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Old 08-12-2008, 07:41 PM   #1
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Purple Up?

Been thinking about purchasing a product called "Purple Up" Its suppose to be really good for activating the coraline algae on live rock i think. I just wanted to get some reviews if anyone here has used it before or not?

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Never used it. You should not have to use it if you make sure calcium and alk levels are OK and seed some coralline into your tank. JMO

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Don't waste your money. Keep your alk (8-9 dKH), calcium (380-420) and mag (1300-1350) levels in line and as long as there is some in the tank to start with, it will spread on it's own.
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im currently using purple up, when i first introduced live rock to my tank it had coroline algae on it already , this was after i had placed a white bleached 13 lb. limestone rock in my tank, i started to get diatoms on my white rock so i got some snails after my cycle to clean up the mess, after my cycle i placed some live rock in w/ the coroline which eventually started to turn black , some coroline bleached out and has still not returned to its normal color, however, i didnt want to loose my coroline and after some research i decided to use purple up, i have a 20 gallon tank and i injected 2ml of the stuff twice a week, and a third time during a water change. w/out scraping the coroline, my white rock started to blush is some places and i have a few maroon colored freckles on my limestone, my original coroline seems to be turning the same color and not as black anymore.

id say that purple up does help.
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What your rock did sounds normal when starting a new tank. While there's no way to say one way or another, I'd hazard a guess that you'd be seeing the same results if you had not added the purple up. It just takes the coralline a while to get a foot hold.

Either way, glad you're getting the results you were looking for. And welcome to Aquarium Advice!

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