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  • Question on turning skimmer off and dosing zeovit

    I just started last week turning my skimmer off (for 1 hour) everytime I dose zeobac and zeofood. I never used to do this and finally I was convinced to start doing it by the number of people who said they were doing it. My question is since doing this my skimmer has been pulling at least 5 times the amount of skimmate out that it normally does, why is this?

    It should be noted that when I dose food and bac at the same time I dose zeoaminos and zeostart.
    You're Norma Desmond you used to be big.

    I am big it's the pictures that got small.

    From the classic movie "Sunset Boulevard"

  • #2
    Remember, Brad, ZEOvit is bacterial driven system to remove nutrients, N03's/P04's, etc. Allowing time for the seed & feed process to proceed increases nutrient-skimmable products availability that when a efficient skimmer is turned back on, readily removes these, therefore, more skimmate. Bob
    "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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    • #3
      Interesting, so what your saying is by doing this I should be able to reduce my nutrient levels even more and see better zeo results?
      You're Norma Desmond you used to be big.

      I am big it's the pictures that got small.

      From the classic movie "Sunset Boulevard"

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      • #4
        so would there be an added benifit to leaving the skimmer off say for 2 hours instead of 1 hour?

        Nick
        275 Gallon Envision Acrylics Tank, 70 gallon sump, BK 300 internal, Zeovit, 5 sequence darts (1 on a oceansmotions 4-way), medusa dual controller, 2 ebo jaer 250w heaters, 1/2 hp JBJ comercial chiller, 4 RO IIIs w/14k hamilitons, 4 VHOs super actinic, deltec pf500 Ca Rx, 3 reef ceramic pillar, and 1 reef ceramic mini-reef, 5 ceramic closed loop intake screen covers, with 50ish pounds of LR

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        • #5
          My theory on not using more skimmer off time, revolves around relative bak/food7 excess effects on the corals, while a shorter off time allows time for better efficiency for dosed zeo's actions. Bob
          "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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          • #6
            alright thanks for the explination, it just got me thinking about more off time, but i guess the 1 hour off time is the perfect amount.

            thanks!

            Nick
            275 Gallon Envision Acrylics Tank, 70 gallon sump, BK 300 internal, Zeovit, 5 sequence darts (1 on a oceansmotions 4-way), medusa dual controller, 2 ebo jaer 250w heaters, 1/2 hp JBJ comercial chiller, 4 RO IIIs w/14k hamilitons, 4 VHOs super actinic, deltec pf500 Ca Rx, 3 reef ceramic pillar, and 1 reef ceramic mini-reef, 5 ceramic closed loop intake screen covers, with 50ish pounds of LR

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            • #7
              I have not been shutting my skimmer down either. I think I will give this a try as well since I guess I am supposed to be doing it anyway.
              Dustin

              "Water is the driving force of all nature"
              Leonardo da Vinci

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