Diatom Filters?

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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Anyone have one of these in stock?
     
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    i looked quite hard for these at a stage and they arent very well known in marine tanks, primarily in bath water set ups. I think your best bet would be to look states side or chat to koi specialists in SA
     
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    i see a few usa marine stores have them, interested to use one again
     
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    Say what does it do?
     
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    here is a description
     
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    i looked at using them when i had a algae bloom after a load of LR was left at an airport fopr 30 hours due to lost paper work by the airline. that lead to massive die off and thus algae bloom and i wanted toi clear the spores in the water (and ditritus for that matter). I also think they would have useful application in QT systems against things like free swimming white spot or other pathogens.

    but they are so fine that I hesitate to use them in normal filtration all the time as i think they will remove as much good bacteria as anything and might damahge filtration as much as help it. Just my thoughts as such i have no proof and havent read anything like that either
     
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    diatomaceous eath is also used quite extensivley in Organic farming where I have worked with it and come across it extensivley in my line of work, and not always with the positive results or systems people claim, its worth researching carefully before you play with the stuff
     
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    i am looking to use it for water polishing, maybe run it 4 hrs once a month etc especially after and during my monthly tank clean
     
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    Man, do I learn something new every day, they sound amazing Dallas.
    The power of nature just leaves me in awe!
     
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    they are very 1990's filters, excellent for FW removal of algae blooms etc
     
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    They were used a lot in freshwater tank to polish water which they do well but they clog up very easy as they trap extremely fine particles. The guy that does the Orca marine products has a water filter that will clear and polish the water. VIP keeps their stuff. I've seen the before and after pics and all I can say is WOW:eek:
     
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    PM me a mail address and I'll send you the pics
     
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