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    Underwater creations "Vibrant"

    https://www.uwcmn.com/vibrant-liquid-aquarium-cleaner

    After talking with another member about disturbing algae I found out about a two year old product called Vibrant. After some forum/internet research and numerous you tube videos, I decided to give it a shot. The creators of the product line swear that it will rid us of gha, diatoms, cyano and even bubble algae and bryopsis. Instead of a toxic treatment, it is a bacteria that disolves the algaes. The products also promises to start showing results and clear your water in as fast as 12 hours. Previous users have averaged a visual result time of about 3 days with an algae free tank and crystal clear water in around 5 weeks for an overwhelming algae covered tank.

    One of my frag tanks caught a gha problem about a week and a half ago after introducing a large amount of new frags. I am not sure of the exact reason why I caught this issue in a tank that is linked up to the system that test at .24 in phosphates before a water change, but I hand cleaned each of the frags on Friday and started dosing Vibrant to the entire system yesterday. This product could be a must have for all of us. Ill post some updates over the next few weeks and let you know what my thoughts are.

    Let me know if you have any experience with this product.

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    Following along my big system is having issues with gha now

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    We are about to do our 3rd dose. We are dosing for bubble algae. After two weeks, I don't notice much difference so far.
    C'mon Man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRuby View Post
    We are about to do our 3rd dose. We are dosing for bubble algae. After two weeks, I don't notice much difference so far.
    Any negative effects so far?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRuby View Post
    We are about to do our 3rd dose. We are dosing for bubble algae. After two weeks, I don't notice much difference so far.
    Are you doing the light or heavy dose?

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    Heavy dose. The bubbles look a little smaller but they are still there.
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    Very interesting. I've definitely spent more than $30 on crabs and fish in my fight with bubble algae. I ordered a bottle, which won't ship for a week or so, but fingers crossed. Let's hope it's the magic bullet we've all been waiting for!

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    We tried their freshwater version with no luck, didn't do a thing...

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    Will it damage macro?

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    They guranteed that it does not

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    Quote Originally Posted by static reef View Post
    They guranteed that it does not
    isnt this the same thing as Nualgi?

    https://nualgiaquarium.com/?gclid=Cj...k0EaAhG88P8HAQ

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    Guaranteed to not damage macro algae but designed to get rid of algae? Hmm we'll hopefully it works but I'm not gonna hold my breath interested to see the results

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    Im not a scientist, but there is a metric ton of people that swear by this stuff and it doesnt appear that it isnt reef safe. Sticking to my dosage and I will go from there

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    Quote Originally Posted by static reef View Post
    Im not a scientist, but there is a metric ton of people that swear by this stuff and it doesnt appear that it isnt reef safe. Sticking to my dosage and I will go from there
    If your macro tank hasnt shown any signs yet, I doubt it ever will. My understanding is that this is a "clear" algae that out competes for nutrients basically keeping the glass clear by consuming the nutrients and being exported as it multiplies into the skimmer. When I was dosing Nualgi, I noticed no real difference but I did notice more skimmate production. I am excited to see the results of your experiment!

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    I tried Nualgi twice and saw no effect.

    With Vibrant over a month I've seen, in order:

    Rocks cleaned up with algae gone.

    Slight film algae reduction on glass.

    Bryopis disappeared from sump.

    Cyano appeared.

    Significant decrease in film algae on glass.

    Decreasing cyano.

    No effect on coralline algae.

    Nothing I can tell as far as change in macro algae in sump.

    What I read says as the algae died off, the nutrients released may have caused cyano to appear.

    Water change seems to have helped, along with continued dosing.

    Overall so far, it seems to do what it says. For sure worked better than NuAlgi. Better than a few gallons of Tech-M, and boosted regular magnesium.

    I think with a turf scrubber added to my system soon and this knocking things back to start with, I should have much less algae to deal with.


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    I just read a post that has what sounds to be a pretty solid way to get rid of algae, especially bryopsis. Fluconazole. Depending on how many gallons of water volume you have, it could get pretty expensive though. 20 mg per gallon of water, capsules come in 200mg per pill, so 1 pill per 10 gallons. Looks like a little over a buck per pill from a source i the thread.

    http://www.reef2reef.com/threads/bry...nazole.285096/
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    Need a prescription for it, and your doctor may ask why you need a yeast infection medication? Tell them the algae is giving you a Sandy va.... and it is causing you to scrub and scratch a lot more than you would like.

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    So I used the stuff for probably two months dosing once a week and didn't notice much change at all then one day all of my bubble algae was gone. I was amazed.
    C'mon Man.

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    I too like this product. It did its job in under 7 weeks total. Unfortunately, I lost a few macro algaes and a large clam that I have had for 4 years. I am not sure if this product killed the listed livestock, but my sps are doing fine and my parameters have been great.

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    So recommended. Where did you guys get yours? Online?

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