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    Good evening, I have a question. I have a saltwater aquarium that works with the balling method, can I continue this method using KZ products. Thank you for your reply

  • #2
    Welcome to !

    You can continue to use the supplements as long as they do not contain additional trace elements and if the chemicals used have the minimum quality “purest”.

    In a nutrient poor system to much trace elements will just darken the corals tissue, the lower nutrients are the more corals will darken in such systems.



    • #3
      Hello Alexandre, the balling method in progress
      it's aquaforest.
      Which KZ product should I use to get started?
      thank you


      • #4
        Please tell us more about your system:



        • #5
          1. Gross water volume of your complete system (including sump, etc.) - US gallons / UK gallons / liter 670l
          2. Net water volume (including sump, etc.) - US gallons / UK gallons / liter 600l
          3. Do you use a CaCO2 Reactor or other technique not
          4. Do you use a PO4 reactor (how long, for how long, etc.) yes change every 4th week
          5. Are you using non-ozone
          6. Are you using UV
          7. Which skimmer do you use (type, nominal water volume) octopus ps-5000 for 2400l
          8. What are your actual PO4 and NO3 levels practically 0.0 both?

          9. What are your actual levels of Ca, Alk and Mg 450-7.0-1300
          10. What filtration method do you use (refugium, DSB, Miracle Mud, etc.) chaetomorpha algae
          11. Type of light (Watt, color temperature, age, etc.) t5 10x80w 4x 15000k-5x22000k-1xfiji purple-3x blue led bar 108w each bar
          12. What corals do you keep 90% sps a few lps
          13. Fabric color (light or dark) a little dark

          14. How long has the aquarium been
          worked 10 years 15. Why do you want to use the ZEOvit system to refine the colors
          16. Any additional dosage (type, amount, why, etc.) aminoacid-fer-bacteria- af energy-af build af vitality-balling with trace element aquaforest
          17. Living rock (how much, how old, etc.) 10 years
          18. Any current problem no
          19. Description of the problem (tissue loss tips, basis of tissue loss, proliferation of diatoms, algae, etc.) no
          20. Which test kit are you using (how old, recently changed, etc.) po4 tropic marin-CA & MG Salifert-NO3 Red sea
          21. Current dosage, amounts and intervals (ZEOvit, ZEObak, ZEOfood, ZEOstart, ZEOspur2, etc.) nothing
          22. Other water parameters and water stability (salinity, temperature, etc.) 35 g liter or 1025
          23. What brand of salt do you use probiotic af aquaforest


          • #6
            Thank you for the additional details, I would recommend you to start as follows:

            First start with the basics products to decrease nutrients:

            1. Place 1.5 liter zeovit in a Zeo Reactor. Water flow around 600 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 0.6 liters 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 6 drops ZeoBac daily for the first 2 weeks, flowed by a 2 – 3 x weekly dosage of 6 drops. Dose 0.6 ml ZeoStart 2 x daily (morning & evening). Dose those in front of the Zeo reactor pump while it is switched on.

            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.

            With the system it is not recommended to use a PO4 absorber. I would recommend to remove 1/3 of the absorber if you start with zeovit, than reduce the rest over the next 6 – 8 weeks step by step to zero. If this is done keep a eye on the PO4 level which should not increase. If you use UV switch it off also as it is also not compatible with ZeoVit.

            Additional stop dosing the addition of trace elements with your Ca / KH / Mg supplements and also stop dosing the amino acid product you use at the moment. The amino acids might be used later once the system runs solid in low quantities.

            Keep the algae in your filter as long as they do not start to die off. You might remove them later if you like to but not while the transfer phase.

            Basic water parameters looking good, try to keep them as solid 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.



            • #7
              OK G.Alexandre l will do as you say


              • #8
                Hello Alexandre,

                For the next step, what are the additional products I need to administer for the staining of the corals?

                Because I need to place an order and I will need to know this information.

                Thanks in advance for your answer and best regards.


                • #9
                  I think if everything works as planned you should not need any additional product for the next 2 or 3 month until the system runs nutrient poor stabile without the PO4 absorber.

                  If you like to you dose some additional products to improve biology like SpongePower and BioMate, also CoralVitalizer as a nourishment for the corals is a possibility.

                  CoranSnow would be a additional possibility to improve the water quality.



                  • #10
                    OK, thanks .


                    • #11
                      Good evening Alexandre I am going to start the protocol and I have a doubt zeostart 0.6l 2 x per day (morning & evening) I must dose 0.6l morning & 0.6l evening = 1.2l day
                      Thank you.


                      • #12
                        That is correct.



                        • #13
                          Thank you Alexandre.