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Purigen need recharging?

Bought purigen for the first time boxing day and my tank is back to being hazy. I rinsed the filter floss and purigen bag last night and it is brown (not dark, but not tan) with about 15% of either near white or blackish beads. First use always doesn't last as long as after the water has been cleared the first time so is i t safe to sy I should regenerate?

Its darker than play sand but not as dark brown as it gets from what I hear


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Regenerate it if you want. It's not "exhausted" until it's a solid dark brown, but it's not a big deal either way.





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Alright I will let it sit in the filter till next cleanning.

Not sure if it was cause the floss was clogged but I will see later.


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When 'exhausted' it looks something like garden earth.
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Alright sounds good! Must have been the water bypassing the floss leaving particles. Rescape clogged it up


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I have two batches of Purigen in two separate bags (Seachem's "The Bag" product is the best, I think, despite the price). I have one batch in the canister and leave a fresh one in storage so that I can do a quick swap if my water seems to need it, or whenever my usual canister cleaning cycle comes 'round. My regeneration process lasts 2 days, but with two batches my tank never goes without.

I really like having the ability to put a fresh batch in at the first sign of cloudiness.

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I'm recharging Purigen for the first time right now. Is it supposed to get back the white color like when it's new, or just to a lighter brown/tan-like color? Mine was very dark brown and so far after doing the recharging process twice in a row, have only gotten it to a tan-like color.
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I need to buy another of "the bags" because I have half a 250ml jar left so I can always have a fresh one.

Light tan after regeneration is okay, the beads get stained


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