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Purigen without Seachem

09:01 PM 07-05-2016
#1
Lonestarbandit
*Admin please move to equipment section*
(Don't know what I was thinking).

So. Here we have the alternative however buying in bulk can be costly.
All credit goes to [MENTION=86514]flynruff[/MENTION] but since I seem to be the author of the "Without Seachem" series I will "sponsor" his discovery.
#Imagonnagetsuedtodeathbyseachemlol
Quote:
Originally Posted by flynruff
For purigen without Seachem, I think something like this........
-> PuroliteŽ A860
There are several products on the market, looks like you have to commit to a $300 bag though.
Does indeed look similar doesn't it??
Now we know WHAT it is for sure.
Get enough of us together could be worth it.
BULK BUY lol.

Product Name : Purolite Micro Tannin Resin, 1 Cubic Foot
Catalog ID : A860-100-BOX
Our Price : $511.94

Product Name : Purolite Micro Tannin Resin 1/2 Cubic Foot Box
Catalog ID : A860-50-BOX
Our Price : $265.20


Found further interesting items for sale of the same nature from China.
THIS look familiar?
10:34 PM 07-05-2016
#2
Immortal1
Curious what the cost comparison would be...
1 cu.ft. = 1,728 cu in. $511.94 / 1,728 = 0.30 per cu.in.

I see Big Al's has the 100ml bags of Seachem Purigen for $8.38. The bag I have says Net 100mL (100cu.cm., 6 cu.in.) or $1.40 per cu.in.

Wow, that would be a a pretty big savings. Granted, the 100mL bags do come with the bag.
11:12 PM 07-05-2016
#3
Lonestarbandit
And there is the matter of we don't need excessive amounts of the stuff but it is interesting.
11:40 PM 07-05-2016
#4
thedood
Are we sure thats the same? Looks more round and ball like than purigen.
01:55 AM 07-06-2016
#5
Lonestarbandit
No no that close up was some Chinese product. I don't have one of the Purolite

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02:07 AM 07-06-2016
#6
Lonestarbandit


Chinese Alternates

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02:42 AM 07-06-2016
#7
theatermusic87
I wonder if a bigger size bead is available, that's one if the reasons I've never looked into using the stuff is the beads are so small. I could live with reduced surface area for a more manageable size
02:47 AM 07-06-2016
#8
Leeatl
I would like to think this is the same , but as I posted in the Matrix without Seachem thread , I don't think it is . I have researched some more and these resins are for removal of colors , odors , and to soften water , IE: they exchange minerals for sodium . Seachem "says" Purigen does not remove significant amounts of minerals . I am not convinced this would work as well as Purigen if at all other than to remove tannins and such . And cleaning it if is stained is no easy job . Just check out the Purolite website . And if I am correct , bleach is a no no with these resins . That is why there is a carbon filter before the softener in a system . Just my 2 cents . Now let me have it...lol
09:12 AM 07-06-2016
#9
Lonestarbandit
Not sure what version you are looking at.

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09:29 AM 07-06-2016
#10
Lonestarbandit
TA213D /A680 does not say a thing about water softening that I can find, are you sure you aren't looking at the wrong resin product?


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10:04 AM 07-06-2016
#11
Lonestarbandit
Quote:
Originally Posted by theatermusic87
I wonder if a bigger size bead is available, that's one if the reasons I've never looked into using the stuff is the beads are so small. I could live with reduced surface area for a more manageable size
Don't think so? I haven't seen any that is.

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01:10 PM 07-06-2016
#12
ichy
you got my attention. maybe a local aquarium club could do a bulk buy!
01:21 PM 07-06-2016
#13
ichy
the msds gives little clue as to what it is

Proprietary synthetic
macroporous polymer
resin
01:22 PM 07-06-2016
#14
Leeatl
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lonestarbandit
TA213D /A680 does not say a thing about water softening that I can find, are you sure you aren't looking at the wrong resin product?


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Look at the first sentence in item #4 that you posted . And even if it will do the same job as Purigen , it is not as easy to renew . That is where Seachem has the key , just a bleach soak to regenerate it .
01:35 PM 07-06-2016
#15
Lonestarbandit
Quote:
Originally Posted by Leeatl
Look at the first sentence in item #4 that you posted . And even if it will do the same job as Purigen , it is not as easy to renew . That is where Seachem has the key , just a bleach rinse to regenerate it .
Touche' you clearly got me there. I missed that entirely.
However do we know this cannot be regenerated by bleach and in fact do we know this isn't purigen? It IS acrylic plastic.
Given Seachem do try to hide their products composition it is tough to compare.
But they are rebranders and repackaging geniuses.
Matrix-Pumice
Excel-Glutaraldehyde
Flourish-Micro ferts
Flourish Iron-Ferrous Gluconate
So on so forth.....All are repurposed nothing is aquarium specific it has been adapted from other products and usage.
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