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Old 04-11-2012, 10:43 AM   #11
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Took six months to grow in my tank after I introduced it

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Old 04-11-2012, 11:01 AM   #12
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I've had problems with too much coralline, actually grows over my corals and has encased everything in my 125g. I just keep the water parameters in order as far as calcium, alkalinity and magnesium.

I did however use a bottle for for a few weeks of purple up in my 90g and my cube. I used a 20g as a control. Believe it or not the purple up tanks actually showed ALOT of coralline growth versus the 20g that had no purple up put into it. All three tanks I used for the experiment had a small amount of coralline already so the tanks did have some to begin with.

I am not saying that purple up is a miracle solution for coralline but it did help, not sure if it was the cal/alk/mag that is in the bottle that wasnt in sufficient amounts in the tanks but I really saw it work.

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Originally Posted by Convict2161

Ok so I don't have a sump, should I shut down the power heads, skimmer and MJ 1200? Which I guess is my pump.
You can keep your powerheads on. Turn off the skimmer.
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Old 04-11-2012, 12:17 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by AquaRick

You can keep your powerheads on. Turn off the skimmer.
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:50 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Jspires688 View Post
Look for a hermit crab or snail at the lfs that has it on its shell
This is how I got mine introduced into my 36. I ordered a ton of margarita snails and let them do their thing. Algae problem was battled and introduced coraline into my tank.

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