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post #16 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-16-2007, 05:31 PM
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Everything I've seen regarding diatom filters has been positive. They really seem to work wonders. I don't believe that a UV will do much for clearing up the water, but I'm convinced that it will help prevent gw and parasites/disease from popping up. As far as removing particulate matter and/or algae spores, I find that it doesn't measure up to an actual diatom filter.
I just moved around and rescaped my 90g a couple days ago and its still a bit cloudy w/ 2 filters, powerhead and UV running. No diatom filter though. Makes me wish I had one! :P

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post #17 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-26-2007, 12:56 AM Thread Starter
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Getting the ADA AS in about a week. I'll be running the Fluval 404 w/ regular media, the Eheim 2213 with carbon, and a Magnum 350 with DE powder for a few days to speed up the process of clearing the brown haze up. =)
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Epic: What brand of DE did you buy for your Magnum 350? I'm looking for some powder now for my old Mag 350 so I can set it up as a diatom filter for my tank.

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Color Me Blue as for the powder I just go to the local pool/hot tub suppy store and pic up a 10lb bag for around 10 bucks. Thats what I use with no problems.
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Oh cool! Thanks for the tip Painkiller1009.

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post #21 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-11-2007, 07:47 AM Thread Starter
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Yep. That's what I did. Split a bag/box with boink.
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