Has anyone regenarated Purigen before ???

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Hi All,

I was just wondering if any of you have attemted to regenarate Purigen before. Im gona give it a go, but want to make sure i get it 100%..

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No I have never used it before, in fact I have never even seen it for sale.

The problem with products that claim to clean your water and the such is that it can make people lazy. You will still need to clean your tank on a regular basis because even though these products may remove nitrate etc, they won't remove solid waste and any uneaten food that may be left in your tank.

There is a product called easy balance. It clearly states in the instructions that you don't need to carry out water changes for six months when using this product. Well I'm sorry, but if you keep fish in an aquarium, you have got to carry out maintenance on a regular basis whatever these products say.

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I still do regular water changes even though I am using purigen. The reason I use it is because I have 50+kg of bog wood in the aquarium that turns the water brown. The purigen clears the water up and makes it crystal clear, but is very expensive. Thye give you instructions on how to regenarate it, but am a little skeptical..

I have used Easy Balance before, but as it says you still have to remove fish waste on a regular bassis !!
You might as well just remove the waste and do a water change at the same time... I think that Easy balance is a waste of time and money ..
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I totally agree, Easy Balance is a total waste of money and is more likely to make people lackadaisical when it comes to fish keeping.

Your bogwood won't stain your water for ever, I have got two huge pieces in my 300 gallon tank and the water cleared after a few weeks.

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I wish mine would, some of the wood is years old but it still discolours the water slighlty. I have boiled some of it, but some of the bits are just too big..
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OFL replied the topic: Re:Has anyone regenarated Purigen before ???

Have you ever seen the colour of the water when the Brazilian rainforest floods? I think it's quite authentic actually and it didn't bother me. However, most people want crystal clear water.

That does surprise me, if you've seen the wood I've got, you'd be really surprised. However, my water is nice and clear now.

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im interested in trying some of this. i have never heard of or used it before, can someone give me a quick run through of how it works and what you do with it, and does anyone have a link so i can buy some, i have a 320 litre/136 gallon tank so how much would i need?
any help would be good.

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Stav replied the topic: Re:Has anyone regenarated Purigen before ???

its really good stuff, i have been using it for about a year.. Just never tried to regenarate it !!
Normally get mine off ebay. .

Heres the web site to have a read up about it. .

www.seachem.com/Products/product_pages/Purigen.html
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cheers stav ;)
any chance you'd know how much i'd need to buy for me 620 litre tank/ 136 uk gallon.

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Stav replied the topic: Re:Has anyone regenarated Purigen before ???

ive got a 500ml tub here and it says it is enough to treat 2000 litres.


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