Originally Posted by aunt kymmie
Ok, so now you have me toying with the idea of trying it. I know 1077 raised a group of .25 cent discus to adulthood and he used Purigen. It's not like we'd ever have to worry about losing mineral content of our water, not the way in which we have to do water changes, lol.
I still want to know the difference between Purigen and Chemipure. Anyone??
Would choose Purigen over Chemipure with planted tank for Chemipure claims to remove CO2.
Say's so on the tub it comes in.
Purigen is a good scavenger of organics and polishes the water quite nice. Prolly won't tell much difference when looking at the tank from the front, but when looking end to end,,is big difference.
I used it due to auto feeder for very small fish and the product helped with keeping water clear of afore mentioned organics and or possible ammonia until such time as I could get home from work to perform water change.
Automated water change might have made the use unnecassary but I did not have this.
My fish were raised over sand,and then gravel substrate along with Sterbai cory's,German blue rams,and Threadfin Rainbows.
In hindsight,,I should have raised the juveniles in Bare bottom tank but I did not. Cleaning the substrate was a pain but was a labor of love.