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    As a newbie Zeovit user I hear alot of talk about 'your in stage 1' 2 etc..

    But in the guide it doesnt really elaborate on what these stages are and when your into them... i know ill be in stage 1 as still on first batch of zeovit but can someone (Bob ) explain in more depth what other stages are, after what period of time etc etc...would make a good sticky for idiots like me

    Cheers

    Ga

    Oh yeah and does anyone have any other links to read up on zeo apart from the usual

  • #2
    good question!
    --Matt

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    • #3
      I thought so too

      Ga

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      • #4
        ZEOvit phases depend on the nutrient level & coral appearance. Nutrients are relatively high[with "pooled-reserves"] & corals are dull in coloration. Polyp-extension may or may not be present. Consider phase 1 the initiatation of ZEOvit method. The basic 4 are used to reduce nutrients in a balanced manner. As nutrients & "reserves" are depleted, the corals become brighter, lighter in appearance & the quantities of the zeo's dosed becomes less. Enter phase 2[~3-6mos], the corals continue to colorize more & nutrients are becoming more exhausted. During this phase, however, if dosing is stopped for more than a few days, nutrients again begin to rise, & corals become darker. This is due to "pooled-reserves" still remaining available. Phase 3[5-10months] is characterized by stable nutrients & color appearance of the corals, ie. if the zeo's are not dosed for many days, the N03's/P04's do not increase & coral colors remain fast. In this phase, the stored nutrients are exhausted, as evidenced by the low quantites of Bak/Food7/Start used, with coral color intensive. Bob
        "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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        • #5
          Thanks Bob thats cleared that one up, almost as clear as the water in my tank !!!

          Cheers

          Ga

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          • #6
            cleared it up for me too! Thanks Bob!
            --Matt

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            • #7
              mods - can we make this a stickey or even add it to the guide as a loose outline?
              --Matt

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              • #8
                Thanks for clearing that up for me! Phase 2 is gonna rule
                65 SPS
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                ZEO - Phase 2

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                • #9
                  I posted a Sticky for you all

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                  • #10
                    thanks for the explanation!!
                    anacroporamademepoora

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