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  • Zeospure2 Vs Cyanobateriae

    Two weeks ago, I had my frag tank (25 gal) suddenly invaded, and i should better say, infested in few days by this disgusting red algae. :devil2:

    I had some little areas in my main tank with some cyanobaterias also and i noticed that, when i add Zeospure2 those pests were like "melting" and seemed not to like the product...

    So, of course, i removed my few frags from the frag tank to the main one, switch off the light for two days and add 10 mm of Zeospure2.Just to test.

    The algae dissolved themselves in the water that become red ! and after 2 days, no more cyanos and the water was clear ! I still wait one day and i turned on the light .5 days later, no trace of cyano! and i reconnected the frag tank to the main tank again.

    I have to add that the frag tank is connected to my main tank by gravity. Set up : Lightning 8 X 24W 14.00K Arcadia T5 , 3 Maxi Jet . 20 lbs of living rocks , inch of coral sand.

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    Hi Laurent, thnx. for the interesting experiment using excess quantity of Spur2, which I have noticed to a lesser degree with nuisance algae & ZeoSpur2 dosing in the main display. Bob
    "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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    • #3
      So Bob what you are saying is that spur2 reduces algae even more? BTW you haev a PM!

      thanks!

      Nick
      275 Gallon Envision Acrylics Tank, 70 gallon sump, BK 300 internal, Zeovit, 5 sequence darts (1 on a oceansmotions 4-way), medusa dual controller, 2 ebo jaer 250w heaters, 1/2 hp JBJ comercial chiller, 4 RO IIIs w/14k hamilitons, 4 VHOs super actinic, deltec pf500 Ca Rx, 3 reef ceramic pillar, and 1 reef ceramic mini-reef, 5 ceramic closed loop intake screen covers, with 50ish pounds of LR

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      • #4
        That's been my experience with Spur2. Laurent has demonstrated this phenomenon perfectly. Bob
        "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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        • #5
          It was just a test, il let others take some conclusions about it.

          I don't think it coulb be good for your main tank....it is an understatement.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by laurent78

            I don't think it coulb be good for your main tank....it is an understatement.
            Understand.....recommended doses of Spur2, will have a much less noticeable affect than your "experiment". Thnx, Laurent. Bob
            "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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            • #7
              Nevermind.Maybe it can be useful with a new tank, when there is the "famous" important algae growth in order to limit it ..maybe...

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              • #8
                Yes, good point Thnx. Bob
                "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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                • #9
                  Why could this be?
                  Perhaps the spur2 is feeding something that competes with cyano?

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                  • #10
                    Hmmm.... I have about 50 new brown corals in my prop tank because of a recent crash of a local friend. He went out of town.. and his corals were dying with cyano everywhere. Maybe I should give spur2 a try and see if they will go away? I may wait a bit because these corals have been stressed out for a long time now and I dont want to risk any problems at the moment.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by invincible569
                      Hmmm.... I have about 50 new brown corals in my prop tank because of a recent crash of a local friend. He went out of town.. and his corals were dying with cyano everywhere. Maybe I should give spur2 a try and see if they will go away? I may wait a bit because these corals have been stressed out for a long time now and I dont want to risk any problems at the moment.

                      Zeospure2 cause a stress when it is used in a too important amount.I dunno if it is a good idea when you have stressed i.e. fragilized animals.
                      The first time i used the Zeospure2 i made an error by overdosing it.Some of my corals and a gorgonian really did not like it.... A your own risk.

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                      • #12
                        invinc. if you can get rid of those $#@ red algea from kevin's corals w/o killing the corals themselves by whatever method - you are the MAN

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by fishcraze
                          invinc. if you can get rid of those $#@ red algea from kevin's corals w/o killing the corals themselves by whatever method - you are the MAN
                          Im going to wait it out until they get better. And what are you doing on this forum? You going zeovit too now? This is an underground forum with an elite membership. jk

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                          • #14
                            2 years ago, before using Zeovit system, i had some cyanos.
                            I got rid of them by increasing my Kh up to 12 instead of 7 initially when i installed my Ca reactor... That's a solution between many others.

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                            • #15
                              Laurent78 is correct about taking care with stressed corals.
                              Speaking from personal experience of having screwed up several sps that I got in poor shape, simply by trying to go too fast with them, I'd say best plan with brown outs is keep conservative parameters and dosing amounts, just keep conditions good and go slowly.
                              Just a note on the high kh, while it is thought this may help with nuisance algae, a kh of 12 is not recomended with zeovit, and may result in harm to sps in a very low nutrient environement.
                              Last edited by wasp; 04-06-2005, 06:15 PM.

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