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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-13-2005, 03:58 AM Thread Starter
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Purigen ?

Ok, here's what happened. I had been having difficulty controlling Nitrate levels in the 5g tank in my daughter's room and thought I'd try Purigen in it. Today, I bought some "Spring water" from Publix. I tested the pH first, at least as low as 6.0(Actually didn't register on my kit). Next, I tested the KH, again, no register. Thought my test kit was faulty. Tested it on the tap water and my 42g tank; tests were right where I expected each. Thank goodness the pH was still at 7.0 in the 5g. I've begun restorative measures. Has anyone else used Purigen and what were your results?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-13-2005, 04:06 PM
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Purigen does not directly absorb nitrate. Rather, it absorbs dissolved organics in the water column that would otherwise break down into nitrate.

I use it and believe it is one of the best filtration products there is. It will clarify water to a point that's amazing to behold. And it doesn't absorb trace elements.
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I agree it's great stuff. I use it on my planted tank and my reef as well. It makes a big difference in both.

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I concur. Purigen does amazing things for water quality and clarity. It's the only chemical media I use for my planted tank

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