I'm not sure if it would help against Chrysophytes. I will say that the danger of using Vibrant is very overstated. Most issues are caused by losing control of nutrients as algae dies off, not because of the Vibrant itself. I know people that have dosed 10x the recommended amount and never had to do so much as a water change.@Brew12
Hey man- icecap seen reference to you as being ‘the guy’ to ask regarding Vibrant bacterial blend. So, useful against Chrysophytes, in your opinion?
I contacted a couple people from the vibrant thread about their Chrysophytes battle and, despite being super enthusiastic about vibrant when they dosed it, they aren’t sure it really helped all that much.
I’m kinda planning to dose peroxide and maybe even Fluconazole if that doesn’t work, but a third option would be nice to have in my back pocket. And bring a bacterial blend, I’d prefer it over an antifungal
Glad you caught it.And I just went to basement to check on a 3 d print... and my coral QT light is still on.
Assarrrgghhhh. Seems like it lost programming during a power blip on Thursday... so everyone has been in 65% blues constantly for 3 days.
Explains why Duncan is peeved and the hammers are curled up. I thought it was due to a bacterial bloom I’ve been fighting
YeahGlad you caught it.
Lol. Planning to muddy them up a Bit and put them in the girls sandpitThat is gonna be so cool!
I love it!Lol. Planning to muddy them up a Bitcoin and put them in the girls sandpit
Also- doing heads, abs putting them up in the man cave like hunting trophies, lol. Dinosaurs, aliens, predator, terminator... plus a couple storm trooper red shirts and a mandalorian or two...
Yep- that’s next on the list. Once my phosphate hits 0.2 for 3-4 days, black out it is. Give never a chance to move Nemma back to QT. She’s not doing so great- bleached, jammed in a crevice. Thinking get her in her own 10g, get her comfortable and try to get her colour backI was thinking about your chrysophyte problem- why don’t you try a black out for 3-4 days while you’re getting nutrients up? I’ve had a bad Cyano out break on my previous tank and attacked it by increasing flow / nutrients and covering the aquarium with several layers of thick black construction garbage bags. This helped keep the ambient light out. I’m thinking a black out could only work in your favor
I obviously couldn’t see in during the black out but after 3 days, mine didn’t seem phased by it. I’d say it was probably the most effective way to knock the Cyano out and I don’t see why it wouldn’t help with Chrysophytes. To see results in 3-4 days is pretty quick considering how much patience is required in this hobby. The trick is to keep them from coming back but it sounds like you’re working your way through that.Yep- that’s next on the list. Once my phosphate hits 0.2 for 3-4 days, black out it is. Give never a chance to move Nemma back to QT. She’s not doing so great- bleached, jammed in a crevice. Thinking get her in her own 10g, get her comfortable and try to get her colour back
I’m just worried about the fish. They *really* don’t mind 3 days totally dark?
He is definitely on the struggle bus for sureI’m bummed out
Craig, my male onyx percula took a ride down the return line into the pump last week, after a failed apex Fallback On condition shut down my flow. He was very badly messed up so I grabbed him and put him into a hospital QT (keep SW and biospira handy folks). I added ruby reef rally to ward off infection a d let him recuperate.
Basically- he lost the eye, but there’s been no sign of infection. Been eating ok, will track food as it falls into tank but wait until it’s on the bottom to feed. I have seen him in the water column on occasion, but the past 24 hours he’s been kinda slumped on the bottom.
Water oxygenation is good with a ton of micro bubbles from an air stone and flow from an over-sized hob
Here’s a video from today-
Anyone have any ideas?
Was planning to transfer back to DT on Thursday, but now I’m not too sure
Thanks kyleHe is definitely on the struggle bus for sure
I would just give it more time but he may have just had an internal injury from his ride. Not much you can do other than what you are already doing in this situation.