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    200g sps dominant. Nitrates 30ppm and not dropping after 6 weeks of dosing zeostart (1.6ml) and zeofood(.6ml) per day. Should I up the dose?

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    Please post some more details about your system:



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      1. Gross water volume of your complete system (incl. sump etc.) - US gallons / UK gallons / liter


      2. Net water volume (incl. sump etc.) - US gallons / UK gallons / liter
      200us gallons

      3. Are you using a CaCO2 reactor or other technique
      2 part
      4. Are you using a PO4 reactor (how long, how long ago, etc.)
      rowaphos about 2 months ago(same time started zeovit
      5. Are you using Ozone
      6. Are you using UV
      7. What skimmer are you using (type, rated water volume)
      300 gallon rated eshopps
      8. What are your actual PO4 and NO3 levels
      po4 .1 ppm, NO3 50 ppm
      9. What are your actual Ca, Alk and Mg levels
      420ca, 8 dkh, 1300 mg ppm.

      10. What filtration method do you use (refugium, DSB, Miracle Mud, etc.)
      water changes, skimmer,
      11. Type of light (Watt, color temp, how old, etc.) 2 48inch reefbrites(white), 2 kessil a360X, 2 hydra 26 hd. about 1 year old
      12. What corals do you keep
      mostly sps
      13. Tissue color (light or dark)
      some light some dark
      14. How long has the tank been running
      1.5 years
      15. Why do you want to use the ZEOvit system
      lower nutrients and increase growth
      16. Any supplemental dosing (type, amount, why, etc.)
      most of the zeovit products. coralsnow plus, zeobak, zeostart, zeofood, CV, CB, FWS
      17. Live rock (how much, how old, etc.), 200 pounds live rock, 2 years old
      18. Any present problems, cyanobacteria, flatworms
      19. Problem description (tissue loss tips, tissue loss base, diatom bloom, algae, etc.)
      tissue loss on some corals from flatworms, browning out of corals
      20. What test kit do you use (how old, recently switched, etc.)
      hanna checkers,
      21. Present dosing, amounts and intervals (ZEOvit, ZEObak, ZEOfood, ZEOstart, ZEOspur2, etc.)
      1.6 ml everyday zeostart, 3 times a week zeofood .6ml, 2 liters zeostones changed every six weeks, coralsnow used daily, CV and CB used daily and flatworm stop all 8ml.
      22. Other water parameters and water stability (salinity, temp, etc.)
      1.025 sg, 78 f,
      23. Which salt brand do you use
      redsea pro