- 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.
Negative review By jazeel on 7/16/2020jazeel wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI would give negative stars. The product works great but the after affects are horrible. It does what it’s says it will do but you the will to battle cyano bacteria outbreak that is worst then the algae problem. It’s like switch seats on the titanic. It first I didn’t correlate the two until the second time. Great product horrible side effect. Please take off the market. A few LFS stop selling it for that same reason FYI. customer were not happy.
Hey, it works for me, just like advertised. By J. M'Olesson on 6/25/2020J. M'Olesson would recommend this product to a friendI had horrible GHA due to working out of state for 6 months and my family not really taking care like I would have. I read and read and read up on Vibrant vs other products and figured I'd give it a go. I dose weekly after my water change. Now 4 weeks have passed and i can see a massive difference. GHA 90% gone. No loss of corals, both SPS or LPS and no fish deaths. The rockwork does have some matted algae remnants, but I use a toothbrush and siphon out with water change. I did however lose my Chaeto in the refugium, but I knew from reading that might be a consequence. Not too sure how long I will continue to use Vibrant, but for now, it has solved my issue with GHA.
You Need Patience By Harvey on 6/6/2020Harvey would recommend this product to a friendAfter trying numerous strategies over a period of years to clear a brown/red algae problem on sand and rocks I gave Vibrant a try out of desperation. What I was dealing with resisted identification and believe me I tried, so I can't exactly say what it was that was growing in my tank. It's been eight weeks since I started dosing twice a week (I just started dosing once a week) and the results have been nothing short of astounding. Approximately 80% of the sand bed is clear with nothing at all on the rocks. All animals are doing well with no observable negative effects. It's important to note that regular tank maintenance MUST be maintained with removal of as much dead and dying algae as possible on a daily basis. This includes changing filters and cleaning the skimmer frequently. Like others, I had a small cyano outbreak about four weeks in. I continued to dose and found the outbreak to be self limiting. I will continue to dose once a week and anticipate going to a maintenance dose of once every two weeks in the near future. It is not an overnight cure. Results might not be observable for several weeks, but given time and patience, it does work.
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
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.
Should Vibrant be refrigerated or is it okay to stay out in a cool dark area.
Thank you for reaching out to us! It does not need to be refrigerated just kept sealed.
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.