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Microbacter7 is a mix of nitrifyers and heterotrophs. Vibrant is comprised of (I think) heterotrophs, as well as some enzymes and a carbon source.

What is it you are trying to achieve?
 

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following. definitely curious what people are doing. I currently use Vibrant, but didn't consider using something else.
 

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I have both but i would not dose 2 together. I do one or the other every 3 months just to see the different from products and not having negative impact on reef system.
 

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I was dosing microbacter clean and didnt notice a differece but when I stopped my nitrtes shot up to 30. Never had them past 10. I did just add a bunch of corals but had not feed them yet when they got that high. I did 2 big waterchanges withing 3 to 4 days and hooked up skimmer so now all is good.
 

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my nitrates are back up. Started feeding corals. Should I dose nopox? I have a bottle that came with used tank. Would microbacter lower nitrates? I use chemipure elite and that seems to work for phosphates. I thought having a skimmer would make a difference. I put the chemipure in my sock. sorry to highjack your post.
I want to start dosing stuff for color and growth. I change water weekly so usually my nitrates are 10 or below and calcium and all is good. My corals are all small frags so they arent consuming much. Pretty new to this. Spent countless hours reseaching and watching youtubes but still so much to learn!
 

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For tank maintenance, microbacter clean or vibrant would be the better choice. Clean has the heterotrpphs and not the nitrifyers which are not necessary to add in an established tank.
 

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I have read the if you have a refugium with macroalgae that if you are using Vibrant it will kill your macro-algae, have others used this with a refugium and had negative effects in macro-algae dying?
 

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