Purigen Turning Red

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  1. Qaiser

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    i have added purigen over the weekend and have noticed the skimmer going crazy not sure why. After the 2nd day slight red patches appear on the bag, any ideas as to why this is happening
     
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    Mine does the same!!! I'm wondering why its doing this.

    This only happened after is was regenerated
     
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    Ya the seachem forum is down. I see there's a post there. Will also let you know.
     
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    As far as i know, it is supose to turn a dark red/brown colour. thats when you know its time to regenerate it in some bleach.
     
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    Yep thats what mine did and it was fine for some time. Then started turning red for some reason.
     
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    In my freshwater tank, i put the purigen in the HOB filter, It turns pink, red, brown and then I regenerate it
     
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    What is the required flow for purigen. i cant have to heavy flow since im using it in the same reactor with phosgaurd and carbon
     
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    does it not escape into the tank cause it has fine particles
     
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    It comes in the bag already when parchased and it doesnt escape into the tank.im just bothered by it turning red
     
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    As per Seachem it's fine. Its caused from food dye. The purigen will still turn brown.
     
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