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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: 165 liters
    3. Are you using a CaCO2 reactor or other technique: balling:no
    4. Are you using a PO4 reactor (how long, how long ago, etc.): no
    5. Are you using Ozone: no
    6. Are you using UV: no
    7. What skimmer are you using (type, rated water volume): deltec 400i
    8. What are your actual PO4 and NO3 levels: 0.04 and 1ppm
    9. What are your actual Ca, Alk and Mg levels:
    10. What filtration method do you use (refugium, DSB, Miracle Mud, etc.):filter floss
    11. Type of light (Watt, color temp, how old, etc.): Maxspect razor
    12. What corals do you keep sps and lps
    13. Tissue color (light or dark)
    14. How long has the tank been running 2 months
    15. Why do you want to use the ZEOvit system I want to start the system
    16. Any supplemental dosing (type, amount, why, etc.)no
    17. Live rock (how much, how old, etc.) 17kg dry rock and 2 kg live rock
    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.)red sea pro kit
    21. Present dosing, amounts and intervals (ZEOvit, ZEObak, ZEOfood, ZEOstart, ZEOspur2, etc.)none yet
    22. Other water parameters and water stability (salinity, temp, etc.)1.025 and 25 degrees
    23. Which salt brand do you use: red sea blue bucket

    Hi guys I am new here I want to start the zeovit system and I need some help with initial dosing.
    So today I have a red sea reefer 170 I use 17 kg dry rock and 2 kg established live rock to seed it.
    I have been dosing nitrifying bacteria since day one.
    ​​​​​Inside I have three fish a cuc and about 6-7 sps fraggs and one lps
    i do weekly water changes and po4 and po3 been stable now for last three weeks at 0.04 and 1 ppm I am in some diatom phase now but started to get some Coraline algea so where to start
    Should I get zeobac ,zeostart zeolite and sponge power ?
    Thanks in advance

  • #2
    Hi Edda and welcome to !

    First start with the basics products to decrease nutrients:

    1. Place 0.4 liter zeovit in a Zeo Reactor. Water flow around 165 Liters per hour. Connect the reactor pump to a clock timer and run the reactor pump with a 3 hour on / 3 hour off / 3 hour on interval. Please make sure the zeolite is not exposed to air while the pump is switched off. Clean the material daily. Leave the zeolite 4 weeks in the filter until you do the first change out. This is the first changing interval, others could be lengthen to 6 – 8 weeks.

    2. Place 0.15 liters (150 ml) activated carbon in a filter sock and keep it in a passive water flow in your sump, changed every 30 days. Knead the carbon daily to keep the surface clean. Most users get perfect results with korallenzucht carbon.

    3. Dose 2 drops ZeoBa
    c daily for the first 2 weeks, flowed by a 2 x weekly dosage of 2 drops. Dose 0.15 ml ZeoStart 2 x daily (morning & evening). Dose those in front of the Zeo reactor pump while it is switched on. If you like to you can add additional 2 drops Sponge Power every other day to the dosing regimen, it does have a positive impact to the systems biology.

    Later on you could use the additional products for coral coloration. Adjust your skimmer to skim wet, keeping it clean to export as much as possible. Do a weekly water change of 5 – 10 % with a good salt.

    Try to keep the basic water parameters as stabile as possible close the NSW in the following ranges:

    KH 6.5 – 7.5
    Ca 400 – 420 mg
    Mg 1250 – 1300 mg
    K+ ~ 380 mg

    For a nutrient poor environment K+ (potassium) seems to be a important element. I would recommend you to get a test kit for this element also, posting your results.

    This is a start-up dosage which might have to be adjusted later.



    • #3
      Thank you so much Alexander for your help I have a question is there some convert you can make 0,15ml to drops I saw on the bottle of zeostart it says one drop for 30liters
      thanks in advance


      • #4
        Not really as this does depend to the dropper and how liquid a product is. If you like to test it out I would recommend to check if for every product individual.