recharging purigen

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  1. maj

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    Who uses purigen

    would like to hear some feedback

    It did assist in dropping my nitrates a little,never picked up any ammonia and nitrite in my tank.
    Thing is i need to recharge it now,seemd to have darken abit.

    Do i just soak it in normal household bleach for 24 hours,then can I use any dechlorinator or must it be the dechchlorinator from seachem?

    Im sure this product cant last forever,how many times can it be rejuvenated?
     
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  3. FransSny

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    You can use any dechlor maj.....also helps running some air in the water for a day. It wont last forever....I have noticed that after about the third recharge (depending on your bioload) it becomes less and less effective. Still worth the money though
     
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    also use any dechlorinator, but i found certain bleachs only lighten it a little and others make it as white as when i bought the stuff.
     
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    purigen is some A grade stuff, very very effective, ive bleached and re used mine 3 times now and it does become less effective but its still quite effective, i soak it in bleach for 12 hours, then dechlorinated solutions for 6 hours x2 :thumbup:
     
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    Hi Maj,

    I use purigen, just regenerated for second time last week! Please only use prime or the other one recommended on the bottle or website, do not use Tetra Aqua-safe! or a similar anti chrorine, it will leave a coat on it and render the purigen useless! Do some more research on this on the seachem website!
     
  7. maj

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    shot gents,
    as inflames said i was worried if ther are any negative consequences if i use any products to help recharge.
    So normal household bleach and seachem prime the best option?
     
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    Make sure the bleach is fragrance free and that use Prime or Chlorgaurd from seachem. Any chlorine removers that have a slime coat cant be used, the most popular is Tetra aquasafe which is no good for purigen!
     
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    Noted inflames!thnks
     
  10. bob o

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    Hi guys.

    I know this might be an old post, but currently have my purigen in bleach and worried about what I'm reading.

    I'm going to go buy more prime, for the second soaking.

    But my worry is the ph drop or crashing tank,

    What do I need to do after the prime soak?
     
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    Good wash in RO water should do the trick after the prime soak
     
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    Ok cool.

    Just wanted to confirm how much prime I'm suppose to use per 1 cup of water.

    I threw in 12 cap fulls in, as there was no table spoons clean in the kitchen lol.

    This according to google: 1tbl spoon = 15ml.

    Thus 60 ml used with 1 cup of water.

    Did I do it right?
     
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    Apologies to ask again.

    But was I correct with 60ml prime with 1 cup of water?
     
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    I do not know. Just a free bump for maybe somebody else to help you out.
     
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    I have only used one cap full of prime in a cup of water and leave it overnight. Usually recharge two bags of purigen at a time. Then a good rinse in RO water before going back into my tank.

    Sent from my SM-N910H using Tapatalk
     
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    Thanks guys.

    I think I over did it with 60ml.

    But I just washed it thoroughly, and put it back in the tank.

    2 days in and all inhabitants seem good
     
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