Coralline Algae in a bottle, myth or fact?

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I have no experience with this magic in a bottle and my tank is on the far side of the ugly phase so I'd like to start to grow coralline algae to cover the bare rocks.
I purchased a few snails with pink algae on them but nothing yet in a month or so (yeah I know it takes time, been there) but I'd thought I'd give this a shot and try to chronicle any growth.
Anyone with good reviews?

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Didn't work for me. Added pink and purple after fishless cycle and before adding fish. After 3 months, no cor. algae. I probably did something wrong.
 

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Worked for me, just kno it’s a bunch of different strains in the bottle and the one that is most suitable will thrive , I’ve got green coraline algae / pink / purple. My issue is that I have asterina starfish that love to eat it, I also use purple tech to increase the growth
 
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Worked for me, just kno it’s a bunch of different strains in the bottle and the one that is most suitable will thrive , I’ve got green coraline algae / pink / purple. My issue is that I have asterina starfish that love to eat it, I also use purple tech to increase the growth
I've had pink and purple, it would be really nice to have green. You got lucky
 

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Brown and green are the beginning color of coralline although there is a legitimate green variety as well. I have never used a product like this but I can say coralline is very sensitive so it is a good barometer to hiw stable/mature the system is. Use the product or not the best thing I can recommend is to read up on the care of coralline.
 

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I bought some of that same stuff recently. Before I ordered it I asked the same question. Here are the responses:


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I've used it and it works. It will not work in a new/immature, unstable system. If you have stable parameters that'll grow coralline, you can grow sps/lps. Most people who failed w/this product put it in too soon, as did I the first time around. Second time around, it started within a week, and everywhere.
 

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I've used this stuff on a pretty new tank is was only 2 months old and I used dry rock, about 2 months later i had purple corraline algae all over my rocks and glass. It really does work
 
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