Purigen a little ...fragrant?

Big G

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Afternoon all,

Cleaned my first Purigen sachet and put in a take -away container with a splash of water to keep moist. Labelled accordingly. Back to a nice cream colour and rinsed heavily whilst massaged, de-chlorinator , replacement put in place in filter etc.

Anybody else get quite a strong well, Cow glue/fishmongers rinse bucket smell from their Purigen sachet? Don’t remember it being quite this pungent before putting in the tank originally.

Any thoughts?
cheers

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flynruff

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Sounds normal based upon my experience.

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Big G

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Thanks folks.

I might, just for the sake of an experiment as much as anything else, let the sachet dry out then re-dampen it.

I understand this is frowned upon because it may cause the Purigen to crack and fall out but I’ll take that risk.

It’s very re-assuring to know it’s not just me that has experienced this pong.

All the best

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The smell is normal. Don’t try and get rid of it by drying the Purigen out - you’ll just ruin the Purigen, and it isn’t cheap stuff!
 

Lunar Jetman

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Thanks folks.

I might, just for the sake of an experiment as much as anything else, let the sachet dry out then re-dampen it.

I understand this is frowned upon because it may cause the Purigen to crack and fall out but I’ll take that risk.

It’s very re-assuring to know it’s not just me that has experienced this pong.

All the best

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I let a bag dry out recently and half of it won’t regenerate now. I have had to replace it as it’s effectively ruined.
 
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