Thread: Diatom filters
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Old December 24th 04, 05:09 PM
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"Shagster" wrote in message
Is anyone out there using a Diatom (like a Vortex D-1) filter in a planted
tank??? Is it safe to keep a filter like this in place continuously?

I keep having a recurring problem with "green/cloudy" water.. My UV
sterilizer isn't fixing it, and the only thing that works is a few hours
with a rented Vortex Diatom D-1 with Super-Char...

I wouldn't mind purchasing one, but want to know what others thought about
continual use in a planted tank..


I recently redid my planted tank , adding flourite substrate etc. and had

an outbreak of green water off and on for awhile. I ordered a Vortex XL and
it cleared the tank up to crystal clear in no time at all.