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Old 07-14-2019, 02:50 PM   #11
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King Fisher your right most are. I thought I'd try it here again. There's some good folks here.
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Old 07-14-2019, 04:32 PM   #12
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Sorry you view my experiences as hostility. This is simply info for the OP. Adding these products cause issues in our systems, especially with skimmers like I said. Even chemi clean, which recommends turning off skimmers while using.
But with that said, I'll use this as an opportunity to remind us all about keeping it on topic for the OP's benefit. This is all simply information for the OP after all.
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Vibrant works.. try it if you want. It's a product on the market and you can spend your money on it. Worked for me!
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Vibrant works.. try it if you want. It's a product on the market and you can spend your money on it. Worked for me!

I looked it up, thought interesting but scanty details on whatís in it on the links I saw (could be an Australian thing so shops are not seen stocking anything naughty). Seen much on ingredients / how it works out of interest?
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I looked it up, thought interesting but scanty details on whatís in it on the links I saw (could be an Australian thing so shops are not seen stocking anything naughty). Seen much on ingredients / how it works out of interest?
They're not going to list all the magic ingredients in a product sold for $25 a bottle silly.... its vinegar. Vodka/vinegar dosing will achieve the same desired outcome. I switched to vinegar. Still a bunch of vibrant if anyone wants it
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I listed it last as just that a last resort. It works. There is a large thread on the top reef site. It got me through the ugly stage nicely. Supposed to have a strain of bacteria in it. Whatever is in it has helped 1000s get through various algae. Anyways...
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They're not going to list all the magic ingredients in a product sold for $25 a bottle silly.... its vinegar. Vodka/vinegar dosing will achieve the same desired outcome. I switched to vinegar. Still a bunch of vibrant if anyone wants it


Ta, I wondered but not up to speed on SW (plus it feels like anything new after 1990 is banned here ) (Even had liquid carb confiscated and that was posted intra-state ). Thanks!
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Ta, I wondered but not up to speed on SW (plus it feels like anything new after 1990 is banned here ) (Even had liquid carb confiscated and that was posted intra-state ). Thanks!
If it's just vinegar then that's a definite last resort. That kind of dosing is a pain and has a major impact on skimming.
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If it's just vinegar then that's a definite last resort. That kind of dosing is a pain and has a major impact on skimming.
What is the major impact?
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What is the major impact?
With vinegar or vodka dosing, it tends to impact the skim that you get or make it that you will have to raise the water level in the cone of the skimmer to get it to skim appropriately. It tends to cause the skim to be much darker and thicker. The last time I was able to have a discussion about such it was being theorized that this is from the die off of the bacteria that the sugars in the vodka/vinegar causes to grow greatly from the dosing.
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