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How many shrimpers use activated carbon to polish water in CRS tanks?

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Eshrimp

I personally don't use activated carbon in any of my tanks (fresh or marine) but I'm wondering if anyone has had any experience with using it on CRS tanks?

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ineke

I have used it in the old corner filters to clean up a tank quickly but I am now a purigen convert- that stuff is amazing! Stinks but works really well. I also have a large fish tank that never quite had the sparkle I liked but now with the purigen it is crystal clear.

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Squiggle

Yeah, if you've got the choice, Purigen is definitely the way to go, you'll use less & it's way more effective, plus it's rechargable so wins all round! :encouragement:

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ineke

I use my purigen in a power filter and transfer it to any tank needing a bit of a "polish" then when I don't need it I pop it in the overhead trickle filter in my fish tank. I will be buying more because it is just so good.

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JohnH

+1 purigen here too

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Heavyd

I use the purigen equivalent in my filters.

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CNgo2006
I use the purigen equivalent in my filters.

Squiggle! We have a Macropore user here! What should be done!

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Squiggle

Each to their own dude, I'm not going there again, lol :victorious:

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CNgo2006
Each to their own dude' date=' I'm not going there again, lol :victorious:[/quote']

LOL! Just trying to stir up some trouble...hahaha! Truth be told I use both, so I am neutral!

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Squiggle

Lol, I knew what you were doing, I bit one before & it bit me in the ass, hahaha :victorious: This ones for you Chi, PURIGEN RULES!!! :smiley_simmons:

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BlueBolts

I use activated charcoal....bit old fashioned I know, BUT I prefer to hear the fizzle of new activated carbon, so that I know it's "active".....purchased purigen for the 1st time last month, and have them in all my nano tanks .... Can only presume it works well.

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Squiggle

Yeah that fizzle is pretty cool to listen to, I used to love using Aquasonics phosphate sponge(it's no longer available but I still have about half a kilo left that's never been used) it would fizzle & give off a great deal of heat, so you put it in a steel baking tray, add water & feel the warmth in the bottom of the tray, great in the winter, lol :victorious: It was also rechargable, just bake it in the oven & the same thing would happen first time you put it back in water again :encouragement:

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