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Old December 27th 04, 08:26 PM
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The new diatom filters can be used 24/7

check out these awsome before and after pics i just got done taking on
tanks with greenwater

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On Fri, 24 Dec 2004 09:32:33 -0500, "Shagster"



now that is pea soup. Amazing what a job they do.

Rick


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Old December 28th 04, 03:09 PM
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No, you can't run diatoms 24x7. The filter media get clogged very quickly,
typically within a few hours. Diatom filters are used as occasional water
polishing filters, not as permanent filters.


Maybe you can't, but I can.

If your tank is so dirty it clogs a diatom filter in under a week or two
you have bigger problems than trying to make it crystal clear. Try some elbow
grease and big water changes.

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Old December 28th 04, 07:00 PM
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"Richard" wrote in message ...
No, you can't run diatoms 24x7. The filter media get clogged very

quickly,
typically within a few hours. Diatom filters are used as occasional

water
polishing filters, not as permanent filters.


Maybe you can't, but I can.

If your tank is so dirty it clogs a diatom filter in under a week or two
you have bigger problems than trying to make it crystal clear. Try some

elbow
grease and big water changes.


Isn't a diatom filter the same thing as a diatomaceous earth filter? I have
one on my pool, and the only time it has lost effectiveness is after I
neglected the pool and let it go green. I did a massive chlorine shock to
the pool, and filter it like hell. The resulting algae gummed the filter up,
but a quick backwash fixed that.


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Old January 7th 05, 02:41 AM
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Which media did you use? I tried the "straight" white power and ran the
Vortex D1 for 24 hours with no change in my pea soup mix.. The next day I
cleaned the filter and recharged with Super-Char and the tank was gorgeous
within 3 hours. Truly, amazing!

So you think leaving a Vortex D1 run 24x7 is no problem? Especially in a
generally "clean" tank?

Thanks,
Troy



"www.Fish-ForumS.com" wrote in message
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The new diatom filters can be used 24/7

check out these awsome before and after pics i just got done taking on
tanks with greenwater

http://www.fish-forums.com/board/vie...ghlight=diatom


http://www.fish-forums.com/board/vie...ghlight=diatom



On Fri, 24 Dec 2004 09:32:33 -0500, "Shagster"
wrote:

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..

Thanks,
Troy


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Old March 2nd 11, 05:48 PM
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If your UV sterilizer is not curing the green water, you have major problems. UV sterilizer to do a better job cleaning up the green a lot more water than a non-stop, with the added benefit of killing bacteria and other free-floating dirt. If your water is cloudy, this is a sign of bacteria floating in the water, which is another sign something is wrong with ultraviolet light.
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Old April 27th 11, 06:30 PM
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When it comes to filtering the water in the aquarium, there is nothing better than this diatom filter. Diatom filters are not just water, polished to an almost perfect clarity of the release of water even the smallest debris and biological This will ensure that you keep the fish healthy.
 




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