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    I have a question about my current zeo dosing. I am seeing white tips on a couple of my corals. It was one or two and I wasnt initially worried. I have seen a couple more lately. I am dosing the following.

    3 weeks into phase two. Changed inital zeos after 4 weeks.
    2 drops bac/food twice a week- Wed/Sat
    .20ml start daily
    40 gal with total water volume apx 45 gal


    Tank is looking much better. I had a problem with valonia and that is almost gone. Corals are a little lighter. Hoping when I get to stage 3-4 it really takes off. I expect it to take some time because I have a shallow sand bed and 3 year old live rock.

    Should I stop dosing for several days or reduce amounts?

    Joseph

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    Is it tissue loss or Is it calcification? You could be seeing an increase in growth rate
    Sean

    Tank Specs:60g Cube SPS/Clam tank, ASM G1x Skimmer, DIY ZEOvit Reactor, 1x400w EVC 14k, Marine Life Aquatics CR-250 CaRx (RIP)

    Not sure yet.....Build Thread to come!

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    • #3
      It looks like the tip has lost tissue, but it isnt like rtn. It is only the very tip. I dont believe it is new growth because it appears so fast and is so white.

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      • #4
        Joseph, with tissue-tip loss[& from your description that's what happening] ZEOvit has already been overdosed. Plz. hold all zeo-dosing for 5-7 days until the tissue-tips are recovering, then dose the bak/food7 just once/wk for the rest of this zeolite cycle. After resuming bak/food, also begin dosing Start again at .05ml 2x's/day[.1ml total/day] Your carbon dose should be 1/2Cup, replaced every 4wks. Your zeolite dose should be1/2ltr. at a flow rate of 50gph thru your zeo-filter. Bob
        "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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        • #5
          I will hold all zeo for 7 days then start back at the new doses
          Should I follow my plan to change the stones at the 6 week mark?

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          • #6
            Hi Joseph, yes, the zeolite timetable would still be 6wks Bob
            "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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            • #7
              Hi Joseph. I've been wondering where you were. It's great to see you again. Let us know how the new dosing plan works.

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              • #8
                Madison,

                How's it going! I've been around, just laying low after getting beat up in the major zeo hate episode :smash:

                Really happy with how zeo has been working. I dont know if you remember the valonia problem I was having. It is almost gone now. Couple corals darkened a little, but I believe that is from excess zeo. I 'm sure they will lighten up soon. The tank overall is doing great.

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                • #9
                  I remember the valonia problem. I think I said, don't expect it to be cured with ZEO. I'm glad it's gone I'm surprised the corals darkened but I expect them to lighten up as well.

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                  • #10
                    I had the same experience with valonia...and I just noticed that I haven't had to battle it nearly as much as I used to. Still have some growth, but it's decreased dramatically.

                    Arthur

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                    • #11
                      Joseph, did the darkening of the corals coincide with a zeovit media changeout? Sometimes this happens.

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                      • #12
                        Madison,

                        Yes.. they darkened at the change out. They are starting to look better now. The valonia isnt completely gone, but it has reduced substantially and is no longer what I consider a real problem. I need to upgrade my skimmer. If I had a better one, that would be the final piece. What skimmer would you reccommend? I need a "out of sump" model due to the size of my sump. I just dont have the room inside of it for a decent model.

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                        • #13
                          Hi Scarybo,

                          I just received my new Deltec AP600 and got it hooked up last night. I am quite happy with it and extremely quiet. If I had the extra cash I would have jumped a model up to the APF600. I upgraded from a ASM-G2 and it seems to already be doing its job well. And Doug from Deltec USA was excellent to work with.
                          http://www.deltecusa.us/

                          Hope that helps

                          Scott

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                          • #14
                            What skimmer would you reccommend?

                            Aw, geez, now you've gone and done it.

                            :flame:

                            Arthur

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