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    1. Gross water volume of your complete system (incl. sump etc.)
    2. Net water volume (incl. sump etc.)
    3. Are you using a CaCO2 reactor or other technique
    4. Are you using a PO4 reactor (how long, how long ago, etc.)
    5. Are you using Ozone
    6. Are you using UV
    7. What skimmer are you using (type, rated water volume)
    ASM G3
    8. What are your actual PO4 and NO3 levels
    not detectable
    9. What are your actual Ca, Alk and Mg levels
    480, 9, no Mg test kit
    10. What filtration method do you use (refugium, DSB, Miracle Mud, etc.)
    11. Type of light (Watt, color temp, how old, etc.)
    3x vho actinic, 3x 400w 20k mh (10 months)
    12. What corals do you keep
    99% SPS
    13. Tissue color (light or dark)
    14. How long has the tank been runnig
    10 months
    15. Why do you want to use the ZEOvit system
    color & growth
    16. Any supplemental dosing (type, amount, why, etc.)
    Kalk reactor
    17. Live rock (how much, how old, etc.)
    120lbs 10 months
    18. Any present problems
    19. Problem description (tissue loss tips, tissue loss base, diatom bloom, algae, etc.)
    20. What test kit do you use (how old, recently switched, etc.)
    21. Present dosing, amounts and intervals (ZEOvit, ZEObak, ZEOfood, ZEOstart, ZEOspur2, etc.)
    haven't started yet
    22. Other water parameters and water stability (salinity, temp, etc.)
    1.025, 78 (chiller)

    Just wanting your suggested phase 1 dosing amounts.

    Also what would you begin dosing in phase 2 and then what in phase 3. I have a wide variety of SPS corals.


  • #2
    Hi Philip, glad to have you aboard Be sure to read the ZEOvit guide several times to better understand the concept/method & the amended Start2[new Start] dosage schedule. With ZEOvit, 03 is not used. Although, experienced aquarists have used KW with ZEOvit, it is not recommended as KW contributes to "stored P04's" which eventually need to be removed thru the ZEOvit process. For your ssytem, I recommend the following:
    1)dose 1 Cup carbon in a mesh-bag, passively, in your sump, kneaded every other day & exchanged once a month.
    2)dose 3/4ltr. zeolites in a zeo-filter at 75gph flow rate. Cycle the stones "on" & "off" at a 3hr. interval. Pump clean the stones once or twice a day. Change the zeolites after 4 wks. with your 1st cycle, then the interval is extended to 6wks. thereafter.
    3)dose bak at 4 drops daily for the 1st 2 wks. then 4 drops 2x's/wk.
    4)dose food7 at 1 drop daily for the 1st 2wks. then 1 drop 2x's/wk.
    5)dose Start2 .5ml 2x's/day daily.
    At this time, it is not necessary to predict the zeo-dosages until one sees the response of your corals & nutrients to the ZEOvit method. By all means post any questions as you proceed, especially reposting your tank vitals for the 2nd zeo-cycle dosages. Bob
    "There might be something to this ZEOvit"


    • #3
      Welcome Phil hoope you enjoy it Here
      180G SPS Mainly
      10 Bulb T5 Starfire
      Calcium Reactor
      3 Tunze 6105's
      Profilux Controller
      ATB Return w/ wavysea
      ATB M External Skimmer


      • #4
        Thanks guys. ?