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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-29-2004, 01:16 AM Thread Starter
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Hello all, Just curious if there is a way I can use DE powder from the pool store in conjuction with my 404 for water polishing? Is it possible to put it in a media bad and put it in a tray? or do I have the wrong idea...any thoughts would be cool.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-29-2004, 01:20 AM
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You can do that if you have a Diatom filter. Most media bags will allow the DE to flow right through them. I doubt there is any cheap way to make a 404 into a diatom filter.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-29-2004, 01:22 AM
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I would not recommend it... DE is a fine powder, and it will not stay in that bag. You need a no-bypass filter like a magnum with a microfilter cartridge, or a dedicated diatom filter, like a Vortex.
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