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    1. Gross water volume of your complete system (incl. sump etc.) 100g
    2. Net water volume (incl. sump etc.) 75g
    3. Are you using a CaCO2 reactor or other technique yes- CaCO2 reactor
    4. Are you using a PO4 reactor (how long, how long ago, etc.) no
    5. Are you using Ozone no
    6. Are you using UV no
    7. What skimmer are you using (type, rated water volume) custom-150g
    8. What are your actual PO4 and NO3 levels po4-0 no3-1
    9. What are your actual Ca, Alk and Mg levels ca- 450 alk-10 mg-1300's
    10. What filtration method do you use (refugium, DSB, Miracle Mud, etc.)refugium
    11. Type of light (Watt, color temp, how old, etc.) 2x 250w 1 20k 1 10k 2x 96w vho 03's
    12. What corals do you keep mixed rics & sps
    13. Tissue color (light or dark) average
    14. How long has the tank been running 1-1/2yrs
    15. Why do you want to use the ZEOvit system colors
    16. Any supplemental dosing (type, amount, why, etc.) no
    17. Live rock (how much, how old, etc.) 130lbs- 1-1/2yrs old
    18. Any present problems no
    19. Problem description (tissue loss tips, tissue loss base, diatom bloom, algae, etc.) no
    20. What test kit do you use (how old, recently switched, etc.) salifert-fairly new
    21. Present dosing, amounts and intervals (ZEOvit, ZEObak, ZEOfood, ZEOstart, ZEOspur2, etc.) this is where my question comes in
    22. Other water parameters and water stability (salinity, temp, etc.) 1.024 temp- 80-82

    I'm not really sure how to start considering my po4 is at 0, my no3 at 1. How much of what to use is my question. I hope this is enough info.
    NERO
    ZEOhead in Training
    Last edited by NERO; 05-27-2005, 01:23 PM.

  • #2
    Looking good

    I'd bring alk down to 7 or 8 and Ca down to 420. Bob AKA Aged "Dosing Guru" Salt will probably chime in soon with a customized dosing regimen
    400 gallon reef, Bubble King 300, I~Spin, 2 x 10,000K BLV 400W, 2 x 20,000K Radium 400W, 2 x 6,400K Osram 400W, Schuran Jetstream 1, AquaController Pro

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    • #3
      Hi Nero, the first off, welcome to ZEOvit.com. Be sure to read the ZEOvit guide several x's & thoroughly understand it. For your system, I recommend the following:
      1) dose 3/4 Cup carbon in a mesh-bag, passively in your sump, kneaded every other day & exchanged monthly.
      2) dose 3/4ltr. zeolites in a zeo-filter with a flow rate of 75gph. A little more or less is fine. "Pump-clean" the stones 2x's/day. Exchange these after 4wks. on the first cycle period. Thereafter, the interval of stone exchange is 6wks.
      3) dose Zeobak/ZeoFood7 3 drops daily x 2wks, then 3 drops ea. 2x's/wk until the next zeolite exchange. Turn off your skimmer for 60 min. after dosing these. Dose these near the zeo-filter intake pump.
      4) dose ZeoStart .5ml 2x's/day. It is not necessary to turn off your skimmer when just dosing Start. If you are going to use Start2, plz. let me know as the other zeo-dosages will need modification. Do not use any other zeo-supplements at the beginning phases of the ZEOvit method
      Ask questions as they appear. Bob
      Aged Salt
      ZEOhead
      Last edited by Aged Salt; 05-27-2005, 03:18 PM.
      "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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      • #4
        Thaks for the help guys. I'll get back to you as soon as more questions arise!

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        • #5
          It's time for my change out. I'm not sure what kind of dosing schedule I should go on afterwards. Also, I have brn/grn algae growing on the glass like a weed. But my corals are growing faster than ever before. So I guess there's a trade off (clean more but better growth). Do I need to leave some of the old rocks in there? I have read a few threads that said it needs to be seeded. BTW, none of my perameters have changed. I'm still at under 1 part per mill on nitrate. It's seems to not be going away. Any help? Thanks.

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          • #6
            Hi Nero, thnx. for the update, & be patient, as you will rid the algae, all in good time. Are you dosing AAHC or anything else with the others? For the first zeolite exchange, I recommend the following:
            1)3/4 Cup carbon
            2)3/4ltr. zeolite + 10-15 "old" stones. The change-out extends to 6wks. now.
            3)dose bak/food 2 drops each every other day for 2 wks., then, 2 drops each 2x's/wk.
            4)dose .25ml Start 2x's/day daily. Bob
            "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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            • #7
              I am using AAHC- once a week at 4drops. But, other than that I've been following the schedule above.

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              • #8
                Hi Nero, that sounds good, & continue with AAHC at 2-4 drops/wk. Bob
                "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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