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http://www.marinedep...mp;child=BE1211

^^^does this stuff really make your aquarium that much better, do any of your nano-reefers use this product? does i come with a micron bag? do have to do water changes? what are the pluses to buying this?
and how often should i replace it? :D :D ;) :bowdown: :lockdown: :lockdown: :lockdown:

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i have it and its bascially just carbon and some phos. remover in a nylon bag. You def still need to do your water changes lol. I think your supposed to replace like every couple months. IMO i think it might be better to buy some high grade carbon and some high grade phos remover. But this stuff is nice because its a combination of both products in one bag.

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http://www.marinedep...mp;child=BE1211

^^^does this stuff really make your aquarium that much better, do any of your nano-reefers use this product? does i come with a micron bag? do have to do water changes? what are the pluses to buying this?
and how often should i replace it? :D :D ;) :bowdown: :lockdown: :lockdown: :lockdown:


Its basically carbon and a phosphate absorber mixed together. I used it in the past and switched to just carbon and phosguard. I switched because the carbon exhausted in 2 months. So to answer your question on how often you have to change it, I guess it will depend on your bioload. I change my carbon/phosguard every two weeks and dont worry about when its exhausted. And yes, you always have to do water changes! So it is a good product, just make sure you know the signs when the media gets exhausted or change it more frequently than stated.

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Chemi Pure makes your water wet and cures cancer. Yet you do still have to do water changes. Replace every 3-4 months.

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Chemi Pure makes your water wet and cures cancer. Yet you do still have to do water changes. Replace every 3-4 months.


thankyou everyone. on the website it said no water changes necessary. i just wanted to ask some good online folks:]

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Man cures cancer AND makes the water wet. I knew I was doing something right with this stuff!! Hahaha

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I've been running it and actually I'm not sure if it really works any better than a phosphate remover and carbon.. I still have to run additional phosphate remover in my biocube with SPS or I see them lose some color. It's also supposed to absorb DOCs but so does carbon/GFO. It's convenient though as it's already bagged.. but 20 bucks for 2 half units.. eh.. I'm probably gonna have to switch to just GFO and phosban..

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I've been running it and actually I'm not sure if it really works any better than a phosphate remover and carbon.. I still have to run additional phosphate remover in my biocube with SPS or I see them lose some color. It's also supposed to absorb DOCs but so does carbon/GFO. It's convenient though as it's already bagged.. but 20 bucks for 2 half units.. eh.. I'm probably gonna have to switch to just GFO and phosban..

if u could send me the links to the bag u use. and carbon, and phosphate removal too. i would be so greatful.

btw:::im building my aquapod 12g hqi right now. with cpr bakpak, and current usa surface skimmer:] i took the original back filter completely off the tank:}]]][][][][]

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if u could send me the links to the bag u use. and carbon, and phosphate removal too. i would be so greatful.

I have to start looking myself.. but you can bet it'll be at bulkreefsupply dot com.. BRS.

btw:::im building my aquapod 12g hqi right now. with cpr bakpak, and current usa surface skimmer:] i took the original back filter completely off the tank:}]]][][][][]

Cool.. you already sound addicted ;).. welcome to the hobby.

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so for example, rather than using chemipure elite, can you just mix phosban and activated carbon in a bag and throw it in your HOB?

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No you can't because phosban granules would get pulverized into nothing and wash out.

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just make sure you know the signs when the media gets exhausted or change it more frequently than stated.

What would the signs be that it is exhuasted?

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What would the signs be that it is exhuasted?


Well for me, I started to get a diatom outbreak and it took me a couple of weeks to recover once I switched out the chemipure elite for carbon/phosguard. Again, now I dont worry about when its going to expire and just change the carbon/phosguard every two weeks. I have enough things to worry about when it comes to maintaining my tank.