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I have been dosing vibrant for the past two months on two tanks at twice per week. Before I used it, I tried researching and I also read that it may lower your NO3 and PO4. But for me, my NO3 and PO4 raise since using vibrant, (probably due to taking off the refugium offline). My point is I think it is different per tank due to many variables.

My suggestion is if you want to use Vibrant, you should raise NO3 and PO4 to the desired level first and you can start dosing after that and continue testing those levels while dosing, if your nutrient levels are dropping feed more (I don't really like dosing nitrate and phosphate to the tank, would rather feed more) and vice versa. You can feed different types of coals and fish food to raise No3 or Po4 more based on ur need. I don't think vibrant will drop nutrient to 0 in one day, you will see a trend over time.

One recommendation is to remove macro algae from fuge before dosing (if you have a fuge), as many ppl reported their chaeto started dying and release stuff back into the water). Just my two cents.
I Watched BRS interview with the maker of Vibrant and he said that you can leave chaeto and it should be ok if only dosing every two weeks.

i’m two doses in myself and chaeto is fine so far
 
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I Watched BRS interview with the maker of Vibrant and he said that you can leave chaeto and it should be ok if only dosing every two weeks.

i’m two doses in myself and chaeto is fine so far
Yeah, I also watched the same video while researching before dosing vibrant. One dose every two weeks is to maintain the tank, not to get rid of tough algae like bubble algae that are already thriving in your tank. I am doing two doses a week, and even with that dosage it took me more than 2 months to get rid of most of the bubble algae. Sure some bubble started turning white after two weeks, but not all are gone until like 2 months, and even then I still see one of two left.

I have read from r2r a lot of ppl with chaeto melting at higher dosage and it makes sense, chaeto is a macro algae, just like bubble algae. It may very well be that chaeto is fine, but I am not willing to risk loosing all the corals in my tank because chaeto dies and release all the nutrients, metals and everything in it back into the water.
 

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So I bought some vibrant to hopefully finally get my hair algae issue under control, I'm running carbon in my sump, is that fine with vibrant?
Also any tips or whatever that anyone has would be great!
 
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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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Hi guys.
I had Bryopsis and Bubble algae infestation in my 400 gallon mixed reef system.
So I decided to try Vibrant.
Because of Bryopsis I started dosing twice a week as recommended.
After first dosage water got incredibly crisp and clear...
First week or two no glass algae anymore, sand perfectly white... crisp water.
I noticed that bubble algae started becoming transparent and Bryopsis turning white and dying.

I am about 10 weeks in the dosing now.
Seems like Bryopsis is almost completely gone, bubble algae maybe one or two remaining bubbles here and there....

BUT, last few weeks tanks started looking like a disaster! Syddenly out of nowhere that crisp clean tank turned into Cyano EXPLOSION. It's all over the place. Actually I think it is some form of cyano.... it creates some nasty looking slimy strings that attach to rocks and corals and some weird green stuff....

Sand bed that was so white and clean became covered with those gunky green/brown stuff....
And those glass algae are back more than ever!

Literally a few hours after cleaning the tank all the nastines regenerates back.

It's a disaster!

It's like Vibrant simply suddenly stopped working completely.

I was thinking to stop dosing Vibrant, but I am worried that that might bring Bryopsis and bubble algae back.
I also thought that this nastiness is a phase, and a temporary result of biological warfare that Vibrant started... but it lasts last few weeks.... and I am getting very worried.

Also two of my hellfire torches are not opening last few days... so I am worried and I am not sure what to do.

Nitrate and phosphate levels actually didn't change significantly since the beginning of Vibrant dosing.
Nitrates are between 10 and 15 at the moment.
On a regular basis I keep them between 5 and 10 because of my LPS corals
Phosphates are almost undetectable.

Tank is mature, 5 years old. Filled with plenty corals and just 5 smaller fish.
Alk, PH, Ca, Mg... perfectly and always stable.

what the heck is going on?
 
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@UWC I’ve just bought some virbrant reef to try and combat the remaining large cell dinoflagellate.
Should I still follow the dosage instructions of 1ml to 10gal or should I start with half doses?
Does it matter if I dose in the morning or evening?
Should doses twice a week or once a week for dino?
 
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No, 3x normal dose, once a day, for 5 days. Although I didn't have any issues doing it, I was desperate and I wouldn't recommend it unless you're prepared to accept the worst. I would wait to see what UWC has to say.
 

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I’m starting to get pretty desperate after dealing with this for over 6 months! I think I’ll wait a little before I got to your extreme though
 

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I tried it, every time I try, it bleaches some of my montis, but not all. Systematically. I read some others had the same issue, is it something with the product or a swing in nutrients the product creates?
 

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Hi guys.
I had Bryopsis and Bubble algae infestation in my 400 gallon mixed reef system.
So I decided to try Vibrant.
Because of Bryopsis I started dosing twice a week as recommended.
After first dosage water got incredibly crisp and clear...
First week or two no glass algae anymore, sand perfectly white... crisp water.
I noticed that bubble algae started becoming transparent and Bryopsis turning white and dying.

I am about 10 weeks in the dosing now.
Seems like Bryopsis is almost completely gone, bubble algae maybe one or two remaining bubbles here and there....

BUT, last few weeks tanks started looking like a disaster! Syddenly out of nowhere that crisp clean tank turned into Cyano EXPLOSION. It's all over the place. Actually I think it is some form of cyano.... it creates some nasty looking slimy strings that attach to rocks and corals and some weird green stuff....

Sand bed that was so white and clean became covered with those gunky green/brown stuff....
And those glass algae are back more than ever!

Literally a few hours after cleaning the tank all the nastines regenerates back.

It's a disaster!

It's like Vibrant simply suddenly stopped working completely.

I was thinking to stop dosing Vibrant, but I am worried that that might bring Bryopsis and bubble algae back.
I also thought that this nastiness is a phase, and a temporary result of biological warfare that Vibrant started... but it lasts last few weeks.... and I am getting very worried.

Also two of my hellfire torches are not opening last few days... so I am worried and I am not sure what to do.

Nitrate and phosphate levels actually didn't change significantly since the beginning of Vibrant dosing.
Nitrates are between 10 and 15 at the moment.
On a regular basis I keep them between 5 and 10 because of my LPS corals
Phosphates are almost undetectable.

Tank is mature, 5 years old. Filled with plenty corals and just 5 smaller fish.
Alk, PH, Ca, Mg... perfectly and always stable.

what the heck is going on?
Are you sure you have cyano and not dino?
 
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