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    I have just joined and will be starting Zeo in a few days.i have bought the zeo 4 package also done some reading.and want to know where to start at

    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.)
    off for about 2 weeks
    5. Are you using Ozone
    6. Are you using UV
    7. What skimmer are you using (type, rated water volume)
    asm g3---Also have a aqua c 150 not in use
    8. What are your actual PO4 and NO3 levels
    PO4 0 NO3 10 OR LESS
    9. What are your actual Ca, Alk and Mg levels
    ca 460/alk 9.0 dkh/mg 1350
    10. What filtration method do you use (refugium, DSB, Miracle Mud, etc.)
    11. Type of light (Watt, color temp, how old, etc.)
    3x 400w 10k xm/440 vho
    12. What corals do you keep
    13. Tissue color (light or dark)
    14. How long has the tank been running
    1 1/2 years,rocks have been with me for 7 years
    15. Why do you want to use the ZEOvit system
    reduced nutriants
    16. Any supplemental dosing (type, amount, why, etc.)
    CA reactor
    17. Live rock (how much, how old, etc.)
    7 years
    18. Any present problems
    light algea
    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.)
    22. Other water parameters and water stability (salinity, temp, etc.)
    1.026/78to 80 temp

  • #2
    Coralguy, welcome to our forum.

    Thanks for posting the details about your system, I try to give you a save start up dosing recommendation:

    ZeoBac: 5 drops every other day after you have changed the zeolite for a 2 week period, otherwise 5 drops twice a week.

    ZeoFood: 5 drops every other day after you have changed the zeolite for a 2 week period, otherwise 5 drops twice a week.

    ZeoStart: 0,3 ml in the morning and 0,3 ml in the evening, every day. Not sure if you already use ZeoStart2 but this does not matter to much.

    I would recommend 1 liter zeolite (ZeoVit) in a zeovit reactor, mixing the zeolite daily. The water flow through the material should be around 80 - 100 gallons per hour. I also recommend the usage of 0,4 liters PO4 free carbon in a filter sock, placed in a passive water flow in your sump. The carbon should be changed every 30 days.

    AminoAcidHighConcentrate would be a good nourishing for your corals while the environment changes so a daily dosage of 2 – 3 drops would be adequate.

    This is a start up recommendation for the first weeks which has to be adjusted later. Please watch out for the typical overdosing signs which are described for every product in the guide. If you notice one of the signs, the dosage has to be anjusted.

    Please make sure you have read the Zeovit guide which you can easy download as a PDF document from this location:

    Try to read it over and over until you feel you understood the system.

    Your Ca and KH levels look a little bit to high to me, I would recommend to cut down the CO2 bubbles in your reactor until you get a KH reading around 7 and a Ca reading around 420. I would do this slow before I start with the system.

    I also would recommend to stop the usage of ozone. On the one side you dose live bacteria and on the other side the ozone will kill them.

    Please feel free to post further questions.



    • #3
      Ok so the zeobac and the zeofood will not be used intill the change out of the zeolite? this where i was a little confused.Also the zeolite need to be changed after 2 weeks instead of 4-6 for startup?guesse i better order some more i dont recall reading that.No i have not used the zeo start yet.

      thanks for the info.


      • #4
        Coralguy, maybe my information was a little bit misleading and I will try to make it clear.

        The zeovit (zeolite) has to be changed every 6 – 8 weeks completely. If you like to, you can leave 10 % of the old material, which is already hosted with bacteria in the filter. If you run the first zeovit (zeolite) cycle I would recommend to do the first change after 4 – 6 weeks (just for the first time).

        ZeoFood and ZeoBac should be dosed for a 2 week period after the zeovit (zeolite) change every other day. If you have passed the 2 week period of the fresh material both products should be dosed twice a week.



        • #5
          Ahh ok guesse i misunderstood ya.that sounds good