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Women's stocking for Purigen?

Does it work well as a media bag??
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Does it work well as a media bag??
No. I tried. The problem is keeping the stocking open so all the media doesnt clump in a ball. I took some wire to spread the hose open, but it soon ripped through. Messy and unacceptable. Buy media bags.
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I've had great luck. I pour some in, tie a knot making a much bigger "bag" than I need and all is good.
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I've heard that stockings do not hold up when regenerating your Purigen in the bleach solution. They break down and fall apart in your filter and make a hell of a mess.
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I've heard that stockings do not hold up when regenerating your Purigen in the bleach solution. They break down and fall apart in your filter and make a hell of a mess.
Agreed. For the cost of it and the hassle or regenerating I just ditch and replace. Maybe that's why I've never had issues.
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I buy it in the seachem mesh bag. Works well and is cheaper in the long run. Those little beads roaming free in your tank are a hassle which I have heard of with stockings that end up with a run or a hole in them.

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Aqua99 you use purigen for one use and toss it? It's extremely easy to regenerate. You should give it a try.
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Hell I've been using my wife's panty hose feet for years to hold carbon when I used it. Works great.
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Hell I've been using my wife's panty hose feet for years to hold carbon when I used it. Works great.
Hey GG. The problem i have found is purigen is a lot smaller than carbon. The slightest little hole and you have purigen everywhere.

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Aqua99 you use purigen for one use and toss it? It's extremely easy to regenerate. You should give it a try.
When I first bought Purigen years ago, I assumed I needed way more than I did. I bought a big container rather cheaply and have enough for years even if I replaced it monthly! Luckily it's not worth the hassle because of that.

I'm also the type that drives myself nuts saying "Did I regen it correctly?, Did it sit long enough?, Did I get all the Chlorine out?"... lol. I'm my own worst enemy but admitting it is half the battle. Haha

As to all the Purigen blowing out- maybe it has to do with the quality of the nylons you use. I get whatever pair my girlfriend is done with, but I know she buys some expensive ones for work.
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Hey GG. The problem i have found is purigen is a lot smaller than carbon. The slightest little hole and you have purigen everywhere.
I make sure there are no runs in the toe part. I doubt purigen is smaller than carbon that's been ground in a coffee grinder to get more surface area.

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Using a stocking for Purigen will work, I think everyone can agree on that. The issue is when the Purigen has run its course and needs to be regenerated. The nylon stocking will not hold up to the bleach solution used to regenerate.

I guess you could just regenerate the Perigen in the old stocking and then transfer it to a new stocking. Seems like a lot of work if you ask me!

Buying the little individual Perigen fill sacks is so damn easy and not very expensive, plus it's said to last for the life of the Purigen.


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