Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

What happens if you dont do water changes?

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • What happens if you dont do water changes?

    Just wondering if there are any negative effects of not doing the recommended water changes with zeo?

    Andrew
    100 gal sps tank, with Queen Angle, 2 Common Clowns, Cleaner Wrasse, Purple Tang.

    BLV 400w 10k driven by Ice cap electronic ballast, 2 24" Deltec duel T5s. Tunze 6100 and 6000 streams. Deltec APF 600 skimmer, PF 509 calcium reactor, and a FR 509 fluidised reactor modded into a zeo reactor. Eheim 1260 return pump, and Tunze osmolator. Iks unit to control heaters and fan, and co2

    Zeovit dosing
    1ml start morning and evening for 6 weeks.
    4ml of bak/food 3/4x14, then 2xweek for 28 days

  • #2
    Do you mean missing one every once in awhile, or just skipping them altogether?

    Comment


    • #3
      You are aiming for a low nutrient tank.. when you get to this level, you need to replenish nutrients/elements and that is what WC's are for.

      Comment


      • #4
        Andrew, as you probably know, WC's are not performed for nutrient reduction. In the short run, the trace element replacement is not so crucial until one reaches phase 3 where our corals will depend more on these trace elements being available in a nutrient-poor environment. Bob
        "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

        Comment


        • #5
          Humm i havent done them now for around 5 weeks, i know i should have but i went on holiday and havent had the time since i got back.

          Just got a bucket of ro water heating with salt and ph for a change tomorrow.

          Was just wondering if you guys knew of anyone that had not done the water changes and the effect it had on the tank.

          Andrew
          100 gal sps tank, with Queen Angle, 2 Common Clowns, Cleaner Wrasse, Purple Tang.

          BLV 400w 10k driven by Ice cap electronic ballast, 2 24" Deltec duel T5s. Tunze 6100 and 6000 streams. Deltec APF 600 skimmer, PF 509 calcium reactor, and a FR 509 fluidised reactor modded into a zeo reactor. Eheim 1260 return pump, and Tunze osmolator. Iks unit to control heaters and fan, and co2

          Zeovit dosing
          1ml start morning and evening for 6 weeks.
          4ml of bak/food 3/4x14, then 2xweek for 28 days

          Comment


          • #6
            I know people that have waited 4-6 weeks to do water changes with hardly any signs that they didn't do them. I don't recommend it but I wouldn't worry about it if you can't get to it quickly.

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by Aged Salt
              Andrew, as you probably know, WC's are not performed for nutrient reduction. In the short run, the trace element replacement is not so crucial until one reaches phase 3 where our corals will depend more on these trace elements being available in a nutrient-poor environment. Bob

              Bob,

              Why are the corals more dependent on trace elements in phase 3 verse any other time? Not sure this makes sense to me. Which trace elements? Anytime you do a water change your diluting the nutreints that may be there, which is always a good thing.

              I'm currently not a zeo user but am interested in learning more & still researching.

              Comment


              • #8
                Hi Ed, sure, low-TDS-RODI WC's will reduce nutrients depending, of course, on the % of the WC. However, as traces are necessary for coral color/vitality & with ZEOvit, no traces are added additionally, WC's provide the corals with T.E. renewal. In theory, with ultra-low nutrient waters, corals shift their energy gathering source, as the zoox density is downsized, photosynthetic byproducts become less important to the coral for their energy needs. How this is accomplished by the corals is not known, but may involve increased coral tissue protein synthesis. Bob
                "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

                Comment

                Working...
                X