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Old 04-18-2012, 09:51 PM   #1
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Chemi-Pure Elite?


Today i picked up my first bag of chemi pure elite and i dipped in some RO water and tossed it in filter and saw alotta of black carbon dust being dumped into the tank... did i not rinse it fully? will it clear up soon?
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:45 PM   #2
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Dipping it probably did not rinse it fully. Swish it around for a good minute or so next time. No harm tho, it will clear up in a few hours and wont cause any problems.
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:05 PM   #3
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I have used it a few times. I would put it in when I did water changes. I would put some of the old water in a shoebox size plastic container and rinse the chemi-pure elite in that, swishing it around and changing the water in the tub until here was little color change.

That said, I have a 20g long tank stocked with lots of coral but only one fish, a small yellow corris wrasse. I noticed absolutely no change putting the chemi-pure elite in, but then again I have no measurable nitrates or phosphates with weekly 20% water changes. I just put it in thinking that my coral may be happier and grow faster but they honestly look better and grow faster without it. I started dosing instead which worked a lot better.

In retrospect, I would say that chemi-pure elite is a bandaid for another problem and you would be better off addressing that problem. I wouldn't use it as a precaution either.
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:30 PM   #4
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i would have to disagree but then again i dont have any evidence to back it up. it just that almost everyone ive met loves the product and can swear by the differences it makes as for me its my first time and my waters clear already so its doing something. and thanks Sea i was worried i nuked the tank xD
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:56 AM   #5
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If your gonna use carbon I say, use carbon. Forget all the chemicals. Activated carbon cost about 8$ at Walmart. Carbon is carbon. Until u add it along with other things.
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Old 04-19-2012, 01:57 AM   #6
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The fact that it is doing something for you hints to an underlaying problem. Rather than running chemi-pure elite, find where nitrates and/or phosphates are leaching into your water and solve those problems.
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:31 AM   #7
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I love this stuff. My fish and corals and everything in between are very healthy and water is crystal clear. PLUS, it last a long time. I have it in every tank..
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Old 04-19-2012, 02:12 PM   #8
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Carbon lasts a short period of time, Chemi pure lasts 3-6 months.
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Old 04-19-2012, 05:51 PM   #9
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The fact that it is doing something for you hints to an underlaying problem. Rather than running chemi-pure elite, find where nitrates and/or phosphates are leaching into your water and solve those problems.
not necessarily true at all have to disagree again,,, my nitrates are at 0 and my phosphates are fine its only so far making my water crystal clear i bought it as a safeguard not as a fix...
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:37 PM   #10
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ive used it b4 and i have to say it does help clear up the water plus remove any unwanted items from the tank i would deff. buy thi stuff again just gotta remember to replace it every couple months or so
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:52 PM   #11
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id like to update and say that i can noticebly see a great difference in water clarity and my 2 coral frags cant be open any wider so, so far so good
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:21 PM   #12
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I use Chemi Pure in my sump and it certainly has an impact on water clarity. It also helps maintain a constant pH level.
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