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  • Are your Flatworms gone?

    If you have been on ZEOvit for over a month.. have you noticed a decrease in flatworms? I asked this before, but it was still to soon. Now that there are more ZEOvit users, I can get a better consensus.

    For me, I used to have a ton of flatworms.. and never treated or bought livestock to kill it. After being on ZEOvit, they vanished.

  • #2
    Edward, I believe Fonda[Znut reefer] had them before she started ZEOvit, but she'll need to jump in & clarify the facts. Bob
    "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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    • #3
      Hi Guys,

      This sunday will be my 2 weeks since starting back on the Zeo. I didn't have the brown or red flatworms. I (have) had the Acro eating type. Which is a lot worse to have. I'd gladly trade them for the brown or red ones.
      I don't know if Zeo can get rid of this type, since they just live off of acros instead of nutrients. But so little is known about this type at this time.It would be a godsend if so.
      I'm still checking and trying to be sure I got them all, but will keep all posted when the battle is won for sure. Keep wishing us all LUCK!

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      • #4
        I had the brown flatworms for some time even while running ZEO for a few months. I dosed Salifert FWE a few times but they always came back. I have not seen any in over a month though. So I do not know who should get credit for eradication. Maybe FWE maybe ZEO.
        Dustin

        "Water is the driving force of all nature"
        Leonardo da Vinci

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        • #5
          Had them way back, then after starting zeovit, one day I noticed they just weren't there any more. This continued several months, but then I had an overfeeding event, and a nutrient spike. At this point I also saw the flatworms again, they were tiny, and clear. They must have been there all the time, but the nutrient spike made them become visible. Since sorted the nutrients, and cannot see the flatworms any more.
          By the way, I'm not talking about the acro eating ones, I THINK I am free of those.

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          • #6
            Hi Alastair,

            I made a similar observation, but I think this has nothing directly to do with the nutrients. Corals in a nutrient poor environment IMO are healthier so it seems there is any effect which can give the coral the possibility to produce antibodies which the “Acropora turbellarias” do not like.

            But this is nothing I would generalize, because adversarial placed corals (light, current etc.) can also be affected in such a environment.

            Glad to hear you won the fight,

            G.Alexander

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            • #7
              It is just amazing that when you have low nutrients everything is good no menace critters but once that water goes to high nutrients BOOM they come back. Where are they while the nutrients are Low ?
              Nick
              Nick
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              • #8
                Maybe they stay encapsulated in their eggs, coming out if they have a better environment to live or they are transported with new corals.

                This and also the nutrient explanation is only a theory, but it fixes to my observations.

                G.Alexander

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                • #9
                  yeah but how would they or how do they survive untill they come out ?
                  Nick
                  Nick
                  180G SPS Mainly
                  10 Bulb T5 Starfire
                  Calcium Reactor
                  3 Tunze 6105's
                  Profilux Controller
                  ATB Return w/ wavysea
                  ATB M External Skimmer


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                  • #10
                    Nick, I can not tell you about it. I do not know any scientific reports about these turbellaria, even if I have contacted people who should know about them.

                    I also do not know, how for example artemia can survive in their eggs for years under very rough condition.

                    G.Alexander

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                    • #11
                      lol i was just wondering
                      Nick
                      Nick
                      180G SPS Mainly
                      10 Bulb T5 Starfire
                      Calcium Reactor
                      3 Tunze 6105's
                      Profilux Controller
                      ATB Return w/ wavysea
                      ATB M External Skimmer


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                      • #12
                        Hey Fonda
                        How is it going after the two weeks.Any changes for you?

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                        • #13
                          Hi Curt,

                          Well not too much that I have noticed at this point. But have only been dosing for 2 weeks now. Maybe a few sps have lighten up in color. But not much else has been noticed so far. I'll be glad to see some of my red turf algae start to die, but understand that takes a little time. Hows all going on your end with the Zeo?

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