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Old 03-21-2004, 03:02 PM   #1
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Anyone use Pruigen by seachem?

While at work a customer told me he was using Purigen by Seachem and it made his water crystal clear. He said it polished the water much better than carbon or chemi-pure. Any experience with this? BTW, the container states this product is rechargeable.
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While at work a customer told me he was using Purigen by Seachem and it made his water crystal clear
It seems to work that way... I have only really used Purigen.. so I cant say if its better than GAC..

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Any experience with this?
I throw it in my tank and just let it sit there.. It seems to do its job pretty good..

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BTW, the container states this product is rechargeable.
Yes it is.. You soak it in bleach for like 4-6hrs then soak it in a high strength of prime for like 4-6hrs. Make sure you smell no more bleach and throw it back into the tank.. Works Great.. My water doesnt seem yellow to me.. Seems pretty clear.. I just got one of the Seachem "Bag" ones and sampled it.. It was only like 5.00 or something like that...

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I was looking into putting this into my Emperor 400 baskets and using it as a water polisher. I took out the "floss" filters and just use the 400 for water movement and break the water surface...
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I use Purigen just as a backup means of controlling excess nitrate. Although, I am sure that my DSB can handle it all, but its more for piece of mind than anything else.

I still run GAC as Purigen is geared more toward removing nitrogenous waste whereas GAC seems to be more liberal with its removal procedures.
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That sounds good.
I just bought a pack for my two week old 55 gallon freshwater with less than polished water.
How does it actually work? It's unclear from the box and chemistry class is a distant memory.
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I have one in each of my tanks and have already done the recharge thing. Works like a charm. I was kinda leary of using 50/50 bleach on something that was going in my water but no problems. The first time it turned brown in about 3 weeks so I guess the nitrates really adsorbed well. Now my nitrates are very low and it's been about 3 weeks and it is still very light colored.
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Thanks Kat.,
Yeah. The bleach thing made me leary as well.
I have had it in place for about 4 hours and **** if the water doesn't seem clearer. Is that possible? Will do some tests in the morning. Jeff
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Hi Guys,
Haven't noticed that the Purigen has radically changed my water parameters for the better or worse, but is it ever getting yellow fast. It must be doing something!
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