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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-15-2008, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
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Purigen in my tank, leaking through bag

I put the purigen in a fine mesh bag. I pressed the purigen into the bag to see if it was small enough to get through. I then dipped the bag in the tank and some of it came through the bag, not alot though. Is this normal? Was kind of bag do you use for purigen?

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Purigen is harmless, so you're safe on that front. You need an especially fine bag for purigen though, that's why Seachem sells The Bag. Bags of that mesh size aren't the easiest to find. OTOH, ankle- or knee-high stockings work fine. Pour the stuff in and tie it off.
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Purigen is harmless, so you're safe on that front. You need an especially fine bag for purigen though, that's why Seachem sells The Bag. Bags of that mesh size aren't the easiest to find. OTOH, ankle- or knee-high stockings work fine. Pour the stuff in and tie it off.
Do you mean this bag:
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...52&pcatid=4252
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I'd go buy some cheap pantyhose....or get a female to get some for you if you're a guy. They are cheaper than buying that and paying for shipping and it won't leak through. That's what I'm using because the fine mesh bags I got weren't fine enough.

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my Seachem Purigen and 3x the bag just arrived from Big Al's store.

It's pretty good quality. This is just from my first impression. Placed them into my filters and we'll see how things go. Unfortuantly I should have grabbed a few more of them.
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