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  • Mucus after start2 dosage (Alex please help)

    I have a colony of Acropora secale secreting mucus from the tips a few minutes after start2 dosing. Dosing is 0.5 ml each time in 500l/130g net.
    The mucus stops after an hour or two and then reappears as soon as I dose start2 again. No problem with other colonies!

    Any ideas?
    Alessandro

  • #2
    Hi Alessandro, not sure I never observed this. Could you try to split the dosage to 0,2 ml in the morning and 0,2 ml in the evening ?

    G.Alexander

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    • #3
      Originally posted by G.Alexander
      Hi Alessandro, not sure I never observed this. Could you try to split the dosage to 0,2 ml in the morning and 0,2 ml in the evening ?
      G.Alexander
      I will take a picture this evening. The dosage is already the result of splitting 1.5 ml in 3 times . I'll try to reduce it anyway (still waiting for my dosing pump...)
      Alessandro

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      • #4
        Hi Alessandro, also consider reducing Food7 & AAHC[aminoacids] by 1/3 quantity, if you are dosing these. Bob
        "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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        • #5
          Alessandro, I think 0,5 ml 3 x is the maximum. I would reduce the quantity to 0,2 ml 3 x daily and if you get your dosing pump around 4 x 0,1 ml.

          I expect over the time with the 0,5 ml 3 x dosage the corals will get darker, also causing slime at the sand and the rocks, similar to the slime I showed you in Viareggio.

          The slime as Bob told, is also caused by ZeoFood7 & amino acids, so it is necessary to reduce them both as recommended. I do not expect this has something to do with the coral, but can also cause the slime.

          G.Alexander

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          • #6
            I have not had this problem with start2. Maybe its a sign of overdose as Alexander stated. Ive also been dosing the exact amount as start1 all at once.

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            • #7
              First, thank you all for your help.

              There must be something misleading in Bob's schedule, I thought 1.5ml/day in 130g/500l was an average dose, I read this:
              Manual dosing per 100g:
              Phase 1--2.0ml 2x's/day
              Phase 2--1.3ml 2x's/day
              Phase 3--0.2ml 2x's/day
              ... and I'm supposed to be in phase 2 (11th week). Have a doubt: when you write 1.3 ml 2x's/day you mean a total of 2.6ml/day, right ?

              Anyway I will cut the doses , I will also reduce AAHC and food7 although I see no adverse direct reaction to these components.

              I'll keep you posted
              Alessandro

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              • #8
                Thanks Alessandro, as long as you do not notice slime or darker tissue you can keep the ZeoStart2 dosage but I would bring it down a little bit just to see what happens with your coral.

                G.Alexander

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