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    I am changing the rocks today which is at the one month mark. I was dosing the following.

    1.0ml Start 2 - Daily
    4 drops of bak - Daily
    4 drops of food - Daily

    Thanks

  • #2
    Hi Jim, thnx. for posting; can your repeat your total net vol. of your system, your current N03's/P04's & if you're having any problems, Bob
    "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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    • #3
      Bob,

      I just changed the rocks and left a small layer of the old rocks to seed the new ones.

      120G w/ 55g sump.

      My estimate would be 100g total water volume.

      There are a few problems that I see as of right now.

      (1) Still seem to be having a algae issue (Macro & Green Turf stuff)

      (2) Little to no growth

      The PO4 & NO3 both are undetectable with my salifert tests. It also read 0 before I started Zeo but have doubts about the readings because of the algae I still get.

      Jim

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      • #4
        Thnx. again, Jim. Algae growth may take some time yet, but as I mentioned previously,stay the course For your first exchange:

        1)dose 1 ltr.zeolites/@ 100gph. Cycle the zeo-filter.The exchange period now will be 6 wks.
        2)dose 1 Cup carbon
        3)dose 2 drops bak/food7 daily for 3 days, then 2 drops each 3x's/wk for the remainder of the cycle-period. Skimmer off for 60min after dosing.
        4)dose .25ml Start2 2x's/day daily
        5)dose 2 drops AAHC daily. If you do not have this yet, plz. order same as this will help with coral growth/color & p-e.

        Ask any questions as they come up, Bob
        "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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        • #5
          Thanks Bob.....

          I think I got it! I purchased the AACH from Scott last week so I would be ready for this! Also can I start running the reactor 24/7?

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          • #6
            Jim, yes, you can run your filter continously as your nutrients are low but cycling the filter another couple months will speed nutrient reduction along. Bob
            "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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