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    Hey folks well afther seeing snipersps tank and ejocam shop tanks, i've decited to try zeovit. I wanted to know what I would need to start. Such as the equipment. I dont need a reactor since I can make one on my own. TIA

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    1. 95
    2. 80g
    3. yes
    4. no
    5. not yet but might
    6. no
    7. becket (MRC-1 clone)
    8. PO4-? not sure, NH3-0
    9. CA 475,Alk 10.5, Mag-?
    10. refugium, SSB
    11. 2x250DE 14k pheonix & 14k Hamiltons, 4months
    12. sps,lps some zoo's
    13. Some light some dark, others are original colors. I can keep the nice colors of most pieces but want to get better colors of the brown outs.
    14. Thanks been up since Jan05
    15. Want to get the best coloration and health out of my sps.
    16. Just AAHC, got good results with AA from salifert so i thougth I try the HC stuff
    17. about 90lbs 2 years old.
    18. Other then some nuisance algea nothing at all
    19. algae
    20. Salifert ca,alk and p04 but dont have the color strip to check the readings. All 6months old
    21. None, just AAHC
    22. salinity=1.025-1.026,temp=78.6-79.6,ph=7.9-8.0


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      Just drop your Ca and alk to about 420, 8.0 respectively. As for dosing Zeo bac=3 drops 2x weekly, same for bac. For Zeostart2, I dose 0.3 ml 2x a day on 60g. But i am in stage3. Bob should be able to elaborate on other dosings. Everything else looks good to start

      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!


      • #4
        N E 1 else


        • #5
          As Sean mentioned, adopt your water parameters slowly before introducing zeovit. A 4 week period should work fine.

          If your water parameters are adopted and stabile to NSW (KH ~7 / Ca ~ 400 – 420 / Mg 1200 – 1250) install the zeovit reactor and fill it with 0.75 liters zeovit which for the first cycle should be changed after 4 weeks. Pump / Clean the stones daily. Add 0.3 liters high quality carbon in a filter sock and place it in a passive water flow in your sump. Carbon should be changed every 4 weeks completely & kneaded in the filter sock 3 – 4 x weekly. The water flow through the zeovit reactor should be 50 – 70 gallons per hour.

          Connect the reactor pump to a clock timer to run it in a 3 hour on – 3 hour off interval which is helpful at the beginning to bring down PO4 effective. Please make sure the stones are not exposed to the air while the pump is switched off.

          Start dosing 3 drops ZeoBac & 3 drops ZeoFood7 daily for a 2 week period in front of the reactor. After this period followed each 3 drops 2 x weekly.

          Dose 0.3 ml ZeoStart2 2 x daily (morning / evening).

          In the adoption process it could be helpful do support the corals with Amino Acids and Coral Vitralizer. Dose 3 drops AminoAcidHighConcentrate & 10 drops Coral Vitalizer daily.

          If you notice any overdosing signs like the accumulation of a brown film on the sand or the panels please repost to adjust your dosage. As this is the first dosing recommendation it has to be adjusted over the time when your tank passes the different phases described in the zeovit dosing guide.

          The other products can be used later if your tank became nutrient poor. If you start their usage now, you will not see any significant effect.

          Please make sure you have read the dosing guide religiously which can be downloaded at www.captiveoceans or in the English version.