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  • Starting Zeovit Journey on 93 Gallon tank

    1. Gross water volume of your complete system (incl. sump etc.) - US gallons / UK gallons / liter = 86 Gallons / 325 l
    2. Net water volume (incl. sump etc.) - US gallons / UK gallons / liter = 108 gallons / 408 l. 93 gallon display, 15 gallons in sump
    3. Are you using a CaCO2 reactor or other technique = 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) = Reef Octopus classic110 int
    8. What are your actual PO4 and NO3 levels= Phosphate .27 ppm, Nitrates 2 ppm, Alkalinity 7.8 dkh, Calcium 415,, Magnesium 1215
    9. What are your actual Ca, Alk and Mg levels
    10. What filtration method do you use (refugium, DSB, Miracle Mud, etc.) = no
    11. Type of light (Watt, color temp, how old, etc.) ATI 8 bulb + 2 kessil a160 supplemental lighting
    12. What corals do you keep = none at the moment
    13. Tissue color (light or dark) = NA
    14. How long has the tank been running 3 weeks
    15. Why do you want to use the ZEOvit system = don't have a refugium, want to focus on sps
    16. Any supplemental dosing (type, amount, why, etc.) 2 part dosing
    17. Live rock (how much, how old, etc.) 120 ibs of all live rock
    18. Any present problems = no
    19. Problem description (tissue loss tips, tissue loss base, diatom bloom, algae, etc.) = none at the moment
    20. What test kit do you use (how old, recently switched, etc.) Hanna (phosphate, dkh) Salifert (Calcium, Magnesium, Nitrate,)
    21. Present dosing, amounts and intervals (ZEOvit, ZEObak, ZEOfood, ZEOstart, ZEOspur2, etc.) = haven't started
    22. Other water parameters and water stability (salinity, temp, etc.) = 34 ppt using refractometer
    23. Which salt brand do you use = red sea salt blue bucket

    Finally got my dream tank all set up, here it is......

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    The addition of ZEObak, ZEOstart and Sponge Power can be started now.

    ZEObak: 5 ml per 100 liters/25 gallons
    ZEOstart: 10 ml per 100 liters/25 gallons
    Sponge Power: 3 ml per 100 liters/25 gallons
    Day 2 and Day 3
    I kept reading from previous posts thought id be adding 4 or 5 drops of zeobak everyday for first 2 weeks followed by 4 or 5 drops twice a week but on 14 day cycle section above it says
    5 ml per 25 gallons .... I bought a 5ml bottle of zeobak thinking it would last a little while but with the 5ml per 25 gallons i'll be dosing 4 of those $30 dollar bottles everyday for the first two weeks?
    Just need a little clarification on dosing please. Haven't started it yet.

  • #2
    Welcome to, here #7, you can Find the Zeo 14-day cycle plan. Every 1 drop = every 25 US gallons (net water volume)


    • #3
      Thank you Jacky. After the 14 days I’ll be sure to update everyone


      • #4
        8. Dosage
        The addition of ZEObak, ZEOstart and Sponge Power can be started now.

        ZEObak: 5 ml per 100 liters/25 US gallons
        ZEOstart: 10 ml per 100 liters/25 US gallons
        Sponge Power: 3 ml per 100 liters/25 US gallons

        Day 2 and Day 3
        Dosing break.

        Day 4:
        Dose ZEObak, ZEOstart and Sponge Power as recommended on the products Label daily until day 14:

        ZeoBac 1 drop / 100 liters/25 US gallons daily
        Sponge Power 1 drop / 100 liters/25 US gallons daily
        ZeoStart 0.1 ml / 100 liters/25 US gallons 2 x daily

        Starting from day 14:
        ZeoBac 1 drop / 100 liters/25 US gallons 2-3 x weekly
        Sponge Power 1 drop / 100 liters/25 US gallons daily
        ZeoStart 0.1 ml / 100 liters/25 US gallons 2 x daily


        • #5
          So I postponed the start and waited for a couple of zeovit products. Now it's been past the 14 days and continued to add
          zeostart, zeobak and sponge power as directed. For my first zeolite exchange should I change half or 90% of the zeolite
          and when I do so do I just add the supplements daily for 14 days?


          • #6
            The first zeolite material is retained in the first 4 weeks. Please replace 90% of the old ZeoVit material and keep about 10% of the old material in the reactor. After each ZeoVit dose change, take ZeoBac every day for 10 days, otherwise twice a week . After replacing the material, the remaining amount does not need to be changed.


            • #7
              Here are some tank shots, ive been doing exchanges and dosing according to what is suggested dosing zeobak twice a week, set up zeostart to be dosed in the morning and at night .04 ml i dosed sponge power every other day and dosed k-balance and cv but recently stopped everything except zeobak and zeostart. I even stopped spongepower and reduced lighting period because what i thought was dino algae. Can someone please id this algae and give me recomendations please.Click image for larger version

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              • #8
                I looked at the picture and the picture was very blue so I couldn't see it very clearly, I saw the red coating and it looked like cyano. The health of the coral does not seem to be good and the biological environment does not seem to be very good. Whether you have measured the use of water, it is recommended to use resin as the last channel of the filter, TDS=0, so as to ensure the best.


                • #9
                  Hey, welcome back.

                  it’s a bit hard to see, possibly to take pics with a white light, or filter??

                  what are the tanks parameters sitting at.

                  your fist and second pic looks like maybe some form of hair algae (above bubble tip and lower left)
                  lower left rock looks like another waxy leaf algae ?? They can be a healthy type.

                  other than that I truely cannot see clearly to say much more.


                  • #10
                    Thanks for the welcome back Nick, I neglected my posts and will try and keep everyone up to date. Jacky thank for the response as well. My rodi from my storage containers read 0 tds. I have a 5 stage and both color changing Di resin seem to be in good shape.
                    My coral seem to be unhappy; my green bird nest and orange digitata, and red cap montipora are doing okay but they were all puffier and healthier when I was dosing sponge power. I stopped because I didnt want to make the algae infestation worse. My acropora aren’t too happy, after the algae outbreak. It seems like little tiny bubbles along with slime. Not sure what to do or what I can use. I tried siphoning the water out maybe 10% 4 times 3 weeks ago and water changes with reduced lighting helped a little but it’s come back and am not sure what to do. Here are more pictures for you guys. And I will post parameters as well. Tried to get some shots with a filter.


                    • #11
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                      • #12
                        Still blue.. but maybe better then the last shots.


                        • #13
                          Actually think they are better then the last photos. Haha still learning but before this hobby I thought everything was photoshopped… now I know everything actually looks even better in person 😅


                          • #14
                            Dkh 7.7 -hanna checker
                            phosphate .10 - hanna checker test
                            nitrate 2.5 ulr nyos test
                            calc - 420 - salifert test
                            mag - 1320 - salifert test
                            i did bring my dkh from 8.9 down to 7.7
                            the last couple weeks noticed i haven’t been checking
                            my doser thought it would of been doing the opposite will keep
                            a closer eye on it now. My calc also was higher around 460 at this time


                            • #15
                              What measuring tool do you use (salinity)? Since the base water parameters are on the high side, let's clear this up.

                              In the picture, I see a possibility, I'm not sure, but let's try it, remove the coral breeding base plate, let's see the health of the subsequent coral, if this is the problem, the coral should gradually recover

                              When you do, let's change the water, 15% each time, 3 times in 10 days. Also give the mixture - CoralSnow 10ml + Bac 4 drops x7-10 days。

                              Keeping the full Zeo base product program, SpongePowered - Biologically Measured Good Positive Impact - It's Not Fuel (Algae/Dino/Cyano)

                              Siphon as much sediment out of the bottom of the sand layer as possible

                              Check the actual flow level of the zeolite reactor and publish the actual level

                              What is the carbon brand? Quantity/how to use?

                              Get a potassium test pack, K+~380g, please slowly increase