04 (hard to keep it here)
no3 1.3(same)

9. What are your actual Ca, Alk and Mg levels
cal 400
alk 9
mg 1400

10. What filtration method do you use (refugium, DSB, Miracle Mud, etc.)
refugium

11. Type of light (Watt, color temp, how old, etc.)
3 hydra 26 led, just under a year

12. What corals do you keep
sps,lps,anenomes, leathers,everything

13. Tissue color (light or dark)
average, some sps could be brighter

14. How long has the tank been running
just under a year

15. Why do you want to use the ZEOvit system
keep nutrients down and see more color

16. Any supplemental dosing (type, amount, why, etc.)
cal often, alk sometimes. Adding ca reactor c02 shortly

17. Live rock (how much, how old, etc.)
just under a year 40-50 lbs

18. Any present problems
no

19. Problem description (tissue loss tips, tissue loss base, diatom bloom, algae, etc.)
no

20. What test kit do you use (how old, recently switched, etc.)
all new sailfert

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

22. Other water parameters and water stability (salinity, temp, etc.)
sal 1.025-026
temp 78-80

23. Which salt brand do you use
instant ocean reef crystals
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Old 04-03-2019, 03:05 AM
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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 1.1 liter zeovit in a Zeo Reactor. Water flow around 110 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 0.4 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 4 drops ZeoBac daily for the first 2 weeks, flowed by a 2 – 3 x weekly dosage of 4 drops. Dose 0.4 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.

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

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Old 04-03-2019, 10:05 PM
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Okay thanks. I am going to start the process shortly.

Should i start slowing down the use of my biopellets and gfo?
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Old 04-04-2019, 05:06 AM
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For sure, lets do this as follows:

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.

Same with the BioPellets but remove 50% when you start with ZeoVit, than slowly reduce the rest to zero step by step over the next 6 – 8 weeks.

This will prevent a quick increase of nutrients while the “transfer”.

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