Diatom - Does Use Remove Nutrients? - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-04-2007, 02:19 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
NwFishinfool's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Seattle, Wa
Posts: 143
Diatom - Does Use Remove Nutrients?

Does using a Diatom filter removes nutrients from the water? I just ran the filter for the first time last night and wonder if I stripped my water of all the good stuff?

Amazing filter! I have never seen water so clear!
NwFishinfool is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-04-2007, 03:21 PM
Guest
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 235
Diatom filters are a mechanical filter so are only able to remove small particles from the water. Nutrients are dissolved and can be removed by chemical means such as by using charcoal.

kara
pittiepride is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-04-2007, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
NwFishinfool's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Seattle, Wa
Posts: 143
Thank you Kara. I just wasn't sure. The diatom cleared the water so well it got me wondering!

Mike
NwFishinfool is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome