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Old 09-03-2014, 06:03 PM   #1
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Who uses purigen? Should I use purigen?

You fine people haven't let me down yet. I have some open real estate in my aqua clears (not up for discussion) and I'm wondering if adding purigen is really worth it? I have 4 tanks running and any extra maintenance at this point had better be worth it please share your experiences!

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Old 09-03-2014, 06:18 PM   #2
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You fine people haven't let me down yet. I have some open real estate in my aqua clears (not up for discussion) and I'm wondering if adding purigen is really worth it? I have 4 tanks running and any extra maintenance at this point had better be worth it please share your experiences!

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I use it in my FX6.

To be honest, I got irritated with having to maintain or change out other chemical medias, such as Carbon or Ammo Chips.
Went online and found this lil gem called Purigen.
I found out that it did pretty much what I wanted (gives crystal clear water) along with a bunch of other fancy stuff that I'm not clever enough to understand.

Along with this, it can be RECHARGED.
After it has absorbed as much as it can, you can remove and bleach it and throw it straight back in as if new.

The smallest bag of the stuff you can get is 100g which is good for 100G.
It's not exactly a bargain but for the effective lifetime of it, there really is no alternative.

All in all, I would say that there is no reason NOT to have it, but it is definitely not necessary.


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Old 09-03-2014, 06:22 PM   #3
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I think a better question would be why would you need purigen or any other chemical filtration. I typically don't use any chemical filtration unless there is a problem i need to solve.
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I think a better question would be why would you need purigen or any other chemical filtration. I typically don't use any chemical filtration unless there is a problem i need to solve.

Fair enough, I never used to either.
I got persuaded to use it and have no regrets.


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It's always good to have extra space in the filter to put more filter media. There're nothing wrong to have more filter. Especially with a good one, I have Purigen in 2 of my tanks' filter. According to Seachem, it polishes the tank water crystal clear and adsorbs waste products. And it does the jobs in my tanks.

http://www.seachem.com/Products/prod...s/Purigen.html

Make sure you buy the purigen comes in the bags. Don't end up with small white balls flowing around the tank .
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Purigen is an amazing product. I run it in my reef tank with great success. When I don't run it, my tank never seems to do as well as when I do run it. The nice thing about it is that you can recharge the stuff, though I personally never have due to space/time limitations.
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Great, sounds like I'll be placing an order than.. thanks!

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I was wondering about Purigen, too. Is it bad for planted tanks b/c it removes the nitrates the plants need?


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I use it as well, great stuff, but it can be messy if it gets away from you LOL.

You will like it especially for your planted tanks as it doesn't induce the ph alterations that activated carbon can, won't re-release absorbed stuff like carbon or some other types can and can be recharged.
Plus it does a wonderful job of absorbing dissolved organics before they can be broken down by the BB reducing the overall nitrates produced.

and it literally makes the water invisible clear.

Really is no reason to NOT use it.
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I was wondering about Purigen, too. Is it bad for planted tanks b/c it removes the nitrates the plants need?


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I've been using it in my little planted tank and have not noticed any negative effects as far as the plant growth, actually they are starting to really take off.
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