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    Hit the 4 week marker yesterday!!! I have seen some great improvements in the overall appearane of my tank. Algea is slowly fading, but as I understand, it will take 3-4 months total for it to be completely gone (6 for me I have a ton). Colors are really starting to show, growth is more than I have seen in 6 months.

    So last night I swapped out my zeolith - went from 1/3 cup to 1/2 and kept several of the original stone for seeding. Currently, I do 1 drop bak, one drop food 2x weekly and 1.5ml of start per day. Should I continue with this schedule or adjust?

    Thanks

    Matt
    --Matt

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    Matt, remember with the new stones, we need to seed & feed with the zeo's again. With the 1st exchange, now for the 1st 2wks. dose bak/food7 every other day, then go to the 2x's/wk schedule. Also you can extend the zeolites to 6wks, probably from now on. ZeoStart is still dosed daily, in split quantities. Bob
    "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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    • #3
      Good point Bob - thanks! Do I need to plan on doing this each time I switch?

      A couple of observations:

      Before I switched the rocks out, I was beginning to notice not as much mulm was coming off of them when I shook them. Is this a good indication of when to switch them, or should I just watch my calendar?

      I also notice that the new growth areas on my corals have incredible color, while the original frag still seems dull and/or brownish. Is this because my tank is moving towards becoming a nutrient poor system and the new growth hasn't built up zooxanthelle. If this is the case, is it safe to assume that the further along I get, I can expect the frag to color up as well?
      --Matt

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      • #4
        Hi Matt, yes, with each new zeolites exchange, more frequent zeo-dosing is a necessity to seed & feed, ie. every other day x's 2wks, then 2x's/wk. However, with each new zeolite change, the zeo-quantities should be less until phase 3 is reached, whereby, they should remain stable Matt, one does notice more mulm released towards the end-life of the zeolites, along with some stagnation in coral color advances, until the new zeolites become functional[~2-3 days] then coloration enhancement begins again Bob
        "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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        • #5
          great information Bob
          anacroporamademepoora

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