Vibrant Liquid Aquarium Cleaner * Discussion Thread

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  1. Mako61

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    I have not read this whole thread, I am working through it but its long .... so this may be a repeat question.

    My 110g tank currently has a mild bubble algae issue. Mostly in places my Foxface cant get. Its mostly in holes and hard to get manually. I use a doser to dose 6ml nopox daily to control nitrate as I have a heavy fish load. I have been reducing that as my nitrates get under 4. I also run GFO and GAC most the time.

    Can I dose Redsea NoPox and use Vibrant at the same time. Also any issues with GFO and/or GAC.
     

  2. UWC

    UWC Valuable Member R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor

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    Yes, totally fine to use nopox, gfo and gac while using Vibrant. Watch your No3 as vibrant will also consume and lower it :)
     
  3. Mako61

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    Thanks for the quick response I will definitely keep an eye on NO3. Sorry I forgot 1 thing, I have a UV sterilizer online. Any issue with Vibrant and a UV sterilizer.
     
  4. UWC

    UWC Valuable Member R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor

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    Totally fine to leave your uv running as well :)
     
  5. Mako61

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    Perfect! My order is on it way :)
     
  6. jisc

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    Ordered some as well for 32 Biocube w turf algae issue
     
  7. Brew12

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    +1 on using Fluconazole with Vibrant for Bryopsis. Fluco takes a long time to take out Bryopsis that isn't in direct light. The Vibrant seems to help take out the Bryopsis that is in more shaded areas once it is weakened with Fluco.
     
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    It might be a turf algae then, and some of them can be down right tough to get rid off. If it were my tank, I'd try adding Fluconazole to the treatment. Your other options would be spot treating with 1 or 2 ml of H2O2 right into the base of each tuft of algae. Just don't treat too much at a time that way.
     
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    How much to dose on a 190 litre tank? to treat green hair algae and diatoms? Also is it ok to use with No3 po4 X
     
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    That would be equivalent to 50 US gallons. So you would use 5ml each time you dose. Totally fine to use in conjunction with nopox :)
     
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    Great, could I use this with my doser? daily instead of twice a week?
     
  12. UWC

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    It is best to add your dose all at once :)
     
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    Should I dose once a week or twice a week?
     
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    We always recommend starting slow and ramping up your dosing if needed :)
     
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    So 5ml once a week?
     
  16. UWC

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    Once a week should be fine. Or you can start with once every two weeks for your first few doses and then move to weekly :)
     
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    Can't seem to find it or I'm just missing the answer but does H202 have any negative effects on Vibrant?
     
  18. UWC

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    Nope, they work great together :)
     
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    Ok thanks. I was hoping H2O2 wouldn’t kill off the Vibrant bacteria.
     
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    See next post, I wish i knew how to erase this.
     
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