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  • harleyman
    Thanks for the replies, I will keep you informed as I progress.

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  • G.Alexander
    Additional to Bob reply I like to add some further comments.

    With the zeovit system it is not recommended to use a PO4 absorber as this causes problems. I would recommend to remove the PO4 absorber if you start with the system.

    Another point is the usage of Lugols. I have always observed coral tissue darkening with it so I would recommend to use korallenzuchts PotassiumIodineFluoride for example instead of Lugols but this makes only sense if your tank is in phase 2 of the zeovit process to get out better colouration:


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  • Aged Salt
    Hi Craig, & welcome to ZEOvit's amazing method of aquarium-keeping With the ZEOvit method, RP is not used, as the method will deplete both N03's & P04's evenly. Your parameters are already inline & these should be kept as steady as possible. Please read & thoroughly understand the ZEOvit guide & other stickies at the top of this forum. Remember to be patient & not try to put the ZEOvit method into "overdrive". Patience will be rewarded with a reef with beautiful coral colors. For your system, I recommend the following:

    1)place 1 ltr. carbon in a filter sock, passively, in your sump. Knead this carbon bag daily & exchange monthly.
    2)place 2.5 ltrs. zeolites in a zeo-reactor with a flow rate ~ 250gph. A little more or less is fine, but it's important to be on target. Cycle the reactor on & off at 3 hr.. intervals, being sure the stones remain submerged below the waterline when the reactor is "off". You may need a inline check-valve between the reactor & it's pump to prevent back-siphoning. Clean the zeolites 1-2 x's/day to keep the surfaces open & to release "mulm" for feeding our corals & skimmer export. Do this when the reactor is "on". Exchange the zeolites every 6wks.
    3)dose 8 drops of Bak & Food7 daily for 1 wk. then dose 10 drops Bak & Food7 2x's/wk. Dose these near the reactor pump when the reactor is "on". Turn off your skimmer for 60min. after dosing these. ZeoBak is refrigerated.
    4)dose .2ml Start2 3x's/day, again near the zeo-reactor pump. It is not necessary to turn off the skimmer when just dosing Start2.
    5)optional but recommended:dose 6 drops AAHC & 12-15 drops Coral-Vitalizer daily directly into the display tank. C-V is refrigerated.

    Craig, do not hesitate to ask questions that you may have, as there are many experienced zeo-users here, who are friendly & willing to help with your success. Bob
    Last edited by Aged Salt; 01-31-2006, 11:06 PM.

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  • mesocosm
    Greetings All !

    harleyman ...

    Pictures ... we crave pictures ...

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  • harleyman
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    I think I'm ready

    1. Gross water volume of your complete system (incl. sump etc.)210 gal tank w/125gal sump/partitioned with aprox 35 gal fuge
    2. Net water volume (incl. sump etc.)Aprox 250g
    3. Are you using a CaCO2 reactor or other techniqueYes Korallin with knop media
    4. Are you using a PO4 reactor (how long, how long ago, etc.)Yes, rowaphos 3 months
    5. Are you using Ozone No
    6. Are you using UV No
    7. What skimmer are you using (type, rated water volume) ASM g5
    8. What are your actual PO4 and NO3 levels Po4-.03 No3-0
    9. What are your actual Ca, Alk and Mg levels Ca 410 alk 8 dkh mg 1260
    10. What filtration method do you use (refugium, DSB, Miracle Mud, etc.) Refugium w/ chaeto and dsb
    11. Type of light (Watt, color temp, how old, etc.) 3-400w 20k hamilton De, 2-250w 20k phx De
    12. What corals do you keep Sps a few lps
    13. Tissue color (light or dark) Dark now...but has been getting better, reduced lighting cycle to 4hrs per day on the 400s.
    14. How long has the tank been running 3 mos
    15. Why do you want to use the ZEOvit system I want my tank to look like Iwans and others!
    16. Any supplemental dosing (type, amount, why, etc.) Lugos 4 drops a week
    17. Live rock (how much, how old, etc.) aprox 100 pnds some new some old out of my previous tank
    18. Any present problems, I think I overdosed the rowa on start up, had some Corals bleach, better now.
    19. Problem description (tissue loss tips, tissue loss base, diatom bloom, algae, etc.) Some corals still have dark spots, some all dark minor diatom bloom
    20. What test kit do you use (how old, recently switched, etc.) Sailfert
    21. Present dosing, amounts and intervals (ZEOvit, ZEObak, ZEOfood, ZEOstart, ZEOspur2, etc.) None
    22. Other water parameters and water stability (salinity, temp, etc.) Salinity 1.024 temp 78
    also running 2 6100 tunzes on 7095 controller with wave box, ampmaster 3000 return.
    looking forward to your response,