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Old 06-15-2013, 02:51 PM   #1
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Do you guys use purigen?

Purigen, does it work well? Is it worth the buy?
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:09 PM   #2
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I use it one of my tanks it works well. If you have to cash it doesn't hurt to have. Defiantly makes water crystal clear
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Old 06-16-2013, 10:15 AM   #3
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Purigen, does it work well? Is it worth the buy?
I have it in my 20 gallon, and it works great to clear the water. And it's rechargeable so that helped justify the cost to me. I definitely see a difference in the water quality as far as clarity goes.
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I started using it and don't see it making much difference in my canisters. I did water change earlier an put new purigen in today and water is still slightly cloudy 8 hours later.
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I'd save your pennies to purchase more Prime, changing more water is by far better for your fish and the tanks appearance.
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I'd save your pennies to purchase more Prime, changing more water is by far better for your fish and the tanks appearance.
I agree. I bought into the hype of purigen, chemi pure elite, you name it I bought it. But in the end... Old fashion water changes is all you need!! And of course as mentioned Prime. I buy it as big as available to me.
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Old 06-16-2013, 11:32 PM   #7
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Alright, I bought the python water changer. So I actually enjoy doing water changes. I think I know the answer to this question, but can I do to many water changes? This week I did, 3 water changes, about 50-60% each time.
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Alright, I bought the python water changer. So I actually enjoy doing water changes. I think I know the answer to this question, but can I do to many water changes? This week I did, 3 water changes, about 50-60% each time.
IMO that's a bit overkill. Weekly water changes and your good to go UNLESS something comes up that warrants otherwise... 50% weekly's are good even 20% weekly's. bottom line IMHO. Know your tank. Know what it needs, how long you can go and the rest is easy breezy man... Smooth sailing.
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IMO that's a bit overkill. Weekly water changes and your good to go UNLESS something comes up that warrants otherwise... 50% weekly's are good even 20% weekly's. bottom line IMHO. Know your tank. Know what it needs, how long you can go and the rest is easy breezy man... Smooth sailing.
Ya I hear you. I've been doing water changes Wednesdays and Sundays. Not for ammonia or nitrites, those are always 0. I do it for the trates, want those under ten, I'd like my fish to grow fast. But I did one wed, and my obliquiden died that night, so the next morning I did another one. Just thought it would be good to get that water out. That's why I did three. It's not a hassle at all, just get the python going, and do other things while its draining, or sit back and relax.
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No there is no such thing as to many water changes, in the wild they have a endless supply of clean water. If you enjoy it do it, your fish will reward you with great growth, color, and better overall health.
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