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Question 1(multiple):

I have Purigen, shown in the picture. Its been in my cannister with my other filter media for almost a month now.

I'm planning to recharge it. I understand it requires bleach without any flavours or smells to it. I found Color2 Liquid Regular. Please see the image. One of the image also displays the ingredients

Can I use this to recharge the purigen?
What is the proportion that I have to use with water?
Should the water be from aquarium or fresh water?
Post the treatment with bleach, what should I do next? Should i have to soak it in Seachem Prime with water to remove any chemicals?

Question 2:

I dont have any plants or drift wood. My other biological filter media has Activated Carbon (default filter media that came with my Fluval 306). Is it ok to use Activated Carbon and Purigen in the same cannister filteR?
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I use a 1:1 solution of bleach and tapwater like 300ml tapwater and 300ml bleach, and soak it for a day.

After that I use some tapwater with a few cups of prime and also soak it for a day.

Remember the purigen will not turn complete white again. It will stay brownish but lighter.

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Don't use, it has a spill free cap like laundry detergent.

Regular clorox bleach is fine.
No scent, no anti-splash BS, and no surfactants.


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#2 Carbon is not a good biomedia and isn't really needed anyways. Especially if you're using Purigen. Ditch is and put in something that's worth having in there like some ceramic rings or lava rock or something like that.


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That bleach isn't the right one. You need to buy just regular old bleach (no colorsafe, no splash-free, no nothing). You should be able to find it at any drug store, supermarket, Walmart, and probably even dollar stores.

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Per Seachem, you do a 1:1 ratio on the bleach:water as Nigel said and soak for 12-24 hours and then thoroughly rinse. Seachem also recommends then soaking the Purigen in a LOT of Prime, I ignore this part because Prime is extremely effective at binding large amounts of chlorine with very little product. I'll put just a single cap full into tap water with 250ml and 100ml of Purigen together, never had a problem, and that's still probably too much Prime. But you need original Clorox, Clorox2 will not be alright.

Yes, you can use carbon and purigen together without issue. Since you don't have plants in this tank, there's no issue. If you had plants and were dosing fertilizers, you would not want carbon because it will absorb the fertilizers.
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That bleach isn't the right one. You need to buy just regular old bleach (no colorsafe, no splash-free, no nothing). You should be able to find it at any drug store, supermarket, Walmart, and probably even dollar stores.
Will this one work then? If not can you please point me to a link from where I can buy online or recognize it to understand what I should buy.
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That one looks much better.

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That one looks much better.

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Do you mean its the one which you were pointing to?

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Hi mourya,

Yes, this is plain bleach and will work fine for regeneration of your Seachem Purigen.

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unfortunately the Cocorex regular is out of stock in amazon.

Will this work?

IUPAC Name: Sodium Hypochlorite
Other Names: Antiformin, Bleach, Chloride of soda
CAS: 7681-52-9
Chemical Formula: NaOCl
Molar Mass: 74.44 g/mol
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Hi mourya,

No bleach available at the local supermarket or hardware store?

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Chemically speaking, chlorine bleach is a water solution of sodium hypochlorite. Common household laundry bleach, used to whiten and disinfect laundry, is typically either 5.25 percent (“regular strength”) or 6 percent sodium hypochlorite (“ultra strength”).
Yes, the bottle you show in the picture is bleach, maybe very slightly less strong but should do your Purigen regeneration just fine.


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Hi mourya,

No bleach available at the local supermarket or hardware store?



Yes, the bottle you show in the picture is bleach, maybe very slightly less strong but should do your Purigen regeneration just fine.

Unfortunately, local shops sell the other versions. Thank you so much for confirming. I will place an order for the below then.
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