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Dave Spencer

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On my 120l I changed it after a month, but only found the outer beads to be brown. The latest lot has been in for three months now, so I may take a look this week. This tank is lightly stocked as well.

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I have just changed a 100ml bag of Purigen out of my 120l tank filter this morning and would estimate that it was 50% exhausted after three months.

My 60l may get a change after six months, bearing this in mind. As for the 26l, I will probably change it when the tank comes up for a rescape.

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Hi all, i have been using purigen for the last two months, i have two eheim 2028s and have a bag of purigen in each one and my water clarity is brilliant so i can highly recommend it, regards john
 

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I've been using for a week now.

No noticeable clarity change, but to be honest it was crystal anyway with a 1200lph external on a Rio 125 stocked with just otos and shrimp...

One question?

Does it affect Excel - and 'organic' source of carbon?
 

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Yep! According to Seachem you can use Excel alongside Purigen.

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I've just realised I'm using Purigen in my nano that I'm dosing with Easy-carbo! I assume it'll be ok as Excel is ok, but what do you guys reckon? How will I know if it's messed up?
 

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I am also using this product now. Not sure if i can say it has made an overwhelming difference to water clarity. Very hard to judge as i have loaches in my tank which do stir up some detritus at times. and usually fairly clear water anyway.

I need to dose Protozin in this tank now and i have heard that Purigen will remove the medication from the water, effectivelly treating it like a toxin - does anyone know if this is true?
 

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Found the answer on Seachems website (eventually) to this in their secton on medications. Apparently you can use Purigen whilst medicating as Purigen absorbs organic material only.[/i]
 

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Sorry Steve. I could have sworn I replied to your question.

I have added some wood to my tank, that turned the bucket water to tea ,while it was soaking. The tank water has stayed crystal clear, but I dare say the Purigen will become exhausted in double quick time.

Dave.
 
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