Spotlight on the Zeovit Method | BRStv

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  1. randyBRS

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    Hey guys,

    Today we explore what the Zeovit system is and how to keep it running on your tank, which may not be as hard as you think! Even we were so impressed with the Zeovit System on other reefer's tanks that we used it on our very own BRS160! :)


     
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    Thanks for the video!
     
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    About to start using this system. Hope every thing turns out good
     
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    Can this be used on an all in one system like the RSM C-130?
     
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    Yes, no issues with using it on this AIO sys. You will need to get an external media (Zeolite) reactor such as the Avast Marine Vibe. The only issue you may run into is limited space to add another pump for the reactor but you can use one of the chambers that you would setup a refugium in for that. (Zeovit does not recommend the use of a refugium with the system). All of the other elements you can dose into the tank with no issues.
     
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    Thanks for the great video
     
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    Could I use this system on my 20g IM Drop off? I don't have a skimmer on it as of yet & am not sure I will be adding one yet. My intent is to do frequent water changes. What do you guys think?
     
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    It is possible, but you would need a method of running your zeolites in a bag and shaking them once a day. Im not sure what the space is like in that tank, but youd basically need two bags (one for carbon and one for ZeoLite) and the rest is just droppers or pipettes. Ive been running my system on Zeo for a year and a half with no issues at all.

    The issue I see with no skimmer is the possibility of getting heavy biofilm in/on the water because you arent skimming out the excess bacteria that are propogating. Ive noticed that when running a bacteria driven system (Zeo, Biopellets, etc) that the skimmate is really dark and nasty and without a skimmer you may walk a fine line between management and outbreak.
     
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    That's what I was thinking too. There just isn't a ton of room in the model I have. The one I have is the Abyss Panorama. The Sump(rear) section is rather small & limited. There isn't a ton of space for a lot of equipment. I have my heater in the skimmer compartment. The water level in the pump compartment is a bit lower than I'd like for my heater to reside, so I am not sure what I will do with that. They also don't seem to make media basket instead of the filter sock for the Abyss line yet... Any thoughts or recommendations?
     
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    Mostly the Zeovit reactor is more of a convenience to house the media under controlled flow, in which case you could probably work around it by using a media bag. Check out this video we did that talks about this same topic. :)

     
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    I was considering just placing the media in a bag instead of a reactor. . . Than, placing that in the filter sock. Trying to find a skimmer that would fit in it too... I've heard bad about the IM Ghost skimmer, it being loud and creates microbubbles.
     
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