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  • need help for new zeovit friend!

    A my friend would want an advice for his reef tank... for start with zeovit. This is his dates. thanks!
    1. Gross water volume of your complete system (incl. sump etc.)--380 lt
    2. Net water volume (incl. sump etc.)--300 lt
    3. Are you using a CaCO2 reactor or other technique-- KALKWASSER
    4. Are you using a PO4 reactor (how long, how long ago, etc.)--NO
    5. Are you using Ozone-- NO
    6. Are you using UV -- NO
    7. What skimmer are you using (type, rated water volume)--AQUA MEDIC TURBOFLOTOR 1000 MULTI
    8. What are your actual PO4 and NO3 levels-- PO4:0,5 mg/lt NO3:5mg/lt
    9. What are your actual Ca, Alk and Mg levels-- CA 500mg/lt
    10. What filtration method do you use (refugium, DSB, Miracle Mud, etc.)JOUBERT
    11. Type of light (Watt, color temp, how old, etc.)HQI 2X150WATT 14000K from 15/10/05
    13. Tissue color (light or dark)--DARK
    14. How long has the tank been running--09/2001
    15. Why do you want to use the ZEOvit system--TO LOW DOWN PO4
    16. Any supplemental dosing (type, amount, why, etc.)
    17. Live rock (how much, how old, etc.)50 KG 09/2001
    18. Any present problems PO4 TOO HIGHT SO TOO MANY ALGAE;
    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.)
    21. Present dosing, amounts and intervals (ZEOvit, ZEObak, ZEOfood, ZEOstart
    ZEOspur2, etc.)
    22. Other water parameters and water stability (salinity, temp, etc.) SALINITY : 36% TEMP :25 PH :8,2 KH :6
    Zeovit :blue:--HQI 150w/2x18 Actinic--Skimmer H&S F2000--

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    Hi Davide, thnx. for your friend's info. He will need to test Ca/Mg/Salinity & especially KH & keep them as stable as possible. A Ca Reactor will help in this regard, but it not a must, as he could use 2-part solutions for regulating Ca/Mg/KH. He needs to be sure that his product water is pure--P04's-0/Silicates-0 & TDS<5. This can easily be done with a R/O unit but even better with a R/O-DI unit. With the ZEOvit method, the parameters are like those of natural sea water: Ca>400<450/Mg>1200<1400/Kh 6-8 & very stable. KW is not recommended with ZEOvit[increases "stored"-P04's]. For his system, I recommend the following:

    1)place 300ml[1/3 ltr.] Carbon in a filter sock, passively in the sump, kneaded 3x's/wk & exchanged monthly.
    2)place 3/4 ltr zeolites in a zeo-reactor with the flow rate of 300 l/h. A little more or less is fine. Cycle the stones on & off at 3 hr. intervals, being sure the stones remain under water when the zeo-filter is "off". Handle pump the zeolites 1-2x's/day about 10 repetitions each time, when the filter is "on". Exchange the stones every 6wks.
    3)dose 3 drops Bak & 3 drops Food7 daily for 2wks, then 3 drops each 2x's/wk. Dose these near the zeo-filter when it's "on". Turn off the skimmer for 60min after dosing these. ZeoBak is refrigerated[as is Coral-Vitalizer]
    4)dose Start2 0.2ml 2x's/day near the zeo-filter when it's "on". It is not necessary to turn off the skimmer when just dosing Start2.
    5)Optional:dose 2 drops AAHC & 8 drops C-V daily directly into the display tank. These are beneficial energy sources for our corals in a lowering nutrient environment. Davide, ask to post questions if necessary Bob
    Last edited by Aged Salt; 01-10-2006, 02:10 PM.
    "There might be something to this ZEOvit"


    • #3
      thanks very much Bob! bye!
      Zeovit :blue:--HQI 150w/2x18 Actinic--Skimmer H&S F2000--