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Old 10-28-2010, 01:33 AM   #11
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It doesn't reduce nitrate, ammonia, or nitrite from what I understand. It absorbs dissolved organic matter before the nitrification process.
Bingo.

If you read Seachem's literature that comes with the stuff and on their site, they say this. Somehow, when the sellers of the stuff write up the description for their websites and catalogs, it suddenly becomes "REDUCES NITRATES!" which is misleading. People put it in there with 40ppm nitrates and get ticked off when they don't see it dropping down.
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Old 10-28-2010, 07:12 PM   #12
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I never really saw it drop, but it just never really increased that much or taht fast. I had a stretch of several months where my nitrate didn't move much at all, stayed about 20-30 with 35-40% PWCs weekly and something like 40 fish (livebearers & community). Even now it doesn't ever go above 50. I just finished a recharge and put it back in yesterday after 50% PWC so I'll be interested to see what it test at tonight.
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Nitrate should be as low as possible, ideally no more than 20ppm ever. Unless your tap water is above 20ppm you should keep the tank under 20ppm.
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I am considering adding Purigen to my goldfish tank...does this stuff really keep the water almost transparent looking it's so clear?
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Old 10-29-2010, 12:44 AM   #15
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My tap water is between 5-10 ppm. I'd be doing 50% 2x a week to keep below 20.

It depends on the fish you keep too, some are more sensitive. But even SW FOWLR people say under 40-50 is ok.

I guess I don't know where the 20ppm rule originated, but for the most part, fish are OK above it.
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I can't speak for others, but I've had it in my tank for 1.5 years and the only time it is cloudy is when I scrape the algae, then it's clear again in 5 minutes. 100% crystal clear. I also use a good canister and have lots of live plants, which helps I'm sure.
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Thanks, Floyd.

Do you think it should work just as well with artificial plants?
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Old 10-29-2010, 09:36 AM   #18
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It works with any tank setup.
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It works. The only problem is that if you don't buy it in the presealed packs it's difficult to contain and most filter bags can't be bleached. You have to buy "The Bag" from them and it's unwieldy and has a goofy reusable tie on the end. Always end up looking like Santa's Sack of Goodies instead of Filter Media.
First time I used it with the bag the LFS sold me I ended up with Purigen all over the tank.
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well so far so good.... im thinking i mad add this to my canister... Floyd, what canister are you using?
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