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Purigen question

When do you know its time for regeneration?

It says when the beads turn brown.. how brown? dark brown or light brown?


To those who use Purigen, how many times do you regenerate it? Twice a week? once a week?
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When do you know its time for regeneration?

It says when the beads turn brown.. how brown? dark brown or light brown?


To those who use Purigen, how many times do you regenerate it? Twice a week? once a week?
I regenerate once a month, but then my tanks are very lightly stocke/understocked. I believe how heavily your tanks are stocked would determine how frequently you should generate. With very heavily stocked tanks, I would generate every 2 weeks, with moderately stocked tanks I would generate every 3 weeks and with lightly stocked, I would generate once a month. I always keep a extra bag so that one is always available to immediately put in the tank while the other regenerates.

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I would guess I check mine about every three weeks and it usually needs changing at that point.
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I have 500ml in my FX5 and I regenerate it every time I clean the filter.

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it has taken 2 months for my purigen to need a recharge. i think it depends on how dirty your tank is and how much your filter turns over the water + how much purigen you use.

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fshfanatic, how often to you clean your FX5 and what size tank is it on?

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fshfanatic, how often to you clean your FX5 and what size tank is it on?
I have it on a 125 and clean it out about every 6 months.

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