Vibrant Liquid Aquarium Cleaner * Discussion Thread

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  1. UWC

    UWC Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor

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    Hello Everyone,

    We had been asked to come on this forum and answer a few questions about Vibrant for a few users here in different threads. We thought it would be a good idea to start a discussion thread about Vibrant, how it was created, what is it, how it works, etc. Then there will be a place for people to ask questions, where they will be kept together so people can come back and read then.

    I think most, or a lot of people have heard of or have seen Vibrant by now, but have no idea what it is. What is a "liquid Aquarium Cleaner"? What does, "Brightens and Cleans Aquariums in as little as 12 hours mean"? A lot of people instantly think, that's snake oil. No product can do that! As time has gone on and people have seen users actually getting amazing results with Vibrant, those words have slowly faded away. There are always going to be the doubters, but that is ok. Everyone has there way of doing things and we are more then ok with that. Vibrant is not a product that replaces good aquarium husbandry and upkeep, it is a product that works very well along with a well taken aquarium.

    So where did Vibrant Liquid Aquarium Cleaner originate from?

    Vibrant has been available to the public for almost a year now and had been in the works two years prior to that. We teamed up with a group of scientists to actually create something that will rid algae from aquariums. We tried hundreds of different things and different combinations of things before we found something that actually worked liked we wanted it to without harming anything that we keep in our aquariums. This product was solely used by us to make sure our clients aquariums always looked perfect. We build, install and maintain aquariums all over our home state including many aquariums that are in public spaces and are always in the public eye. After the creation of Vibrant, we would go on a service visit, service the aquarium, come back two weeks later and the tank looked just like we had been there the day before. People noticed this, and started asking us about how we keep our aquariums so clean?! Our answer was, we make our own liquid aquarium cleaner. The next question would always be, do you sell it? Which we replied, no, we do not. As more and more people started asking and the demand kept growing we thought, maybe the public would like this product too. So after some legwork, at the beginning of 2016, we started offering Vibrant to the public.


    Vibrant Liquid Aquarium Cleaner Ingredients -

    95% Cultured Bacteria Blend
    1% Amino Acids (Aspartic Acid)
    0.5% Vinegar - This is used as the preservative
    3.5% Other Ingredients (RO/DI Water)

    Vibrant Liquid Aquarium Cleaner Dosing Instructions -


    For a very well taken care of, clean aquarium, add 1ml of Vibrant per 10 gallons of aquarium water once every 2 weeks.
    For a dirtier aquarium, add 1ml of Vibrant per 10 gallons of aquarium water once per week.
    If you are battling Bryopsis or Turf algae, dose 1ml of Vibrant two times per week.


    There is no need to discontinue the use of any mechanical or biological filtration while using Vibrant.
    Vibrant is safe with all fish, corals and invertebrates.


    Vibrant works differently in every aquarium. Some people see almost instant results and some people will have to do multiple treatments for it to kick in and take over. If the first dose knocks it out, great! If not, follow the dosing schedule and sooner than later you will have a clean Vibrant aquarium also :)

    What algae strains does Vibrant rid and how fast does it work?

    Vibrant is a true beast and we have not yet come across a algae that Vibrant can not beat out. Below I will list a general timeline of how fast Vibrant works on frequent algae strains that cause issues in reef aquariums.

    Cloudy/hazy Water- 1 dose
    Diatoms - 1-2 doses
    Cyanobacteria - (Yes, it will outcompete another bacteria) 1-5 doses
    Dinoflagellates - 2-5 doses
    Bubble algae - 3-8 doses
    Hair Algae - 3-5 doses (depending on species of hair and how bad the infestation is)
    Turf Algae - 8-20 doses ( again, depending on species and how bad the infestation is)
    Bryopsis - 6-30 doses ( again, depending on species and how bad the infestation is)

    There are a lot of factors that come into play for how fast it rids a certain algae strain in one persons tank verses another. The cleaner and the better your aquarium is maintained, the faster you are going to see results. It will clean neglected tanks also, it just takes more time as the bacteria population has to grow to consume and outcompete the algae. Generally it is very fast acting and people see very positive results after their first dose, some as soon as a few hours later.

    How Does Vibrant Liquid Aquarium Cleaner work?

    This is the tricky part to explain. There are a few different strains of bacteria that play different roles in ridding the algae. One of the strains, works to convert No3 and Po4 into biomass, which then is easily removed via protein skimming and or water changes. Some of the biomass will also be consumed by live corals. This strain is also very good at going after organic settlement and reducing it significantly. Here is where it gets harder to explain, the function of one of the other bacteria is to actual go in and cling to the algae and consume them turning their waste then into biomass also which is then utilized by the corals or later removed by protein skimming or water changes. The beautiful thing is, this is not like using some crazy algaecide that just leaves a bomb of nutrients in your tank as the algae die leading you on a downward spiral of issue after issue. Once your algae issue is gone, you can stop dosing vibrant or you can simply use it as part of your routine maintenance to keep your tank looking nice and clean all the time.

    Vibrant Disclaimer-

    Vibrant can be very deceiving. It can make your aquarium look so clean that you will think you can skip your regular routine aquarium maintenance of water changes, filter cleanings, etc. We highly recommend that you do not skip these but that you use Vibrant in conjunction with your normal aquarium routine for a happy, Vibrant aquarium.

    How do we use Vibrant?

    We use Vibrant in all of our aquariums and all of our clients aquariums. We take very good care of our tanks so generally we follow the dosing schedule of 1ml per 10 gallons every two weeks. We generally start using Vibrant on new aquariums a couple weeks after setup as we find it does not actually mess with the cycling of the aquarium, but it sure does make it look better during it :)

    I am sure I have missed a lot of things people would like to know so lets use this as a questions/discussions thread. Hopefully we can get some users to chime in as well with how it has worked for them and how they like it.

    Thanks,
    Jeff
    Owner- Underwater Creations, Inc.
    www.uwcmn.com



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  2. stevo01

    stevo01 R33F!N @DD!CT R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    Thank you for taking time to write this up, and answering our questions.
     
  3. UWC

    UWC Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor

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    You're very welcome. We're here to help :)
     
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    I'll give it a shot. I actually have the frags/algae to test this out.
     
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    UWC Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor

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    tankstudy, you will love it. Head to our site and check out the before/after pictures from users and their reviews.
     
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    I think I've decided to give this a go in my SPS tank infested with bryopsis, after my next paycheck I'll be sure to order a bottle. Keep an eye on my reef build if you're interested in following along, hopefully it doesn't make my acros pale out as I just recovered from slightly starving them. :(
     
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    Thank you for the more detailed instructions. I will definitely be following along with this thread.
     
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    tankstudy Well-Known Member

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    Oof, your site only takes Paypal. I don't do that. Looks like fragtastic carries your product?
     
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    I'm going to finish out my Kent Tech-M treatment since it seems to be working. But if it doesn't completely get rid of it and it comes back, I'll for sure be trying this.
     
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    Managed to get one from Fragtastic. Look forward to testing out your product. :D
     
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    Do you have a Canadian supplier for Vibrant products?
     
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  12. UWC

    UWC Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor

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    Joshky, The main thing to watch is the consumption of your No3 and Po4 if you are worried about starving your corals, mainly you No3. I will check out you build and follow along :)
     
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    UWC Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor

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    Very welcome!
     
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    UWC Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor

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    tankstudy, Yes, Fragtastic does carry Vibrant :)

    Rory'sReef, sounds great. Best of luck with your tank :)

    Sounds good! Looking forward to hearing how you like it :)

    We can ship to Canada. Email us your full shipping address and we'll get you a shipping quote. sales@uwcmn.com
     
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    Just to clarify, you're saying all 107 pages of this dino thread could simply dose vibrant and each strain stops?
    http://reef2reef.com/threads/dinofl...ow-along-and-see.253917/page-106#post-3227392
    there wasn't any caveats listed for the dinos inclusions above, are there any threads like the one above you know of that vibrant cured dinos (also looking for how dinos were identified in the pre treatment w V, in that thread reference above there were aggregation tests/ microscopy to verify)

    fair to ask imo, dinos are the toughest scourge we see in reefing

    I totally believe the algae reduction part as we have some posts on that building here from purchasers.

    Regarding the strains identified in that thread and the veracity of some of the invasions, if Vibrant could get a repeating cure in just 6 or so out of every 10 really bad ones, that would still make it the best innovative new product ive seen. anything above what that 107 pages of diligent work shows w be amazing.
     
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    Would you recommend using vibrant if you have a refugium on your system? Will it break down the macros as well?
     
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    I'd be interested in lab tested results as well (before and after). Also, wondering about effect on macro algae.
     
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    UWC Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor

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    I have not seen that thread but will absolutely check it out. We've tested on quite a few strains of Dino which all went down fairly easy. There are quite a few reviews from people on our site who had bad Dino outbreaks as well as on our post on Facebook that had the same outcome as our testing. I'd be willing to send a couple bottles to some of the worst tanks in the Dino thread if a couple people want to try it? Just pay shipping. I'll limit this to 5 bottles and maybe you can help pick out the 5 people? Email me at sales@uwcmn.com
     
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    UWC Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor

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    Vibrant does not affect macro algaes or refugiums. Algae scrubbers are a different story and we recommend taking them offline while using Vibrant.
     
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    UWC Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor

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    What would you like to know? No harm to macros.
     

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