Only PurpleUp™ works like PurpleUp™. It's true, so unique it's patented! Not only is PurpleUp™ great for coralline algae growth, it excels as a stony coral additive too! Isn't it time for you to try the worlds leading coralline algae growth supplement?
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We love PurpleUp™
"PurpleUp™ = color up!"
"PurpleUp™ is simply magic in a bottle! NO other product can get coralline algae growing like it does!"
“I get compliments all the time at how purple my aquariums are thanks to the early use of PurpleUp™”
"Our coralline algae grows so fast, you should include a scraper with every bottle"
"My tank is full of CaribSea Products!! I have Arag-Alive!™ in all of my tanks....Special Grade Reef Sand (90g SPS dom), Fiji Pink (28g Nano) and Hawaiian Black (2g Pico). Primo Reef rock in my 28g Nano as well...looks great! As far as supplements go...I can't live without my PurpleUp™ and ReefCal™ to supplement my SPS dominant tank, I have some of the fastest growth around and need to frag off my birdsnests at least once every 2 weeks to keep them from getting too tangled up. For helping friends set up tanks, there is not much better than AmmoBuster™, water perams hit the sweet spot very quickly. I rely on CaribSea product for all new tank set-ups as well as keeping a clean, healthy and thriving reef tank!! Thanks CaribSea for always striving to make top quality products to help those of us that have way too much money in our tanks keep them running beautifully!!"
"Our tanks are a work of art and PurpleUp™ provides the background color"
East Coast Aquatics
Prospect Park, PA
"CaribSea is the only aquatic live substrate we recommend and sell. Our customers are always pleased with the look and fast cycling. The liquid products are all easy to use, easy dosing and give results. PhosBuster™ and PurpleUp™ are sold with every new setup. Once established, the remaining aquatic additives are sold and used regularly."
"The combination of PhosBuster™ Pro and PurpleUp™ grows coralline algae so fast I have had to ask my service guys to cut back. In the store we've gotten heavy growth of coralline algae after just a one month of use."
Aquatic World, Stuart, FL
"Purple Up is hands down the best accelerator out there. It's purple in a bottle, easy to use and never fails. Gotta love it!"
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Nuisance algaes love phosphates, it's an unavoidable fact of life. PhosBuster™ Pro instantly reduces phosphates in your aquarium, giving non-nuisance organisms the edge they need to get ahead.
PurpleUp™ - uses a unique dual method approach to coralline algae acceleration. This approach is so unique that PurpleUp™ has been awarded a US patent (US patent No. 7,565,883). 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. This dissolves in situ; delivering calcium, strontium, magnesium, and carbonate right where it’s needed. PurpleUp™ also replenishes iodine; an essential element for coralline algae tissues that quickly becomes depleted in closed systems. PurpleUp™ is not a fertilizer, it does not promote the growth of nuisance algae.
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PurpleUp™ Grows Coral Too!
Check out the results of one of our stony coral growth experiments.
Total Weeks: 10 Total Growth: 68.18%
Species: Stylophora spp.
Notes: ORA provided this coral.
This colony fractured during an attempt to
fasten the original to the support. Specimens
1, 2, and 3 were all one before the
Colony Weight (g): 22
Colony Weight (g): 28
02 May, 2007 – Both Metal Halide bulbs were replaced today. Significant difference in color and output noted (the old bulbs were 9 months old). It will take some of the corals a little time to adjust to the new bulbs.
14 May, 2007 – Phosphate and nitrates tested, both almost undetectable. Calcium was about 380 ppm, I will be increasing the Purple-Up dosage slightly.
Colony Weight (g): 31
Colony Weight (g): 37
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the difference between BufferPlus™ and PurpleUp™?
Both of these products contain the same main core ingredient: AragaMight™ powder dissolved in water. AragaMight™ contains Calcium and Carbonate in balanced proportion and is also a good source of Strontium, Magnesium and other minor trace elements. This is the sole ingredient in BufferPlus™, (which is the same as AragaMilk™). This ingredient makes Buffe Plus™ the ideal alkalinity booster / calcium and trace element source. PurpleUp™ expands on this main ingredient by adding an iodine source and adding an ionic form of calcium thus increasing the amount of available calcium. This makes PurpleUp™ a more complete additive that may be used as a stand alone reef supplement.
Why would I want to use PurpleUp™ over BufferPlus™, or vice versa?
BufferPlus™ is a great buffer to keep your alkalinity in check and can be a good source of calcium and other trace elements. PurpleUp™ has an iodine component as well as the aragonite component of BufferPlus™. (See also preceding answer).
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 uptm 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.)
Factors for best coralline algae growth:
- PurpleUp™ does not contain coralline algae. Some living coralline algae must already be living on rocks or aquarium glass.
- high dissolved phosphate levels inhibit the growth of coralline algae (and corals) and favors the growth of nuisance algaes. Check phosphate levels and use PhosBuster™ or other products to lower phosphate levels if necessary.
- carbonate hardness levels should be maintained at natural seawater levels 2-2.5 meq/l or higher.
- high nitrogeneous waste levels encourage nuisance algae growth, keep nitrogenous waste levels in check.
- keep ph in the range of normal seawater (8.2).
- light spectrum in the range of 5500° Kelvin or higher favors the growth of coralline algae.
- grazing animals such as snails, tangs and reef friendly hermit crabs encourgae coralline algae by consuming competing fast growing nuisance algaes.
- coralline algaes have a life cycle that determines the speed of formation of new colonies. Different species of coralline algaes may grow at different rates. It is not unusual to take several months for pink and purple coralline algaes to reach rapid growth rates.