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Old 12/08/2016, 10:15 PM   #76
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TankWater_5mlVibrant_24hrs-0016 by Jason, on Flickr

TankWater_5mlVibrant_24hrs-0022 by Jason, on Flickr

TankWater_5mlVibrant_24hrs-0024 by Jason, on Flickr

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TankWater_5mlVibrant_24hrs-0031 by Jason, on Flickr


TankWater_5mlVibrant_24hrs-0032 by Jason, on Flickr

This was a cool video. Seeing the algae cells moved around and an expansion of something at the beginning

looks like you have to click on this picture to bring up the video
TankWater_5mlVibrant_24hrs_17 by Jason, on Flickr


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Old 12/08/2016, 10:24 PM   #77
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NOW at 48 hours the difference between with and with out 5ml Vibrant was drastic. It was most impressive how much bacteria was in the sample with 5ml of Vibrant added. Keep in mind that would be a massive amount if scaled up to a full size tank. It's like a 2.5oz cup with 5ml of Vibrant added...


48 hours tank water sample
Healthy algae still looks healthy. Nice amount of life moving around still. Pods etc.

TankWater_48hrs-0001 by Jason, on Flickr

TankWater_48hrs-0003 by Jason, on Flickr

TankWater_48hrs-0004 by Jason, on Flickr

TankWater_48hrs-0005 by Jason, on Flickr

TankWater_48hrs-0007 by Jason, on Flickr

TankWater_48hrs-0008 by Jason, on Flickr

TankWater_48hrs-0010 by Jason, on Flickr

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Old 12/08/2016, 10:38 PM   #78
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With 5ml of Vibrant added @ 48 hours there was not a spot that I could not find a lot of bacteria at every focal level when using a higher power lens

here's a video but the video can't record as high of a resolution as I'd like and doesn't show as well the crazy amount of bacteria that was visible while watching

but it still shows a lot. Will have to click on them to see the video.

TankWater_5mlVibrant_48hrs_04 by Jason, on Flickr

RODI_5ml_Vibrant48hrs_02 by Jason, on Flickr

RODI_5ml_Vibrant48hrs_03 by Jason, on Flickr

The normally moving around cyano was rather slugish and so was the dino that was just sitting there
TankWater_5mlVibrant_48hrs_05 by Jason, on Flickr

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Old 12/08/2016, 10:39 PM   #79
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algae really looking not good
TankWater_5mlVibrant_48hrs-0001 by Jason, on Flickr

TankWater_5mlVibrant_48hrs-0002 by Jason, on Flickr

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TankWater_5mlVibrant_48hrs-0004 by Jason, on Flickr

just bacteria everywhere
TankWater_5mlVibrant_48hrs-0007 by Jason, on Flickr

TankWater_5mlVibrant_48hrs-0008 by Jason, on Flickr

TankWater_5mlVibrant_48hrs-0009 by Jason, on Flickr

TankWater_5mlVibrant_48hrs-0013 by Jason, on Flickr

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Old 12/08/2016, 10:40 PM   #81
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This dino looks almost mutated. I saw a few like this
TankWater_5mlVibrant_48hrs-0022 by Jason, on Flickr

Some some algae looking like chunks were taken out
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Jason very interesting. Because at the other forum, you followed the "chat" I had with Jeff, he wrote me that the bacteria strains in vibrant can not reproduce and to you that are short lived 36-48h! What you saw us , proving that multiplied and I am very curious to see in 24 h , if you are going to notice a population decrease.


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Jason very interesting. Because at the other forum, you followed the "chat" I had with Jeff, he wrote me that the bacteria strains in vibrant can not reproduce and to you that are short lived 36-48h! What you saw us , proving that multiplied and I am very curious to see in 24 h , if you are going to notice a population decrease.
I'm not sure how much of that is accurate. If the bacteria has something to consume why would it suddenly stop reproducing.

But at the same time keep in mind there's bacteria in those samples from my tank in there and the vibrant provides a carbon source to feed on. So, some of that explosion in bacteria could be from that little amount of acetic acid in vibrant.

What I would need to do now is get two more samples of new salt water and in one add nothing and the other some vinegar and see what happens. I would assume an increase in bacteria too. I also need to get a sample of just rodi water with nothing in it but 5ml vibrant and see what happens.


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Day 12 4x doses @ 80ml total

Cyano seems kicked back quite a bit now. The last of the thick mat is just about gone now. Hair algae still doesn't seem effected. Glass film algae still coming back but doesn't seem as strong tonight.














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Day 13 4x doses @ 80ml total

Thick mat is all gone. But the dusting of it has spread. 5th dose tomorrow night. Algae still looks healthy.












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Day 14 4x doses @ 80ml total

Seems like the cyano is trying to make a come back. Keep in mind this is totally a nutrient problem. One which I'm causing.

I have not reduced feedings at all. 5th dose goes in tonight.














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What microscope are you using?
This is the kit I bought when my old much weaker and basic one broke.

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Day 15 5x doses @ 100ml total

Cyano getting thicker again. I will pull the ATS tonight, unless something else comes up, and see how it's production as been since starting the Vibrant dosing. Then see how the tank reacts to a clean screen.














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Day 16 5x doses @100ml total

Spreading some more. Corals and BTAs all look normal.














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Day 17 5x doses @100ml total

Looks like a little less cyano tonight. 6th dose will go in tonight.

One thing I haven't seen recently are my sea urchins. I have 3 of them. Short spine, tuxedo, and pencil. But that's not saying much as they come out at night. But I normal see at least one of them periodically. I'll have to keep an eye out for them.
















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Ok...saying this is interesting is well very intersting.

I predict a further reduction in cyano over the next couple days. Based on what I'm seeing in this sample taken from the thickest mat I found



From the little rock on the sand thats covered in cyano here




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Day 18 6x doses @120ml total

Cyano both looks thicker in spots but cut back as well. It's like a microbial war is going on in my tank. lol

I have the pictures uploaded from last night just need to post. Will do that soon.
















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Day 19 6x doses @120ml total

Didn't get a good look of things yet tonight. Seems about the same. Maybe a little thicker. Took some quick pics












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Sorry no Day 20 Pics. Didn't get a chance to take any.

But here's what I saw the other day which looks like the cyano getting broken down and falling apart.

This is from a thick mat and tried to only get the cyano which means I still got many other things with it.

Rock_Sandbed_Cyano_Mat-0001 by Jason, on Flickr

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