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    I have been running zeo for about 6 or 7 months now and have seem some nice changes I have also made several drastic changes to my tank as well which may have hindered or helped zeo over that time. What I would like to know is if it is time to change my current dosage or if I need to start adding other additives besides the basic 4 and AA's. I was supose to change out the zeolites yesterday but found that I have run out so I need to make an order and if I need to get something else soon or now I would like to order them at the same time rather then make two orders a month or so apart.
    Tank specs
    2 250w SE 10k xm
    260w pc all actinic
    euro reef 6-2+
    18" cpr aqua fuge
    3002 korallin reactor
    80-90lbs of LR
    20lbs LS
    2 Iwaki 40xrlt
    I run a fliter sock on my sump changed out about once a week and run a little over 1/2 cup of carbon. I estimate my total water volume to be around 75-80 gals.
    I tested my tank this afternoon
    temp 80.8
    ph 8.2
    S.g. 32-33
    ca 385
    alk 6.5
    (both low I had to readjust the reactor they are normally 445 and 8.0)
    PO4 .03
    NO3 .2
    NO2 .02
    NH4 0
    Mg 1200
    For the past 12 weeks my zeo dosage has been 2 drops bac/food/AA's and 2ml of start. For the first week after a change I dosed everyother day then for the next 5 weeks I dosed 2 times a week. Is there anything I should change? Is it time to add some of the others? Any help or advice would be great if there is any other info needed please let me know.
    Thanks in advance

  • #2
    Hi Derek, for color definition, PIF/Fe/ZeoSpur2 are helpful--follow the ZEOvit guide on dosing these. BTW, if your corals are healthy, there is no need for adjustments to the zeo-dosingBob
    "There might be something to this ZEOvit"


    • #3
      OK thanks when do I know that I need to mess with the dose? If the corals lose some of their color should I up the dose of the basic 3 or scale it back? Thanks


      • #4
        Hi Derek, if you nutrients are increasing, your corals becoming more dull, then increasing the zeo-quantity is appropriate. In a perfect setting, I've found the pane's bacterial film to be clear w/o diatom accumulation for several days before cleaning is necessary. If one accumulates brownish/green slimey film daily, then one has overshot the zeo-dosing. Bob
        "There might be something to this ZEOvit"