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    Hi Bob,

    I will be changing out my Zeolites this weekend. So this is my first change out after 4 weeks. Need updated dosing recommendation please.

  • #2
    what were ur doses ?
    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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    • #3
      1 1/2 Zeolites
      4 drops bac
      4 drops bac/food
      .2ml start 3 times a day
      4 drops AAHC


      These were dosed twice a week. Wed and Sundays.

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      • #4
        first two weeks do everything every other day then for the last 4 weeks bak/food 2x a week and the aa every other day
        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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        • #5
          Hi Fonda, how are your corals doing? Light, dark, any tip problems? Can you give me your nutrients levels. Is your pane film thick[brown/green] or thin[transparent]? One more question, what is your net vol of your system? Thnx. Bob
          "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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          • #6
            Listen to Bob he knows alot better then i do
            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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            • #7
              Hi Bob,

              Corals are all doing well, some are light and some are still dark. Alot of them have gotten lighter in color. No tip problems at this time. Pane has a thin transparent film.

              0 Phosphates
              0 Nitrates
              tested with salifert test kits
              But I do still have some algae growing in my tank. Macros and red turf

              Net volume is 200 gals

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              • #8
                Fonda, very good that your corals are fine Damn, I have one area on one LR that I've not rid the red turf yet but o/w the rest has disappeared[11mos on ZEOvit] I also, no longer, have the "dust" collect on the bb as it did earlier. Fonda, I believe your present tank conditions are optimum--coral appearance will continue to improve & your panes have a thin transparent bacterial film With this exchange of the stones, increase the quantity of your zeolites to 2ltrs. with a flow rate ~200gph. As Nick, mentioned, with the new zeolites this time, the bak/food are dosed every other day[not daily] for the 1st 2wks. Dose bak/food 3drops, every other day for 2wks. then 2x's/wk. Dose Start1 & AAHC in the same quantity & frquency as you did before. You might consider adding PIF 2x's/wk at 2-3 drops for your blues, Fe at 1-2 drops once a wk for your greens, & hold on Spur2/Spur-ME until your 3rd. zeolite exchange[~4mos into ZEOvit] Bob
                "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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                • #9
                  Bob,

                  Thanks!

                  I have noticed some of the macro has died and see several areas where the red turf is starting to die. So hope yours do eventually. Thats some hard algae to get rid of. I will pick up the other additives you mentioned when I place my order for some more bac.

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                  • #10
                    Fonda, yes it is difficult to rid. Mine began after losing an anemone to a pump impeller This has markedly improved over the past 4-5 mos but just one area right in the middle of my reef remains recalcitrant Bob
                    "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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                    • #11
                      i have like a weird green seethrough alage in areas of my tank
                      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
                        Bob,

                        I sure hope the Zeo gets rid of the red turf algae. It's one of the main reasons I decided to go with the Zeovit. I'm so tired of dealing with this type of algae. So seems like theres hope for me in getting rid of it.

                        Nick is that a good sign or bad?

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                        • #13
                          its a sign of me overdosing AA
                          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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                          • #14
                            Nick,

                            That was my first thought. I started dosing the AA everyday when I first started. 8 drops for a 200 gal system and I noticed I was getting the same, so I cut the AA back to 2 to 3 times a week. The problem went away after that.

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                            • #15
                              yeah i just found out tonight that was the culprit i read it in another post lol
                              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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