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    ... To make the first change on my ZEO rocks!! I am wondering, do I change all of it and do the same routine as the first time? Do I leave some in to "seed " the new stuff? I am sure it says somewhere, but there are so many people who have already done this and it will be much quicker for me to ask!

  • #2
    Hi Iffer, yes, reseed with 10-15% of your "old" zeolites. With the first exchange Bak, Food7 are dosed every other day for 2wks, then 2x's/wk. Use the same quantities of these as the first go-around. How are your corals doing? Thnx. Bob
    "There might be something to this ZEOvit"


    • #3
      So far, so good. I have pics of my corals before and some now just to compare. I think that the colors are starting to get better. My P04's are down to .05 so that is better, I would like better than that though.I have a gravity feed on the reactor though, so you warned me this could take some time. I will be patient.

      I assume that I should keep using the ZEOstart2 2x a day until I reach no traceable phosphates? Can I keep dosing AAHC and C-V during the first 2 weeks?

      Thanks again Bob for being so prompt with your responses


      • #4
        With all changes. remember to go back to daily dosing for the first 2 weeks, then the next 4 weeks 2 times per week .. I still suggest dosing start2 2 times per day if you can, break up the amount in half .. Sounds like you are doing a great job.



        • #5
          ps. I dose CV all the time, same with AAHC. I do both daily during the entire time.


          • #6
            Ok, So at the risk of sounding redundant, this would be my routine right?

            ZEOstart 1ml 2x a day
            Bac and Food7 10 drops 1x a day for first 2 weeks and 2-3x a week thereafter
            C-v 20 drops a day
            AAHC 6 drops a day

            Does this sound right? I am going away for 10 days the middle of march. I don't plan to let the person staying at our home play with the reactor, so should I let them dose the C-V and AAHC or stop all things until I get back.

            What should the routine be when I get back with my dosing then. My reactor is a gravity feed, so it will be running but not pumped and not "fed" while I am gone.

            Thanks Scott!!!


            • #7
              Hi Scott, it's fine as long as you do not accumulate a daily thick brown biofilm on the panes or slimey strands/air-bubbles on your rocks. If this happens decrease Bak, Food & Start2 & AAHC by 50%. You will be fine while gone w/o any dosing & when you return, just begin dosing where you left off on your schedule. Bob
              "There might be something to this ZEOvit"


              • #8
                Hi Bob!

                Since I will be gone for almost 2 weeks, does this mean that I should go 2 weeks longer on the ZEOlith rocks, or should I just keep the same schedual and change them at 6 weeks anyway?


                • #9
                  Hi Iffer/Scott, the time frame continues on the zeolites whether you're dosing or not. Bob
                  "There might be something to this ZEOvit"


                  • #10
                    Thanks everyone!


                    • #11
                      Sorry reposting this. It was supposed to be under my name

                      yeppers as Bob said .. 6 weeks is 6 weeks..


                      • #12
                        Please let us know how everything went