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    I know i have asked this before but i was wondering what the deal was with my tank i feed my fish every other day a tiny pinch of flake food and thats it i dose 3 drops of bak/food 2x a week but right now every other day i changed out my zeo last week for the 2nd time so im on my 3 batch of rocks i dose start using a needle from a old salifert test the 5ml one i dose 2-3x a day the 3rd line on the 1ml part i dont know what that is its like 1/2 ml i guessin, i clean the rocks 2-3x a day how long till my phosphates go away i tested yesterday there at .2 on the test i use red sea test kit for that o yeah also dose flour/AA 3 drops daily


    Also i noticed likr a alage coat growing on my tunze rocks and i get hair alage patches growing on my starboard isnt this not suppossed to happen w/ zeo i have to clean my glass id say every other day shouldnt i have to do this less by now my skimmer collects a full cup every other day also
    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



  • #2
    Nick,

    I have always been told to stay away from flake food and pellet food. Apparently they are loaded with Phosphates. I have always used frozen cubes and have had great success. I use frozen brine shrimp. I let it thaw and then I drain the excess juices before I feed. Also, do you run a calcium reactor? If so, make sure that you soak your media in RO water before using it. The media can release phosphates into your water. I soaked my media for about 2 months before I used it. I changed the water after the first month. I think that I remember hearing this advice from G. Alexander on this board. HTH

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    • #3
      Nick, if your corals are healthy, with the P04 testing + & algae acumulating, let's increase Start to .7ml 3x/day daily. Also pump the stones 3x's/day daily. Your bak/food dosage should remain the same. Be sure to completely clean the entire inside of your skimmer. If you're using a AM Turbofloater 1000, you may need to consider a skimmer upgrade, one rated for 3x's your vol. Decrease AAHC & PIF to the same amount as now but only dose these once/wk. Do this until the P04's test-. Bob
      "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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      • #4
        Hey Wade
        Boy that's a new one on me,about soaking media in RO water for 2 months?Boy we learning something everyday in this hobby?I would love to hear more details about this?I don't know if Bob ( Aged Salt ) has a reactor? But would like to hear what everybody really knows about this.Or possible link,to clear this up.Because I really never saw anything about that.So anybody wants to jump on this,would be great to read.So let's hear the details about this.I'm sure I'm not the only one,that might have miss this post.
        Curt & Barbara

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        • #5
          Curt,Barbara, as Wade mentioned soaking the Ca media in RODI before use helps removes the dust,P04's, etc. This can be accomplished over several days, changing the RODI water daily. same with carbon & the zeolites before use Bob
          "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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          • #6
            Bob
            I knew about the rocks.But not the carbon or the media.I have always would rise the carbon.But not a soaking.It's amazing how you can be in the hobby many years,and learn something new all the time It seems we are always learning in this hobby.

            And that's not even mentioning the Zeovit System.
            C/B

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            • #7
              so then bob you say .7 ml a 3x a day that 2.1 ml a day correct ?
              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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              • #8
                Originally posted by nyfireman3097
                so then bob you say .7 ml a 3x a day that 2.1 ml a day correct ?
                Nick
                Nick, yes. assuming you do not have a quick build-up of brownish/green diatom film on your panes, or tissue-tip thinning out. Bob
                "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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                • #9
                  ok Bob ill start that today and will keep you updated
                  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
                    ok Bob did as you said for today but i little thing i couldnt do i had to do 2 does of 1ml i was at the doctors all day then tonight had to go for a MRI so i was only around for the reactor being on 2x
                    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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                    • #11
                      Hi Nick, that's fine. Increasing Start frequency in smaller quantities just promotes the specialized bacteria of bak to be more productive. The zeo-dosing can be tailored around one's schedule Bob
                      "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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                      • #12
                        thanx bob
                        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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