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    1. Gross water volume
    66 Us gallons (250 litres)
    2. Net water volume
    60 gallons (225 litres)
    3. Are you using a CaCo2 reactor
    Yes Korralin 1502
    4. Are you using a PO4 reactor
    Yes Phosban reactor filled with 250ml of Rowaphos
    5 Are you using ozone
    No
    6 Are you using Uv
    No
    7. What skimmer are you using
    Im using 2, Deltec Mce600 (rated for 700 litres) and a Aqua-medic Turboflotor ( rated for 600 litres)
    8.What are your actual PO4 and NO3 levels
    PO4- 0 ( Merk test kit) NO3- 0 Salifert
    9. What are your actual Ca, Alk, Mag levels
    Ca-420, Alk- 9.8 Dkh, Mag- 1290 all salifert
    10 What filtration do you use
    Live rock and skimmers only
    11. Type of light
    Giesemann system 400, 1x 400w Giesemann 12500k bulb + 2 Deltec T5 actinics
    12. What corals
    Sps
    13. Tissue colour
    Mixed
    14. How long has the tank been running
    3 months (all corals came from of my larger tank, which was 18 months old
    15. Why do you want to use the Zeovit system
    To try to get the colours of the Sps corals to the same colour as they were in my larger tank.
    16. Any supplement dosing
    Kalk for all evaporation.
    17. Live-rock
    28kg, 3 monhs old
    18. Any present problems
    Colours of corals have faded when i swapped tanks
    19. Problem description
    As above
    20. What test kits do you use
    All Salifert except PO4 ( Merk)
    21. Present dosing
    None yet
    22. Other water parameters
    Salinity 1.026 ( Tunze conductivity meter) Temp 26.9-27.2 Using a Teco chiller, Circulation- 15,000 lph.

    Thanks John....

  • #2
    Hi John, glad to see you're ready for ZEOvit Well, almost as you will need to change some parameters & reef techniques. Be sure to know the ZEOvit guide thoroughly First, KW is not used with the method. Just use RODI water for top-off. P04 removers are not needed & can be detrimental with ZEOvit, therefore, stop PB reactor & use.The method depletes both N's/P's evenly & completely. Decrease your KH to the ZEOvit guidelines of 6.5-8. For your system, I recommend the flollowing:1) dose 1/2ltr. zeolites in a zeo-filter at a water flow of 200l/h, a little more or less is not a problem. Clean these daily & exchange these after 4wks for the first cycle, thereafter, it's every 6wks. Cycle the stones at 3 hr. intervals, on & off per a timer.2) dose 1/2Cup of carbon in a mesh-bag, passively in your sump. Knead this every other day & exchange every 4wks. 3) dose bak/food7--2drops/2drops daily for 2wks. then 2x's/wk. Dose these in front of the intake pump of your zeo-filter. Turn off the skimmers for 60min. after these dosings. 4) dose Start, .5ml daily thruout the cycle. Split this dosage into .25ml 2x's/day. John, plz. ask questions if you have any concerns. Bob
    "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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    • #3
      Thanks Bob, I have not got the Zeovit ( i have ordered it) yet so i will start in a week or 2. I will remove the kalk and Rowaphos before i start dosing the Zeovit and decrease the Kh.
      When you say cycle the stones in intervals of 3 hours, how long should this be done for? the first 4 weeks?
      Thank-you
      John.....

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      • #4
        John, IME, about 4mos. is needed to exhaust the "nutrient-pool". This may vary depending on the tank age, bioload, nutrient load, & nutrient import/export, etc. The cycling can be done, however, indefinitely, your choice. I stopped cycling at the 4mos. time-frame, as my coral colors were like Alexander's Bob
        "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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        • #5
          Hi,
          I have been using the dosage above now for 2 weeks, so i now cut down on the dosage of bak/food7 to 2x per week. Do i now cut down the dosage of start? or do i keep dosing the same amount till the change of the stones?

          Thanks John.....

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          • #6
            Good show, John, after the first two wks, bak/food7 is dosed 2x's/wk while Start is dosed daily. The quantites remain the same throughout the inital cycle unless you see signs of zeo-excess[as per ZEOvit guide] Bob
            "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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            • #7
              Thank-you Bob, it all seems to be going well.

              John.......

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              • #8
                Hi,
                Im now coming to the end of the first 4 weeks, everything seems to be running well. I will be changing the stones and carbon this weekend, How should i now change the dosing? Im now dosing 0.25ml of Zeostart twice a day, and 2 drops of Bak/food7 twice a week.
                Thanks John.....

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                • #9
                  Hi John, thnx. for your update Your zeo-quantities will remain the same as the last cycle, with the following exceptions:
                  1) zeolites will now be changed every 6wks.
                  2) bak/food7 will be dosed every other day for the 1st 2wks. with new zeolites, then, 2x's/wk.

                  Bob
                  "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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                  • #10
                    Thanks Bob.

                    John......

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                    • #11
                      Hi,
                      Its my third change of the Zeovit on Sunday, should i change any of the dosing amounts? or stay the same.

                      Cheers John..

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                      • #12
                        Hi John, as one goes deeper into ZEOvit, the zeo-quantites will gradually diminish, as the nutrients are lower. If your corals are healthy, w/o tip thinning or a strong, brownish film on your panes or rocks/sand, then these zeo-amounts are still proper, & no changes in doses will need to be made. Bob
                        "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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