Purigen Regeneration Observation
Ok. First time renewing my Purigen, It was very dark brown. I put it in the 50/50 bleach water solution and set it on the porch with a loose lid on it. I checked on it every few hours, and after about 6 hours it looked white to me, but I went ahead and followed the instructions.
After 24 Hours I brought it in to begin rinsing it. As soon as I moved the bag, the Purigen moved inside of it, and exposed a core of dirty spheres that the bleach had not cleaned. I let it set a bit more, and poked at it again, and again, more dirty purigen appeared from inside. Eventually I got it all bleached and went through the rest of the process, but this got me thinking. If this can happen during the bleaching process, could the same thing happen during the dechlor process?. I had an extended period of time, soaking in Prime, while pocking and swishing occasionally, before I was finished. I wonder if anyone has lost fish due to lack of chlorine removal while following instructions.
Standard 10 Gallon (20 x12x12).
Low tech, Sand substrate.
Eheim 2211, and Aqueon Quietflow 10.
Finnex Stingray LED, 20" above substrate
2 Anubias Nana Petite, Christmas moss.
4 Halequin Rasborahs, 5 RCS.