Kenya tree - a mistake? Also, is "pink" kenya tree really pink?

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I wanted to get some Kenya tree and I don't mind trimming it regularly, but heard it may spread rapidly anyway from the self release of buds. Does it really spread that rapidly even if trimmed?
Also, is "pink" Kenya tree really pink or just a different shade of brown?
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Following, someone local posted some for sale and thinking about grabbing a frag. This one looks pretty pink to me.
 

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I second Hal3134’s advice 100%. I had a frag of it a few years ago. It started growing and spreading like a weed. It took me a long time getting out of my tank. Never again will I have one. It’s fun when you see the first few frags pop up. Then they became a plague.
 

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It was the first frag that I put in my tank. It hasn't taken taken over my tank but it has grown quickly. Had to do over again i would've never put it in there.
 
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I like mine. It does take a bit of “weeding” to keep it under control, but it’s not to bad in my opinion. Come on over I’m sure I can find 4-5 that you can have. One landed on an old snail shell. Can’t decide if I want to keep that one or not.
 
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Any thoughts about a replacement for that? I would like something that grows upward and moves in the current. I looked at green sinularia, but it is fairly expensive here and a slow grower they say.
 
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