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  • Dosing Regimen / Zeovit Filter

    I just have bought the ZEOvit®-Filter Easy Lift Magnetic M​ from KZ, unfortunately he came without user manual and instructions!
    Does someone have the manual?
    How much Zeolite should I put for the first time? My Tank has around 1400 so probably 1200L net, phosphate level is currently around 0,2 and nitrate 8.
    How much flow should I add and how to regulate it with the filter (it seems that we can't regulate the aquabee pump that came with it, so probably this work only with the valve but then is difficult to know how many l/h pass through it? )?

  • #2
    I am very happy that I also use Zeo's reactor, unfortunately I don't have a manual, it has a regulating valve to control the flow, use a small container, collect the reactor outlet flow for 30 seconds, volume x120, so we can know the flow rate every time Hourly volume, about your system should be 1200 liters per hour, 3 liters of zeolite material quantity. When you start using it, I also recommend that you do it in gradual slow increases rather than one big flow, that's fine, add Zeo Bac 12 drops daily for the first 2 weeks, otherwise 2 times a week. Clean the material 2 times a day morning and night.

    Leave the zeolite in the filter for 4 weeks until your first replacement. This is the first replacement interval, others may extend to 6-8 weeks


    • #3
      If the flow is to high you can install a valve between the pump and the reactor to regulate the flow. To be sure you use the correct flow (400 liters per each 1 liter ZeoVit) make sure to measure the output as Jacky has said. You need to do the measurement with the material as it does speed down the flow massive.



      • #4
        Hello thanks for you both comments.
        400 liter/H flow for 1liter zeolite, this mean when I add 3 liters , still 400L/H or 400 x 3 = 1200L /H ?
        The included aquabee pump make 1000L/H
        And for what purpose are the strange plastic and button on the top?
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        • #5
          Yes, 3 liters of material corresponds to a flow rate of 1200 per hour. Whenever I turn/pull the lever up and down, the water level in the tank temporarily rises as the pressure builds up in the tank, so a circle above it can be a good vent to offset the internal Pressure, which can also be the inlet for the Zeo base product (good to add from here when the pump stops). As for the plastic around the circumference I'm not sure since my reactor doesn't have that, maybe it's for holding it in place? In addition, many people leave the cover open, which should not affect the work


          • #6
            Just to remind you, the place where the zeolite barrel is connected to the L-shaped outlet pipe is relatively fragile, so be careful when moving/cleaning/etc.


            • #7
              Thanks, to be sure I will ask them next time I pass close to their shop in Germany
              My phosphat level went up to 0,27! Some of my milleporas not liked and got stn :-( will open the flow to the maximum then to get the level down.


              • #8
                What is strange also is that some corals despite the high nutriment level became more whitish


                • #9
                  What was your system initially, are you switching to a ZeoVit system? Regarding coral bleaching, can you have more clear pictures of what corals look like.

                  I also recommend that you fill in more detailed tank information so we can learn more.



                  • #10
                    Yes I am switching ti Zeovit, I just keep the balling system from ATI for now as it keep my minerals and trace element at natural sea water levels, the filter , the stones and the basic products are now all from Zeovit

                    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 : around 1200l
                    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): aquabee cove
                    8. What are your actual PO4 and NO3 levels : PO4 0,27 / NO3 8
                    9. What are your actual Ca, Alk and Mg levels : 420/ 1380
                    10. What filtration method do you use (refugium, DSB, Miracle Mud, etc.): skimmer red sea reef mat
                    11. Type of light (Watt, color temp, how old, etc.): straton, orphek bars, red sea
                    12. What corals do you keep: mix tank but with focus on sps
                    13. Tissue color (light or dark): dark but some now light or bleaching a bit
                    14. How long has the tank been running : september last year
                    15. Why do you want to use the ZEOvit system: better colors
                    16. Any supplemental dosing (type, amount, why, etc.): sangkokai & ati essential + ( but now I just keep the ATI essentials )
                    17. Live rock (how much, how old, etc.): yes life rock only
                    18. Any present problems: some corals loose tissue starting from the basis after the install of zeo filter and the rise in PO4
                    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.): hanna checker
                    21. Present dosing, amounts and intervals (ZEOvit, ZEObak, ZEOfood, ZEOstart, ZEOspur2, etc.): zeostart 2ML/ Day, ZEOBAK and ZEOFOOD 24 drops a day for the first week, then I will do it only two time a week
                    22. Other water parameters and water stability (salinity, temp, etc.): salinity 35
                    23. Which salt brand do you use: tropic marin or ati


                    • #11
                      I suggest you follow these steps to get started:

                      1. Put 3 liters of zeovit into the Zeo reactor. The water flow is approximately 1200 liters per hour. Connect the reaction pump to a clock timer and run the reaction pump at 3 h on/3 h off/3 h intervals. Make sure the zeolite is not exposed to air when the pump is off. Clean materials daily. Leave the zeolite in the filter for 4 weeks until your first replacement. This is the first replacement interval, others may extend to 6-8 weeks.

                      2. Place 1.2 liters of activated charcoal in the filter bag and place it in the sink under a passive flow of water, changing every 30 days. Wipe down the carbon daily to keep the surface clean. Most users will achieve perfect results with korallenzucht carbon.

                      3. Take 12 drops of ZeoBac daily for the first 2 weeks, 2-3 times a week, 12 drops each time. Take ZeoStart 1.2 ml 2 times a day (morning and evening). Place them in front of the Zeo Reactor pump when the Zeo Reactor pump is on.

                      4. Let's get Zeo SpongePower too - 12 drops every other day

                      5. BioMate recommends that you also take it @24 drops every other day for 2 weeks, otherwise 2 times a week.

                      You can color the coral later with other products and ZeoFood if desired. Adjust your skimmer to skim off the wet, keep it clean to get as much out as possible. Change the water 5-10% weekly with good quality salt.

                      When you start your ZeoVit system, make sure the elemental booster contains no extra trace elements, get pure supplements, for best.

                      The basic parameters of the water look good, try to stay as close to NSW as possible within the following ranges:

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

                      For malnourished environments, K+ (potassium) appears to be an important element. I suggest you get a test suite for that element too, and post your results​


                      • #12
                        1. The phosphate concentration is high, let's do this, it will take a long time, if everything is fine. However, the current high phosphate concentration may be due to other conditions/factors.

                        2. Also make sure you are using the correct amount/flow (zeolite/reactor flow)

                        3. Get a potassium test kit to know the actual concentration level

                        4. Please also keep the nutrient reduction process slow and the nutrient goes up Is this just an anomaly in the test results ?

                        5. It is recommended to use Ro/Di water. It is better to use resin material as the last channel of the filter (it is recommended that you must do this)

                        6. As you describe "the reactor is opened to the maximum and then lowered to a lower level", please also pay special attention to such a huge change. This can lead to coral maladaptation.


                        • #13
                          Beside Jackies recommendations I have some additional questions:

                          Have you used the other system (Sangokai) and stopped it immediately completely after using ZeoVit ?

                          I am not familiar with the Sangokai system, please share some information about it and which kind of “components” it does work with.

                          If I understand you correct you have installed the ZeoVit reactor, filled it with 3 iters ZeoVit running with a continuous flow through the reactor ?

                          Have you used the ZeoVit material or is it some kind of a different material ?

                          Please measure the reactor flow by collecting water from the reactor outlet for 20 seconds, than multiply the volume by 120 and you will get the exact output per hour.



                          • #14

                            I have measured the phosphate level again today and it is even higher 0,34 now with the hanna checker, it continues to climb since the change and this even if I added a bit lanthan to make it down :-/
                            The flow was at the max with the pump that came with the zeofilter, the zeolit is also from KZ.
                            Zeobak was 12 drops per day and zeofood 24, zeostart 2,5 ml, despite this it climbed.
                            For the sangokai I reduced it slowely to 50% then 0. You can find the description of the product here


                            • #15
                              Thank you for the additional details, I am still not sure what you have done exactly but it would be necessary to know to give you a recommendation.

                              Most important thing is to know the reactor flow, please measure it and post the output.

                              Otherwise I understand that you have used a bacterial driven system before (Songokai) and you have slowly reduced the three components to zero. Now you observe a increase of PO4.

                              Have you already started ZeoVit while you began to reduce the three components of Sanngokai or while you already have stopped to use the three Sangokai components ?

                              When exactly have you added the ZeoVit material and began to dose ZeoBac and ZeoStart ?