Dosed chemiclean. When to add ChemiPure

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  1. NinjaShrimp

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    Hi everyone

    This is my first post. Im running a Juwel Rio 125 reef tank with stock filter and skimmer.

    I have just finished the process of chemiclean, and cyano bacteria is dead for now.
    After the chemiclean cycle i am going to do the 20% water change.

    My question.

    I just bought chemi pure elite and would like to know if i can add it to my filter immediately after the water change has been done.

    Thanks in advance for any feedback.:)
     
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    Welcome to masa @NinjaShrimp...
    I take it you had a cyano breakout if you used chemiclean?
    If I might ask... for what reason do you want to use the chemipure elite?
    As far as I know, chemipure is just a filter media, & doesnt "really" do anything except perhaps create biological filtration capacity...

    You might want to rather go for nitraguard biocubes from ORCA labs... Its a nutrient reducing media. (the most effective on the market), & lasts much longer than 4 months of the chemipure... (reduces nitrates & phosphates to undetectable, & keeps it there untill depleted in +-12 months)

    As for the chemiclean... Its an antibiotic that basically kills off any bacteria if your tank (including the cyano bacteria) & therefore its extremely important to do a large waterchange (50% + over a couple weeks) & to add a bacterial supplement to help new "good" bacterial colonies to settle & assist in biological filtration capacity...
     
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    @Visser its not just that,it does help to rtemove ammonia,nitrates etc ... looks like a filter bag with charcoal in it... the elite version also contains ferric oxide thus making it help with silicates as well
     
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    used it plenty times...but yes orca cubes is also a great product..
     
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    Thank you for the info, will do some research on that product, sounds promising.

    Yes i had a cyano outbreak and is removed now but obviously i have to correct the problem to prevent this in the future. Reason i want to use chemi pure is to replace it in place of the carbon sponge in the filter since im sure it will do a much better job and yes its basically for using as a filter media.

    So can i add it to my filter after the water change has been done?
     
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    Thanks @Fuzzy, was always wondering what made it special...
     
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    Thanks Fuzzy :thumbup:
     
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    cool,just try to put it where the bag would catch the least or no dirt...in front of return pump is where i always kept mine... but check out the cubes too,plenty threads about it on here,detailed discussions and results.. maybe @dallasg can post you some links to them..
     
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