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  1. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Has anyone had an iron smell or rust when recharging Purigen before? I'm assuming the Purigen shouldn't be used again but I'd really like to figure out what went wrong. I have some 100 ml bags of Purigen I recharged 3-4 days ago. This was it's third recharge. After the bleach solution (1 cup...
  2. Equipment
    I started using purigen a little while ago with good results. The time came to recharge my first bag and I ran into a hitch. I'm well aware that I need to soak it in Prime water until the bleach smell is gone. My problem is that after doing that I can't rinse it enough to get rid of a strong...
  3. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I'm hopeful those of you with more experience with Purigen will weigh in. The instructions that come with Purigen now detail a 3-step process to recharge it. First, a 24-hr 1:1 bleach/water soak, Second, an 8-hr soak in 4T Prime @cup water mix (wow that is a lot of Prime), and lastly, a soak in...
  4. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Here's a new one for you guys.... Is it possible to destroy Purigen by leaving it in the 50/50 bleach/water solution for too long? This is why I ask: I went and set a pouch of Purigen in the recommended 50/50 solution sometime right before Christmas. I placed it up on a high shelf (primarily...
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