Cyanobacteria, aka red slime, is the bane of many a hobbyist. Besides being ugly to look at, it can be unhealthy to your tank’s inhabitants as a severe cynobacterial infection can reduce the water quality significantly. CyanoControl from Qium is a new product on the market that aims to rid your aquarium of cyano all without using antibiotics found in other common remedies.
As the company states, the metabolism of the bacteria creates numerous harmful by-products that can negatively impact fish and coral. To prevent permanent damage its best to treat cyanobacterial infestations as early as possible. CyanoControl claims it is totally free of antibiotics or other harmful additives to eradicate cyanobacteria in a natural way.
To use CyanoControl, just mix some of the power into aquarium water and slowly add it into an area of high flow to disperse it around the aquarium for at least 14 days. This can can also be used for prophylaxis by adding a small amount daily to keep cyano at bay. CyanoControl comes in 300 and 500g canisters.
The product is available in Germany and most likely other parts of Europe and retails around €53 ($72 USD) for the 500g container.