Ryan H (Aquathusiast)

Nualgi Aquariums is significantly reducing the hair algae in my aquascape.

Type of Tank: 40 Gallon Breeder
Livestock: Paracheirodon innesi, Pygmy corydoras, Otocinclus vittatus, Betta splendens, Caridina multidentata, Various Snails.
Lighting: 4x 23W CFL bulbs
Sump & Filtration: Green Killing Machine Internal 9 Watt UV Sterilizer with Power Head SunSun 302 Canister Filter (30% water change weekly) 5lb pressurized CO2 system and reactor
Substrate: Black Diamond Blasting Sand + root tabs
Any Other Info: Flora – (Foreground)Hemianthus callitrichoides, (Background)Staurogyne repens
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Ryan H

Nualgi Trial Update - Oct 3

Here we are on Day 26,  with another weekly update of our Nualgi Aquarium Experiment/Review. Recently, I took a short trip out of the state and I was forced to leave the maintenance of the tank and the Nualgi dosing to my brother. Thankfully, he has just as much experience in this hobby as I do, so I am pleased to report that water changes and dosings were followed with care while I was away. What I learned when I returned was that you can really see changes occurring in your tank when you’re not looking everyday. The week long buffer in between my viewings of the tank really allowed me to notice the huge (positive) changes that have occurred.

I want to take a few sentences to address what I have found to be a common misconception among users regarding Nualgi Aquarium.

Nualgi Aquarium is not an algaecide, as such you should not expect it to work like one. Nualgi is an all natural approach that works to reestablish and maintain the natural balance in your aquarium. Because of this it is important to remember that it will not act immediately like an algaecide. Stay patient and allow the product to work its magic, at three weeks in I am definitely seeing the fruits of that patience.

At the end of the third week I have begun to notice:

  • Positive
    • A reduction in nuisance hair algae
    • Cleaner, whiter, more brilliant sand
    • Tank walls remain without algae for longer periods of time
  • No Change
    • Water clarity has remained crystal clear throughout the trial
    • No sick or loss of fish
  • Negative
    • None

Lifetime Stats:

  • 50% Water Change – 9/6/14
  • Initial Dosing – 9/6/14
  • Second Dosing – 9/10/14
  • 50% Water Change- 9/15/14
  • Third Dosing – 9/15/4
  • 50% Water Change – 9/21/14
  • Fourth Dosing – 9/21/14
  • 50% Water Change – 9/27/14
  • Fifth Dosing – 9/27/14

Nualgi Trial Update - Sept 16

Here we are on Day 8, of my Nualgi Aquariums Review/Experiment. I am happy to report that there have been no ill effects of introducing Nualgi Aquariums into my tank. However, there have been no noticeable improvements in the tank either(this is to be expected). So I took to the FAQ on the Nualgi site to see what was going on inside my tank. My questions were simple, should I expect Nualgi to be working in just one week and should I continue doing water changes? Fortunately the FAQ had exactly what I was looking for.

Can I perform my regular water changes when dosing Nualgi? (From NualgiAquarium.com):
“We recommend that you continue with your normal water change routine until your water is clear and your tank is algae free. Make sure that you dose Nualgi after your water change. Once your tank is looking good and algae free, you can experiment with less frequent water changes. Trialists have been able to gradually delay water changes from once per week to once per 3 weeks or longer.
Nualgi works on the nutrients buried in the substrate or pores of your rocks. This may initially show up as more algae build up in your tank after the first 1-2 doses. If this happens in your tank then we recommend additional water changes to get rid of some of the nutrients being purged by Nualgi.”

Pretty simple then, I can continue with water changes and I shouldn’t be concerned that I haven’t seen a change in the algae situation yet.


Lifetime Stats:

  • 50% Water Change – 9/6/14
  • Initial Dosing – 9/6/14
  • Second Dosing – 9/10/14
  • 50% Water Change- 9/15/14
  • Third Dosing – 9/15/4

Nualgi Trial Update - Sept 8

 A lot of things sound great in theory and fall flat in practice so I decided to get in touch with Nualgi Aquariums personally. I spoke with Joe over at Nualgi Aquariums and he felt confident that we could work together to stomp out the hair and black beard algae plaguing my tank. He got me setup and sent me out a sample of the Nualgi Aquariums. I received that sample over the weekend and what I plan on doing for my readers is creating almost a weekly journal here as I detail my experiences and results with Nualgi.

Nualgi Aquariums came packaged well and in an informative little bottle and even included a dropper to measure out the correct dosage. Seriously convenient, otherwise I don’t know how I would have measured out the proper doses.

I will be dosing approximately 1.5ml of Nualgi Aquariums every 4-6 days for about a month or until the nuisance algae has subsided.

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October 8, 2014

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