Did a regen on my 3 purigen packets last weekend. Interesting.
When it was time to soak in Prime, the instructions did not say how much, just how much per cup -- so I used one cup per bag.
Which took half a medium sized bottle of prime. Which was kind of pricey, well, compared to chlorine.
I've converted most of my supplies to dry bulk "stuff", fertilizer, buffers, etc.
Is there a cheap alternative to prime, for regeneration of purigen (I use RODI
water so I don't need it for anything else).
On a related note, I was very surprised by this process. After the Prime soak, with their nebuluous "buffer" statement, I just used mixed tank water (not yet in the tank). And it STANK. I had to soak it outside. Not even sure what the smell was, but ugly (NOT chlorine, I think a sulfur derivative). And I tested the PH and it was extremely low, so I changed the water in it repeatedly, then started adding baking soda in huge quantities until I could put the packets into tank water without the PH plummeting. Which I'm not sure was right, but...
Anyone else actually test the water with a purigen packet before putting it back in the tank?