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Old January 19th 06, 04:34 AM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
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"NetMax" wrote in message
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"Koi-lo" wrote in message
For the filter you buy their lavarock for a fraction of the price the
Aquarium stores charge. ;-) I use it in my Aquaclears on top of the
sponges. Wonderful stuff to "seed" new tanks with.

=============================
The diatomaceous earth packets being replaced by diatom powder (ie: from
pool supplier, good idea) is a water polisher, and not comparable in
function to lavarock, pea gravel or river rocks. .. unless I'm
misunderstanding the post you are discussing something quite different,


Whoops! I wasn't clear on that so you misunderstood. I place the lavarock
on the sponges in my Aquaclears. All that goes in my DE filter is DE from
Home Depot.

and I'm sure you know what diatom powder is used for.
cheers



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Old January 19th 06, 04:41 AM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
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"NetMax" wrote in message
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Not to be a stickler, but Richard suggested the cheap alternative. I
don't think you can put a couple of teaspoons of lava rock in a Whisper DE
filter sleeve, and if you could, it wouldn't do what the DE does. I'm all
for using non-LFS stuff to save money, but if I suggest an incorrect
application, I sure hope someone here quickly corrects me.


Oh,... I didn't suggest he add lavarock to a DE filter. I was talking about
Aquaclears or other HOT filters with enough apace to stick some of these
porous rocks behind or on the filter material. DE filters are mainly water
polishers as far as I know and that would be useless.

I hope we're not getting too 'politically correct' to be able to make
corrections on each other's posts without worrying about someone taking
offence, but just in case, Koi-lo, no offence intended ). ok? ..and if
I make a mistake, feel free to go to town on me ;~).
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You made no mistake. I didn't make myself clear.... my fault. :-)
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Old January 19th 06, 04:42 AM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
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"Dick Sharp" wrote in message
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SO................................................ ...............

Can some one answer my original question about how much diatomaceous
earth to use in my filter...PLEASE

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I use about 1/3 to 1/2 cup in my Vortex D1.
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Old January 19th 06, 05:18 AM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
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On Wed, 18 Jan 2006 17:42:01 -0600, Steve wrote
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Another aquarist I know also made his own wet-dry filter and collected
driftwood and aquarium plants from nature. He used metal halide lamps
from the hydroponics store, too.



Uh..yeah, the "hydroponics" store. We got a few of those around here too.
Make sure you pay cash in case the fuzz raids the place.

420!!

-E

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Old January 19th 06, 12:56 PM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
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Eric wrote:
On Wed, 18 Jan 2006 17:42:01 -0600, Steve wrote
(in article ):



Another aquarist I know also made his own wet-dry filter and collected
driftwood and aquarium plants from nature. He used metal halide lamps
from the hydroponics store, too.




Uh..yeah, the "hydroponics" store. We got a few of those around here too.
Make sure you pay cash in case the fuzz raids the place.

420!!

-E


You mean that the hydroponics hobbyists in your area don't just grow
tomatoes ?

Steve
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Old January 20th 06, 03:17 AM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
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On Thu, 19 Jan 2006 06:56:05 -0600, Steve wrote
(in article ):

Eric wrote:


Uh..yeah, the "hydroponics" store. We got a few of those around here too.
Make sure you pay cash in case the fuzz raids the place.

420!!



You mean that the hydroponics hobbyists in your area don't just grow
tomatoes ?


Since we have a year-round growing season here (except August, only okra
grows in August) there's only one reason that folks would want to grow crops
indoors.

-E

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Old January 24th 06, 03:28 AM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
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"Koi-lo" wrote in message
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"NetMax" wrote in message
.. .
Not to be a stickler, but Richard suggested the cheap alternative. I
don't think you can put a couple of teaspoons of lava rock in a
Whisper DE filter sleeve, and if you could, it wouldn't do what the DE
does. I'm all for using non-LFS stuff to save money, but if I suggest
an incorrect application, I sure hope someone here quickly corrects
me.


Oh,... I didn't suggest he add lavarock to a DE filter. I was talking
about Aquaclears or other HOT filters with enough apace to stick some
of these porous rocks behind or on the filter material. DE filters are
mainly water polishers as far as I know and that would be useless.

I hope we're not getting too 'politically correct' to be able to make
corrections on each other's posts without worrying about someone
taking offence, but just in case, Koi-lo, no offence intended ). ok?
..and if I make a mistake, feel free to go to town on me ;~).
--
www.NetMax.tk


You made no mistake. I didn't make myself clear.... my fault. :-)


Thanks Koi-lo. When I read something which might be confusing to
someone, I try to clarify it on behalf of the many (?) lurkers we could
have taking notes ;~).
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Aquariums since 1952
My Pond & Aquarium Pages:
Aquariums: http://bellsouthpwp.net/s/h/shastada...ium-Page4.html
http://bellsouthpwp.net/s/h/shastadaisy
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Old April 18th 11, 01:26 AM
Cyndi B Cyndi B is offline
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dick Sharp View Post
hello all. I have a Whisper Diatomagic filter and instead of using the
packaged filter powder I am using bulk media (much cheaper) My
question is how much to use? I have ben using two heaping tablespoons
full with good success.
Thanks
Dick
I have used my filter for years and I use about 1/4 cup which is about 2 heaping tablespoons. I keep a 1/4 cup right with my powder so I never loose it. Keep up with your great fish keeping.
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Old May 24th 11, 07:44 PM
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You can as well use the alluvium and bedrock from Home Depot or Lowe's in tanks. It's a atom of the cheat prices the pet/aquarium food charge. They have a admirable baby amber pea alluvium I adulation and it's alone about $2.99 for a 50lb sack. I adulation the "river rocks" and "egg rocks" they as well sell.
 




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