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  • Dosing Advice Needed. Aged Salt? :P

    on 20th may, start full dosage on my 800litres newly set-up tank with a couple of SPS colonies from before.

    ZeoBak: 24 drops daily
    ZeoFood : 24 drops daily
    ZeoStart : 8 ml daily

    on 29th may, i've stopped dosage as i've suffered from brown film / algae

    during a period of 10 days, the algae started to die.

    i'm restarting my dosage now and unsure what dosage i shd follow.

    please advice. i would reckon it to be 4 drops/4 drops/4 ml as discussed with fren.

  • #2
    If you can tell us more about your tank params we can give you better dosing instructions.

    I definately think you wee dosing too much before. You could get by with 8 drops bac and food and 4ml of zeostart. Are you using zeostart1 or zeostart2?


    • #3
      Hi Planetg, as Madison said plz. give the info on your tank from questions on the sticky "Tell us about your tank" near the top of this forum, thnx. Bob
      "There might be something to this ZEOvit"


      • #4
        hi guys. are are some answers... hope it helps. cheers

        2. Net water volume (incl. sump etc.) - 800 litres
        3. Are you using a CaCO2 reactor or other technique - DIY Ca Reactor with 8lbs of ARM Media
        4. Are you using a PO4 reactor - No
        5. Are you using Ozone - No
        6. Are you using UV - No
        7. What skimmer are you using - DIY Beckett 834
        8. What are your actual PO4 and NO3 levels - PO4 (0.03 Salifert) NO3 (Undetectable Salifert)
        9. What are your actual Ca, Alk and Mg levels? CA(400) Alk (6.4), MG (1200)
        10. What filtration method do you use - BB
        11. Type of light - 2x250W BLV 10K
        12. What corals do you keep - Currently 6 SPS colonies, 3 clams and 3 LPS
        13. Tissue color - Med
        14. How long has the tank been running - 3 wks
        15. Why do you want to use the ZEOvit system - Nutrients Reduction
        16. Any supplemental dosing - No
        17. Live rock - Estimated 150 kg
        18. Any present problems - Not really
        19. Problem description - Diatom bloom just over after stopped dosing for past 5 days
        20. What test kit do you use - Salifert abt 3 mths old kits
        21. Present dosing, amounts and intervals - Pls refer to previous posts
        22. Other water parameters and water stability - SG (1.025) Temp (26.2-27.0 Deg)


        • #5
          Thnx, but may I ask if you are using Start1 or 2? Bob
          "There might be something to this ZEOvit"


          • #6

            Currently Start1. abt 1/3 left and I'll get Start2


            • #7
              Hi, & thnx. for the clarifications. Go ahead & use Start1 for now. Plz. raise your KH slightly to closer to 7 or 7.5 & Ca ~430, Mg to 1300. Use 2ltrs. zeolites in a filter with a flow rate of 800l/h. A little more or less is fine. Dose 1/2ltr carbon, passively in a filter sock in your sump. Knead this 3x's/wk to prevent channeling of the media. I recommend the following :
              1) dose Bak 4 drops 2x's/wk[you have already overseeded the zeo's given your above dosing regimen]
              2) dose 4 drops Food 2x's/wk
              3) dose .5ml ZeoStart1 2-3x's/day daily. Turn off your skimmer for 60min after dosing bak/food7. It is not necessary to do this when just dosing Start. Bob
              "There might be something to this ZEOvit"


              • #8
                thanx bob.

                just realised that my KH is at 5.3, CA at 360 and MG at 1350. tuning CR now.

                perhaps the consumption of CA / KH has started to increase with stability of water parameters....