What exactly is purigen? Diy chemipure? Phosguard?

Discussion in 'Filters, Pumps, etc..' started by nanomania, Mar 31, 2016.

to remove this notice and enjoy 3reef content with less ads. 3reef membership is free.

  1. Va Reef

    Va Reef Giant Squid

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2010
    Messages:
    3,627
    Location:
    Chesapeake, Va
    Maybe it's just marketing to make you buy more since it's cheaper lol. Maybe being in a reactor exposes it to more water. Either way, that's just what I've been told and I've seen it work that way, but only in a reactor, I've never used it in a filte/filter bag.
     
    Mr. Bill and nanomania like this.
  2. Click Here!

  3. nanomania

    nanomania Vagabond Butterfly

    Joined:
    May 23, 2011
    Messages:
    1,657
    Location:
    mumbai, india
    I made a diy canister type reactor for matrix carbon mixed with phosguard.. i also bought aluminium oxide balls, the size is bigger though.. will be experimenting soon...

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Mr. Bill likes this.
  4. Mr. Bill

    Mr. Bill Native Floridian

    Joined:
    May 28, 2011
    Messages:
    4,874
    Location:
    USA
    It's for certain that a reactor will expose any media to more water, and either one may be used either way. My point is that without tumbling (gently!), GFO tends to clump long before it's spent, while Phosguard will not. :)

    FWIW, I use a small amount of Phosguard mixed with Black Diamond carbon in my HOB filters.
     
    nanomania likes this.
  5. nanomania

    nanomania Vagabond Butterfly

    Joined:
    May 23, 2011
    Messages:
    1,657
    Location:
    mumbai, india
    Guys but what exactly is purigen? Does any1 know?
     
  6. nanomania

    nanomania Vagabond Butterfly

    Joined:
    May 23, 2011
    Messages:
    1,657
    Location:
    mumbai, india
    Also today i added aluminium oxide balls to my reactor..

    uploadfromtaptalk1460919500328.jpg