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Old 05-15-2019, 05:48 PM
ACE17 ACE17 目前離線
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Default Ready to start the Zeovit system


I am preparing for a move to Zeovit. Below is my tank profile.

1. Gross water volume of your complete system (incl. sump etc.) - 95 US gallons
2. Net water volume (incl. sump etc.) - 80 US gallons
3. Are you using a CaCO2 reactor or other technique - no reactor
4. Are you using a PO4 reactor (how long, how long ago, etc.) - No reactor. I have an Avast shaker Zeovit hooked up but just running water at the moment.
5. Are you using Ozone? No
6. Are you using UV? No
7. What skimmer are you using (type, rated water volume) - Reef Octopus Diablo (retired)NWB-200 rated for 180 gallons
8. What are your actual PO4 and NO3 levels? NO3 20 PPM, PH4 0.02 (both iDip)
9. What are your actual Ca, Alk and Mg levels ALk 7.6, Cal 450, Mg 1520
10. What filtration method do you use? socks cups with media, live rocks in sump (last compartment)
11. Type of light (Watt, color temp, how old, etc.) T5: 1 Blue PLUS, 1 Actinic Plus both new, Cobalt LED C-Ray 200.T-5 on from 10 am to 2 pm (4 hours), LED ramps in the morning with low whites when t5s are on.
12. What corals do you keep - Mixed, mostly LPS
13. Tissue color (light or dark) - Acros lately brown except a few, LPS are ok
14. How long has the tank been running. 19 months, inners were relocated from another tank that had been set up about 2 years
15. Why do you want to use the ZEOvit system - I would like to get my corals more colorful and show better growth. The acros show very little polyp extension and my acans always die, maybe because of the unstable PO4?
16. Any supplemental dosing (type, amount, why, etc.) - BRS ALK/CAL via a loser, manually add Mg after testing, I add aminos, strontium, iodine, on a weekly basis. Feed various coral and fish foods.
17. Live rock (how much, how old, etc.) - Yes, approx. 40 lbs, new live sand when I started the tank 19 months ago
18. Any present problems - Varying PO4 and NO3. NO algae.
19. Problem description (tissue loss tips, tissue loss base, diatom bloom, algae, etc.). Most recently 4 acros bleached out overnight.
20. What test kit do you use (how old, recently switched, etc.). iDip all new strips, Hanna, Red Sea for trace elements.
21. Present dosing, amounts and intervals (ZEOvit, ZEObak, ZEOfood, ZEOstart, ZEOspur2, etc.). none but ready to go
22. Other water parameters and water stability (salinity, temp, etc.) 1.026, 79 degrees F, pH 8.0, Potassium 440
23. Which salt brand do you use. Fritz, have used Red Sea and Reef Crystals in the past. I also add 2-3 cups of Aquaforrest Probiotics for the weekly 7-10 gallon water change.
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Old 05-16-2019, 02:50 AM
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G.Alexander G.Alexander 目前離線
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Hi ACE17

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


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 0.8 liter zeovit in a Zeo Reactor. Water flow around 80 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 0.3 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 3 drops ZeoBac daily for the first 2 weeks, flowed by a 2 – 3 x weekly dosage of 3 drops each. Dose 0.3 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.

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.

When you start with ZeoVit I would recommend to stop dosing everything else you already use except your KH and Ca supplement. I have no experience with probiotic salts so I can not really give you a recommendation for it but personally I would also stop using it at the moment.

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

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