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    Hi guys well i started Zeo again back on the 4th of Dec (this month)and going from my old dosing recs of 6 mos ago before i stopped.I use old salifert droppers for dosing Zeo start2.well not thinking about it, i have been using the big dropper (as found in the alk test)instead of the small dropper that reads 0.3 ive been adding 3ml twice aday.Ive seen nothing negitive in the tank,but wondering if i should cut dosing zeo start for a few days or just drop to 0.3 ml twice aday?

  • #2
    Hi, you're fine. Start2 excess will demonstrate dark film accumulates on your panes or slimey deposits with small air-bubbles on your LR. Just reduce Start2 back to your previous dosage, Bob
    "There might be something to this ZEOvit"


    • #3
      Thanks.i see some people on here add about as much as i have been.Ive seen no slimey matts either,altho its only been a week.But i'm gonna go through the start up list again and make sure you think my current dosing is ok since my tank has changed a bit.So that to come.thanks


      • #4
        1. Gross water volume of your complete system (incl. sump etc.)
        2. Net water volume (incl. sump etc.)
        3. Are you using a CaCO2 reactor or other technique
        4. Are you using a PO4 reactor (how long, how long ago, etc.)
        Off for 2 weeks
        5. Are you using Ozone
        6. Are you using UV
        7. What skimmer are you using (type, rated water volume)
        ASM G3-175-250g
        8. What are your actual PO4 and NO3 levels
        Po4-0, N03-5
        9. What are your actual Ca, Alk and Mg levels
        10. What filtration method do you use (refugium, DSB, Miracle Mud, etc.)
        DSB,main tank-BB refugium in sump
        11. Type of light (Watt, color temp, how old, etc.)
        3x400w 20k XM 5 hrs-440 watts vho attic+6500k 2 of each 12hrs
        12. What corals do you keep
        13. Tissue color (light or dark)
        Decient color
        14. How long has the tank been running
        1 yr since being redone
        15. Why do you want to use the ZEOvit system
        Better colors
        16. Any supplemental dosing (type, amount, why, etc.)
        17. Live rock (how much, how old, etc.)
        Not sure but enough
        18. Any present problems
        Light green agea on back tank wall
        19. Problem description (tissue loss tips, tissue loss base, diatom bloom, algae, etc.)
        20. What test kit do you use (how old, recently switched, etc.)
        All salifert with backups of other brands
        21. Present dosing, amounts and intervals (ZEOvit, ZEObak, ZEOfood, ZEOstart, ZEOspur2, etc.)
        3ml start2 2x's aday-4drops bac-4drops food.1 liter of zeo rocks 3 hrs on/off
        22. Other water parameters and water stability (salinity, temp, etc.)
        1.026-temp 77-78

        Let me know if you would change anything,i did list the zeostart at 6ml for the day.what do you think would be a better dose?


        • #5
          Hi, thnx. for your info. Outside of the Start2 quantity, the remainder of your doses are fine. I'd dose Start2 .5ml 2x's/day with 2-3 pump-cleanings at 5-10 reps each time, use 1 1/4ltr. zeolites at a flow of ~125mph, & 1 heaping Cup carbon, passively in your sump, kneaded 3-4x's/wk. & exchanged monthly. Bob
          "There might be something to this ZEOvit"


          • #6
            You sure i should have reactor flow at 125 mph
            Thanks much i'll carry onward.