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Old 12-31-2005, 08:35 PM   #1
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coralline algae

I read alot of posts about people wanting to kickstart there coralline algae growth.

My LFS cronie sold me on Purpleup coralline algae accelerator.

It really seemed to get mine going. My tank is only about 4 months old and its starting to grow on the glass and rocks.

What I did was use the reccomended dosage for about 3 weeks to a month and now I doing about 1/2 dosage to try and wein the tank off it and sustain its self.

Its made by caribsea inc.
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I`ve heard of that stuff just not sold on it yet.
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Purple Up Works great. I used it on my 12 gal. after 3 months it was up and runnin 2 weeks after used it i had coralline everywere.


I think its worth it. I heard Reef Milk does the same but i dunno.
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good to hear.
I thought since it was not mentioned that is was some kind of taboo.
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thanks for the tip.. I was just wondering what I could do to promote growth..
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I wouldnt use either.. AGain coraline will grow in time. I cant stress this enough:

DONT PUT ANYTHING IN TANK YOU CANT TEST FOR>> Patience is the key to this hobby..
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I've heard great things on this product and it is completely safe to use. I've never had a problem growing coralline, just the opposite really. Let us know how you like it. There is a product reviews section you could do a review on it there. Hint.
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Well I was always told never put anything in tank you cant test for, How you know its safe if you cant test for it? How do you know whats in it..
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If you just take care of your reef...and you maintain proper water chemistry you'll get a very good growth without it.
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I have never used purple up and can not keep coralline off my tank. If you do regular WC and keep CA levels up I bet you would get the same results. I read somewhere it was just CA and buffer but do not take that as fact.
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