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    Getting ready to set-up my 65 mixed reef. Thinking of going the zeo route. What would I need and how much zeo would I use? Also what would you use as filtration skimmer, reactor, etc?


  • #2
    Hi, & welcome to At the top of this forum , plz. read all the sticky's information about the ZEOvit method--this is important if you plan to go forward to have a good understanding of the basics. If you decide to use ZEOvit, plz. answer all questions on the sticky "tell us about your tank" Thnx. Bob
    "There might be something to this ZEOvit"


    • #3
      will do


      • #4
        1. Gross water volume of your complete system (incl. sump etc.) 80 Gallons
        2. Net water volume (incl. sump etc.)
        3. Are you using a CaCO2 reactor or other technique? No
        4. Are you using a PO4 reactor (how long, how long ago, etc.)? Yes
        5. Are you using Ozone? No
        6. Are you using UV? Yes
        7. What skimmer are you using (type, rated water volume)? Berlin turbo modded
        8. What are your actual PO4 and NO3 levels? not sure tanks isn't up yet
        9. What are your actual Ca, Alk and Mg levels? not sure tanks isn't up yet
        10. What filtration method do you use (refugium, DSB, Miracle Mud, etc.)? DSB/Sump
        11. Type of light (Watt, color temp, how old, etc.)? 2-175w 14K's & 2-22w T5 atinics
        12. What corals do you keep? all types
        13. Tissue color (light or dark)
        14. How long has the tank been running? not set up yet
        15. Why do you want to use the ZEOvit system? saw it and like the results
        16. Any supplemental dosing (type, amount, why, etc.)? Nope
        17. Live rock (how much, how old, etc.)? 80lbs 2 years old
        18. Any present problems? Nope
        19. Problem description (tissue loss tips, tissue loss base, diatom bloom, algae, etc.)? Nope
        20. What test kit do you use (how old, recently switched, etc.)? many types
        21. Present dosing, amounts and intervals (ZEOvit, ZEObak, ZEOfood, ZEOstart, ZEOspur2, etc.)?????
        22. Other water parameters and water stability (salinity, temp, etc.)1.024, 79F


        • #5
          Hi TTC, with ZEOvit method P04 removers, resins & UV are not used. ZEOvit will replace all of these nicely. A efficient skimmer is a must though. A DSB with ZEOvit is fine --just use good husbandry techniques. Again, know the ZEOvit guide inside & out for a full appreciation of this wonderful method. For your system, I recommend the following:
          1)dose 3/4 Cup carbon in a filter-sock, passively in your sump, kneaded 3x's/wk. & changed monthly.
          2)dose 3/4 ltr. zeolites at a flow rate of 60-75gph. Pump clean the stones 1-2 x's/day. Cycle the stones on & off at 3hr. intervals. Exchange these in 4 wks. then repost for dosage adjustments.
          3)dose 3 drops Bak/Food7 daily for 2wks. then 3 drops each 2x's/wk. Turn off the skimmer for 60min after dosing these. Dose these in front of the zeo-filter pump, when it's operating.
          4)dose 3 drops Start2 2x's/day daily. Dose these near the filter pump when operating--no need to turn off the skimmer when just dosing Start2. Plz. ask questions, Bob
          "There might be something to this ZEOvit"