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  • Discrepancies with Printed Directions for ZeoVit Additives

    I noticed some discrepancies on the labels on the bottles compared to the Dosing Guide (from 2018) and from the original Dosing Recommendations, (circa 2009? ). The largest discrepancies are:
    1. Iron Conentrate: bottle says 1 ml per 50 gal per week;
    the GUIDE states 1 drop / 25L 2 x week. That is a 20-fold difference! (1ml = 20 drops)
    1. B-Balance: bottle says 1 ml/ 25 gal / day; GUIDE says 3 ml / 25 gal/ week.

    The attached table shows all the Zeovit additives I use. The first column shows the dosages written on the bottle. The next two columns show the dosages on the 2018 GUIDE and the “original” guide from circa 2009 (when I first using these products).
    Dosages on bottles are in blue. Matching dosages on Guides are also blue. Dosages that differ from the bottle labels are in red (for the 2018 Guide) and in green (for the original Guide).

    (You can ignore the last two columns which are my NOTES and dosages I'm currently using)

    It would be nice to hear a response from Korallen-Zucht, but I will appreciate a response from anyone with knowledge or a strong opinions as to which is the proper dosage to follow.

    Thank you!


    ADDITIVE BOTTLE DIRECTIONS 2018 GUIDE
    (100L = 25 gal)
    ORIGINAL GUIDE
    (Circa 2009?)
    NOTES DOSAGE
    FOR MY
    40 GAL TANK
    Sponge Power 1 drop / 25 gal per day 1 drop / 100 L
    EOD
    ? 1 drop EOD
    Coral Vitalizer 1 drop / 25 gal q 2 days 1 drop / 100 L
    3 X per week
    1-3 drop/25 gal /day Refrigerate 1 drop EOD
    Amino Acids
    Concentrate
    1 drop / 25 gal per day 1 drop / 100 L
    3 X per week
    1 drop/100L
    Per day. 1/3 if darkening
    1 drop EOD
    XTRA 1 ml / 25 gal per day 0.5 – 1 ml
    per 100 L/ day
    ? 1/3 min dose
    = 5 drops/day
    Pot/I/Fl 1 drop / 25 gal per day 1 drop / 100 L
    EOD
    1 drop / 100 L
    EOD 2 X / wk
    Defic. if Blue > pale; Stop if yellow ->green Min dose =
    1 drop EOD
    Iron Concentrate 1 ml / 50 gal
    per week
    1 drop / 100 L
    2 x week
    1 drop / 25 gal
    2 X / wk
    (up to daily)
    HUGE DISCREPENCY
    ***********
    Min dose =
    1 drop EOD
    K-Balance 1 ml / 25 gal per day 1 ml / 100L
    Per day
    0.2 ml / 25 gal
    up to 1.0 if def
    Acro: tiss loss
    esp at base
    when deficient
    0.3ml/d =

    6 drops/day
    B-Balance 1 ml / 25 gal per day 3 ml / 100 L
    per week
    0.5 ml / 25 gal
    2 X per week
    Increases
    Intensity of
    Pinks & Reds
    1-7ml/25gal/ wk. if 1.5ml 4 dr/day
    Macro
    Elements
    5 ml / 25 gal
    per week
    5 ml / 100 L
    per day
    5ml/25gal per week. Less if lightly stocked 7.7 ml/wk max
    =22ml/day
    1/3 dose =7dr
    ZeoSPUR 1ml / 25 gal
    q 7-10 days
    0.5-1ml / 100L q 8 – 10 days 1ml / 25 gal
    q 14 - 21 days
    16 drops q
    14-21 days
    Strontium 3 ml / 50 gal
    per day
    3 ml / 100 L
    per day
    ? 24ml/day
    ¼ dosage =
    6 drops/day
    Snow 1 ml / 25 gal
    per day
    1-4ml / 100 L
    up to daily
    0.5-4ml/25 gal
    per day..
    Mix CV
    KIF, B-bal,AA,
    Min dosage
    0.8 ml per day

  • #2
    The bottles labels do show the maximum dosage, personally I would not dose higher. It is always difficult to have a dosing recommendation for all kind of systems with a fixed dosage as systems are really difficult and also their dosing plans. Best indicators for dosing, especially for the coloration elements is IMO the response of the corals.

    I can not say much about the different recommendations of the directions as I do not know their ingredient. The concentration and the ingredients might just have changed over the time but this is something I can not answer.

    G.Alexander

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