Going Zeo

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  1. Triton

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    Hey All,

    So im thinking of going Zeovit.
    I know its alot of maitenance with a drop here and there of the zeovit supplements.
    but that i dont mind.

    So what i would like to know,
    1 - does anyone on the forum use Zeovit?
    2 - I have a mixed reef and wanna keep it that way, so im not sure if running Zeo will kill my LPS?
    3 - Copepods.. will they strive in a Zeovit system? as i have mandarins

    :peroni::peroni:
     
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  3. irie ivan

    irie ivan MASA Contributor

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    Dont use it, use some of their potions, will elaborate shortly.
    Will not kill lps, zoanthids or anything else. Its simply a case of a system helping us to replicate nsw params as found around reefs...
    Copepods can thrive, they do in nature.

    However, you have ask yourself, availability of the products on a regular basis in SA?
     
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    Biggest problem is availability of ALL the constituents.

    Fantastic product. I particularly like the zeo snow and had fantastic results using it to eradicate red algae.
     
  5. Monti

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    Well you dont necessarily need all the constituents, but if youre doing the system, you definately need the basics... stones, zeobak, zeostart and then the amino (food or whatever its called- I forget).

    Its an awesome system, but takes dedication and an understanding of your livestock
     
  6. Triton

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    Thanks all, I assume i will have to get rid of my Refugium / DSB as i have read that they will compete for nutrients?
     
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    Yes that is correct Triton.
     
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    Mmmm..
    At the moment my Copepods grow and live in my Calurpa and Chaeto..
    So where would they grow / live now? (Should i put liverock in my sump)
     
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    Jungle aquatics is the only place that I know of that stocks zeovit as they use it on their own tanks according to @bryan of Jungle Aquatics...

    I see you in Boksburg, so not an issue to get it.
     
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    They will continue to grow in your substrate and LR in your DT. With the Zeovit system, you do not need to put LR in your sump, but if you really want to, for the sake of your pods, I cant see why not.
     
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    while this is a zeovit thread, if i can share my experiences
    are you after the filtration side or the colouring? or both?

    i ran zeovit, way to much work, from a filtration side there is brightwell neozeo but i dislike the changing of stones etc every 6-8 weeks etc, works well...

    my new fav filtration is Prodibio and vinegar, and prodibio and bio-cubes, this way you can still keep your fuge.

    as for colouring well that you can do with good lighting, amino acids and feeding corals
     
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    and?
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    what else you want? :peroni:

    low nutrients? well i have seen better coloured sps with high nutrients :)
     
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    let me rephrase that, stable nutrients in a range :)
    stable params will help too
     
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    F$%> Dallas
     
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    I used it for about a year, my opinion is stay away, i like going away for weekends
     
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    You can dilute the start and use on dosing pump. So it's not real issue.

    Stones can go for 10-14 days without being plunged.
     
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    What am I missing?
     
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    Fe I K perhaps?
     
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    Noooo. And yes, there is also molybdenum, manganese, bromine... Not what i was referring to though...The F word.
    Anyway, back to topic, interesting to know the WHY you want to go that route.
     
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