Seachem Purigen

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  1. GraviT

    GraviT Coral Banded Shrimp

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    Just picked up a 100ml pouch of Purigen tonight and am wondering if anybody else has experience with the stuff. It was highly reccomended by a fellow reefer at a LFS.

    Description from Seachem:
    "A premium synthetic adsorbent that is unlike any other filtration product. It is not a mixture of ion exchangers or adsorbents, but a unique macro-porous synthetic polymer that removes soluble and insoluble impurities from water at a rate and capacity that exceeds all others, even HyperSorb™, by over 500%. Purigen™; removes proteins, nitrites and nitrates, ammonia, and a broad spectrum of organics, yet its impact on trace elements is minimal. It significantly raises redox. It polishes water to unparalleled clarity. Like HyperSorb™, Purigen™ darkens progressively as it exhausts, and is easily renewed by treating with household bleach. A 100 mL bag of Purigen™ purifies and polishes up to 100 gallons of water for up to six months. Purigen™ is designed for both marine and freshwater use."


    I'll keep ya posted!
     
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  3. GraviT

    GraviT Coral Banded Shrimp

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    Hrmm, guess I'm the guinea pig eh? ;D
     
  4. Dave_J

    Dave_J Astrea Snail

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    I'm using it in my 46 gal reef tank.

    My LFS called it the "Protein Skimmer in a Bag".

    I used it before I got my AquaC Remora skimmer - it seemed to doing what the vendor claims it does.

    It works pretty well as far as I can tell - Since I have been using it since I added livestock to my tank. I don't have a "control sample" - I don't have a before and after comparison. I still use it today - I figure it won't do any harm.
     
  5. Covey

    Covey Scooter Blennie

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    I have some of it. I like it. I have in my 29 gal reef tank. I use to have it my freshwater Red Devil tank. I seem to help keep the algea down in the Devil tank. It actually REGENS amazing. Since the regens includes bleach you don't have to worry about transferring parasites. I do question the "500%" more capacity than other media. The 100ml pouch is rated for 100 gal tank but can't remove my nitrate out of a 29g reef :p 8 of 10 for me
     
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    GraviT Coral Banded Shrimp

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    Yeah, I've done the regen thing and it looks good as new! It doesn't really seem to have much of an impact on the nitrates in my 55 gal reef either. Water looks good though, not sure if it's the Purigen or not. What the heck, it isn't hurting so I'll keep using it I suppose. ;D
     
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    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I've been using the stuff for years and it kicks butt. Haven't had a nitrate yet since I added it to my media regimine :)
     
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    Covey Scooter Blennie

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    So I guess who ever flamed it didn't post. Weak!
     
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    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Anyone use it in a reactor like a phosban reactor. I would love to here that.

    J
     
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    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    This is Seachems reply to my question with regards to using Prigen in a Phosban reactor. If anyone is interested

    J