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Water clarifiers?

Do you use water clarifiers? If so, which brand do you prefer?
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Seachem's Purigen and micron filter pads in all my filters.





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Seachem's Purigen and micron filter pads in all my filters.
Is there a particular micron filter pad you prefer? Where do you place it in your filtration setup?
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I use the Eheim and Rena brand ones since those are the brand filters I'm running.

They go last in the media setup (which happens to be on top for my canisters...)





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Purigen, and sometimes API ACCU-Clear in my smalll tank

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I tried a few water clairifiers, and nothing worked better than purigen. That stuff worked great!


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I don't find them necessary, I can look through my 30 gallon the long way and watch television with perfect clarity. The other tanks aren't placed to allow this, but are similarly transparent.


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I also use Purigen, but my water didn't get crystal clear until I used the water clarifier that's packaged with Eco-complete.
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I don't use any brand per se .. I simply use Floss packed tightly.

I quit!
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I've used Seachem Clarity with the new Rena dual layer micron filter pad to help alleviate a green water bloom I accidentally created a while back. Otherwise, I don't even use a micron pad. I use two coarse sponges and a liter of ceramic rings in my Rena XP2 filter. This in combination of 50 % water changes is all I need to keep crystal clear water.
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The only chemical I add to my water is tetra brand Aqua Safe tap water conditioner, and swear by it.

I wasnt sure if you were asking about chemical or mechanical???

I use wally world pillow batting in the light-pea green package without additives, and this stuff works way better than the stuff you can buy in the fish isle. The poly is MUCH finer, but clogs quicker...

I have crystal clear water because of establishment, and filtration...


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I use AC on ocassion, but not to often. Usually when I do a big tank re-dux to help clear the water or when I dont have any dechlorinator on hand.

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On occasion I'll use Kent's liquid and run the HOT filter with pleated cartridge. Clears things up fast if I stirred the tank up planting or taking out rooted plants. I'm sure it takes some alk and other stuff with it.

I've had a pouch of Purigen in both XP3's for about a month and don't see any difference. I doubt I'll keep using it.

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I've used Seachem Clarity with the new Rena dual layer micron filter pad to help alleviate a green water bloom I accidentally created a while back. Otherwise, I don't even use a micron pad. I use two coarse sponges and a liter of ceramic rings in my Rena XP2 filter. This in combination of 50 % water changes is all I need to keep crystal clear water.
I just picked up some Seachem Clarity. Was going to buy the stuff from API, but my LFS recommended this instead.
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BTW, I dose maybe half the recommend amount of Kent's product and it works fine. I looked as the Seachem directions and they don't mention anything about the alkalinity level before dosing. But they do mention there might be some cloudiness at first so I'm guessing it's the same or very similar to Kent. That cloudiness is a reaction with the ions that contribute to KH. So it's use may lower the alkalinity. That's one reason I don't dose the full amount.

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