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Old 10-22-2008, 11:12 AM   #11
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I agree with everything except the purple up. I have always used Purple up and my tank has flourished everywhere with Coraline. Not saying that all of it is from the Purple up, because i have Purple Actinics, but it definitely does an amazing job giving a boost to the coraline algae. I love the fact that it only targets the coraline pinks and purple algaes not the brown hair and nuisence algaes. I love the product but everyone has their own opinion. Happy Reefing

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Ya know, some reefers I know love purple up. It will 'bring the purple'. So it's a preference thing. I don't like those big sheets or vast expanses of purple in a tank. I like more random, naturally occuring purple areas in a tank.

So it's about what you like. Would have to be patient if not adding the booster.


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Old 10-22-2008, 10:43 PM   #13
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You can get the "big sheets" and "vast expanses" of coralline (in purple, even!) just fine without PurpleUp, just as long as your calcium and alkalinity levels are not insanely low. My back glass is a testament to that.

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