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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-02-2017, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
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Purigen in High Tech Ei tank?

I used this after setup to remove drifwood/soil tannens.

Ei dosing, does purigen remove anything needed by the plants? My understanding is that it removes nitrates.. so this is a no go.

Better remove it from filter...
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Keep it in.
Who says it removes nitrates?
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I'm with @Maryland Guppy. I use it in all of my tanks. Use purigen with confidence.

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Purigen is the best, only removes certain things like tannins, does nothing to ferts

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You can faithfully rely on Purigen not to cause any adverse developments nor problems in your tank, planted or otherwise.
It only provides ample benefits - I've used it 24/7 in several tanks for years. Use it with confidence.
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I agree, seachem states it has minimal effect on ferts. I test my nitrates regularly and maintain 20ppm. I'm also using way more purigen than it says I need to and it is fairly new. Less than a month old.
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My understanding is that it removes nitrates.. so this is a no go.
Right from the lips of Seachem.

Purigen® controls ammonia, nitrites and nitrates by removing nitrogenous organic waste that would otherwise release these harmful compounds.

Purigen’s impact on trace elements is minimal.

Purigen® is specifically designed to be an organic scavenging resin.

Purigen® generally ignores simple elemental compounds, having an extreme affinity for nitrogenous organics.

Fish poo, mulm, dead plants matter, etc....
This should all be removed and not allowed to become dissolved organics.
Purigen can still catch all the stuff we can't see.
As for the compounds we dose, would you rather wait for fish poo, mulm, etc to go through the nitrogen process to provide nutrients or dose with nice pure compounds?

I would also imagine that most Phish waste is in the form of liquid, quickly becoming a form of ammonia and providing plant uptake similar to dosing urea unless the bio filter gets it first.
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