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The bag of Chemi Pure is too big for my media basket and I only need about half. It says not to divide it up under any circumstances. I have another mesh bag so can I just put in what I need?

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I did not see those instructions haha. I've got a media bag that I've been swapping out portions of chemi pure in. It's working so far, but maybe there's a reason. Can someone else chime in?

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I'm not sure about the regular chemi pure as I've always used the elite. But I never broke it up since it was a mixture of more then one chemical in the pouch and I couldn't possibly judge the amount of each that I was transferring over. I always wanted to be sure I was getting the full benefit of the product.

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I'm not sure about the regular chemi pure as I've always used the elite. But I never broke it up since it was a mixture of more then one chemical in the pouch and I couldn't possibly judge the amount of each that I was transferring over. I always wanted to be sure I was getting the full benefit of the product.

I'm not sure if i have the elite or not, but mine is all mixed together. It seems fair to assume that the concentration is pretty uniform, because they had to separate batches into individual bags in the first place.

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I think, and don't quote me on this, that chemipure is very fine and it would be hard to find a mesh bag that would contain it. You could end up with a black storm in your tank. probably wouldn't hurt anything, but it would be a pain to get rid of.

This is all speculation though.

Edited by herranton, 22 February 2012 - 12:08 PM.


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Yeah I considered that, but I think the mesh of my replacement bags was actually finer than the original.
I do have some gunk that has collected in my sand, but I'm thinking mainly snail poop.

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Hahaha!! I didnt wanna risk it. I just cut out one of the chambers in my media basket. So there were 3 chambers so I cut 1 of the slots out to have 1 big chamber and 1 small. My tank has 2 inlets with 2 baskets. My left basket has a big chamber with Chemi Pure and the small one on the bottom has filter floss. My right has Cheato in the big one and Purigen in the small one one the bottom.

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I only use half

the little plastic band that keeps it together can be opened if you hold the 'button' down in the little thingy that keeps it locked

then I just pour the other half back into the container

when you need to switch you just do the same process



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Edited by mmcguffi, 22 February 2012 - 01:00 PM.


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I only use half

the little plastic band that keeps it together can be opened if you hold the 'button' down in the little thingy that keeps it locked

then I just pour the other half back into the container

when you need to switch you just do the same process



edit: this thing
A zip tie you mean.
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DO NOT BREAK IT UP!

It can cause your water to become so dry that it can spontaneously combust at the worst moment.












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they also sell a 6.5 oz container
the normal size is a 10 oz

Edited by ibom, 22 February 2012 - 06:10 PM.


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they also sell a 6.5 oz container
the normal size is a 10 oz


Or the mini 3.1 ounce also. micro-reefs has them.

Edited by Nerdman, 23 February 2012 - 12:35 PM.


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I did :mellow:

I am still waiting for my water to become dry and spontaneous combust like Steve said.

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I did :mellow:

I am still waiting for my water to become dry and spontaneous combust like Steve said.


And when it happens, He shall be there to say "IToldYaSO"

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iToldyaso imo

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I only use half

the little plastic band that keeps it together can be opened if you hold the 'button' down in the little thingy that keeps it locked

then I just pour the other half back into the container

when you need to switch you just do the same process



edit: this thing

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This is a level of genius that rarely shows itself on these forums.
Thanks for the great idea.
Now how would I do the same with purigen?

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I always used the zip tie trick when ran my old tank with subcurrent filter.
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This is a level of genius that rarely shows itself on these forums.
Thanks for the great idea.
Now how would I do the same with purigen?

lol I cant tell if youre making fun of me or not

I have no experience with with purigen but I didnt think it came prepackaged a la chemipure

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It can cause your water to become so dry that it can spontaneously combust at the worst moment.

I always wondered what caused my tank to do that, now I know. Thanks!
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+1 for opening up that bag and splitting the amount into two bags. Hasn't hurt anything that I have.

Those guys are just joking about the water spontaneously combusting, the fish are a different story though...

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I split mine up...there is no way I can fit that big azz bag in my little HOB :mellow:

Edited by got2envy, 31 March 2012 - 07:46 AM.