Seachem Purigen + Bleach reactivation

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    Anybody here use Seachem Purigen in their filters? I need to reactivate mine but I'm not sure how to do it...

    Directions say:
    * Soak in a 1:1 [glow=red,2,300]bleach[/glow]:water solution for 24 hours
    * Rinse well
    * Soak for 8 hours with a solution containing 2 tablespoons of ChlorGuard, Prime, or equivalent dechlorinator per cup of water (AquaSafe?)
    * Rinse well
    * For freshwater use, soak for 4 hours with a solution containing 1 tablespoon of buffer per cup of water (???)

    I basically need to know if I can use [glow=red,2,300]JIK[/glow]? The thing that wories me is that [glow=red,2,300]JIK[/glow] contains only 3.5% sodium hypochlorite (chlorine bleach) the rest is who knows what...

    Does anyone know if a pharmacy or Hardware store will sell Pure Bleach?

    The reason I was willing to spend R250 on it was because it could be reactivated but now I'm finding it difficult to find out how :-[
     
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    Hi Melisssa.

    You say you wanto re activate your filter?
     
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    Hi d3tained

    lol... I want to reactivate the Seachem Purigen. have a look here ---- >

    Purigenâ„¢ is a premium synthetic adsorbent that is unlike any other filtration product. It is not a mixture of ion exchangers or adsorbents, but a unique macro-porous synthetic polymer that removes soluble and insoluble impurities from water at a rate and capacity that exceeds all others by over 500%. Purigenâ„¢ controls ammonia, nitrites and nitrates by removing nitrogenous organic waste that would otherwise release these harmful compounds. Purigen’sâ„¢ impact on trace elements is minimal. It significantly raises redox. It polishes water to unparalleled clarity. Purigenâ„¢ darkens progressively as it exhausts, and is easily renewed by treating with bleach.
     
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    HAHAH ok now I understand fully.Sorry havnt used it.
     
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    Hi Melissa

    Personally I wouldn't use JIK or any "Pick 'n Pay" bought bleach. I'm sure that Dischem will sell purer bleach.
     
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    Buy the cheapest bleach you can get, that will be the purest, no additives or aroma enhancers and such.
     
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    okay, well some people said use Jik, others said don't use Jik. So I went to the place where I bought the Purigen and they phoned their seachem supplier.I had a chat with him... he said yes, go ahead... Jik is fine.... then Henk said don't use Jik   :downloo:

    Lol, so I have given up until I can find someone who has reactivated their Purigen.
     
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    Derrick will say what ever you want to hear - dont use jik
     
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    Henk... is there anyone you don't know? ;D
     
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    Have you contacted Seachem tech support?

    A similar question was asked a while back on an international forum and the general consensus was that normal household bleach is safe to use, following the instructions given by Seachem.

    I’d say go with what Cameron suggested and get some cheap unscented bleach.
     

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