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    Well it looks like I will be joining the team later this week. My Tank is 3 months old and I get my reactor on Wednesday. Any help in setting up and dosing would be VERY MUCH appreciated!

    1. Gross water volume of your complete system (incl. sump etc.)
    80 Gallons

    2. Net water volume (incl. sump etc.)
    65-70 Gallons

    3. Are you using a CaCO2 reactor or other technique
    No reactor, dosing B-Ionic

    4. Are you using a PO4 reactor (how long, how long ago, etc.)
    No

    5. Are you using Ozone
    No

    6. Are you using UV
    No

    7. What skimmer are you using (type, rated water volume)
    Aqua C Remora Pro

    8. What are your actual PO4 and NO3 levels
    Unknown

    9. What are your actual Ca, Alk and Mg levels
    Ca/400 Alk/Unknown Mg/Unknown

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

    11. Type of light (Watt, color temp, how old, etc.)
    Dual 250w SE XM 10k's
    12. What corals do you keep
    SPS
    13. Tissue color (light or dark)
    Mixed
    14. How long has the tank been running
    3 months

    15. Why do you want to use the ZEOvit system
    The amazing results I see

    16. Any supplemental dosing (type, amount, why, etc.)
    B-Ionic, DT's

    17. Live rock (how much, how old, etc.)
    Approx 150 Pounds, TBS Rock

    18. Any present problems
    None

    19. Problem description (tissue loss tips, tissue loss base, diatom bloom, algae, etc.)

    22. Other water parameters and water stability (salinity, temp, etc.)
    Salinity 1.023 Temp 78 Constant

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    Hi Todd, yes, I'm still amazed with my SPS color & growth with ZEOvit. This method results in crystal clear, pristine waters to bathe your corals. Todd, print out the ZEOvit guidelines & read this several X's for a thorough understanding of the method. This will reap rewards many times over Be sure to obtain test kits for Ca/Mg/KH as these parameters should mirror NSW & remain stable. Ca>400/Mg>1200/KH-7-8/salinity-1.023-5. For your system, I recommend dosing the following: 1)1/2 Cup carbon, passively in sump, keading this every other day, to be exchanged every 4wks.2)dose 1/2ltr. zeolites in a zeo-filter with a flow rate of 50gph. A little more or less is fine. Punp clean these stones 2-3 x's/day. Change out at 4wks. initially, thereafter, the zeolites are exchanged every 6wks. 3) dose bak/food 2 drops ea. daily for the 1st 2wks, then 2x's/wk. Dose these near your zeo-filter intake. Turn-off the skimmer for 60min. after dosing these. 4) dose Start .25ml 2x's/day daily. It is not necessary to turn-off your skimmer when just dosing Start. Ask questions along the way Bob
    "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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    • #3
      Well, today is the day. Thanks to Madison and his amazing reactors. I look forward to going down this wonderful road! I appreciate all the input and help this site has given me and will surely stick around!

      Thanks,
      Todd

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      • #4
        P.S. is a Rio 800 way to much power?

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        • #5
          Hi Todd, you only need~50gph flow through the filter. This is very important, as too much flow will result in too rapid a nutrient reduction & a acclearated depletion of the zeolite's function, both of which are detriemental to our corals. One will need to ball-valve the Rio-800 to govern the flow rate precisely. Bob
          "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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          • #6
            OK, will running it for the next day hurt anything? Also which pump do you reccomend.

            Thanks

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            • #7
              One thing todd is get an Mg test, my results of non ideal amounts of mg have resulted in tissue loss of my corals, just my 2 cents
              Sean

              Tank Specs:60g Cube SPS/Clam tank, ASM G1x Skimmer, DIY ZEOvit Reactor, 1x400w EVC 14k, Marine Life Aquatics CR-250 CaRx (RIP)

              Not sure yet.....Build Thread to come!

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              • #8
                Thanks, I am just a little worried now about leaving it running with the RIO 800

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by toddfreshman
                  OK, will running it for the next day hurt anything? Also which pump do you reccomend.

                  Thanks
                  Todd, sure, that will be fine for a day or two. Eheim, Marineland & possibly Rio sell a small valve for flow regulation. These can be used with tubing interconnecting the pump out spout-->ballvalve-->tubing to zeo-filter intake. Bob
                  "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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                  • #10
                    dont forget the 3 on 3 off method also which means 3 hours on 3 hours off a simple timer does this for ya also the zeovit has to be submerged at all times so u need a clapper valve on it
                    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
                      Ok, I have my timer running 3 on 3 off and I picked up one of these.

                      http://www.marinedepot.com/md_viewIt...product=TA3115

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                      • #12
                        also remember that the rocks have to be submerged all the time the reactor drains when its off so u need a clapper valve
                        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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