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Old 05-03-2005, 07:53 PM   #1
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Purple Up??????

Does anyone use the product called "Purple Up"? Is it any good? Bad? Worthless??

-50gal tank
-20gal tall sump / refugium.
-About 15-20 lbs of live rock
-60 lbs (3") of sand.
-2x65w power compact lights
-2x18w power compact in the refug.
-bak pak 2R
-3 LARGE feather dusters all differebt colors
-orange spotted goby
-fire fish
-12 or so hermits
-50-60 nassairus snails
-about 12 turno snails
-emrald crab
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Old 05-03-2005, 08:46 PM   #2
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Not needed!
If keep your CA above 400 and do regular water changes, you won't need to add MAG or Purple Up or anything else for coraline to grow. You could seed your tank with some purple coraline scrape-ings from a friend or the LFS. This will help it grow if you don't have any right now.
Coraline also comes in different colors depending on your lighting and water params.

Here is mine with 91watts PC and 440 CA
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29gal BB | 42+ lbs LR | 143watts PC | Asst. Leathers, Frogspawn, Hammer, XLG Open Brain, Zoanthids, Mushrooms, Diploastrea heliopora | Blue Mandarin | Atrosalarias Fuscus | Pair Captive Bred Ocellaris Clowns | Peppermint Shrimp | 6 Astrea's |
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Old 05-04-2005, 02:18 AM   #3
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purple up does speed up the process but smo is right i have seen my corriline spead in the few months that i have had mine set up for
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Old 05-04-2005, 09:35 AM   #4
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I've seen purple up (or something like it) and it seemed unnatural....like it was a calcium/alk paste with purple dye in it.
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I am having a heck of a time keeping the algea I have alive. could hair algea, Xenia , mushroom corals, and other stuff be sucking the tank dry of nutrients and causing this problem?
Hardware: 37 gallon SW tank and stand by Oceanic Systems, Magnum 350 Pro Canister Filter (half carbon), CPR Bak Pak 2R skimmer, Maxijet 1200 Powerhead, RenaCal 150 W heater, Compact fluorescent lights with moonlights. 40 lbs of liverock, 3" sand bed.

Software:2 Tank-Raised Ocellaris Clowns, 1 Purple Firefish, 1 Electric Orange hermit crab, 18 Blue Legged hermit crabs, 8 or so Nassarius snails, Xenia, Blue, green, and Green Striped Mushrooms.

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