Purigen

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  1. Warr7207

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    I have lost my Purigen pamphlet.

    How do you re-new it ?

    I remember you needed to use bleach.
     
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    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.

    Purigen
     
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    2 tablespoons of ChlorGuard™, Prime™, or equivalent dechlorinator per cup of water.

    What are these ? probably a Seachem product, any equivalents
     
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    I think we are doing the same thing today. You can use Tatra Aqua Safe.
     
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    I reckon any cheap freshwater dechlorinator product will do.
     
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    Not any, watch out and read the box carefully to see if it contains any of that slime coat stuff. If you use one of those you've just wasted a thing of purigen. (you can still use it once more, but can't regenerate again)
     
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    Yes it is fine
     
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    Aqua safe contains a slime coat
     
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    What is slime coat ?
     
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    It coats the fish gills and membranes to protect it against abrasions,fungal and bacterial infections.
     
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    So the dechlorinator will state it has this property ?
     
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    Should. Seachem product reads "Provides slime coat" in front and on the back label "also promotes the production and regeneration of the natural slime coat".
     
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    What is purigen and what do you use it for?
     
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    Great for absorbing bad compounds in the water and polishes the water

    check it out: Purigen
     
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    Thanks Warr:wave2:
     
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    I wasn't aware of the 'slime coat' issue, so then which dechlorinator is safe to use?
     
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    I have Aqua Plus and it doesn't mention anything about slime coat,so I suppose it safe to use ?
     
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    I use Seachem Pime. But I see the Tetra Aqua -Aquasafe product also indicates that it has a coating ingredient.
     
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    DON'T destroy your Purigen!!

    I hope this helps you BEFORE it's too late!

    Purigen seems to work, even after corruption by incorrect regeneration.
    BUT, It would have lost a significant % activity if product chosen incorrectly .

    A brief list of available dechlorinators which ARE suited to regenerating Purigen.

    Seachem Prime - YES!
    Seachem ChlorGuard - YES!
    Seachem Safe - YES!
    Kent Marine Chlorinex - YES!

    :nono:
    Tetra Aqua AquaSafe - NO!
    Nutrafin/Hagen AquaPlus - NO!
    Kent Marine/FW Pro Tech Coat - NO!
    Hikari Stress-x - NO!

    Almost ALL cheaper, local, dechlorinators - NO!
    ESPECIALLY if Tinted/Coloured.
    NOT colloids/amines. it's the DYES used which are counterproductive.

    AND there's ANOTHER ALARMING issue for FW keepers to deal with too.



    The difference between providing/promoting and ADDED SLIME COAT/Colloidal material is the difference between SAFE, EFFECTIVE REGENERATION and IRREVERSIBLE DESTRUCTION OF Purigen function at a chemical structural level.

    Purigen effectiveness is rendered near useless, when products containing colloids/amines/slime coats are used as your "dechlorinator".

    The thing is, very few available products are EQUIVALENT in overall feature/function to those recommended.

    AQuality supplies cost-effective "Pure Dechlor" as part of a Purigen Regeneration KIT.

    Any Seachem product-related questions can be directed to them. It doesn't hurt if you ask questions when you buy products, especially of high value , like Purigen.

    :teacher:
     
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    Liaquat, do animal kingdom stock the seachem products ?
     
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