Alternative to Zeovit

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  1. Tony

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    I went to VIP today and he showed me a new product by Brightwell Aquatics called NeoZeo.

    It's a zeolite system with the rocks, bacteria, food, trace elements, potassium, supplements, colour enhancers. There is a phosphate remover that can be reused and what's best is that once you get the hang od the dosing regime it gives combinations of whic tings can be combined with which so you're not dosing a million drops of this and that. The stuff in infinately cheaper than Zeovit and readily available. I only bought the colour enhancer today and the biofood which is a carbon source food for the bacteria and it cost me R320-00 for both in 250ml bottles. I am waiting for the stones, bacteria and other supplements to arrive.

    They recommend using it in a canister filter where one can also use their magnesium, phosphate, GAC and zeolites. They recommend an oversized canister so one can turn it down to 400lph and really open it up for a few minutes to flush the mulm out.

    What do you guys think?
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Sounds awesome Tony. BUT, unfortunately, the proof is in the "pudding", hey.... so - if you are willing to try it out for us - it will be GREATLY appreciated! ;)

    You can then do a "review"......
     
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    I'm defintately going to try it as soon as all the goodies arrive.
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    What is the name of the bacteria food Tony? I must ask Marco if he has this in stock.
     
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    Mek, it's called microbacter7. I was a couple of hours on Reef central last night following a long thread about guys experiences wit the product. The before and after pictures are impressive and the only real drawback is that it isn't as concentrated as zeovit but then it's also a wole lot cheaper. Some corals literally come alive after a few weeks of using the product and the real trick to using it is to just start with one product for a few weeks and see how your system reacts wic will dictate a dosing regimen as all system's are different. Most of the supplements range around the R130-00 for 250ml marging with the Koral color at about R 180-00. I'm not sure of the price of the zeolites or the bacteria as these haven't arrived
     
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    Cool thanks man! I will read through the guide a little later on.
     
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    Hey it looks like the stuff if finally here. Cant wait to get mine on friday
     
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    i am new to the zeolite thing sound interesting, where can i find more info on the above?
     
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    I would also like some info on the stuff if anyone has any. I also want to know how much to add to my tank etc.
     
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    Hi Furbz. If you want to read through the original Zeovit method. Dowload the guide from ZEOvit.com Forum - ZEOvit.
    If there is any way that I can help, please ask :)
     
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    There is also a Brightwell NeoZeo pdf. I have it and will email it to mekaeel (unless he already has it).
     
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    Sentari.
    The Zeovit system is a different system from which we normally run our tanks.
    The basics are Zeolites, Bacteria and Carbon. But first and foremost, you must have your water parameters especially Ca and Alk in check. Heavy skimming, running of carbon, regular 5-10% water changes.

    In a Zeovit tank, there is no DSB, macro algae and Po4 removers. I honestly prefer using the Zeovit method mainly on SPS dominated tanks as these tanks are always aiming for low to no nutrients.

    Basic products.
    Zeolites - Zeovit, Neozeo, Tunze. Stops Amonia and amonium, thus preventing the formation of nitrates and nitrates. As well as it holds bacteria.

    Bacteria -eg. Zeobac, MicroBacter7 Is your bacteria strain. This is the bacteria that you 'feed' the tank.

    Carbon source - eg. Vodka, Zeostart, BioFuel. These aid in nutrient export and reduction in Po4.

    Hope it helps. :)
     
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    Yip, please send it this way :)
     
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    Done
     
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    Thanks Mek. Thinking of using Zeolite but need to test my Ca. My Alk seems to be fine.
     
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    Only a pleasure Sentari. Also remember, It is not just a once off aim and hit correct Calcium and Alkalinity levels, but hitting it, and then maintaining it using a Carx, Two part Solution or the Slurry method (which I use). :)
     
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    Guys click on the link in my post for the neozeo method
     
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    I will be changing my system to run on this method as well. Would I have to get rid of my LPS coral seeing that the nutrients available is going to be whole lot less?

    I got the Reef Octopus Zeo Reactor, NeoZeo and Micro bacter and off course the vodka, so it's almost all system go:thumbup:
     
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    Monti - Please send me the brightwell doc as well.thanks
     
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