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CaribSea Purple Up Coralline Algae Accelerator 8oz

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Purple-Up™

Purple-Up™ is a new pink and purple coralline algae accelerator. Since Purple-Up™ is not a fertilizer, it does not promote the growth of nuisance algae. How does it work? Purple-Up™ uses a unique dual method approach to coralline algae acceleration. It contains ionic calcium which immediately raises dissolved calcium levels in your aquarium water. At the same time Super Sea Calcium™ (a 10 micron aragonite powder derived from natural seawater) targets the live rock surface. Super Sea Calcium™ dissolves in situ; delivering calcium, strontium, magnesium, and carbonate right where it’s needed. Purple-Up™ also replenishes iodine; an essential element for coralline algae tissues that quickly becomes depleted in closed systems. Purple-Up™ is an excellent addition to any aquarium with stony corals too! One bottle of Purple-Up™ replaces the typical multi product recipe for successful coralline algae growth favored by advanced aquarists.



Directions
Shake well before use! Add 1 capful (5ml) per 50 gallons no more than once daily. Place in the sump, near a powerhead outlet, or any high flow area of the system for rapid dispersal. Purple-Up will cause some temporary cloudiness. Check calcium levels regularly. Adjust dosage of purple uptm to maintain calcium levels between 380 ppm and 420 ppm (380 mg/l to 420 mg/l). Do not exceed 420 ppm on a regular basis or significant precipitation will occur. (important! Wait at least 1 hour after using purple up to test calcium levels or erroneously high calcium levels may be indicated.)


Manufacturer Info

At CaribSea we take aquariums seriously. Since 1972 we have supplied hundreds of public aquariums, zoos, aquaculture facilities, public and private institutions, and hundreds of thousands of dedicated aquarists with the highest quality marine and freshwater products. CaribSea has been in the forefront of the principle that substrates are a piece of equirment, not just a decorative afterthought. Caribsea substrates are as precisely engineered as any piece of advanced equipment used by today`s hobbyists and professionals. CaribSea products are the chemical support, biological filtration, and biodiversity backbone for many of the most spectacular aquatic displays ever created. We are now celebrating our 35th year in the business, and our product line has continued to grow; making CaribSea your aragonite source and so much more.

66 Reviews

MICHAEL CAMPENNI from WILKES BARRE, PA UNITED STATES

03/07/2016

Experience Level: Intermediate

Works well

I use this supplement in my 29 g Biocube and 185 gallon reef. It helps improve growth of coralline algae and my corals seem to respond well also

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JON NORRIS from GRANADA HILLS, CA UNITED STATE

09/19/2014

Experience Level: Expert

Great Product

Gets coralline growth going quick. Have it on the back wall and rocks now within a week. I was getting the green coralline variety so this helped with the purple which is more appealing. Great supplement.

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JOHN MOFFETT from Yuma, AZ UNITED STATES

05/03/2014

Experience Level: Expert

CaribSea Purple Up

Excellent product for easy maintenance of Calcium and Iodine in small aquariums. Leaves a powder coating on areas of rock work which enhances rapid growth of colorful of coralline alga.

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Norachai Drabik from Las Vegas, NV UNITED STATES

04/25/2014

Experience Level: Intermediate

Green up

It should be called GREEN - UP. It only give me a green hair algae all over my tank in a few days. No purple or what so ever. I end up have to clean my tank and bought a new live rock, as the green is take over on pretty much everything. Enough said, I wouldn't recommend this product to anyone. After I did some research, I found that some people have the same issue as me. So waste time and money. I wish, that I never put this in my tank.

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KIRK ROBEY from SURPRISE, AZ UNITED STATES

10/07/2013

Experience Level: Intermediate

it works

It really does work, I use it on my 240 FOWLR and it has made my live rock noticeably more colorful. Works fairly quickly too.

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CURTIS SLIFE from Maricopa, AZ UNITED STATES

06/17/2013

Experience Level: Intermediate

Purple-Up

Love it!

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WILLIAM LEACH from RAINBOW CITY, AL UNITED STATES

03/07/2013

Experience Level: Intermediate

Excellent

Just recently decided it was time to start up a new tank. CaribSea Purple Up is the best way to start your purple coraline algae growing and spreading rapidly. I use purple up in every tank I own, and recommend to all my clients.

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ZACH PRYOR from POTTSTOWN, PA UNITED STATES

10/06/2012

Experience Level: Expert

Snake Oil!

This product is one of those products that does nothing that good husbandry and regular water changes with a good salt mix won't accomplish. It does not and will not raise calcium levels at all. The product is nothing but ground aragonite in a water solution. What it MAY do is provide a base for coralline to attach to once it settles on a substrate. For good coralline growth, all you really need is low PO4 & NO3, calcium levels of 420-460ppm and Mag levels near 1400. Use lighting high in an actinic spectrum and good water flow and make sure you have plenty of coralline already in the tank as starter cultures and you will grow coralline. This stuff is nothing more than your substrate, ground up so save your money and do things the right way. There are no magic products for growing coralline.

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WALEED SALEH from SPRINGFIELD GARDENS, NY UNITED

07/29/2012

Experience Level: Expert

a must have for reef keepers

it is all in one instead of using buffer, Mg, Cl and carbonate

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Bryant from GAITHERSBURG, MD UNITED STATES

06/23/2012

Experience Level: Intermediate

Well...

Well, right off the bat its better then "Purple-tec" but since i have only been using this product for a few a week i cant tell you just how well it works. i want to say i have seen in increase in my coralline growth but i could just be crazy.

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