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  • Sounds good, lets do some smaller changes to your dosing regimen:

    Zeo CV-4 drops 2 x weekly
    Xtra-2ml, 2 times a week
    Zeo AA-2 drops, 2 times a week
    Zeo BB-2ml, 3 times a week
    Zeo PIF-2 drops, 2 times a week
    Sponge Power 2 drops every other day
    CoralSnow 2ml, 3 times a week
    Zeo KB-keeps 380 mg stable

    Additional 2 drops ZeoBac 2 x weekly & 0.2 ml ZeoStart 2 x daily

    Replace the ZeoVit material every 6 weeks, the carbon every 4 weeks on alternate days.

    G.Alexander

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    • Thanks G.Alexander, I have just changed the Zeo stones, so, will dose 2 Drops ZeoBac 2 x daily, all others will revert to above dosing instructions.

      Im dealing with a large infestation of Aiptasia and have just introduced 6 Berghia Nudibranches, so, hopefully over the coming weeks and months the Aip's should be gone.

      In addition to the above, would there be any other additives that I should be dosing ?

      Thanks in advance.

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      • Basically the products you use should be enough if everything runs fine. Personally I would add BioMate to the dosing regimen (4 drops 2 x weekly) additional but this can also be done later.

        G.Alexander

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        • Been a while so though I would share my current parameters and an up-date on the system;

          Dosing the following;

          Zeo CV-4 drops 2 x weekly
          Xtra-2ml, 2 times a week
          Zeo AA-2 drops, 2 times a week
          Zeo BB-2ml, 3 times a week
          Zeo PIF-2 drops, 2 times a week
          Sponge Power 2 drops every other day
          CoralSnow 2ml, 3 times a week
          Zeo KB-keeps 380 mg stable

          Calcium 30ml Daily
          Alk 24ml Daily
          Magnesium 6ml Daily

          Since my last post there has been quite a demand on the 3 main elements, Calc, Alk and Magnesium, this has now been brought back into check with my current parameters are as follows;

          Calcium 410
          Alk 7.0
          Magnesium 1250
          PH 8.2
          Phosphate 0 (Nyos Test Kit)
          Nitrate 3 (Nyos Test Kit)
          SG 1.025

          The tanks is really starting to bloom with SPS Corals showing good signs of growth, LPS are all looking well and growing, the one thing that is causing me some concern is browning on certain corals.

          I have had this happen before with the corals eventually returning to full colour, but, at a loss as to why this has happened and continues to happen with certain corals, currently have got some first fire mdntipora that is heavily browned and a plating montipora (unsure of name) doing the same.

          There is also a Mdntipora True Un Data that was fine for two weeks, then loss of colour and minor patches of browning ?

          Would welcome as always input and any suggestions as to the browning of certain colours.

          Thanks in advance.

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          • Montipora corals are sensitive to lower potassium concentrations, have you checked the level already ? Do they just loose color or does growth also decrease ?

            G.Alexander

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            • Potassium levels are fine, if anything, I would say too high as they are well over 400, both colour and growth, interestingly enough, Stylophora and Poccilipora are growing really well and colours are vibrant ?

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              • Can you please additional post the actual PO4 level ?

                Also do the affected corals stay in the system doing fine before they suddenly start to get darker tissue ?

                Can you post some pictures which does show those corals ?

                Are all kind of corals affected or just Montipora corals ?

                G.Alexander

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                • Firstly apologies for the late reply, I believe that I may have resolved the issue as corals are looking lot healthier since my last post. Basically I removed the browned parts from the coral, increased water changes over a few weeks and have introduced Flatwork stop, which I think is purely coincidental to the outcome, that being said, corals look healthier. I have also purchased the latest Hanna Nitrate checker along with their phosphorous checker so will post parameters over the weekend. I'm sure that I be asked this before but wanted to double check, when changing the Zeo media, ow much of the old media should be retained, thanks in advance.

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                  • Glad to hear things are looking better. Always just replace 90% of the material while keeping ~ 10% of the old material in the reactor. This will speed up the process to colonize the fresh material with bacteria.

                    G.Alexander

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                    • A few pictures to show progress
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