Opinions of Seachem Purigen

Discussion in 'Water Parameters and Additives' started by Tony, 8 Apr 2009.

  1. Tony

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    What do you guys think of the product? Does it work or is it just snake oil?
     
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    FANTASTIC product! My water was more polished than ever
     
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    Tony, I have been using it for ages. It does work. And it's rechargeable.

    But you can't be lazy as when it stops working it stops full stop.
     
  5. Tony

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    Matt, my water does look better today so that aspect I'm happy about. Warren, I like the fact that it rechargeable whcih means you get your value for your money.

    Does it work in nitrate reduction?
     
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    Yeah, i am interested in its ability to reduce nitrates.

    How are you guys using the product? In stocking in the sump, or in a reactor or something like that?
     
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    Its a awesome product. Have used it in my tanks ( reef and FW ) for ages and wont ever have a tank without it again. Definately a worth while investment and if you calculate how many times you can recharge it, its really cheap too.
     
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    I buy it ready bagged. I have a seperate hang on filter in my sump that I put it in.
     
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    where can we get this? want to try it on my nano
     
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    I get it from Obi-Wan in Cape Town. I am sure he will send some up to you.
     
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    all seachem products work well!
    full range of seachem products will be available to all reefers via sponsers and good retail stores withing 4-6 weeks time:)
     
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    Obi-Wan is a sponsor and has most Seachem products ex-stock.
     
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    What kind of filter is this?

    Got a name or model number?

    I really want to start using this. I am having algae issues and something to pull down the nitrates will be great. But just chucking the stuff in a stocking the sump, i think will not be as effective as using in a filter or reactor or something.
     
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    Neil H Moderator MASA Contributor

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    is this product for water clarity or what ? excuse the ignorence!
     
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    Its just a aquaclear hang on filter.
     
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    Purigen™ is a premium synthetic adsorbent that is unlike any other filtration product. It is not a mixture of ion exchangers or adsorbents, but a unique macro-porous synthetic polymer that removes soluble and insoluble impurities from water at a rate and capacity that exceeds all others by over 500%. Purigen™ controls ammonia, nitrites and nitrates by removing nitrogenous organic waste that would otherwise release these harmful compounds. Purigen’s™ impact on trace elements is minimal. It significantly raises redox. It polishes water to unparalleled clarity. Purigen™ darkens progressively as it exhausts, and is easily renewed by treating with bleach. Purigen™ is designed for both marine and freshwater use.

    Sizes: 100 mL 250 mL, 500 mL, 1 L, 2 L, 4 L, 20 L

    Why It's Different
    Selectivity: Purigen™ is the highest capacity organic filtration resin on the market. No other products can compare to its ability to clear haziness and polish water to unparalleled clarity. Unlike other products on the market which are simple ion-exchange resins, Purigen™ is specifically designed to be an organic scavenging resin. When ion-exchange resins are filled to capacity by metals and other contaminants, Purigen™ has barely begun to reach its potential. Purigen™ generally ignores simple elemental compounds, having an extreme affinity for nitrogenous organics. The primary source of nitrogenous compounds in an aquarium is waste. Fish, corals, even plants produce nitrogenous waste. Purigen™ removes that waste faster and more completely than anything else on the market.

    Capacity: Purigen’s™ possesses enhanced capacity owing to its vast surface area. All other resins on the market are purely spherical extruded beads. These beads remain smooth even under a microscope. Purigen™ is both spherical and macroreticular. It has microscopic pores that increase its usable surface area to many times that of a purely spherical resin.

    Regeneration: Purigen™ can also be regenerated. As it adsorbs waste products, Purigen™ will change color from a pale blonde to a dark brown, almost black. Once it is exhausted, it can be regenerated with a solution of bleach and water. The bleach will literally “burn off” the organics that have been removed from the tank. Watch out for products that claim to be regenerable with a brine solution. That is the regeneration procedure for ion-exchange purposes. A brine solution will not remove organics. While such resins have a limited capacity for organic adsorption, a brine regeneration process only replaces removed ionic compounds. It does not destroy large organic molecules that were removed, which is the primary function of organic adsorption resins.

    Directions
    Rinse before use. Use in a fine mesh filter bag. Each 1 L treats up to 4,000 L (1,000 gallons*) for up to six months. Exhaustion is indicated by a pronounced discoloration of the beads to dark brown or black.

    Regeneration: Soak in a 1:1 bleach:water solution for 24 hours in a non-metalic container in a well ventilated area and away from children. Rinse well, then soak for 8 hours with a solution containing 2 tablespoons of ChlorGuard™, Prime™, or equivalent dechlorinator per cup of water. Rinse well. For freshwater use, soak for 4 hours with a solution containing 1 tablespoon of buffer per cup of water (Discus Buffer™, Neutral Regulator™, or Acid Buffer™). Original color and full activity should now be restored and Purigen™ is ready for reuse. Caution: some slime coat products may permanently foul Purigen™ and render regeneration difficult. Do not reuse if odor of chlorine is detectable. In case of doubt, soak beads in small quantity of water and test for residual chlorine with a chlorine test kit.
     
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    A controlled flow is definately beneficial. I have my Purigen and Phosguard in this filter.
     
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    That is it's main purpose and it does keep my Nitrates "low" considering the HUGE bioload I run, also the reason I have to re-new it so often :p
     
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    Not sure about that :whistling:
     
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    thanks !! Sounds like a great product
     
  21. brentnorm

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    Seachem are really good products. I use the Reef Calcium, Reef Carbonate, Reef Trace, Stability, Purigen and Phosguard.
     
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