ZEObak is a microorganism solution which contains several bacterial strains that form a bacterial chain capable of consuming nutrients. ZEObak is one of the big four (ZEOvit, ZEObak, ZEOfood, ZEOstart) required for the standard ZEOvit ultra low nutrient system. This system is designed to maintain maximum coral coloration, growth and health. Start by dosing 1 drops per 25 gallons (net water volume) twice weekly. Refrigerate after opening.
- Combine with Coral Snow to reduce nutrients and control Red Slime (Cyanobacteria)
Korallen-Zucht ZeoVit system is designed to maintain ultra low nutrient levels similar to the ocean reef habitat our corals thrive in naturally. As long as there is enough light maintaining ultra low nitrates and phosphate has shown to increase coral coloration, growth rates and vitality. All you need to get started with the Zeovit system is a reactor and the “Basic four.”
- ZEOlites - The KZ ZEOvit ZEOlight mix is the primary media used in the reactor. The mix consists of three different zeolites chosen for their ability to reduce toxins in a balanced manor.
- ZEObak– This liquid additive contains a verity of bacterial strains that form the proper chain for nutrient reduction. You use this product to introduce and maintain healthy populations of the desired bacteria in the ZEOvit system.
- ZEOfood - This is nutritional supplement for the corals. ZEOfood is primarily composed of amino acids and vitamins which enable corals to uptake necessary nutrients and leads to a natural brilliant coloration.
- ZEOstart– This product promotes the reproduction of all nitrifying bacteria in the aquarium to help the system naturally remove phosphate and nitrate.
So what about all of the other Korallen-Zucht additives? Most of the other products are designed to further increase color, growth and vitality but are generally considered optional products that would be used after the initial stages of implementing the KZ ZEOvit system using the “Basic four.”
Leap of Faith / Proceed with Caution By Chris on 2/19/2018Chris wouldn't recommend this product to a friendNobody really knows what's in the blue bottles. We are supposed to accept on faith that we will achieve the same result as shown online by other's using zeovit. The documentation with regard to dosing is at best vague. I had recurrent bacterial blooms. After a while, I had long strings of material which had the look and consistency of snot growing from the rockscape in my tank. I withheld all dosing of zeovit products. The bacterial blooms subsided and the snot was almost gone. Presuming that the problem was not the zeovit system, I restarted dosing with zeovit. Within a week, the snot string returned. Understand, if you use this system that there is NO support and at best the documentation is vague. Are you willing to experiment on a system worth thousands if not tens of thousands of dollars to get a tank full of stringy snot. Needless to say ... I chuck the whole system. I did call BRS support ... it sounded like I was the only customer with this problem. I'm probably not. Unless I know what's on the bottle I will not add it to my tank. Lesson learned.
Not Worth the Money or Trouble By DavidS on 11/5/2017DavidS wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI have used this product (along with Coral Snow) off and on for the last few years.
The good news is, it did not affect my reef, adversely.
The bad news is, there was no discernible benefit from using it, either.
Near 0 Nutrients By MHood on 3/26/2017MHood would recommend this product to a friendHave been using for about a month with zeolite. Nitrates and phosphates have remained near zero right from the start.
Works as adverised By sneub on 1/10/2017sneub would recommend this product to a friendWhat can I say, need it to be successful and it works! Love Zeovit.
Works wonderful !!! By MD on 1/2/2017MD would recommend this product to a friendCycling new tank with Zeovite system. Waiting for nitrite to drop & game on !!!
I am sold on the Zeovit System By Smo on 12/11/2016Smo would recommend this product to a friendA bit pricy but can't argue with results. Nearly undetectable NO3 and PO4 after two months in a new tank.
Good so far on a new build By Smo on 9/22/2016Smo would recommend this product to a friendRunning the ZEOvit system on a new 65G reef tank build—my first. Was heavily influenced by the BRS 160 series so I thought I would give it a try. So far I am impressed with their products. The tank is currently cycling. I will update when it stabilizes and I can start adding livestock.
Part of the Zeo System By Jim on 3/21/2016Jim would recommend this product to a friendThe system makes my aquarium so much cleaner. Polyp extension is great and I have to clean the glass far less frequently. I highly recommend the full Zeo system.
Best Bacteria IMO By brianOH on 1/14/2016brianOH would recommend this product to a friendI run full Zeovit on all my tanks, wouldn't run a tank without it, this is a must to use with the basic 4.
Does what it is supposed to. Key Ingredient in the ZEOvit System By Fred on 11/16/2015Fred would recommend this product to a friendThis is one of the Base 4 ingredients to the ZEOvit system, which does what it is supposed to do, resulting in a stunning Reef that flourishes with amazing colors and fantastic growth.
Useing Zeovit system along with Zeobak . By stevec on 7/14/2015stevec would recommend this product to a friendStarted using the line of Zeovit system along with Zeobak time will tell so far I hear nothing but great reviews on this complete product line well worth the money never cut corners when it comes to reefing.
Coral Vital Great Product By Michael on 5/18/2015Michael would recommend this product to a friendI have used with great results. I use the full zeovite program.
Does this need to be refrigerated?
How does the Zeolite media differ than other forms of nitrate/phosphate reduction methods & media(GFO, biopellets, water changes, etc) for a low nutrient system?
Will using Zeovit method always give you corals with a that pastel color look?
In short the Zeovit media works on the ammonia before it is able to convert to nitrate. Using just zeolite media will not produce the colors and that is where the trace elements and other korallen zucht products come in. Essentially the system is starved and you will provide the necessary nutrients to get the unique colors for each coral. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!