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    I am thinking about using the potassium, iron, amino acids, and macro element solutions without using the entire zeo method. would this be beneficial to the colors of my corals or would i be wasting my time and money? any tips would be greatly appreciated

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    Hi greystreet, many of the zeo-supplements can be used in non-zeo tanks. Some will be more effective, than others based on you're reef nutrient level. For most non-zeo tanks, AAHC,& ZeoSpur2 will have an effect even in a higher nutrient environment. IME, all the other supplements, with higher non-zeo nutrient levels, will have minimal effect on coral color or growth. Bob
    "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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    • #3
      cool! I was waiting for someone to post a question like this...i just went BB...and have a good protein skimmer and 4 fish(purple tang, hippo tank, golden angel and clownfish) in a 75 gallon aquarium with 9/10 SPS 1/10 other. Could that be classified as a low nutrient environment...with monthly water changes and such?
      Proud owner of an Elegance Coral "that lived". (It is thriving whith long tentacle tips...purchased in January 2005.) It has white tentacle tips, I beleive this has something to do with ones that will typically live due to the collection site.

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      • #4
        only if you do have low nutrients then it can be cinsidered it lol it doesnt mean a certain type of tank set up what are your parameters when you do your tests? Nitrites/trates/Phos
        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
          all paramaters are zero, i am running a 60 cube with a 40 sump, all sps, i do 2, 5 gallon water changes a week, and one 20 galllon water change per weekend. will this be satisfactory? i am trying to get a feel for this here

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          • #6
            that seems like overkill sounds like you do 30 g a week that 50% WC a week way too much all you have to do is 6 g a week
            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
              if i do dose select supplements, must i run carbon?

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              • #8
                from what understand yes but bob or gary knows best
                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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                • #9
                  IMO, running carbon is a good thing in any tank. But, if you don't like to use carbon for any reason and you are only running certain supplements, you don't have to.
                  Fish eat poop....tastes just like chicken.

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                  • #10
                    but just dosing doesnt bring anything toxic to the tank as long as it is done in moderation. what i amm hearing is that if i dont run carbon then there will be no buildup of any toxins in my tank from zeo additives correct?

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                    • #11
                      Hi Greystreet, carbon with the ZEOvit method, is used to remove coral nettle toxins, pollulants, promotes polyp-exstension & growth & to clear the water. It is not used to remove any of the zeo-components that are used. Bob
                      "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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                      • #12
                        ahh now it is all starting to become a little more clear!

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