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Thread: Seachem Purigen Need Advice
11-22-2012, 10:22 PM #1
Seachem Purigen Need Advice
Quite some time back I purchased a 100ml bag of Seachem Purigen to test out in my 20 gallon. I could rave about it like I was hired for a commercial, so I will spare you the love I have for this product. I would like to use it in my other tanks, but I have an issue.
The 100ml bag fits (just barely squeezing) into my AC30, but it doesn't have a hope in hades of fitting into the AC20's on my other tanks. I can't seem to find filter bags that are tight enough weave so that I could buy the loose Purigen and use them in those smaller filters.
Does anyone have any advice on where to find such small filter bags that would hold Purigen? Thanks for any help!2 10 gallon tanks, 1 20 gallon tank, 1 Fluval Edge, 1 29 gallon tank, and one backyard pond.
11-22-2012, 10:57 PM #2
new pantyhose...cut to desired size...rinse in old tank water...put purigen in...tie a knot...place in filter
11-23-2012, 12:13 AM #3
0Originally Posted by Rocksor
As long as the media moves around, then you're fine.10 Gallon Reef
11-23-2012, 12:08 PM #4
LOL duh, I should have thought of that! Thanks!2 10 gallon tanks, 1 20 gallon tank, 1 Fluval Edge, 1 29 gallon tank, and one backyard pond.
11-23-2012, 12:41 PM #5
Just a suggestion that I give to everyone with nitrate or algae issues - since you are trying to remove nitrates (I assume since that is what this product is best used for) why pay for a chemical time and time again?
In tank algae scrubbers are available that remove not only nitrates but phosphates and once the up front cost are paid (very little if you make your own), you don't have to continue to buy chemicals and will save $$$ over the years. Also, an in tank algae scrubber removes all sorts of toxic wastes and many organics. Being so small, it really does not cause an eye issue - I use a small piece of driftwood to hide my unit. While the scrubber can easily fit and hide in a 10 gal tank, my tiny unit handles the 75 gal and five discus.
You can either make or buy a unit. Just send me an e-mail and I'll give you the site. By the way, I do not have any interest what-so-ever in the person doing this site. I am just so amazed by the performance of the unit I bought that I really think everyone with fish should use this incredible filter. The amount of water changes this unit saves me is amazing (nitrates stay lower than my tap!) and my algae problems are gone (those plagued me for years! Darn phosphates; I used chemicals for a awhile but the cost was so high but someone here pointed out these units. I still cannot believe that no one thought of these units until recently.)
By the way, a while ago (before learning about scrubbers) I paid $$$ for a commercial nitrate remover that uses bacteria and needs to be fed. It worked but killed five of my discus due to the company’s grossly poor instructions. Lesson learned. Algae scrubbers, besides being safe, are so simple - no feeding!
Last edited by Cermet; 11-23-2012 at 12:45 PM.Knowledge is fun(damental)
A 75 gal with eight Discus, fake plants, and a lot of wood also with sand substrate. Clean up crew is down to just two Sterba's Corys. Filters: continuous new water flow; canister w/UV, in-tank algae scrubber!! Finally, junked the nitrate removal unit from hell.
For Fishless cycling:http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
11-23-2012, 12:54 PM #6
Purigen can and should be regenerated with a bleach solution every few months, so there is no need to pay for it time and time again.
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11-23-2012, 12:56 PM #7
Actually, I don't use it for algae, but for dissolved organics. Especially in my 20 gal, with Snails and Oto cats, which are fed vegetable matter. Though the tanks are clean and nitrates are down, the food items can haze the water.
Purigen has given this particular tank an "Is there water actually in there??" look...... they look like they are floating in air it is so crystal clear. My tap water, sadly, leaves a lot to be desired, and I wanted to try something with a longer active life than carbon, which IMO is useless.
My neon tank has had a "haze" to the water for a few weeks since adding in a dose of Seachem stability, that water changes and meticulous maintenance are not putting a dent in no matter how hard I try. This tank, as well as my others, has great stability, and all water Parameters, 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite and below 5 of nitrate, so Purigen is mostly for aesthetic qualities.
I appreciate the information though, as that may be helpful to me in the future. I am intrigued though, can you message me the link to the site? I am now curious as the get out to see what that's about. Not sure I could do it for all my tanks (have four currently lol), but its worth investigating.2 10 gallon tanks, 1 20 gallon tank, 1 Fluval Edge, 1 29 gallon tank, and one backyard pond.
11-23-2012, 02:06 PM #8
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11-23-2012, 03:13 PM #9
I have also used Purigen and like it as well. You can not use a de-chlorinator that contains aloes or slime coating tho or the Purigen can not be regenerated and reused. Apparently it becomes coated with the slime coat product and regenerating will not work. As long as you use Prime, no problem.
I have used Chem-Pure, as well. Another good product but that one is not re-generatized.
11-23-2012, 05:52 PM #10
I don't use any slime coat products, just Prime. I still have no clue why stability made the neon tank go completely hazy, like its a "smeary" look to the water, ugh. Won't be using that again though.2 10 gallon tanks, 1 20 gallon tank, 1 Fluval Edge, 1 29 gallon tank, and one backyard pond.