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  • Aussie Zeo User

    Hey All,
    Just like to say firstly that I think it's great that there is place were people can discuss the products that we use without being judged!
    Anyhoo, would like some advice! Have been using Zeo now for 12 weeks and am more than happy with the results. Currently have only been dosing Bac and Food, in accordance with the Zeo Guide from RC.
    My reason for trying zeo in the first place was I had a phosphate problem, and tried many different means of ridding the tank of this to no avail, but currently the phosphate levels are undetectable (salifert test), task accomplished? But have been extemely impressed with the results and would like any suugestions of what else I could be doing/using to improve things somemore.
    If you guys need further info just let me know.
    Thanks in advance
    Fred, from down under!!!

  • #2
    Fred is there some particular thing / things you are not quite happy with yet? Or could still be improved?

    What are they? The guys here will talk you through them. Would help if you give the amounts you are dosing and how much zeorock you have and at what flow.

    What corals do you have?


    • #3
      Hi Fred, good show thus far, mate Plz. go to the sticky "Tell us about yout Tank" & answer the questios here on this thread in order to help with any concerns. Thnx. Bob
      "There might be something to this ZEOvit"


      • #4
        Cheers Guys, here we go;
        1. Gross water volume of your complete system (incl. sump etc.)
        Approx 300 litres
        2. Net water volume (incl. sump etc.)
        3. Are you using a CaCO2 reactor or other technique
        Calcium additive(kalkwasser)
        4. Are you using a PO4 reactor (how long, how long ago, etc.)
        5. Are you using Ozone
        6. Are you using UV
        7. What skimmer are you using (type, rated water volume)
        DIY Here it is:

        8. What are your actual PO4 and NO3 levels
        Tested and get zero reading(salifert)
        9. What are your actual Ca, Alk and Mg levels
        Ca is around 480 to 500, Alk 8, never tested for Mg
        10. What filtration method do you use (refugium, DSB, Miracle Mud, etc.)
        Live rock, carbon, and good skimming
        11. Type of light (Watt, color temp, how old, etc.)
        250w 14000k halide, 2X 20w actinic flouro's
        12. What corals do you keep
        Sps mainly acros
        13. Tissue color (light or dark)
        mostly light apart from some brownies that i bought as test pieces
        14. How long has the tank been running
        a little over 12 months
        15. Why do you want to use the ZEOvit system
        Am currently using zeovit
        16. Any supplemental dosing (type, amount, why, etc.)
        None apart from ZeoBac and ZeoFood
        17. Live rock (how much, how old, etc.)
        Roughly 40 to 50kilos
        18. Any present problems
        19. Problem description (tissue loss tips, tissue loss base, diatom bloom, algae, etc.)
        20. What test kit do you use (how old, recently switched, etc.)
        21. Present dosing, amounts and intervals (ZEOvit, ZEObak, ZEOfood, ZEOstart, ZEOspur2, etc.)
        Dose Bac and Food 1 drop of each per week, after change of zeolite 1 drop of each twice a week
        22. Other water parameters and water stability (salinity, temp, etc.)
        Salinity 1.023-1.024 Temp 27c constantly
        And here's the tank, not up to the standards of you guys;

        I am very happy thus far was just concerned that maybe there was something else I could be doing, or something I should change. My growth has been unreal, and colours of any new colonies I add hold there colour well.
        I have read that people are dosing AA etc, is this necessary?
        Thanks Fred
        Last edited by fred180101; 01-27-2005, 02:00 AM.


        • #5
          Hi Fred,

          Good to see you posting on this forum. Your tank is looking impressive and am glad you are happy with the product we supplied you,




          • #6
            Cheers Brendan,
            Thought it better to post here for some informative info, rather than criticism, if you know what I mean!


            • #7
              I know exactly what you mean.



              • #8
                Hi Fred, I agree with Brendan, your set-up is impressive & really at this point, I don't believe I would change a thing. You asked about the supplements, & I certainly would try these for a time--AAHC & PIF for color & growth. Maybe even ZeoSpurs but I'd wait on these until you're comfortable with AAHC & PIF. Bob
                "There might be something to this ZEOvit"


                • #9
                  Hey Fred, very nice looking tank, it looks great..

                  where abouts in .au are you ? I'm from Melbourne but moved here to California a few years ago...

                  Is kalkwasser the same down there as it is here ? (Pickling Lime) I thought that was not recommended with the zeo method, but I'm sure someone will correct me

                  post a few more pics..



                  • #10
                    Hey, i'm from the Blue Mountains about 2 hours from Sydney. Here's some recent pics;
                    Bottom left

                    Bottom right

                    Top right

                    Top left


                    • #11
                      Nice looking tank Fred!
                      I aggree with Bob's comments on not changing a thing. Remember though as time passes adjustments to the dosage will/may be needed. No doubt you take good care of the system and are aware of what's happening with your corals.
                      “People are very open-minded about new things - as long as they're exactly like the old ones.”
                      ...Charles F. Kettering


                      • #12
                        those are some crazy clams!!!
                        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.


                        • #13
                          Cheers guys,
                          Thanks for the support and responses. Will continue down the Zeo path, knowing that there is positive help out there!!!


                          • #14
                            First post at this site, and im VERY happy too see "we" have a place to advance reefing, not be held back by a stubborn few *cough RC cough*

                            G'day mate! Another Aussie! Sweet!

                            Well, Your reef rocks! Is that a histrix coral? If so where did you get it? i have been after one for ages! Also they are some Great clams! WOW!

                            and a pic of my tank: (not to jack your thread)

                            Been using ZEO for a few months now.

                            Cheers Josh, (East Adelaide, South Aus.)
                            System: 430ltr SPS ZEOvit system, Balling Method (Growtech), BubbleKing200, Profilux with LAN and Salinity
                            Lighting: Dimmbar 54w T5: D&D and KZ mixture.
                            Flow: Tunze 6060, Iwaki MX70 CL + penductors

                            "I love the smell of Napalm in the morning"


                            • #15
                              Josh, thnx. for sharing--a very nice reefBob
                              "There might be something to this ZEOvit"