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Deuce67
01/18/2006, 06:50 PM
After reading for a few weeks on zeovit, I decided to give it a try. Day 1 starts today. I will be updating from time to time on the results of using zeo. I will also be taking a lot of pics as time goes on. I know better results doesnt happen overnight and may take a few months to see any results. There is really nothing wrong with my tank, I just want to see if I can achieve better growth and coloration on my corals. Lets see what happens!

murfman
01/18/2006, 06:53 PM
definately interested, post lots of before pix and maybe udate monthly1!!!

Deuce67
01/18/2006, 07:15 PM
Will do Paul!

murfman
01/20/2006, 02:07 PM
notice any difference in the first couple of days?

Deuce67
01/20/2006, 04:33 PM
Uhhhh. No.

Crit21
01/21/2006, 09:55 PM
How 'bout now? Any difference?

murfman
01/22/2006, 11:34 AM
i can see this now, ala "are we there yet?" lol thank God i subscribed to the thread.

Deuce67
01/22/2006, 08:58 PM
Here is some pics I took when day 1 started.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v485/Deuce67/Week10011296x972.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v485/Deuce67/Week10021296x972.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v485/Deuce67/Week10071296x972.jpg

Deuce67
01/22/2006, 09:00 PM
One more.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v485/Deuce67/Week10221296x972.jpg

murfman
01/23/2006, 12:13 AM
very nice!!!!!

Crit21
01/23/2006, 02:48 PM
So now all of the follow-up photos have to be framed exactly alike so we can see the proress.

Deuce67
01/25/2006, 07:45 PM
Week 1 is over and 2 is here. Nothing to report since there has been no change in the tank. I know, its still really early.

COreefer
01/27/2006, 03:04 PM
That's a fine looking tank Russ...

Crit21
01/27/2006, 06:10 PM
I wish I had half that many corals. How's the RTN situation?

calvin415
01/27/2006, 07:44 PM
Hey Russ, where's your superman bro? :) How's yours doing? Mine has really started to grow now, it's almost completely covering the frag it was on, and is starting to encrust on the rock below on one side! At this rate I might have frags available in 6 months!

Deuce67
01/29/2006, 04:49 PM
Just got back from my hunting trip. The superman is near the bottom. Right above the elegance and to the left. I may raise it a bit to see if I can get the polyps to turn red.

Deuce67
01/29/2006, 04:51 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=6603422#post6603422 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by COreefer
That's a fine looking tank Russ...

Thanks Eric! I wish I had a 120 though. I could use a little more room in the front. No I cant buy yours.:D

Deuce67
01/29/2006, 04:54 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=6604630#post6604630 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Crit21
I wish I had half that many corals. How's the RTN situation?

I lost the colony but manged to save a few branches. I havent had it since. I talked to COreefer about it and it may either be a sudden change in alk or some salt residue might have got on it. Everything is fine now.

Deuce67
02/05/2006, 07:19 AM
Update. I had 2 frags RTN on me. Not sure if it was zeo related or not. They where pretty hard to care for corals. One was a A. hyacinthus and the other was a A. Gemmifera. Both frags where acquired from RM. It never did anything since I recieved it.

murfman
02/05/2006, 03:24 PM
I have read that with Zeovit, there is a chance of RTN once you start the program. Once the system is "established" everything stabilizes and looks great.

calvin415
02/06/2006, 02:07 PM
Hey Russ, sorry to hear about your A. hyacinthus, let me know when things stabilize and I'll try to hook you up with a new frag of it. :)

Deuce67
02/06/2006, 06:43 PM
Thanks Eric. But it wasnt my red hyacinthus that rtn on me. It was a green freebie that I got a few months back from RM.

Deuce67
02/09/2006, 09:18 PM
Update. I may have found the cause of my rtns. Zeo method is definitely different from other methods of reefkeeping. On my zeo dosing, everything has to be followed pretty much to the tee. On my tank, the amount of carbon that I needed is 3/4 of a cup that is place in a filter sock and placed in a passively low flow area of my sump. This bag is kneaded 3X a week. I mistakenly put 1 3/4 cup of carbon. Way too much for the zeo method. Too much trace elements are being removed. I put in the right amount now and will see what happens in the next few weeks. Hopefully it will be ready for the April meeting.

murfman
02/09/2006, 11:53 PM
wow, and we think carbon is good.....

Deuce67
02/12/2006, 11:13 AM
Carbon is good for our system. No more than 1 cup/100g and changed monthly.

johnvu713
02/13/2006, 02:38 AM
any update? i know it's only been a day since you last post :D
BTW a cup is how much. Every cup is different. Keep us posted

Deuce67
02/13/2006, 07:45 AM
1 US cup.

Deuce67
02/15/2006, 06:15 PM
Yesterday marked the end of the 4th week of zeo. Unfortunately there is nothing to really report nor worth posting pics. I do think my tank is getting more stabilized now. Water quality has been good and clarity has been great. Im starting to increase my photoperiod on my halides to see if I can achieve better results. I have been running my 250de for 4 hours a day and I will start increasing it to 7 by adding 1/2 hour every 3 or 4 days. Its still early to tell if its worth it but I do have 5 or so months of zeo supplement still on hand. I do have a couple of other zeo supplements that I still have not dose since it is not recommended till at least after the first zeolith exchange(changed out every 6 weeks).

johnvu713
02/17/2006, 02:02 AM
what are your parameters at? dont forget to keep us posted

Deuce67
02/17/2006, 06:01 AM
Parameters from last night

Ph 8.2
Alk 8dkh
Amm 0
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 0
Phosphate less than 0.05ppm
Calcium 430
Magnesium 1300

Deuce67
02/21/2006, 06:41 PM
End of week 5. I absolutely have nothing to report! Hey, Im just being honest here. Growth is pretty much the same when I wasnt doing zeo. Colors are pretty much the same. Still have about 5 months worth of supplies so only time will tell.

johnvu713
02/27/2006, 05:55 AM
checking 1..2...3..

Crit21
03/23/2006, 08:37 AM
I wonder if your photo period is the limiting factor right now.

Deuce67
03/23/2006, 10:58 AM
Everything is starting to look good now. Growth is a tad slow but there is some noticable differences on some frags. I wont be posting any pics till after the Apr meeting. I will let you guys decide to see if zeo is worth it.

slojmn
03/26/2006, 12:20 PM
Glad to hear you are having some noticeable changes. Getting the dosing right and learning to really "read" your corals seems to be a big part of those who have success with zeo. What components of zeo are you currently dosing?

Deuce67
03/26/2006, 06:40 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=7044830#post7044830 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by slojmn
Glad to hear you are having some noticeable changes. Getting the dosing right and learning to really "read" your corals seems to be a big part of those who have success with zeo. What components of zeo are you currently dosing?
Basic 4, K-balance, CV and HCAA. I also have PIF and FE that I havent dosed yet. It was suggested for me to wait till the second exchange or till I get to Phase II.

slojmn
03/26/2006, 08:46 PM
Cool :). I am pretty happy with my results and have moved into dosing some of the other "stuff". I still would like to see lower readings on my hannah colormeter for the phosphates but corals are very nicely colored, healthy, and growing. Glad to hear a positive for zeovit.

Deuce67
03/29/2006, 06:20 PM
A hanna will be my next purchase. Actually I may just ask for it for my Bday. But its not till June. Anyways, its the end of week 10. So far so good. My chips acro is starting to really take off. My purple mille and pink birdsnest is branching out like crazy. I still have some other corals that hasnt done anything. I have a purple bonzai(actually a tan bonzai) that have not done anything so far.

murfman
05/03/2006, 08:56 AM
Russ, updates?

Deuce67
05/03/2006, 11:26 AM
I guess its been awhile since I updated huh? Ill try to take some pics this week and post them. Overall, I am pretty satisfied with Zeo. I moved on to Phase 2 of zeo and dosing less. Coloration is great so far and growth is good.

Deuce67
05/14/2006, 07:53 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v485/Deuce67/Topshot5800x600.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v485/Deuce67/Topshot4800x600.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v485/Deuce67/Topshot3800x600.jpg

Deuce67
05/14/2006, 07:56 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v485/Deuce67/Topshot2800x600.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v485/Deuce67/Topshot1800x600.jpg

murfman
05/14/2006, 03:06 PM
got to take em from the same orientation as the first set so we can compare them. Great colors!

Deuce67
05/14/2006, 03:37 PM
Just for you Paul.
Before
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v485/Deuce67/Week10011296x972.jpg
After
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v485/Deuce67/Update1800x600.jpg
Keep in mind that I switched to a bluer lamps so getting the right color is tough. I also relocated some frags and lost some.

Deuce67
05/14/2006, 03:41 PM
Before
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v485/Deuce67/Week10021296x972.jpg
After
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v485/Deuce67/Update2800x600.jpg

murfman
05/14/2006, 03:44 PM
Wow, Russ, that is a lot of growth!!!!

Deuce67
05/14/2006, 03:46 PM
Before
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v485/Deuce67/Week10071296x972.jpg
After

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v485/Deuce67/Update3800x600.jpg

Deuce67
05/14/2006, 03:50 PM
One more
Before
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v485/Deuce67/Week10221296x972.jpg
After
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v485/Deuce67/Update4800x600.jpg

Crit21
05/14/2006, 04:00 PM
I see you're usng that powerhead mod. How's it working?

Deuce67
05/14/2006, 04:14 PM
Its been working great Dan. It was already in there when we had the meet. Been using it for about 3 months now. I did change the prop on it a few days ago to give me more flow.

Joe69
05/16/2006, 09:00 AM
Awesome pics Russ, I love the colors in your tank.

Deuce67
08/19/2006, 05:11 PM
Just some updated pics taken today. 7 months into Zeo.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v485/Deuce67/DSC02561.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v485/Deuce67/DSC02564.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v485/Deuce67/DSC02565.jpg

Deuce67
08/19/2006, 05:14 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v485/Deuce67/DSC02567.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v485/Deuce67/DSC02568.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v485/Deuce67/DSC02569.jpg

Deuce67
08/19/2006, 05:18 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v485/Deuce67/DSC02570.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v485/Deuce67/DSC02571.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v485/Deuce67/DSC02560.jpg

racer69
08/19/2006, 06:01 PM
Russ, do you think the zeo has made a big difference, or do you think it is a small difference? I think things are looking very brightly colored. I just don't know if its more so now than before.

Deuce67
08/19/2006, 06:34 PM
I think it made some differences. Growth has been really good so far. Im pretty satisfied with the colorations of my corals. The good thing is, since my system has been on Zeo for awhile, I dont have to dose as much as I use to. So far I say it is worth it for me to try Zeo out. Ill definitely know for sure once I hit the 1 year mark of using the stuff.