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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old 03-03-2008, 07:07 PM
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Purigen question / poll

I have read, read, read on this topic.

What do you guys think? Purigen for a planted tank or not.

Is it worth it?
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Its all preference. Its not necessary, and it doesn't hurt either. If you want sparkly water, get some Purigen. It didn't do much for me, but I had it in my AC20 on a 55gal. Should have stuffed it in my AC70.
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Purigen does nothing but positive things for the Aquarium water. It absorbs like no other, and makes the water crystalline. I love mine, never use a canister without it!


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Cool. I'm getting some!

Do you just put it in the top of your can filter? Under the white stuff, but above the bio balls?
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Filter media bag...



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So it doesn't actually have to be the one called "the bag?"

The people at bigal's told me it was made just for that stuff.

No?

And does it matter if I get the square one, or the round ones?
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If youre talking about the round ones in the picture above, those are close-up shots of the bags showing the mesh size etc.


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If youre talking about the round ones in the picture above, those are close-up shots of the bags showing the mesh size etc.
I was told that because the media is so fine I had to use the specfic one called the bag. Is that true or can I just use any media bag? Also its square and my filter is round. Does it matter if the filter bag doesn't go across exact?
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Make sure you get filter bags that are very fine or else the purigen beads will pass right through and float all around the water. I had to finally use white pantyhose stockings to keep from having this problem


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I just buy the stuff in the 100ml pouches, that way I don't need to worry about the bag at all.

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I'm at prtsmart right now. Will aqua pure filter media bags work?
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The bag that Seachem sells is impervious to the strong solution of bleach you need to use to re-charge the Purigen... you can re-charge the same batch 8 times and cloth bags will probably not hold up in the bleach. Getting the Seachem 100ml pouches is a good way to go too. If you don't buy it pre-bagged get yourself two Seachem Bags. That way you can always have one in your filter while the second is re-charging. You are going to need some Acid buffer or Neutral regulator and Prime for the re-charging process too.
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I bought my first bag at Petsmart and it leaked crazy!!! Not good at all.


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Make sure you get filter bags that are very fine or else the purigen beads will pass right through and float all around the water. I had to finally use white pantyhose stockings to keep from having this problem
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I bought my first bag at Petsmart and it leaked crazy!!! Not good at all.

Same here minus the pantyhose. Get the smallest micron bag possible.


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All I use is the seachem refillable bags, never had an issue

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