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Should I remove the Purigen from my filter during cycling? My ammonia levels are almost non existant, but my nitrites and nitrates are really high. It's been a long time since I cycled a tank, but I don't remember having this same issue. This is my first time using Purigen instead of charcoal.
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Purigen should not stunt or enhance cycling of a tank.
My vote leave it in.


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For those of you using Purigen in your hob, do you keep it in the same order as the carbon? Sponge, purigen, bio last? This has always been the order I run my other tanks with carbon.

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For those of you using Purigen in your hob, do you keep it in the same order as the carbon? Sponge, purigen, bio last? This has always been the order I run my other tanks with carbon.
I use Purigen either as the second last (before the filter floss) or the last (after the filter floss).

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Keep the NO2 under 5ppm. The bacteria do not grow well if it is too high.
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Keep the NO2 under 5ppm. The bacteria do not grow well if it is too high.
Nitrites and ammonia are both down to zero. Nitrates are still at 40 with home test. I grabbed some water when I left this morning to have tested at the lfs. Maybe my test kit at home might be off a little.

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My kit was off. All levels are good.

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Keep the NO2 under 5ppm. The bacteria do not grow well if it is too high.
Diana how is that possible i did 3 50% wc within a week and nitrite is 20 plus
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