Purigen

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  1. gMAN

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    Morning all, quick question, I bought a packet of Purigen - comes in a small sealed filter bag, the directions say use one bag for each 400L but my system is around 280L, any advice on how I can administer this? Any & all advice welcome :wave2:
     
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  3. Jaak

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    Just put it in your sump's return chamber.
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    No problems with that, I used the same bags on my 120L tank, they just last longer. :) Don't remove the purigen from the bag.
     
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    Just a thought, maybe you should just rinse the bag in RO before you put the whole bag in your sump.
     
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    gMAN Thread Starter with the plan

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    Thanks viper & jaak, I have a filter sock on the inlet into the sump, can it be placed in there?
     
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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    it needs to be in a fast flowing area to be effective, maybe a sock under the overflow pipe?
     
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    gMAN Thread Starter with the plan

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    yup, thats on the directions, at work so will only do this evening...
     
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    sorry gman replyed at the same time
     
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    I don't think that would be an ideal place, I'm sure a lot of gunk get's caught in that sock and I think it might clog up the purigen after a while.
     
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    gMAN Thread Starter with the plan

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    Thanks viper, so if I placed it in the same compartment as the inlet as that's where there's fastest flow, is it not a problem with the skimmer being in that compartment?
     
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    I would rather put it in the return chamber, i always had mine there with no issues at all.
     
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    gMAN Thread Starter with the plan

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    another question on the regeneration, it says SOAK IN 1:1 BLEACH:WATER for 24hrs, what bleach:p can one use?
     
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    Just regular unscented bleach. It's absolutely amazing how this product regenerates!
     
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    i use any house hold bleach
     
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    gMAN Thread Starter with the plan

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    Return chamber it is then... :thumbup:
     
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    Inlet or return chamber should be fine, as long as there are no air bubbles in your inlet chamber.
     
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    I noted on the pamphlet provided that after the purigen has been soaked in bleach for 24 hours it further needs to be soaked for another 8 hours in a solution containing 2 tablespoons of Prime per cup of water. Is this really necessary?
     
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    yes, that eliminates any traces of the bleach, you can also use Seachem Safe for this (safe is cheaper and lasts alot longer)
     
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    Thanks for the advice.
     
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