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Purigen with borneo humic? *Update*

I use borneo wild humic to lower my pH and it works great. Im wondering if adding seachem purigen will remove the humic acid and cancel the effect of my humic .

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I'd e-mail or call Seachem technical support. Their tech reps are great and their overall support to their customers is second to none.
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thanks for the suggestion. I did that, waiting for a response back. I have read on seachem support forums that purigen will absorb humic and fluvic acids, but does not effect the pH lowering abilities of peat. I find that strange, if it absorbs the acid then how can peat still lower the pH.
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FWIW- I ordered Seachem Purigen on Amazon. It's supposed to come on Thursday. I've never used it and am looking forward to giving it a try in my Fluval 306 canister filter.
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Response back from Seachem support.

"Thank you for your question. Purigen will not effect the acid nature of the Borneo Wild Humic. It is designed to remove nitrogenous organic waste, which it does very efficiently. It will remove some color bodies as well but should not have any impact on your pH."

Guess I'll try it out.
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I wonder what "some color bodies" are. Can you follow up on that?


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I'm using Humic and purigen also. I believe Humic should not release any tannins to the water column. Glad to hear purigen doesn't cancel out anything.


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I wonder what "some color bodies" are. Can you follow up on that?
I think that's tannins.


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I wonder what "some color bodies" are. Can you follow up on that?
tannins from driftwood, leaves
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