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    Korallen Zucht | Zeozym

    The guys at Proline sent us some of Korallen Zucht’s latest product Zeozym to try out on the glassbox. Although we do not use the full Zeovit line, we use our own VSV dosing regimen along with various additives like KZ’s Coral Snow to achieve a low nutrient system. To noone’s surprise, KZ is not […]

    The guys at Proline sent us some of Korallen Zucht’s latest product Zeozym to try out on the glassbox. Although we do not use the full Zeovit line, we use our own VSV dosing regimen along with various additives like KZ’s Coral Snow to achieve a low nutrient system.

    To noone’s surprise, KZ is not releasing much information on the workings or ingredients of this dry powdered supplement. The most we know is that it’s an enzyme based supplement that help “break down” proteins and increase bacterial metabolism.

    We will begin incorporating Zeozym into our dosing regimen tomorrow. Dosing will be 1 time a week,  ~1/3 tsp mixed with 1 liter of aquarium water. This solution then sits for 6hrs before being added to the tank. Once added the skimmer will then be shut off for 2hrs.

    Early reports from beta testers, indicate cleaner sand and rock as well as increased clarity and coloration in corals. Time will tell. A special thanks to Albert for getting this to us.

    12 Comments

    1. Felix
      November 29, 2008 at 6:57 PM | Permalink

      nice hook up lol
      felix-

    2. November 29, 2008 at 8:00 PM | Permalink

      I already bought it from Zeovitusa. I suppose to receive it soon. I really want to see the results on your website!

    3. December 1, 2008 at 4:58 AM | Permalink

      Eric Michael,

      In general, are products like Zeozym necessary and important for tanks or are they just a nice bonus? I’m an aquarium newbie who is currently setting up her first saltwater tank and I don’t know anything about this kind of product or its usage.

    4. December 1, 2008 at 8:48 AM | Permalink

      Hi Ava,

      Zeozym is definitely not a necessity and I would urge any beginner to stay away from additional supplements beyond Calcium, Alkalinity and Magnesium. Stick with the 3 mentioned here and frequent water changes and you’ll be on the right track.

      Taka,
      So far so good. I will update after next weeks dosing.

    5. Richard Gilliland
      December 2, 2008 at 8:43 PM | Permalink

      any updates?

    6. December 2, 2008 at 10:19 PM | Permalink

      Hey Richard,

      I am only dosing 1x week for now. The next dose will be this Friday. I’ll give an update and more details then. I can say after the first dose some nice skimmate was produced.

    7. December 10, 2008 at 12:03 AM | Permalink

      What’s the status on this? I’m trying it in my 75 gallon and yes – good skimmate but that’s to be expected. I have not noticed any other good or bad things.

    8. December 10, 2008 at 12:03 AM | Permalink

      I’m following you on twitter – hopefully you’ll give us an update soon?

    9. Jamie V.
      December 18, 2008 at 5:53 AM | Permalink

      Eric,

      an up-date on my use of the ZeoZym. As with a few other uses, I have noted a slight increase in the PO4 and Ca+ levels, which is apparently connected to the enzymes action in splitting protiens (comm. Th. Pohl). Something that I have noted is my lack of increased skimmate! Most users report an increase in skimmate and a change to a sort of creamy texture. I have yet to experience that. I get the feeling we have another factor in play. Possibly the enzymes are breaking down stored nutrients previously precipitated from the water via calcium. As these are not protiens, the skimmate would not be produced, rather the bacteria would utilize the additional phosphate and the skimmate would remian the same.

      As I do not really know what is happening, this is all conjecture. The bottom line for me is, there are no real negative changes. The PO4 level has started to drop, again, and Thomas expects it to be lower than before. Ca+ is not a real problem, as it will be quickly taken up via the corals, etc.

    10. April 12, 2010 at 8:12 PM | Permalink

      Yes. I'd like to know too.

    11. Anonymous
      April 14, 2010 at 9:04 AM | Permalink

      I just did my first dose of zeozyme mixed with a little bacteria last night to see if it will rid my tank of red slime alga a.k.a canyo bacteria . I will follow the instruction and do the 1 teaspoon per week and see how that works in my system. I may be wrong but isn’t zeozym a carbon source?

    12. soulsigma
      April 14, 2010 at 4:04 AM | Permalink

      I just did my first dose of zeozyme mixed with a little bacteria last night to see if it will rid my tank of red slime alga a.k.a canyo bacteria . I will follow the instruction and do the 1 teaspoon per week and see how that works in my system.

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    1. December 10, 2008 at 6:36 PM

      […] A few people did not catch the twitter message I sent out today, so I’ll give a brief update on the two doses of Zeozym so far.¬†This product has not been discussed much until recently and has spurred numerous e-mails in regards to its effectiveness and our experiences so far. If you missed the first post, you can learn more about Zeozym here. […]

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