Kent Marine Purple Tech ?

Discussion in 'Water Chemistry' started by Saltyfishluver, May 16, 2011.

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  1. Saltyfishluver

    Saltyfishluver Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    I got a bottle of this with my used tank the bottle looks new but i have never used it does it normally look milky white ?
     
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  3. saints fan 420

    saints fan 420 Expensive Colorful Sticks

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    Yea it will make the tank cloudy for about an hour. Some skimmers also get thrown off for a few hours when it is dosed.
     
  4. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes it does, did you shake the bottle adequately.

    It's actually safer to just seed the tank by scraping a piece of LR with coralline. Maintain Ca, alk and magnesium. Coralline will begin to take hold in about 3 to 5 months.

    Purple and similar products can increase the alk too dramatically.
     
  5. kornaco40B

    kornaco40B Spaghetti Worm

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    So it's supposed to promote coralline algae?
     
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    yeah basically its just a bottle that increases your params that coralline prefers to grow..

    ive heard mixed reviews, some people like it and some dont..

    the biggest thing coralline likes IME in this hobby is the least amount of phosphates, and also like Coralline stated earlier stable params
     
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    kornaco40B Spaghetti Worm

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    Ahh...I see, thanks.
     
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  9. ComputerJohn

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    Yes, but I have never used it and have plenty of coralline. I just made sure to have LR with it on it to seed my tank. As stated before, scraping some coralline algae off of your LR from time to time will promote coralline grow. Of course make sure your alk, mag, and cal are correct.

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  10. khowst

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    Purple Tech is another brand of Purple Up, and a couple other similar products. Its basically a calcium & trace elements suppliment. If you already doing the right thing and tracking your levels its the same thing. A calcium test kit & cheaper calcium suppliment if needed will get you the same results.
     
  11. Magnett2

    Magnett2 Coral Banded Shrimp

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    I use it every other day or so and the coralline seems to grow everyday.
     
  12. blackraven1425

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    As it would if you dosed calcium, alkalinity and magnesium.