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  • My tank before ZEOvit

    Please, I'm begining with ZEOvit on next week, take a look on my aquarium, and help me with your ideas. (pictures have a month)

    I will make a small description to my aquarium:
    It bebins on the end of 2004. Around 100 kg of LR comes from my older tank (a 350 l that never was finished because I understan soo early that will have an a biger one)
    Display: 180x60x60

    sump 100x40x50

    Skimmer: Schuran 200

    LR: around 140 kg

    substrate: Dsb 110 kg nature's ocean and 25 kg of live sand from asia

    Grotech Zeolithfilter 110 with 2 kg of Grotech Zeolite
    1/2 kg ofGrotech Reactiv Carbon

    water movement
    Tunze 6080 x 3 controlled by IKS
    eheim 1060 for return water to display tank

    3xHQI 250 W (14000º K) + 2 T5 (actinics) of 54 watts
    lighting periode 12 hours T5 and 8 hours HQI

    other hardware:
    IKS (REDOX, PH, salinity, Temp and water level)
    Automatic water repositionn with osmosis

    Grotech dossing pumps(7)
    20 ml/day de Grotech KH1
    20 ml/day de Grotech KH2
    20 ml/day de Grotech KH3
    8 ml/day de Grotech Corall A
    8 ml/day de Grotech Corall B
    8 ml/day de Grotech Corall C
    8 ml/day de Grotech VitaminoM

    Some fans for move the hot of the lights, TECO RA680
    heatters Jager and Ser (300, 300)

    Normally parameters:
    No3 0-0,05
    No2 0
    Ca 480
    Mg 1320
    Si 0
    Po4 0-0.05
    Temp: 25,7
    Ph 7.9-8.1
    Salinity: 1025

    Some animals:
    (some of them was buyed on the begining with SPS and have some parts died, almost contiunes nicer on my aquarium

    One of my favourits
    when it retracts polyps, the 3 highe centimeters are pink

    Sorry for the pitures I'm soo bad with te camera too!!!

  • #2
    Hi Josep, thnx for sharing your reef. I really like your reefscape & your system seems very well planned. Of course, with the ZEOvit method, the Grotech zeolites & additives are not used. Their carbon is fine, though I would recommend it be used passively & not through a reactor. Using it in a reactor can be done but with the quantity decreased from the guidelines[1 Cup/400ltrs. net volume] & the interval exchange of the carbon increased. Bob
    "There might be something to this ZEOvit"


    • #3
      Supertutu, how do you like your IKS?


      • #4

        Thanks Bob.

        I'm very happy with IKS, is one of my best buys. Really strong, easy to configure, with a lot of options (except Ca) and (on my opinion )very good sensors.


        • #5
          Supertutu, thanks for the response. I have been seeing a lot of people with the IKS and it looks to be a great buy. I wish I could see one in person to make a better judgement.


          • #6
            You can come to my home where you want, but I think is a little bit far!!


            • #7
              Originally posted by Supertutu
              You can come to my home where you want, but I think is a little bit far!!
              I thikn with the price of the plane ticket to Spain, I can buy an IKS system.


              • #8
                Ahh another DSB-er, I'm not a lone outcast any longer
                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


                • #9
                  I'm in love to my DSB,maybe I'm in love to the ugly girl, but it like it soo much, nice denitrator and aquarium looks more natural. You can have some species very specials species that only lives on sand. Otherwise I have "nice" fights with my powerheads.


                  • #10
                    I'm going to update my aquarium information:

                    -New chiller Teco RA680 (Spain is too hot and we really need it)
                    -ZEOvit working (today is my first month)
                    -I Change something on my lights, 3x 250 Aquaconnect 14000ºK, 2 t5 50W actinics, 2 t5s 80 W 15000ºK and 2t5s 24 W 15000ºK
                    - New sump a little bit bigger, for have more place to work

                    Parameters today:
                    PO4 betwen 0,01 and 0,05
                    SI 0
                    NO3 lower than 0.5
                    temp 25
                    Salinity 1024.7
                    Ca 420 (before dossing pumps add)
                    Mg 1240 (before dossing pumps add)
                    KH 7 (before dossing pumps add)

                    some pictures of my new frags (sorry but pictures are really bad, colors are better than shows)


                    • #11
                      Josep, I like your coral selection & placement. The coral trip was well worth the effeort. After these mature, these will really be stunning Bob
                      "There might be something to this ZEOvit"


                      • #12
                        Very nice. Like Bob said, just wait till it grows up.. it will be very nice. Seems like you are a Grotech Fan!

                        Setup: 250G System, ATI Powermodul 10x80w T5s, 4x6100 Tunze Streams & 7095 MultiController, Deltec PF1000 CR, Deltec AP902 Skimmer, IKS, Zeovit, Artica 1Hp Chiller


                        • #13
                          I expect that they grow without issues ( I think that I've the record more than 30 hours driving for corals ).
                          If these corals don't grows nice I will change to golf.


                          • #14
                            Hi supertutu,

                            The corals are very beautiful.
                            Where did you drive to buy the corals?


                            • #15
                              that's a secret!!!