Discussion in 'Reef Aquarium Discussion' started by UWC, Oct 26, 2016.
What happens if po4 is higher than no3 while using vibrant?
I might need to dose nitrate as my tank is like this. I feed heavy as well and I've got .08 phosphate (Hanna phosphorous) and 0 nitrate ( red sea and salifert test). And I have gha patches throughout the tank with some cyano.
Nothing happens when dosing Vibrant but in general having lower NO3 than Po4 is not good and a lot of times this is the main reason why cyano and dino can take off in a tank. Shoot for 5-10ppm NO3 and around .03 Po4. You will probably end up needing to dose quite a bit of No3 to get yours up. Nice thing is, you can do it quickly with little harm to your tank
Thanks will look for a product to raise nitrates with. Any recommendations?
Should I also balance things out before using your chroma coral plus? ( And when parameters are balanced is it ok to use chroma coral plus and vibrant at the same time?)
This may not be the best place to ask this but figured it couldn't hurt....
I have vibrant for my reef tank and my son's freshwater tank water has been a little foggy. It's a 10 gallon tank and I was thinking of throwing in .5 to 1ml of my reef vibrant in there to clear it up. Any reasons I could from my vibrant experts?
Week 1 in the DT. Definitely see improvements beginning. Cyano sprouting on the rock work. I dosed nitrates yesterday to get them up.
Just dosed 30ml of sodium nitrate solution in tank....should I wait until Nitrate is stable above 0 to start dosing vibrant?
This stuff is finally starting to kick in for my DT. What a difference a week makes!
This was a week ago:
Here is today:
There is still a ways to go, but look a the wall of the overflow for example and the very top two rocks. Cyano is getting a bit worse, so I'm going to test my nitrates and possibly give another boost.
Not having much luck with my holding tank. It is mostly covered in a weird slime algae...
UPDATE: going on my 4th dose of Vibrant with a clam
No effect on the clam. The red slime is almost gone and I would guess that I have 1 more dose for the red slime. As for the bubble algae, it is thinning out now and I do have some more doses ahead of me to take care of that.
I posting to confirm that I have been able to run a maintenance dose every 2 weeks and my chaeto is still growing like crazy. I wiped it out quick when dosing twice a week but no noticeable impact at once every other week.
3 doses in with the 4th tomorrow, slow progress here but the gha on one of my frags has gone but it remains on the others, cyano hasn't really been touched as of yet but I will continue with the twice weekly dosage.
As I'm trying to kill my bubble algae, I started using this yesterday, is it ok to still feed my corals with Reef Roids and Polyp Booster? As of this past Sunday my No3 is 0.5ppm and Po4 is 0.01ppm per Red Sea Pro test kits. Yes I'm trying to run a ULNS hence why I use both Roids and Booster.
Gha will be rid first before you see any traction on the cyano
Yes, keep your corals well fed with those low numbers
Forgot to post this last week. Lots more cyano but it is receding in the first places it showed up. Minimal impact on bubble algae but i do see some areas with popped bubbles, so maybe that’s progress.
I’m seeing my acans get really annoyed when I dose and for the next two days. Anyone else notice an issue with acans?
What are your current water quality readings?
Nitrate 2, Phosphate .02, Alk 9, Cal 420 as of two days ago.
Just have to give it more time, especially with bubble, which will be rid before the cyano. If possible, I’d bump your no3 reading up to 5.
In my opinion you are better off closer than 15 than under 3. Lasse has done research that shows some Cyano strains have a difficult time forming mats at NO3 levels >3ppm. Don't be afraid of going a little high.
Sounds good! I’ll bump it tomorrow
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