Want to go Zeo route advice needed

Discussion in 'Chemical Filtration / Low Nutrient Systems - LNS' started by Pete, 5 Aug 2011.

  1. Pete

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    Hi all, so I have decided to go the Zeo route but need to know what the pro's think. Currently have a DSB running do I need to remove this before starting up the zeoliths and do I remove it all at once as I am worried about the sulfur when you start to scratch in the DSB
     
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    from what i have seen u gota take it all out at once boeta or else u gona experience trouble esp as its been running a while
     
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    zeo, np pellets etc are made almost usless by a DSB lol...
     
  5. Tony Ingram

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    I removed mine on Monday and had a No3 spike 2 days later. Coral have taken a bit of a knock. To answer you question yes you need to take it out all at the same time or there will be tears.
     
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    um dude what u talking about?
    @Tremayn
     
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    There's a solution to the sulphur. All you need to do is turn your return pump off and then remove the dsb and all the water in the sump. Replace the sumps water with new salt water and you are good to go. I would run the zeo reactor for 2 weeks before removing the dsb. This will give the zeoliths time to get some bacteria colonised on them.
     
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    @Manc ok so install Zeo run for two weeks then remove all at once great this is what I was thinking except for running the Zeo for two weeks. Thanks for the help:)

    Thank you to the rest for the advice too.
     
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    Do you want to use zeovit or neozeo?
     
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    Hi Tony was thinking in the line of Zeovit
     
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    lol sorry I was speed reading! Just saw zeo and dsb :whistling:
     
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    That's the way to do it. Take your sump offline, remove DSB, replace water, job done, and your tank gets a nice water change too. :)
     
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    Sorry guys, I've been advised to run both DSB and a Reactor at the same time. Will this be pointless?
     
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    Short answer is yes.
     
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    Firstly you have to see how you are going to get the stuff here. You can order directly from Korallenzucht as they do courier to SA. Go on their web site for prices. A lady called Regina if she's still there can help you. I dont know who imports it to SA as I have seen it in lifestyle but not all of the products. Download the zeoguide from their website to see the way things have to be done and all you need.

    You can get a reactor locally. Reef Octopus is a decent brand and they have jacked their reactors up from the first one they brought out. The stones/zeolites are important but if the courier costs get to heavy as they do weigh a lot, use the Brightwells zeolites. Dont use Tunze or Kent stones as they are too small and will block up the holes to the reactor.

    A salt that is low in KH is necessary so you will have to shop around for that as a lot of the salts are higher than necessary in KH. I think some guys are importing the salt from korallen zucht.

    Lighting is pretty important with a zeovit system. Decent bulbs are definately necessary.

    Dosing pumps will go a long way to maintain the alkalinity, calcium and magnesium of the tank as these parameters have to be pretty stable hence me mentioning a low KH salt.

    Other than that you need all their additives and you're on your way.
     
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    Hi Pete

    Please if you are looking at going Zeovit contact myself at TSR.011 462 1725

    We have plenty stock and has shown on the K.Z. site we are the official importer for S.A.

    Any info or questions need answering you will see i Have started a zeo thread in the TSR sponsors forums so everyone can ask questions etc.
     
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    Thanks will do
     
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    Looks like the stuff is locally available. About time too. Well done Nathan
     
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    Pete how is it going?
    i have been on zeo forums and learnt alot about switching over

    but i am going to restart my system scratch, and fix a few issue i dont like
     
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    good luck pete. its a fantastic system if followed and its become easier than ever before due to local availability and a full forum to support it.. i am aiming to go this route soon just researching if it is viable for my lifestyle..

    i need to get my ducks in a row and research if i can run a chiller as i have alot of heat issues in the new house..

    enjoy..
     
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    Guys please be careful and read posts properly when offering advice, as you do tend to confuse people when shooting from the hip.
     
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