- Vibrant Aquarium Cleaner - Reef Formula - Underwater Creations
Say Hello To Sparkling Aquarium Water
Developed and used by one of the most reputable aquarium service companies, Underwater Creations, the all-purpose aquarium cleaner that removes algae, cloudy water, and dirty deposits that can form on your rocks and sandbed. For years people have been asking if they would sell it, and Underwater Creations teamed up with a group of scientists to create a consumer-based version now known as Vibrant.
- Combats cloudy water and algae
- Can utilize all current filtration
- Safe with fish, coral, and invertebrates
Two Sizes Available:
8oz Vibrant - Reef Formula
16oz Vibrant - Reef Formula
Cleaning Mode - Add 1mL of Vibrant per 10 gallons of aquarium water once every week.
Maintenance Mode - Add 1mL of Vibrant per 10 Gallons of aquarium water once every two weeks.
Bryopsis or Turf Algae Treatment - Add 1mL of Vibrant per 10 Gallons of aquarium water twice every week.
Since every aquarium system is different, the number of treatments may vary before results can be seen. In many cases only a couple doses will be needed to see changes taking place, however, others may find that a handful or more may be required.
Ingredients - Cultured Bacteria Blend, Amino Acids, Vinegar, RO/DI Water
Disclaimer - Vibrant can leave your tank looking crystal clear, giving you the illusion that you do not need to perform routine maintenance, which can lead to issues. It is highly recommended that you use Vibrant in conjunction with regular water changes and maintenance.
Hit or Miss By Dennis on 5/16/2020Dennis would recommend this product to a friendWhen it works, it has worked great for me. Bought my 1st bottle months back. Didn't do anything. Didn't appear to be working. It actually looked to be getting worse but don't think it was because of Vibrant. Bought a second bottle a few months after. It worked like a charm. All hair algae gone in 3 weeks! It was obvious it was the Vibrant. I had a bit left of the 1st bottle. The liquid color was different between both bottles. One was almost clear white. The 2nd one that worked had a hint of yellowish tint to it. Not sure if there is a way to see if the bacteria is alive or not. I have a 3rd bottle and appears to keep the algae gone since it has not come back and I haven't changed anything else. This was solely my experience. Thinking of not using it to see if hair algae comes back.
Don’t use for reef tanks By Anthony on 5/16/2020Anthony wouldn't recommend this product to a friendActually the product works but I don’t recommend the use with SPS tanks or crustaceans. I lost 6 colonies of SPS and my zoas didn’t opened for a couple weeks after the use of this product. My tank began crashing. I lost my cleaner shrimp and a couple of emerald crabs. I was able to bring the tank back on track after 3 water changes of 40 gallons and 3 smaller water changes of 14 gallons. After the water changes my tank is back. I recommend this product for FOWLR.
Can't Recommend By Supergerg on 5/7/2020Supergerg wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI wish I didn't have to give this a bad review because the customer service from Vibrant was excellent before my cyano outbreak. I personally had a question that I sent to the company. Within a couple hours, I received an answer. They helped me think through how to address the hair algae outbreak in my tank while also trying to keep the chaeto in the refugium. After taking their advice two different times, the hair algae continued to grow and then, like so many people, I had a cyano outbreak now necessitating dosing chemiclean.
So with that, I paid for Vibrant, and what did I get? Hair algae growth, cyano, and a $15 bill to pay for chemiclean... Not great.
Worked awesome! By Roger Cooper on 5/2/2020Roger Cooper would recommend this product to a friendThis product took care of my hair algae problem in 3 days. Algae started turning brown on the next day after dosing. Followed the directions exactly with no adverse effect on my tank.
CAUTION By John on 5/1/2020John wouldn't recommend this product to a friendMajor cyano outbreak after 3 weeks of use. Yes, it did clean rockwork, but bacterial outbreak caused other issues, Very healthy meat coral bleached and other soft corals are very irritated. It does work but use extreme caution when dosing
Helped with Turf Algae By Joe on 4/17/2020Joe would recommend this product to a friendI used vibrant on my 150g mixed reef with acro's, anemones, and clams. it seemed to help with the turf algae problem. It did nothing to help red slime algae. It had absolutely no negative effects on invertebrates. not sure what the guy is talking about regarding the anemones. Vibrant is safe although it doesn't work as well as advertised in my opinion.
DO NOT USE IF YOU HAVE ANENOMES!!!! By John on 4/11/2020John would recommend this product to a friendYes, this product does what it says - aids in algae erradication, clears water, ect. However, 2 days after the first dose, my healthy RBTA detached from it's rock it'd been firmly planted on for months and got sucked up in a powerhead. Just please be careful when dosing based on your livestock.
Negative By Tim on 4/10/2020Tim wouldn't recommend this product to a friendEliminated my cyano outbreak, but caused a dinoflagellate outbreak like no other that nearly wiped out my reef tank until a UV light installation.
Powerful By Ken on 3/30/2020Ken would recommend this product to a friendworks just like brs tv claimed. I’ll keep using this from now on just to prevent the issue
Works As Advertised!! By Michael on 3/22/2020Michael would recommend this product to a friendGot rid of the hair algae I have been fighting for months. And the water is crystal clear.
Like the others say it works on bubble algae. By John on 3/16/2020John would recommend this product to a friendI started using Vibrant about eight weeks ago to battle bubble algae. I dosed 1 ml per 10 gallons of tank water per week from day one and now the bubble algae is just about gone! I just started dosing 1 mi per 10 gallons every 2 weeks now hoping it will keep it away. Oh and my sand bed cleaned up nice too!
Kills bubble algae By Kenneth on 3/8/2020Kenneth would recommend this product to a friendThis wiped out my bubble algae in weeks. Only additive I've ever seen kill bubble algae.
Is vibrant or microbacter 7 safe for bubble tip anemone? Also if I have chaeto is it better to use micrbacter 7 for fighting dyno. Greenish brown bubbly kind
Either will fine for an anemone however with chaeto I would not use the vibrant, it can kill it off. I would recommend the bacteria in microbacter. Raising phosphates slightly and a 2-3 day blackout is very effective on dinos.
Would this product be ok shipped in the winter? I live in MI and it gets cold. Wondering if extreme temps would damage the bacteria at all or if it would still be effective. Thanks
We asked that specifically to the manufacturer because we are in MN. They said the cold would not affect the product.
I've used NOPOX in my last 2 aquariums, but I am getting tired of the stringy, slimy film it creates in my sump. Will I have the same issue with Vibrant (if dosed correctly, of course)?
While Vibrant does contain a small percentage of vinegar which is used in carbon dosing products, like NOPOX, it is mainly reliant on bacteria as an active ingredient. Since every system is different and additives can have different effects on each one I cannot say for certain that you wont experience some similar growth in your sump but I can say it is a lot less likely.
We have seen great results on many aquariums in here in the office so i definitely think it is worth a try!
Below is a list of the ingredients
95% Cultured Bacteria Blend
1% Amino Acids (Aspartic Acid)
3.5% RO/DI Water
I hope this helps!
Will Vibrant get rid of Bubble Algae? Also will it hurt the Chaeto in my refugium?
Great question! We have heard and seen great results against bubble algae and are currently dosing in the BRS160. Please keep in mind on the nutrient levels for dosing in a system with a refugium as it will compete and is best to start lower and gradually increase the dosage to avoid any issues with the macro algae. If you have any further questions please let us know. Happy Reefing!
When dosing vibrant do I continue to do my biweekly water changes or what?
We would recommend at least waiting one day after adding to do a water change!
What is the shelf life?
Our bottles do not have an expiration date, as long as you keep it well sealed it should last as long as you need to finish the bottle.
Is vibrant better than food hydrogen peroxide for green hair algae
We have been seeing some pretty good results with vibrant! It takes a little time to work but it is all around a great treatment for the tank.
Will it harm corals? Are there any negative side effects for the tank when using vibrant?
It will not harm corals unless overdosed. On the tanks we are using it on here they are looking really solid! It can have negative effects on chaeto in a refugium though.
Will Vibrant harm or inhibit Caroline algae?
With the tanks that we are using it on here we have no noticed and negative effects on coraline.
For those that intend to continue a fuge or ats after dosing. Is there a recommendation as to how long after the final dose before a fuge restart should be restarted?
The tanks that we are running it here on and the folks that run it at home all said they waited 2-3 weeks after the last treatment before adding macroalgae back in the tank.