NeoZeo removes dissolved organic materials and reduces ammonia, nitrite, phosphate and nitrate in the aquarium.
Specifications Package Size 2.2 lb. - 1000 g
Instructions Rinse material in freshwater prior to initial placement in aquarium system. It must be remembered that NeoZeo is an extremely effective adsorber of ammonium, and corals that have become accustomed to, and dependant upon, the presence of ammonium are likely to show an initial negative response to the rapid removal of this ion. As expected, this is an issue that is primarily encountered in aquaria that have been established for many years; aquaria that utilize the NeoZeo system from the onset are far less-likely to exhibit this sort of ammonium-related issue. The following recommendations are based upon extensive testing and will produce the best results in most aquaria. Weeks 1 and 2: Place 200 g each week of NeoZeo for each 100 US gallons in the entire aquarium system into an appropriate media reactor; adjust the rate of water flow through the reactor to ~25 gph. Add 5 ml MicroBacter7 per 100 US gallons daily. Weeks 3 and 4: Add 200 g each week of NeoZeo for each 100 US gallons in the entire aquarium system into the media reactor; increase water flow through the reactor to ~50 gph. Add 2 1/2 ml MicroBacter7 and Reef BioFuel per 100 US gallons daily. Week 5: Add 200 g of NeoZeo for each 100 US gallons in the entire aquarium system into the media reactor; increase water flow through the reactor to ~100 gph. Add 2 1/2 ml MicroBacter7 and Reef BioFuel per 100 US gallons daily. Once the first 5 weeks of usage has passed, adjust the dosage of MicroBacter7 and Reef BioFuel according to the appearance of the system, the inhabitants, and as dictated by the water parameters. Refer to the instructions on each of the afore-mentioned supplements� labels for additional information. Every 6 weeks, change 25% of the NeoZeo media and add 2 1/2 ml MicroBacter7 and Reef BioFuel per 100 US gallons daily for 1 week before resuming normal dosing schedule. Due to the highly-porous nature of NeoZeo and the rate at which it is colonized by microbes, some degree of surface impaction with latent organic material and microbial biomass will invariably occur with time. It is important to gently dislodge this material from the NeoZeo media by physically handling it (see the instructions that accompany the media reactor) and/or by briefly increasing the flow rate through the reactor to help blow some of the latent material into the water column. This material will be fed upon by various aquarium inhabitants and is also removed via protein skimming and mechanical filtration.