great product, its basicly a high grade carbon which removes organics and dissolved waste from the water, its amazing how yellow our water really is after a couple weeks even with a skimmer, the chemi pure elite makes its white and clear as well as remove some phosphate
Hi. I am new to this site and would like to give my opinion on Chemi pur. I saw the thread as I was scanning to see what this site was all about.
Though this is jsut my expericane with Chemi-pur, I have never noticed a difference between it and a good grade of carbon. Really, JIMO, I think Kent's reef carbon does a much better job then Chemi-pur, at least in reefs tanks. It does seem to work well in F/W tanks, but in reef tanks I have noticed when using it my corals do not open as fully as when it is not being used.
I am a believer in the Kent's pellet carbon. I drop a few pellets in bags with the rics and zoas I growout/sell and ship from time to time and have had nothing but great results with pple getting them and the zoas/rics opening right away, even with 2-3 day shipping.
In the tank I will run a cup in a phosban reactor for a few days every couple weeks and it does great. When I have tryed the chemipur it seems, as I said before, that the zoas and rics do not open as fully.
But the chemi-pur bags are great for all kind of things. If you get flatworms and you have a sump you can use the fine-mesh bags, along with a small diam. syphon hose, for straining out the flatworms, even bubble algae and so on. I think chemipur in a reef tank is a waste of cash that could go toward someother expense, say a new coral, quality feed stufs or lighting replacements. JMO.
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