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Author Topic: Purigen : Re-charging / Regeneration  (Read 24959 times)

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Re: Purigen : Re-charging / Regeneration
« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2013, 08:55:03 pm »
Just like to add anyone who is looking to buy some purigen the cheapest i have found for the 100ml bag is here:  http://tinyurl.com/d7cr34l
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    Re: Purigen : Re-charging / Regeneration
    « Reply #17 on: April 02, 2013, 09:44:16 am »
    OOOO Joe price wars  roflmao is that same price on checkout????

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    Re: Purigen : Re-charging / Regeneration
    « Reply #18 on: April 02, 2013, 10:07:23 am »
    Haha Duno mate just thought I'd stir it up a little ;)

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    Re: Purigen : Re-charging / Regeneration
    « Reply #19 on: April 02, 2013, 02:04:40 pm »
    What size is the 100ml bag, just trying to figure what will fit in the top tray on my fluval 206 basket.
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    Re: Purigen : Re-charging / Regeneration
    « Reply #20 on: April 02, 2013, 02:20:11 pm »
    It's very roughly 4 inches x 2 inches, and about 3/8th of an inch thick. You need to ensure the water runs through it and not round it.

    I have a large bag in my external and I've cut a hole in one of the sponges so the bag fits snugly inside the aperture then placed another sponge on top.
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    Re: Purigen : Re-charging / Regeneration
    « Reply #21 on: June 19, 2013, 09:47:21 pm »
    Just re-charged one of my purigen pouch's and it does not seem to be going as white as it was, Anyone else had this problem? Its only its second charge so should not have dis-colored this early as my other one didn't,Im just wondering if its to do with the bleach im using as its a cheaper one this time.

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    Re: Purigen : Re-charging / Regeneration
    « Reply #22 on: June 19, 2013, 10:15:54 pm »
    Just re-charged one of my purigen pouch's and it does not seem to be going as white as it was, Anyone else had this problem? Its only its second charge so should not have dis-colored this early as my other one didn't,Im just wondering if its to do with the bleach im using as its a cheaper one this time.

    It will only dis colour early if it's had to work harder and remove a lot of staining etc. I re charge mine every couple of months when I clean the filters. Are you recharging too soon because it will go very dark brown, see the photo below of one of mine.

    I always use the cheap thin bleach but it does need a 50/50 mix and works quicker if it's agitated and manipulated during bleaching. If you do this continually I've found it can be completed in about 30 mins instead of overnight.

    As for coulour, it does tend to go more yellow or dark amber after bleaching rather than the origional white, but thats fine it will work just the same.

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    Re: Purigen : Re-charging / Regeneration
    « Reply #23 on: June 20, 2013, 06:09:10 pm »
    Its been in couple of months and was quite dark brown its only lost half its colour at mo and still in soak but does not look like its changing much.

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    Re: Purigen : Re-charging / Regeneration
    « Reply #24 on: June 20, 2013, 06:27:30 pm »
    Its been in couple of months and was quite dark brown its only lost half its colour at mo and still in soak but does not look like its changing much.

    Not been using a dechlorinator with stress coat have you? If the stress coat contains amines it causes problems.
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    Re: Purigen : Re-charging / Regeneration
    « Reply #25 on: June 20, 2013, 06:31:38 pm »
    No dont use stress coat and only dechlorinator i use is seachem prime.

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    Re: Purigen : Re-charging / Regeneration
    « Reply #26 on: June 20, 2013, 10:18:26 pm »
    No dont use stress coat and only dechlorinator i use is seachem prime.

    Must be the bleach then, just try a stronger mix but agitate it or move it around while it's bleaching.
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    Re: Purigen : Re-charging / Regeneration
    « Reply #27 on: January 12, 2014, 10:50:14 pm »
    The best bleach for regenerating the Purigen is cheapo thin bleach  rather than the thick stuff.


    If anybody needs a bag for the 250ml size Purigen I now sell them for £3.99 inc postage, a lot cheaper than the Seachem one at £10 and its fine enough mesh to stop the fine particles falling out.


    PM me if you need any.
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    Re: Purigen : Re-charging / Regeneration
    « Reply #28 on: January 12, 2014, 11:11:49 pm »
    And talking off Purigen for it to work at its most efficient you must ensure the water has to flow through it and cant just take an easier route round it. The makers claim it's 500% better than any other media for filtering bio stuff, it will really give you crystal clear water.


    This is what I did to ensure a good flow through it, the photos are self explanatory all you need is a course sponge, the blue one and a fine sponge, the black one, (nothing to do with carbon) and a sharp blade to cut the fine sponge so the media bag is a snug fit.


    This bag hold about 300ml, but its sold in 100ml packs, ready bagged but if you want to put it in an external you are better off getting the 250ml pack then it wont need recharging as often. Only problem is it does not come with a bag, its a very fine media and Seachem make their own bag but its £10 - I can sell you one for £3.99 inc p&p.










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    Re: Purigen : Re-charging / Regeneration
    « Reply #29 on: January 18, 2014, 01:09:37 pm »
    How dark does purigen go before it is totally exhausted? I have a 200g bag in my Oscar tank, and I'd say it doesn't look quite as bad as MartF's image above, perhaps 50-75% of the way there. I also didn't agitate the bag, so for all I know the inner particles may still have capacity.

    Suppose I could get some bleach on standby for when the day comes.

    Also, I've just realised I've used all sorts of dechlorinators in the tank, depending on whatever happens to be closest to hand at the time. Hope I haven't killed the purigen regeneration potential...
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