Benefits of Purigen
I am looking to re-tool my tanks this winter, and I know many of you use Purigen on your systems. I read up on it a bit, and I am confused as to why it is so popular to use in planted tanks.
From what the Purigen website says, it is an ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate remover. If that's the case, then why do we cycle tanks and dose nitrate for our plants? I don't want to spend money on fertilizer and take the time to dose it, just to have something take it away from my plants.
I'm sure that there are more benefits as so many hobbiests use this product. I am just hoping to get some "clarification".
This isn't rocket surgery