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Old 11-11-2010, 01:33 AM   #1
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Purigen Article

My first article, inspired by all the talk about Purigen recently. I hope to write more in the future based on my personal experiences

How to "Recharge" Seachem Purigen

One that comes to mind is how to sand/polish scratches out of an acrylic aquarium.
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Nice article. It convinced me to never use Purigen.
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Wow Floyd...nice read...

However, I almost agree with the poster above me...it almost makes me not want to use Purgien (as much as I want to!) unless I don't go the recharging route because this looks just so...my G-d...daunting.

Doing all of what you detail in that link would simply seem to be too much for me just to recharge this media supplement; I'd rather just rebuy the product...

I want to drop some Purigen in my new AquaClear 110, but strictly for water-polishing purposes -- does this stuff really get the water so clean it's almost transparent?
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Nice article. It convinced me to never use Purigen.
Why?
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..it almost makes me not want to use Purgien (as much as I want to!) unless I don't go the recharging route because this looks just so...my G-d...daunting.

Doing all of what you detail in that link would simply seem to be too much for me just to recharge this media supplement; I'd rather just rebuy the product...
I think I need to edit the article then. It is really, REALLY simple if you have the 100mL bag. Like stupid easy.

If you have a larger tank or want lots of filtration, like I have 500mL in 2 Bags in my 55 canister, then re-buying it every 6-9 months is not an option (for me)
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Excellent article, thanks for sharing with us!
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Floyd... i hope you are getting some kickbacks from Seachem! sheesh! after the past week of discussions about this stuff, ive actually gone out and am now running it in my canister. After about 24hrs you can actually see a difference in water clarity...

with that said, im absolutely NOT looking forward to the recharging process... my wife is going to kill me with buckets of bleach and powerheads sitting around the kitchen for 2 or so days in our apartment!! oh well....

Question: Since it takes 2 or so days to completely recharge, do you have 2 "sets" on hand? or do you just disassemble your canister 2 days after a cleaning to put it back in?
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Nice article - thanks for the info. I'll definitely have to look into this stuff.
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I use it and LOVE it. Recharging is no big deal at all! My PH doest swing either, but I have approx 100g of water so that helps.
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great article! Thanks for putting this together
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