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Old 09-26-2007, 11:11 PM   #1
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Chemi Pure Elite

Has anybody tried this product? I believe they are claiming that you do not even need to do partial water changes.

http://www.marinedepot.com/ps_ViewIt...s~vendor~.html

It is called Boyd Chemi Pure Elite. The long address above will take you right to it . Any thoughts or experiences with this stuff?
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I have used the regular chemi-pure with sucess before, but not the elite. I saw in the Dr Foster and Smith catalog the other day and wondered about it myself.
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Old 09-27-2007, 01:06 PM   #3
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I use the regular Chemi-Pur in my tanks. I have not used the elite either. I would be very hesitant of anything that claims to eliminate the need for water changes.
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I agree w/ Lando. Claiming to eliminate the need for PWC's is going a little too far. I realize replacing trace elements, etc. is not as important in FO tanks as it is in reefs, but it's still good husbandry IMO. Even more so in FOWLR for the hitchhikers (inverts, coralline). Alk levels will diminish w/ time as it's used to neutralize waste(acids) to maintain PH. PWC's are good for replenishing Alk, Ca, etc. PWC's are just a part of good husbandry IMO and IME.
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Old 09-27-2007, 09:17 PM   #5
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I have used it and probably will not use it again. I mainly got it to help with my phosphate problem and it wasn't impressive enough to purchase it again. I do use the regular chemi-pure in my fw tank and occasionally in my sw tank.

I would not agree with their statement of eliminating pwc's.....while the regular chemi-pure has worked well for me, I've always done pwc's every week.


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I would be very hesitant of anything that claims to eliminate the need for water changes.
My sentiments exactly. This product can not add the 89 or so trace elements that are found in marine salts. JMO
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Thanks to all for the advice. I was thinking the same thing but figured it would not hurt to ask. I bought some of the regular Chemi Pure today and figured I would try it out, but I will still continue my partial water changes.
What about the claim they have on there saying that the Chemi Pure bag does not need to be replaced for 4-6 months? Any experience or thoughts with that?
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It's probably really no different than Seachem's Purigen. I use Purigen and replace it every 2 months, even though I'm sure I could let it go for 4 months. The Chemi Pure itself probably does exactly what it's supposed to - remove a bunch of bad stuff. Instead of using it to replace PWCs, I think it's a totally perfect thing to use to supplement PWCs. But it all boils down to marketing - they probably sell a ton more if they claim "you don't have to change your water as much" instead of claiming "you can get even cleaner water while doing the same abound of water changes."
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What about the claim they have on there saying that the Chemi Pure bag does not need to be replaced for 4-6 months? Any experience or thoughts with that?
In a lightly stocked tank with good husbandry it very well may last 4-6 months. I replace mine every 1-2 months. One thing you can do to increase its life is rinse it with RO/DI water instead of tap water before adding it to the tank. It will absorb the impurities in the tap water and, thus, decrease its effective life.
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I agree with the rest. Most importantly, PWCs help to replace the depleted trace elements needed by our critters.
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