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Your experience on Purigen?

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Your experience on Purigen?

Post by l_l_l on Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:03 am

Guys and Gals,
I have a question concerning a product available on the market.
It is called Purigen.
I have read that it can interfere with nutrients available to plants since it breaks down organic waste before it converts to ammonia.
I have read a lot of conflicting reports, some people say it's not true, some say it's true.
I want facts from people who tried it in a dirted tank, and want to know if you dose fertlisers at all?
Thanks!

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Re: Your experience on Purigen?

Post by Suprd71 on Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:58 am

Cant tell you the benefit or lack of, in a dirted tank. I can tell you it does far less than Seachem claims. It has no effect on ammonia or nitrite, and only delays the production of nitrate. AND, once exhausted, turning a dark brown or even black, if you dont recharge right away, you get a nitrate bomb in your tank. My opinion is also that it takes up room in the filter better used for tried and true bio media.. quality ceramics. I have heard the claim that it does help people with high nitrate in their source water. Mostly well water with active farm/livestock nearby. Simple, effective mechanical and bio filtration, combined with adequate water changes will most always equal a healthy tank and fish. Save your money and time is my advice.
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Re: Your experience on Purigen?

Post by fish lady on Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:56 am

I have used it in most of my big tanks and never had anything bad with it but wow the water was prestein it was so clear even in the dirt tanks
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Re: Your experience on Purigen?

Post by l_l_l on Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:04 am

I had the remainer of a bottle given to me, just enough for my 77g tank.
I installed it yesterday night to see how well it does.
I have taken a before picture.
Will compare every week to see the difference.

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Re: Your experience on Purigen?

Post by fish lady on Thu Jun 18, 2015 12:33 pm

cant wait to see
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Re: Your experience on Purigen?

Post by Biulu on Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:19 pm

I used it some years ago as people of a forum known to you were raving about how pristine the water was.

It didn't do anything noticeable for me and I found that it is quick to degenerate or in other words: you have to treat it to make it white so it will function again in your tank.

After having cleaned it once, I couldn't be bothered anymore.
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