Black Powder

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  1. Gresham

    Gresham Great Blue Whale

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    [quote author=GraviT link=board=CoralHealth;num=1097813186;start=0#8 date=10/22/04 at 17:09:23]Not sure if this is related to the BlackPowder use or not, but I am in the midst of another cyano outbreak...I hate this crud!  It's starting to cover my new frags and my fungia plate...darnit!  :huh:[/quote]


    BINGO, you've found out what black Powder does for a reef. IMO disconinue use, call it a loss, and flush the junk. Any product that does now list the ingredients, be very skeptical of.

    I've used all MS products, all are snake oil IMO. Slick packaging, yup!
     
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  3. GraviT

    GraviT Coral Banded Shrimp

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    It must be very powerful whatever it is. I was only using 1/4 tsp twice a week and my nitrates are up to 25 and I've got cyano-a-plenty. I've made sure that nothing is dead lying around. Of course, there is always the chance that some snails or hermits are dead somewhere.

    Time for a water change..sigh ::) Think it's a good time to harvest some caulerpa also, it's getting pretty thick and blocking the light from the lower sections.
     
  4. Gresham

    Gresham Great Blue Whale

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    It messes with test kits I've heard, your probably getting a false reading.
     
  5. GraviT

    GraviT Coral Banded Shrimp

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    That could be. I put so much faith in my Salifert tests, I didn't even stop to think about that. Too bad, my montipora digi. seems to love the stuff and has started a growth spurt since using it.

    I think I'll find some cylopeeze and give the blackpowder the boot.
     
  6. amcarrig

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    [quote author=Gresham link=board=CoralHealth;num=1097813186;start=0#10 date=10/23/04 at 13:11:20]
    Any product that does now list the ingredients, be very skeptical of.[/quote]

    but but but....it's fractionated from animal sources resulting in a bio-available electrically charged amino acid complex Gresham! Nothing that sounds that good could possibly be bad! :)

    Didn't know that it had a reputation for causing cyano outbreaks. You can bet I'll be turning people away from that product whenever possible!
     
  7. inwall75

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    [quote author=Gresham link=board=CoralHealth;num=1097813186;start=0#10 date=10/23/04 at 13:11:20]


    BINGO, you've found out what black Powder does for a reef.  IMO disconinue use, call it a loss, and flush the junk.  Any product that does now list the ingredients, be very skeptical of.[/quote]

    I've been told that this product is nothing but dessicated livestock blood. Amcarrig posted,

    After reading that, I'm even more confident in my source.

    If you keep a lot of non-photosynthetic corals or "dirty" corals like flowerpots or elegance corals that live in highly turbid conditions, I might consider it. However, for most tanks, I would highly recommend against adding such a product unless you like problem algae.
     
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  9. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Dessicated livestock blood?! That's pretty gross.
     
  10. inwall75

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    hottielover14 Torch Coral

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    i've heard that this doens't do anything. is this true, has anybody used it and found out that it doesn't work.
     
  12. Birdlady

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    HL,

    did you read this whole thread? Asked and answered.... ;)