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Battling Cyanobacteria with Fauna Marine Red X


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Hi everyone, I’ve had a problem with green cyano for 3-4 months. Exhausted many different ways to battle them, some of which are doing weekly waterchange, siphoning them out, getting a new UV Steriliser and also reducing my nutrients through various means(reactors and bacteria dosing). None of these worked, so I decided it’s time to add some chemicals in my tank.

 

I was conflicted between two products. Chemiclean and FM Red X. Ultimately I chose FM Red X based on two factors.

 

1) I’ve always been a fan of Fauna Marine, and use many of their products. Their product also claim to remove Cyanobacteria and many other types of algae organically and biologically.

 

2) There were little to no online reviews regarding this particular product. Thus, I thought I’d be a good opportunity to share my experience with fellow reefers. Perhaps help them to make an informed decision in the future if they were to face the same issue.

 

A few things to take note. Turn of all UV/Ozone/Reactors. The dosage is 10ml per 100litre, for 5days. Followed by 6 days of patience and letting the product work in your aquarium.

 

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This was my situation on the first day before dosing. Make sure to turn of your UV, Ozone or any reactors. Just leave your skimmer on will do.

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After about 3 days, the difference was significant. The layer of cyano starting to thin out.

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Day 11 of treatment, majority of green cyano has disappeared. Skimming performance has increased as well.

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Day 15 of treatment

95% of the cyano is gone. As suggested by Fauna Marine, I have also dosed Rebiotic, which is a product that repairs and restore bacterial stability in the aquarium.

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I must say, I am very happy with the results of the FM Red X, and would definitely recommend this product to anyone who has issues with cyano. If anyone is interested to find out more on this product, I’ve attached a link below.

 

https://reefmarketsg.com.sg/product/fauna-marin-red-x-250ml/

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how long did you see the result ? 


Could tell that the product was working after day 1. On day 14-15 there was little to no green cyano left.
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This product works great for clearing mild dinos infestation too. Used it in my tank before.

Display Tank : 48" x 22" x 22" Bean Animal CTC overflow box design, custom built by Aquarium Iwarna.

Sump : 37" x 20" x 18" inspired by Royal Exclusiv Dream box & Trigger Systems Tideline Series sump designs, custom built by Aquarium Iwarna.

Lightings : Inled R80 x 3 with 2  x Illumagic Vitamini Super Actinic LED Striplight Bars.

Chiller : Dalkin 1hp compressor with build-in drop coil.

Skimmer : Skimz Octa SC205i Protein Skimmer.

FR : H2Ocean FMR75 Fluidised Media Reactor with Hailea HX-2500 (Feeder Pump) running Rowaphos.

CR : Skimz Monzter E Series CM122 Calcium Reactor.

Main Return Pump : SICCE Syncra ADV 9.0 & Jebao ACQ-10000 Water Pump.

Wavemaker : Maxspect Jump MJ-GF4K, Jebao SLW-30M & SLW-20M Wave Pump.

Water Top Up: Reef Octopus ATO.

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This product works great for clearing mild dinos infestation too. Used it in my tank before.


That’s great to hear! But if anyone has a bad Dino infestation, they have a more potent product called Dino x that works better.
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On 5/10/2020 at 11:04 PM, josephwzr said:

 


Could tell that the product was working after day 1. On day 14-15 there was little to no green cyano left.

 

The instruction indicate dose for 6 days and wait for 5 days. After the 11 day, did you continue to add any dose?

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The instruction indicate dose for 6 days and wait for 5 days. After the 11 day, did you continue to add any dose?


Nope, by the 11th day it was almost cleared. I just turned skimmer n reactor back on.
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2 hours ago, josephwzr said:

 


Nope, by the 11th day it was almost cleared. I just turned skimmer n reactor back on.

 

So for 11 days u never turn on ur skimmer?

Display Tank : 48" x 22" x 22" Bean Animal CTC overflow box design, custom built by Aquarium Iwarna.

Sump : 37" x 20" x 18" inspired by Royal Exclusiv Dream box & Trigger Systems Tideline Series sump designs, custom built by Aquarium Iwarna.

Lightings : Inled R80 x 3 with 2  x Illumagic Vitamini Super Actinic LED Striplight Bars.

Chiller : Dalkin 1hp compressor with build-in drop coil.

Skimmer : Skimz Octa SC205i Protein Skimmer.

FR : H2Ocean FMR75 Fluidised Media Reactor with Hailea HX-2500 (Feeder Pump) running Rowaphos.

CR : Skimz Monzter E Series CM122 Calcium Reactor.

Main Return Pump : SICCE Syncra ADV 9.0 & Jebao ACQ-10000 Water Pump.

Wavemaker : Maxspect Jump MJ-GF4K, Jebao SLW-30M & SLW-20M Wave Pump.

Water Top Up: Reef Octopus ATO.

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Thanks for sharing. The main ingredient seems to be salicylic acid. Did you see your phospates levels drop ? I would expect some carbon dosing effect.


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My phosphate levels has always been pretty Low, ranging from 0.03-0.06. May not be an accurate reading because I had cyano at that point of time.
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3 hours ago, josephwzr said:

 


Actually I just removed the skimmer cup and let it overflow. To keep the water oxygenated .

 

Cos I thot u suppose to keep the skimmer running to skim off the decomposing organics.

Display Tank : 48" x 22" x 22" Bean Animal CTC overflow box design, custom built by Aquarium Iwarna.

Sump : 37" x 20" x 18" inspired by Royal Exclusiv Dream box & Trigger Systems Tideline Series sump designs, custom built by Aquarium Iwarna.

Lightings : Inled R80 x 3 with 2  x Illumagic Vitamini Super Actinic LED Striplight Bars.

Chiller : Dalkin 1hp compressor with build-in drop coil.

Skimmer : Skimz Octa SC205i Protein Skimmer.

FR : H2Ocean FMR75 Fluidised Media Reactor with Hailea HX-2500 (Feeder Pump) running Rowaphos.

CR : Skimz Monzter E Series CM122 Calcium Reactor.

Main Return Pump : SICCE Syncra ADV 9.0 & Jebao ACQ-10000 Water Pump.

Wavemaker : Maxspect Jump MJ-GF4K, Jebao SLW-30M & SLW-20M Wave Pump.

Water Top Up: Reef Octopus ATO.

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