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PJewell
ZEOhead in Training
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Joined: 01-01-2021
Location: New Orleans
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  • Correct, the PO4 increased. I feed very small amounts every other day to my fish. With a controlled amount from hand feeding. So I am watching to make sure every scrap is eaten. That’s the only place I can imagine it’s coming from. I will clean my 200 micron filter socks every other day. I noticed...
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  • PJewell
    replied to Tired of winging it
    No, never before.

    Skimmer is running well. Sump area was thoroughly cleaned before switching over. I am using filter socks which are changed every 3 days.

    I’ve reached 0 ppm PO4 before in this tank with very aggressive water changes. Which caused issues with undesirable...
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    Last edited by PJewell; 01-19-2021, 02:20 AM.

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  • PJewell
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    Update: Seeing how Nitrates and Phosphates have recently risen, I am opting to add the additional 100 mL of ZeoVit ZeoLite material into the Zeolite reactor. See attached. Currently sitting at 0.3 ppm PO4 and 10 ppm NO3.

    Not sure if it’s due to a recent filter sock change 72 hours ago....
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  • PJewell
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    This picture will attempt to show where it’s at. The skimmer hangs on the back, and empties back into the return. It pulls down stream from the return. The Zoe reactor is down stream. The effluent and mulm goes through the bottom chamber to the return pump. It’s doing what you are recommending....
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  • PJewell
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    Where I placed my reactor. Which is after the intake for the skimmer....
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  • PJewell
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    Just an update - my ZeoVit journey started last Saturday.

    Parameters in process —
    • 1.026 SG @ 26.5 degC at is my average salinity (should I lower this??? I’ve read many ULNS systems run lower salinity at 1.024 but cannot find a reason?
    • 8.3 dKH (Hanna) - if I lower my water change salinity,
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  • PJewell
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    A question — because my phosphates are so low, how do I balance the system while transitioning to ZeoVit? Dose phosphates and monitor?

    Should I remove the Bright Well Bio-Media? I assume not all at once.
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    Tired of winging it

    Preface:

    I’ve been out of the hobby for 12 years. Started back a small JBJ Nano cube. What an unfortunate tank to start with. Very cramp “sump”. Starting small to get my wife’s buy in. This is my practice tank for my dream tank. I am tired of “winging it”. I’d like to start...
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    Last edited by PJewell; 01-13-2021, 11:41 PM.
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