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  • Coming Back to ZEOVIT after 3 years

    hi all

    after a lot of time that I didn't follow my tank, I would like to start again with ZEOVIT

    Here below the answers:

    1. Gross water volume of your complete system (incl. sump etc.) - 450 liter
    2. Net water volume (incl. sump etc.) - 400 liter
    3. Are you using a CaCO2 reactor or other technique NO, BALLING ATI ESEENTIALS PLUS
    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) ULTRAREEF UKS-200
    8. What are your actual PO4 and NO3 levels PO4 0.018, NO3 1
    9. What are your actual Ca, Alk and Mg levels CA 410, MG 1260, KH 8
    10. What filtration method do you use (refugium, DSB, Miracle Mud, etc.) NO
    11. Type of light (Watt, color temp, how old, etc.) T5 8x39 + 2 Easyled bars DEEP BLUE
    12. What corals do you keep SPS 80%, LPS 20%
    13. Tissue color (light or dark) LIGHT
    14. How long has the tank been running 10 years (2 years ago I passed from 300 to 400 lt with same water and rocks)
    15. Why do you want to use the ZEOvit system great colors
    16. Any supplemental dosing (type, amount, why, etc.) NO
    17. Live rock (how much, how old, etc.) 40KG live rocks
    18. Any present problems I have some hair algae
    19. Problem description (tissue loss tips, tissue loss base, diatom bloom, algae, etc.) HAIR ALGAE
    20. What test kit do you use (how old, recently switched, etc.) SALIFERT and TROPIC MARIN
    21. Present dosing, amounts and intervals (ZEOvit, ZEObak, ZEOfood, ZEOstart, ZEOspur2, etc.) NO
    22. Other water parameters and water stability (salinity, temp, etc.) 35%, 23 grade temperature
    23. Which salt brand do you use ROYAL NATURE BLUE

    Available products KZ now are: Zeobak, Zeostart3, Sponge Power, Zeolite, Zeofood 7 Plus.
    I'm not using them currently.

  • #2
    Welcome back to ZeoVit.Com

    Can you provide more clear good pictures about the hair algae problem for 18 and 19? Not sure what they really look like, but most functional animals will help.

    Get potassium test kits and post actual measured levels

    Tank temperature of 23 degrees seems a bit low


    • #3
      Hello Tony and welcome back !

      First start with the basics products to decrease nutrients:

      1. Place 1 liter ZeoVit in a Zeo Reactor. Water flow around 400 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 0.4 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 4 drops ZeoBac daily for the first 2 weeks, flowed by a 2 – 3 x weekly dosage of 4 drops. Dose 0.4 ml ZeoStart 2 x daily (morning & evening). Dose those in front of the Zeo reactor pump while it is switched on. ZeoFood can be used later once the system runs solid. As you already have SpongePower you can dose 4 drops every other day additional, this will have a positive impact to the 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.

      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.

      If the ATI Essentials do contain additional trace elements stop dosing them when you start with ZeoVit and replace them with Ca / KH and Mg supplements without additional trace elements.

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