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Old 12-05-2018, 01:41 AM
Mccreefer Mccreefer 目前離線
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Default Dosing help. Starting on a 5 month old tank.

1. Gross water volume of your complete system (incl. sump etc.) - US gallons / UK gallons / liter: 170 liter/42g (Red sea Reefer 170)
2. Net water volume (incl. sump etc.) - US gallons / UK gallons / liter
3. Are you using a CaCO2 reactor or other technique: none
4. Are you using a PO4 reactor (how long, how long ago, etc.): none
5. Are you using Ozone: none
6. Are you using UV: was, not anymore.
7. What skimmer are you using (type, rated water volume): bubble magus curve 5
8. What are your actual PO4 and NO3 levels:nitrate 40 ppm/.12 phosphate
9. What are your actual Ca, Alk and Mg levels: 420 calcium, 9.6 alk, 1450 mag
10. What filtration method do you use (refugium, DSB, Miracle Mud, etc.): filter padding and bag of siporax
11. Type of light (Watt, color temp, how old, etc.): hydra 26hd with aquatic life hybrid fixture running around 10k spectrum.
12. What corals do you keep: acros, montis, zoas
13. Tissue color (light or dark): light brown
14. How long has the tank been running: 5 months
15. Why do you want to use the ZEOvit system: better growth and color
16. Any supplemental dosing (type, amount, why, etc.): mainly pohls xtra
17. Live rock (how much, how old, etc.): about 40-50 lbs
18. Any present problems: some hair algae, high nitrates
19. Problem description (tissue loss tips, tissue loss base, diatom bloom, algae, etc.)
20. What test kit do you use (how old, recently switched, etc.): salifert
21. Present dosing, amounts and intervals (ZEOvit, ZEObak, ZEOfood, ZEOstart, ZEOspur2, etc.)
22. Other water parameters and water stability (salinity, temp, etc.): 1.026, 78-80 degrees
23. Which salt brand do you use: stopped water changes two weeks ago but was using Red Sea blue bucket.
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Old 12-05-2018, 04:41 AM
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Hi Mccreefer



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 0.3 liter zeovit in a Zeo Reactor. Water flow around 33 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 0.13 liters (130 ml) 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 2 drops ZeoBac daily for the first 2 weeks, flowed by a 2 x weekly dosage of 2 drops each. Dose 0.13 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, except the KH, 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 12-22-2018, 12:28 AM
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Thank you for the information. Picked up my zeo reactor and zeolite today.
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Old 12-27-2018, 06:00 PM
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Do I need to wait to use zeostart after dosing zeobac?
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Old 12-27-2018, 06:19 PM
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Not needed, daily dose 0.13 ml ZeoStart3, 2x (morning and evening)
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Old 01-11-2019, 08:22 PM
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So if my nitrates are still high. Should i add more zeolite?
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Old 01-12-2019, 12:08 AM
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Has the PO4 level already started to decrease ?

Do you use any kind of mechanical filtration material or a deeper sand bed ?

Can you lease measure the ZeoVit reactor flow by collecting the water from the outlet for 30 seconds with a small container ? Multiply its volume by 120 and you will get the output per hour.

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