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Old 06-20-2013, 03:57 AM   #1
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Seachem purigen and fertz


Sorry if this has been already addressed... I've recently added purigen to my filters and was amazed by the clarity of the water (within hours!!!) .... My concern is, I was similarly amazed by my uv sterilizer - which I've found can be detrimental to plants uptake of certain nutrients...so I only use it as needed....

So my question is, with a planted tank (co2 in use, lighting on the high side, and all things going well, crossed fingers) - is this stuff ok? Should there be some increase in additives of certain nutrients to offset it's use?

Oh, and not to drag on....how about phosban and/or guard? With plants needing some amount of phosphate - are the use of these a poor choice too.....(like almost everyone else, I hate hate hate algae)...
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:22 AM   #2
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I would not be too worried about Purigen affecting your fertilizers; there are many users on these forums that use it with great success.

As for phosphate removers, I would not use them. As you are already aware, plants require phosphates, so removing them would be counterproductive.
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Old 06-20-2013, 01:25 PM   #3
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I use purgien in my planted tank with high lighting/co2/ferts. and I have crystal clear water. I highly suggest it!
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Old 06-20-2013, 03:05 PM   #4
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My concern is, I was similarly amazed by my uv sterilizer - which I've found can be detrimental to plants uptake of certain nutrients...so I only use it as needed....
I've never heard of either Purigen or UV affecting plant uptake of nutrients. I used both when I was running my high-tech tank. I'm only using Purigen at the moment, but that is only because my UV bulb died. Many planted tank owners here use one or the other or both.
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Old 06-20-2013, 03:19 PM   #5
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Purigen does weird stuff with some forms of iron from what I have read. edit -- Looks like that was debunked after a few more posts. Purigen only behaves badly with amines.
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Great to hear....I really like purigen, great product...

Not as investited in the anti-phosate supplement...so discontinuing its use...

Thank you !!!!
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