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    I just started 1 month ago with my new tank. I started with the zeovit system as for the manual.

    These are my tank info:

    1. Gross water volume of your complete system (incl. sump etc.): 445 liters
    2. Net water volume (incl. sump etc.): 336 liters
    3. Are you using a CaCO2 reactor or other technique: Kalkwasser
    4. Are you using a PO4 reactor (how long, how long ago, etc.): till yesterday
    5. Are you using Ozone: no
    6. Are you using UV: no
    7. What skimmer are you using (type, rated water volume) TurboFlotor 1000
    8. What are your actual PO4 and NO3 levels: PO4 < 0.01 ; NO3: 5
    9. What are your actual Ca, Alk and Mg levels: Ca 415; Alk 10.7; Mg 900
    10. What filtration method do you use (refugium, DSB, Miracle Mud, etc.): Startded with Berliner and Zeovit
    11. Type of light (Watt, color temp, how old, etc.): 150 W HQI 14000 + 2 Blue actinic 18 W
    12. What corals do you keep: 1 Sarcophyton
    13. Tissue color (light or dark) a bit dark
    14. How long has the tank been running: 4 weeks
    15. Why do you want to use the ZEOvit system: i readed the system and I like it
    16. Any supplemental dosing (type, amount, why, etc.): no
    17. Live rock (how much, how old, etc.) 55 kg
    18. Any present problems: no
    19. Problem description (tissue loss tips, tissue loss base, diatom bloom, algae, etc.): just a bi of tissue losing of the sarcophyton, but I inserted the coral yesterday
    20. What test kit do you use (how old, recently switched, etc.): salifert 3 weeks old
    21. Present dosing, amounts and intervals (ZEOvit, ZEObak, ZEOfood, ZEOstart, ZEOspur2, etc.) I sterted Zeovit from the beginning as for the manual (for new aquarium)
    22. Other water parameters and water stability (salinity, temp, etc.) 1022.5, 25°C. I use RO.

    Now I found this forum and maybe can tune better my zeovit dosing and learn more.

    PS: On the tank there are few fish now (small size):
    2 Amphiprion ocellaris
    3 Pseudochromis Paccagnellae
    2 Stenopus hispidus
    1 Diadema setosum
    1 Condylactis Gigantea
    1 Actinodiscus coreolueus
    2 Rhodactis sp

    I hope you can help me to get the max from my tank.


  • #2
    Hi Antonio & welcome to With the ZEOvit method, our parameters mirror those of natural seawater: Ca>400/Mg >1250/KH 6-8/salinity 1.023-.26. It's important for you to lower your dKH below 8 or coral losses can occur. Also with ZEOvit, kalkwasser is not used. Just top off with RO water. For your system, I recommend the following:

    1)dose 3/4 Cup carbon in a filter sock, passively in your sump. Knead this bag 3 times per week & exchange monthly.
    2)dose 3/4 ltr. zeolite in a zeo-reactor with the flow rate of 300 l/h. A little more or less is fine. Pump the stones 1-2 times per day, with 10 repetitions each time. Cycle the zeo-reactor on & off at 3 hr. intervals, being careful when the pump is off, the stones remain submerged under water. You may need a check valve between your pump & reactor to prevent back-siphoning when the pump is off. Exchange the zeolites every 6 weeks.
    3)dose 3 drops Bak & Food every other day for the 1st 2weeks with new zeolites, then 3 drops each 2 times per week. Dose these when the zeo-reactor is "on" & in front of the reactor pump. Turn off your skimmer for 60min after dosing these. ZeoBak needs refrigeration.
    4)dose .1ml Start2 2 times per day daily. It is not necessary to turn off your skimmer when just dosing Start2.
    5)optional: dose 2 drops AAHC & 8 drops Coral-Vitalizer daily--C-V needs refrigeration.

    After a few more months on ZEOvit, you can begin to dose other zeo-supplements. Any questions? Bob
    "There might be something to this ZEOvit"


    • #3

      thanks for your reply.
      As I said I startad from beginning the Zeovit system then point:
      1) I did and i changed the old carbon 3 days ago.
      2) I started with the zeolite in the bag. 3 days ago I put it inside the Resun FBF 1000 (I used it for the RowaPhos) without the upper filter to leave the "dirty" flow out. Do you know (or somebody know) if the Resun can be modified for the zeolite ? DIY. Now I just shake it :-)
      3) As for the 2nd point. Do I have to start with new zeolite ?
      4) Ok

      A curiosity. Saturday I put in my tank a Labroides dimidiatus. The day after It is disappeared. Somebody know if his shyness gorce him to remain hidden inside a hole of the live rocks ?



      • #4
        Hi Antonio, the zeolite just needs to be exchanged every 6 weeks., & shaking the reactor is OK to dislodge the mulm. There are threads here on demonstrating various DIY reactors, with discs/handles for cleaning the stones that other members have made. The fish should reappear within the next few days Bob
        "There might be something to this ZEOvit"


        • #5
          I find the Labroides dimidiatus.... Outside my fish tank :cry:
          It jumped out. Perhaps it didn't like my tank
          I didn't believe that they were of jumpers

          Bob, I don't have Ca reactor. Without the Kakwasser how can I increase the Ca ? (only with water change)



          • #6
            Hi Antonio, Brulz will be the next featured reef here & he uses KW & ZEOvit--so it can be done. I would suggest using a 2-part solutions, one with Ca & the other with buffer. These are produced for reefs by Kent, ESV & probably by a local Italian company. KW precipitates P04's which later redesolve back into our waters, so there's occasional algae booms & coral color darkening. Bob
            "There might be something to this ZEOvit"


            • #7

              "KW precipitates P04's which later redesolve back into our waters"

              The resultant pH spike from KW is what causes the precipitation of P04. The alkalinity component of the two part solutions will also cause a pH spike, thus resulting in the precipitation of P04. Are you advising the use of the two part solutions just because there isn't a CR present, or is using a two part solution an alternative to the CR.

              I am using B-Ionic on my SPS prop tank, and by Hanna I am at .01 P04. I dose every day and my calcium/dkh stay stable at 410/7.6 respectively.
              Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day...teach a man to fish and he'll sit in the boat and drink beer all day.


              • #8
                Hi Marc, ideally, everyone would use a Ca Reactor. Bob
                "There might be something to this ZEOvit"