Interesting Sechem Purigen reply!!!

Discussion in 'Filters, Filtration and Pumps' started by GreenNeedle, 14 Mar 2009.

  1. GreenNeedle

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  2. TLH

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    Malt or White vinegar?
     
  3. GreenNeedle

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    The all new Seachem Milano Italian Chianti red wine vinegar available for £14.99 per 250ml sponsored by Anthony Worral Thompson.

    Instructions:
    Soak the Seachem bag in 500ml of vinegar for 8 hours, rinse and soak in another 500ml of vinegar for 8 hours.

    Alternatively use Seachem acid buffer :lol:


    On a more serious note I have no idea how much. I was just going to use the normal malt and soak it for a day and then rinse well before putting it back again.

    AC
     
  4. Themuleous

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    I assume this is used to buffer the purigen after its been recharged?

    Sam
     
  5. GreenNeedle

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    indeed it is. Will try it this week as I am recharging my 'sac' at the mo :)

    AC
     
  6. TLH

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    rofl. :lol: I would use the white vinegar if I were you. All the benefits without much of the smell.
     
  7. Aeropars

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    I think a bit of aged balsamic would sort it out ;)

    Seriously though, i'm pretty certain that white vinegar is the way to go with this.
     
  8. GreenNeedle

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    I only have Sainsbury's basics malt vinegar to hand :) Not spending money to save money. lol

    Not worried about the smell either. Will go out in the shed like it does when it is bleach soaking.

    AC
     
  9. Superman

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    How often should you recharge it?
    I've not bothered with mine and wondered if it's time to do so!
     
  10. GreenNeedle

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    When it is brown after rinsing in tank water then it's time to recharge. I do mine about every month and a half :)

    I think Dave Spencer said that his lasts about 3 months

    AC
     
  11. Superman

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    Ah, think it's time for mine to be done.
     
  12. Aeropars

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    Does this stuff really make a difference?
     
  13. GreenNeedle

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    I didn't see a huge difference in clarity but then my water has been super since I got an external filter 2 years ago. The water I thought was crystal clear obviously was obviously a 'smidgeon' away from crystal clear ;)

    I use it mainly for it's ability to remove organic wastes. That way algae has less chance :)

    AC
     
  14. Aeropars

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    Organic waste? Like fish poo you mean?
     
  15. GreenNeedle

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    well the ammonia from fish poop. lol. the actual brown solids tend to be caught earlier in the media before it gets to the purigen at the top.

    AC
     
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    On the website it says it removes nitrogenous waste - does this include NO3 aswell? Do you see a difference?
     
  17. GreenNeedle

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    I see a small difference in clarity but no idea if it does anything else better than before without testing. lol

    AC
     

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