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Boyd Enterprises ABE16743 Chemi-Pure Elite for Aquarium, 11.74-Ounce

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11.74 oz
  • Crystal clear water
  • Removes phosphates, silicates, odors and color-causing's dissolved organic molecules.
  • Controls Algae
  • The Original Chemi-pure for over 50 years
  • All in one filter media in a bag
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Size: 11.74 oz

Chemi-pure is the original formula for over 50 years with millions of satisfied customers. It was invented by Dick Boyd in the 1960's. Chemi-pure combines high grade granular activated carbon with advanced ion exchange resins offering superior filtration for your freshwater, reef, or marine aquarium. Together, this proprietary blend removes odors and color- causing dissolved organic molecules along with toxins, medications, phenols, and dissolved metals. Chemi-pure's exclusive media formula has an ideal pore size for absorbing nitrogenous wastes and dissolved organics in your aquarium water while being the safest filter media available. Chemi-pure will keep your aquarium healthy, stable, and crystal clear. Keep Chemi-pure sealed in container until ready for use. Rinse lightly under running water then place nylon bag in any external power filter, canister filter, or filter sump. Chemi-pure should be replaced approximately every 3 months depending on bio-load. If more than one Chemi-pure filter bag is used, change one at a time every week until all bags have been replaced. Use one 11.74 oz. unit for up to 50 US gallons.

Product Details

Size: 11.74 oz
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 3.2 x 4.6 inches ; 13.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B00BUFTTE2
  • Item model number: CPE11
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (214 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,327 in Pet Supplies (See Top 100 in Pet Supplies)

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Size: 11.74 oz Verified Purchase
I had been using this for a about five years on a 20-year old freshwater set-up (replaced the old carbon filtration system).

My recent reading suggested that phosphates and nitrates are really better reduced by the bioligical filter. So, I removed the Chemipure Elite last Nov. The results, after a few months: no change in these levels or water clarity (which always had a very, very slight haze). Then, reading further, I saw accusations that the vast bulk of Chemipure is simply a low-grade carbon. I replaced the Chemipure Elite with a nominally high-grade carbon with no change in results from when I was using the Chemipure.

Then I tried Purigen. After a few months the readings in ammonia, nitrates and measurable phosphates (organic can't be measured) are still the same. I suspect that I have a well-functioning biological filter. However, I did notice that the Purigen seemed to polish the water to a noticeably clearer degree.

I give Chemipure Elite three stars because, it seems, that it doesn't do anything but, at least, it isn't bad. Maybe it helps stabilize a tank until the biological filter can develop fully. I have switched to Purigen, but have any readers of this review tried removing Chemipure Elite (after long-term use) and actually measured a deterioration in water quality? On the Internet, there are many accusations that Chemipure is a modern day 'snake oil'. I'm really looking for some data-based analysis that says this stuff does something.
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I've used Chemi-Pure in a number of different filters and have always had amazing results. I've kept agressive chiclids, African chiclids, and marine fish and live rock tanks using Chemi-Pure. My water always tested very well.

If you've never used Chemi-Pure before, you need to determine how many bags you need. I had a Marineland Magnum canister that required 2 bags to fill the carbon canister (it was a tight fit though).

I am a huge fan of using multiple filters with different filter media in them. This enables you to clean one out while leaving the other one undisturbed so as not to harm the good bacteria the tank needs. No matter how good your chemical media is, you need to stock properly, feed judiciously, and perform your tank maintenance. Chemi-Pure is good, but it won't make up for neglect.
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I've been using chemi-pure elite for over a year in my 65 gallon saltwater tank and I think it's awesome. My water stays clean, my phosphates stay low, and I've had very minimal nuisance algae problems--which often clear up after I replace these media when they do occur. I think these are an important part of keeping my tank healthy.
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Size: 11.74 oz each (2 Pack) Verified Purchase
I bought the 2 pack. 1 of the items the media bag was so flimsy that while I was rinsing it it opened and spilled the contents all over the sink and bunch down the drain. The second one in the pack did not have the safety seal in place and the media was all wet inside. I don't know what to think and hope it was not a returned "used" product. Buy some place else.
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By sergio on March 14, 2016
Size: 11.74 oz Verified Purchase
After reading many positive reviews I decided to give this a try and I have been blown away! I use it in my 75 gallon African cichlid tank, I put it in one of my HOB marineland power filter and my water is super clear! Buy it now! Great prize and fantastic product!
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I purchased this solely on the basis of others saying how great it is. However, I have not noticed a remarkable difference in water clarity or fish colorization. Additionally, my water parameters are pretty much unchanged. As a result, I doubt I will invest in more once the initial purchase has run it's course.
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Size: 11.74 oz Verified Purchase
There seems to be lot of confusion as to how this product should come from the container. I wrote the manufacturer and this is what they say..."As far as the Chemi-Pure Elite, Blue or the Original goes they are all packaged wet to damp. The various odors are related to the resins and the GFO that are used in the product and completely normal"

This product works very well for keeping nitrates in check and most say keeps the tank sparkling but I have not had the same effect on mine. I bought the chemi-pure for lowering the nitrates...the tank has always been beautifully clear. Now this tank has a bluish hazy look, almost like a chemical toilet. I'm not sure what is happening, all I know is: before I put it in my tank the water was crystal clear! Last night I did a 25% WC and it cleared up nice for a few minutes and went right back to the haze.
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Size: 11.74 oz Verified Purchase
I have two large aquariums 1 x 160gal & 1 x 265gal with the best filtration you can buy, Eheim2250 and FluvalFX5 and additional internal filters. I keep South American cichlids in one tank and Asian breeds in the other. I was always frustrated that I could not eliminate completly the cloudiness in the water no matter what I tried. I read about ChemiPure Elite on Amazon and bought 10 packs to try Chemi-Pure Elite Aquarium Filter Media - 11.74 oz. This product is truly amazing and I mean amazing after only 36hours using the manufacturers directions I had crystal clear water. Crystal Blue Clear So clear it has made a difference how my fish look under lighting. My friends have been amazed at the difference and another friend is already using it. This is truly an outstanding product, you will never regret purchasing it. Go get some now!!!!!!!
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