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  • New 1300 SPS Display System Getting Started W/ Zeo...

    Tank is in the process of being setup now, and should be operational within the next month. Here is what info we have so far:

    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
    Yes, Geo Reactor Custom
    4. Are you using a PO4 reactor (how long, how long ago, etc.)
    5. Are you using Ozone
    6. Are you using UV
    7. What skimmer are you using (type, rated water volume)
    New Euroreef Model RS-1000, rated for 1000-1500 gallons
    8. What are your actual PO4 and NO3 levels
    9. What are your actual Ca, Alk and Mg levels
    10. What filtration method do you use (refugium, DSB, Miracle Mud, etc.)
    None other than liverock
    11. Type of light (Watt, color temp, how old, etc.)
    8 400W Metal Halide Lamps, 4 XM 10K, 4 XM 20K(Interlaced)
    12. What corals do you keep
    SPS, some LPS
    13. Tissue color (light or dark)
    14. How long has the tank been running
    0 days
    15. Why do you want to use the ZEOvit system
    To achive the best looking coloration of acro's possible
    16. Any supplemental dosing (type, amount, why, etc.)
    17. Live rock (how much, how old, etc.)
    400 lbs, fresh from Indonesia
    18. Any present problems
    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.)
    CA, ALK
    21. Present dosing, amounts and intervals (ZEOvit, ZEObak, ZEOfood, ZEOstart, ZEOspur2, etc.)
    22. Other water parameters and water stability (salinity, temp, etc.)
    Extremely stable, 1.025 and temp 76-78 (4.5 Ton AC Unit w/ blowers to control ambient temp of tank)

    Pumps: 2 5800GPH in closed loop w/ 1 3200 GPH main circulation pump.

    Looking forward to the feedback/recomendations...

    Chad D. Bryant

  • #2
    WOW, I am sure Bob (AgedSalt) or Jeff (gqjeff) will be along and tell you what/how to dose.

    BUT where are the pics? what are the demesions of this?

    275 Gallon Envision Acrylics Tank, 70 gallon sump, BK 300 internal, Zeovit, 5 sequence darts (1 on a oceansmotions 4-way), medusa dual controller, 2 ebo jaer 250w heaters, 1/2 hp JBJ comercial chiller, 4 RO IIIs w/14k hamilitons, 4 VHOs super actinic, deltec pf500 Ca Rx, 3 reef ceramic pillar, and 1 reef ceramic mini-reef, 5 ceramic closed loop intake screen covers, with 50ish pounds of LR


    • #3
      It's 6' front, 8' sides and 32" in height, 3 sides walk-around starphire glass. Here's a photo of it under-setup:

      Hope this helps,

      Chad D. Bryant


      • #4
        Ok copied and pasted from "AgedSalt" aka Bob.. I hate typing and I like the format he uses heheh.. I will just adjust the dosages for a HUGE system ...

        Edited as Bob has given you his dosing schedule.

        Plz. ask questions as you go along, Jeff

        Also if you are starting this tank with corals we might want to start a little slower and let the corals have time to adapt to the changed without consequences. I pm'd Bob also and asked him to come in and post also...
        Last edited by gqjeff; 02-08-2006, 05:12 PM.


        • #5
          Hi Chad, as we talked before, you'll absolutely love the ZEOvit method, as it's easy to utilize while rendering superb results I'll direct you to read the ZEOvit guide & the other stickies at the top of this forum, if you have not already done so. Of course, during the beginning with ZEOvit, plz. ask questions here or PM. With the ZEOvit method the parameters are kept rigidly in ranges similar to NSW's, ie. Ca>400<450/Mg>1200<1400/KH 6-8 & stable/salinity 1.023-26. They all can vary somewhat but IME, the KH stability is ultmost important. Shoot for ~7.5. At first, we'll confine ourselves to the basic components, aminoacids[AAHC] & Coral-Vitalizer[C-V]. The coloring supplements will be added as you go deeper into the lower-nutrient phases of ZEOvit. For your system, as it's new, we'll dose somewhat slower than a reeftank that already established & cycled.

          1)place 2 1/2 ltrs of carbon in filter socks, passively, in a lower flow area of your system. Knead these carbon bags daily to keep the carbon surfaces open, & exchange the carbon monthly.
          2)place 10 ltrs. zeolites into zeo-reactors with the flow rate of each reactor being based on the quantity of zeolites used. The flow rate is 100gph/zeolite ltr. used, eg. if you use 5 ltrs in one reactor the flow rate should be 450-500gph, or if you use 3 reactor, two of which hold 4ltrs, then these two would have a flow rate of 400gph, while the 3rd reactor holding 2 ltrs would be 200gph. A little less is fine but be careful not to exceed the 100gph/ltr zeolite ratio. As this is a new set-up, you will not need to cycle the reactor but can run them continuously. Handle pump the stones once a day about 10 reps. for each reactor. This can be done at different times, one reactor in the AM, another at noon & a third in the evening. Exchange these stones after 4wks on the first go-around, then the interval becomes every 6wks. Seed the new zeolites with about 5% old at the first exchange in 4wks.
          3)dose 35 drops Bak & Food7 every other day for the 1st two wks, then dose 30 drops each 2x's/wk. Dose these near the reactors' pumps & turn off your skimmer[s] for 60min after dosing these. ZeoBak is refrigerated with a shelf-life of 6mos.[same for C-V which is also refrigerated]
          4)dose 3ml Start2 2x's/day in front of the zeo-reactors. It is not necessary to turn off your skimmer when just dosing Start2
          5)dose 25-30 drops AAHC & 50 drops C-V daily. With these as the other zeo-supplements, it is not necessary to turn off our skimmers after dosing.
          6)If you're using any other salt except Seachem's, I recommend using K-Balance as other brands are below NSW in K+. I have found 1ml/100-200g net/day to prevent "washing-out" of the SPS coloration.

          Chad, the differences in dosages from the ZEOvit guidelines & mine have to do with just beginning a little slower & allowing your livestock more adaptive time to "settle-in". After the first exchange the zeo-dosages & zeolites quantities will be adjusted Bob
          Last edited by Aged Salt; 02-08-2006, 05:32 PM.
          "There might be something to this ZEOvit"