Discussion in 'Where to buy ...' started by Egmel, 22 Jan 2009.
Just thought I'd highlight that you can get purigen on ebay now works out about Â£15 for 250ml
Cheers egmel I swear by the stuff, removes tanins even in crystal clear water you wouldn't believe the difference it makes.
Thanks for the link Egmel Brough some of this for my shrimp tank, and it worked a treat
what is it? i have never understood it.
It's a lot like carbon but much better as it only removes stuff we don't want in the tank.
It will always have a place in my filter, the water has never looked so clear and when i do my weekly water change the water that comes out is as clear as the fresh water i put in, And it's really not that expensive as i find easy to regenerate!
so its just a bag of stuff that goes into your external filter? am i right? its not liquid then.
Can you explain how you do it, would be helpfull for some of us to understand it properly. thanks
Seachem explains it all. I just bought some last week so I still haven't tried to re-generate it. Look at the borrom of the page >> Seachem Purigen <<
YzemaN beat me to it! It really is as simply as that, i have 2 bags so i have 1 regenerateing when useing the other, Seachem say you can regenerate up to 8 times, I have only done it twice on each bag so only time will tell.
1 bag last's roughly about 2 months for me, so if you can regenerate it 8 times that would be 16 months for Â£8, So for me thats good value! As well as giveing good water clarity.
Yes good stuff, bought it for the first time before Christmas and was impressed with the difference even when I thought I have clear water!
Cleaned out a filter today and forgot about the purigen in there, well its now getting rejuvenated.. must be about 1yr old or so..
Had the camera close by so took a picture of what it looks like after a year!
Will see how it looks tomorrow.
It's certainly gone brown Was it still keeping the water clear?
What do you use to keep yours in? I keep mine in old tights and was going to re-activate it without removing from the bag, it seemed to stick to everything when I was putting it in!
Yep, i don't think it had done.. will see though in a few weeks once its back in there..
Same, old tights too Wanted to get it out of the tights, the plan is once its all washed up i will keep pouring it back with water through the tights till i got most of it again
Let me know how that goes!
Is this only for external filters or can You use the bag in an INTERNAL one?
I can't see a reason not to use it in an internal filter, it's an alternative to activated carbon (but better) which can be used in internal filtration systems.
Basically it's a water polisher but does not remove traces that carbon can.
I used it in an internal for a while, seems to do the job nicely there too
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