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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-02-2014, 01:17 AM Thread Starter
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Help needed please

I just cleaned my Aquaclear filter tonight and wanted to try to use Purigen to have water more clear.

as the filter is small I used the media bag from aquaclear. When I put the bag in the filter, purigen balls started flowing in the tank. Removed it quickly and started to siphon everything out. seems the bag has holes too big for purigen. The Bag from Seachem is too big as I already have sponge and 2 biomax.

however some balls are still in the bottom. is it dangerous for the fish? seems it stick a little on my corys.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-02-2014, 01:28 AM
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Make a bag from some knee hi's or pantyhose..
Not sure if purigen hurts the fish, but I'd get it out of there...

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Removed i would say 95% of it but still some left...
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-02-2014, 04:26 PM
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It is not likely to bother your fish. Here is what Seachem says of it;

It is not mechanical filtration. As far as chemical filtration is concerned it is not meant that chemicals pull out material but that there is more than a physical removal of material. Purigen is part of the chemical filtration genera. It does not work as an ion exchange resin would typically work.There is some affinity for ammonia/nitrite/nitrate, but you are correct there is more of an affinity for organics. This is turn does help with water clarity, dissolved organic load, and ultimately ammonia/nitrite/nitrate.
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