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Ultralife Reef Hair & Sludge Removal System

Ultralife Reef Hair & Sludge Removal System

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Ultralife Reef Hair & Sludge Removal System Information

Ultralife Liquid Hair & Sludge Removal System

Don't Let ugly 'Hair & Sludge' destroy the beauty and delicate balance of your marine or reef aquarium. Now you can finally remove that unsightly mess quickly from corals and invertebrates, without harm to fish, invertebrates, desirable macro algae, corals or reef inhabitants. Truly a product you should not be without.

First Time Usage: Treats 50 Gallons
For Maintenance Usage: Treats 200 Gallons

  • Keep out of reach of children. For Aquarium use only.
  • Net Weight 3 lbs (1362 grams)

Manufacturer Info

Ultralife Reef Products is a manufacturer and distributor of equipment and supplies for freshwater, saltwater and reef aquariums. Many of their products, you will recognize from advertisements in national magazines and on the shelves in your local pet shop. However, they are constantly upgrading and developing new products to meet the needs of the aquarium industry.

Ultralife Reef Hair & Sludge Removal System Reviews

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Ultralife Hair and Sludge Remo

Reviewers Rating Unsatisfactory

Posted: 1/4/2012 from SEMINOLE, FL UNITED STATES
1.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: I am sorry to say that I was less than pleased with the product. It does remove sludge, but no better than Microbe-Lift gsc which is cheaper and easier to use. It did not remove all of the hair algae, and what it did grew back shortly, and more vigorously.I think the problem is in how the product is marketed; you have skimpy directions for 50 gals. do x for 200 do y. If the product is designed only for larger aquaria, it should say so on the package. My suggestions: 1. Include a brochure explaining how the system is supposed to work. 2. Give directions for use with different sized aquaria. Eg. for nano aquaria from 12 to 29 gals, for aquaria of 55-100gals, and for aquaria of 200gals. If Ultralife would do so I would give the system a second try, but right now I cannot recommend the product.

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Mixed opinion...

Reviewers Rating Average

Posted: 5/13/2011 from STURGEON BAY, WI UNITED STATES
2.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: I used this product a couple months ago to find it did soften up my massive amount of hair algae for a short time... But it came back rather quickly... I am still picking it off the rocks by hand. Don't waste your money, instead, increase your water changes and monitor your phosphates, nitrates, and nitrites. I think you'll have just as good of luck by using a less costly media that is a phosphate "absorber" and you will find all kinds of these products in the form of filter pads or media.. Good luck.

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ULH&SRS works

Reviewers Rating Great

Posted: 12/13/2010 from CHAPEL HILL, NC UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: I have been trying for two years to rid my reef aquarium of bryopsis plumosa, a very resilient hair algae, and have failed. I tried this product, and it hit the algae very hard immediately. The algae started dying off within a day, providing visible results of its effectiveness. This continued for several days. Unfortunately, a week later the algae seems to be growing back again, but I will try treating my aquarium again with this product. Fish, invertebrates and corals seem not to have been effected by this treatment. On the contrary, the corals are more exended than usual.

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