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Old 02-01-2008, 08:48 PM   #11
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what is this purigen do? is it the same as GAC? dont think i have ever heard of it.. i may have but its not ringing any bells
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Sorry to hear about the troubles Frogspawn. It is good to see you back. I want to echo the PWC`s suggestion. That will be the most important thing you could do right now. It will replenish needed trace elements and dilute excessive nutrients. I would suggest maybe every other day. Good Luck on your comeback.
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WOW every other day? man that could get real expensive! are we talking big water changes or only like 5% of 30g? like 2g water changes? i could do that every other day.
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I was thinking 10% every two or three days. Not that expensive.
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Old 02-01-2008, 10:11 PM   #15
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cool i can do that! thats only 3gallons every 3 days. i have a big rubbermaid tub i can make a big batch and get it ready. i wish i could get a pick of my toadstool. i need to find out if theres a chance for him.
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what is this purigen do? is it the same as GAC?
It is similar but removes more of the bad stuff and less of the good stuff from what I hear. It is also preffered because it is rechargable. http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...t=purigen&Np=1

As many people say so many times the answer to most problems in salt water tanks are consistent water changes to replenish nutrients and keeping things consistent.
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what is this purigen do? is it the same as GAC? dont think i have ever heard of it.. i may have but its not ringing any bells
Pardon the ignorance but what is "GAC" and what is it added to the tank for? Thanks!
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Pardon the ignorance but what is "GAC" and what is it added to the tank for? Thanks!
Its Activated Carbon that absorbs impurities and helps the quality of the water. Very commen it is probably the most used filtration media in aquarium filters. Available at any local fish store even at wal-mart(much cheaper there by the way)
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should i used both GAC and this purigin?
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Its Activated Carbon that absorbs impurities and helps the quality of the water. Very commen it is probably the most used filtration media in aquarium filters. Available at any local fish store even at wal-mart(much cheaper there by the way)
Thanks. I wasn't sure if it was Ammonia Chips ... seen those at Wally World too.
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