Vibrant Liquid Aquarium Cleaner * Discussion Thread

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  1. UWC

    UWC Valuable Member R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor

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    Ok, yes that is very high considering your hair algae is also harboring a lot of No3 and po4.
     
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  2. TheEngineer

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    I scooped out 3/4 of that bag and put just 1/4 of it in my reactor. Don’t want to strip it too fast, right?
     
  3. Brew12

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    In theory, the algae dying should continuously supply new PO4 into the water making it difficult to strip it out too quickly. This is normally more of a problem in a cleaner tank.

    Keep a close eye on your coral as they will tell you that you are stripping PO4 out too quickly faster than any test kit can.
     
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    UWC Valuable Member R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor

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    I would not worry about stripping it too fast. With that po4 reading and the amount of algae present, there is a abundance to removed. I would be aggressive and monitor your po4 frequently :)
     
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    I’m traveling Wed-Fri so I’ll go slow for now and bump it up when I’m back and can monitor things. :)
     
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    Can this be used if you are already running a bacteria driven tank like zeovit?
     
  7. UWC

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    Yes, totally fine :)
     
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    Thanks
     
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    WHAT IS IN THIS STUFF!? One dose yesterday and the weird brown algae has started to lighten and recede just a bit! I'll post again after a week, hopefully with pictures.
     
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    I posted this picture on Sunday. Today is Tuesday, I added one dose of about 14ml last night on monday. So one dose and one day later these are the results.
    IMG_1428.jpg IMG_1460.jpg

    Still got a ways to go, but its definitely cookin.
     
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    UWC Valuable Member R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor

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    Looks like your off to a great start :)
     
  12. Brew12

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    I'm pretty sure it is snake oil. It's shocking how effective snake oil can be at treating algae! :p
     
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    Probably just coincidence
     
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    No kidding. I've concluded that the root of my algae problem was rusty snakes.
     
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    Can you use this with a cannister filter please
     
  16. Brew12

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    Yes, you can.
     
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    Thank you
     
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    J and L aquatics in Vancouver sells it and ships it Canada Wide. I bought it from them and can recommend it whole heartedly. Has taken out all of my ugly hair algae that broke out after I moved my tank. Very happy with the results.
     
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    It is ok to dilute this in RO water and then set up a doser to add a small amount each day?
     
  20. UWC

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    It is best to add it as one single dose :)
     
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