Purigen vs Activated Carbon

Discussion in 'Filters and Filtration' started by Dat Kitty, Jun 30, 2016.

  1. Dat KittyNew MemberMember

    I don't know much about Purigen but heard about it while doing filter research. Id like to hear your recommendations and experiences, as well as any information you can give. Thanks.
  2. Greener907Valued MemberMember

    I haven't used AC but I did try a purigen pad in my HOB filter and the results are amazing. I had green water and it cleared it up in just a few days. I love it, and the fact you can refresh it and use it over again. Good deal in my book!
  3. Evolution StuNew MemberMember

    Purigen is awesome.

    New Vs 2 week old...


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  4. RockLobsterNew MemberMember

    I personally believe Purigen beats carbon any day. I have a planted tank and have heard that purigen doesn't suck as much nutrients from the water column.
  5. Greener907Valued MemberMember

    When you refresh your purigen do you use a buffer? I'm wondering if it is necessary for my tank..
  6. clark12Valued MemberMember

    i wanted to get in on this, i too am wondering about buffer. i just recharged my bag for the first time. very strong smell of prime. is this ok? not trying to hi jack your thread. i didn't use buffer and wondering if i need too
  7. g25racerValued MemberMember

    I have 5 different bags of purigen and love it! I will never use carbon again. I have recharged mine a few times now.

    I don't use a buffer and just soak in treated water for a few days and then rinse very well. I keep spares and just rotate that way I don't have to run my filter without the purigen.

    I keep 2 of them in my sunsun 304 on my 75 as they get dirty quite quickly.
  8. RockLobsterNew MemberMember

    Honestly I don't try to recharge it because I always want to maximum effect so I just buy a new one once I believe the old one is used up.

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