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spamreefnew
02/03/2008, 07:11 PM
hi all i just added some seachem purigen to my filter sock and within seconds my tank was full of micribubbles. the only thing i can think of is that the purigen is raising the REDOX and alowing some gass to escape? or has it neutrlized something that bonded some gass to the water????

Billybeau1
02/03/2008, 11:03 PM
I am not sure what is in Purigen, but this may be a mechanical issue.

Where is the filter sock and could it be sucking air from somewhere ?

FinalPhaze987
02/03/2008, 11:38 PM
are you sure its not purigen itself floating around? i had a purigen storm once when my filter bag broke and it looked as if i had microbubbles

Randy Holmes-Farley
02/04/2008, 05:02 AM
I don't understand the Redox/gas connection.

Zedar
02/04/2008, 06:22 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=11758866#post11758866 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by FinalPhaze987
are you sure its not purigen itself floating around? i had a purigen storm once when my filter bag broke and it looked as if i had microbubbles

Ive tried multiple ways of running purigen. The stuff is so fine that its tough to keep it contained.

I recently ran across this filter

http://www.magnavore.com/closerlook/fbrcl.html

It uses a 300-micron screen, so it clogs and requires a cleaning once a week, but it works great with purigen.

Billybeau1
02/04/2008, 10:03 AM
Why not just run a good quality carbon.

They probably do the same thing. :)

FinalPhaze987
02/05/2008, 01:06 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=11759540#post11759540 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Zedar
Ive tried multiple ways of running purigen. The stuff is so fine that its tough to keep it contained.

I recently ran across this filter

http://www.magnavore.com/closerlook/fbrcl.html

It uses a 300-micron screen, so it clogs and requires a cleaning once a week, but it works great with purigen.

Good find...filter bags always come loose and i was ready to give up on it.. Thanks