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Old 10-12-2014, 02:02 AM   #1
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Purigen bags


If I buy the large bulk bottles of purigen what kind of bags can I use to hoold them in?
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Old 10-12-2014, 03:10 AM   #2
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Amazon.com : Seachem The Bag Filter Media Bag : Aquarium Filter Accessories : Pet Supplies Amazon.com : Seachem The Bag Filter Media Bag : Aquarium Filter Accessories : Pet Supplies

other bags can work but apparently dont hold up to the recharge cycle too good
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Old 10-12-2014, 03:17 AM   #3
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Funny, just ordered a 500 ml. Of purigen off amazon. I was going to cut and empty all the carbon bags I have from my line up of aqua clear filters. Anyways... went to petsmart today and they had media bags for .79 cents.. just got 3 of those..
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Old 10-12-2014, 03:27 AM   #4
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Hi fishkeeper01 and brooksie321,

I tried those cheap bags and had two problems; some of them don't have a weave small enough and the Purigen comes out and get all over my tank or they don't hold up to regeneration with bleach and spill Purigen all over my tank. Now I use 'The Bag' from Seachem and don't have any problems.
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Old 10-12-2014, 07:02 AM   #5
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In a pinch you can double bag it. Not as good but better than nothing.
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Old 10-12-2014, 03:50 PM   #6
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Hi fishkeeper01 and brooksie321,

I tried those cheap bags and had two problems; some of them don't have a weave small enough and the Purigen comes out and get all over my tank or they don't hold up to regeneration with bleach and spill Purigen all over my tank. Now I use 'The Bag' from Seachem and don't have any problems.
Good to know, they do seem cheap, I'll just cut the carbon bags and sew them with fishing line.
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Old 10-12-2014, 04:49 PM   #7
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What Seattle said. Rinse the Puritan in the bag you want to use and see if any comes out.

Best to just use the Seachem bag and avoid unnecessary work.
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Old 10-12-2014, 05:45 PM   #8
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The PetSmart bags are just fine to hold in the Purigen if double-bagged. I've been using them for quite a while with no problems.

Another thing I've used are organza material gift bags (with a closing pull string)that you can pick up real cheap at gift stores, arts & craft stores, or dollar stores. They're used for giving wedding or birthday gifts, and come in several different sizes.
Organza is very fine mesh and tough, but it does begin to deteriorate after 20 or 30 re-charges in bleach. Just replace them every once on a while.
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Old 10-12-2014, 08:26 PM   #9
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Here's what I don't understand- Seachem's "The Bag", empty, sells for $9.99. Then they also sell a 100 mL "The Bag" shipped full of Purigen for $8.38. I have the 250 mL container on hand but can't logically see myself paying more for an empty bag when I could pay less and get the bag AND Purigen, lol. Is the empty bag exceptionally bigger or what?
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Old 10-13-2014, 09:56 AM   #10
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Here's what I don't understand- Seachem's "The Bag", empty, sells for $9.99. Then they also sell a 100 mL "The Bag" shipped full of Purigen for $8.38. I have the 250 mL container on hand but can't logically see myself paying more for an empty bag when I could pay less and get the bag AND Purigen, lol. Is the empty bag exceptionally bigger or what?
From what I recall, the empty bag is open (comes with a reusable zip tie) so that you can put in whatever amount of Purigen you want.
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Old 10-14-2014, 08:02 PM   #11
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Ordinary bags do not stand up to the 50% bleach bath for very long.
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