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    Default Anybody using a diatom filter?

    I used to run one of these back in the 70s, it did a great job then to clear up what HOB filters wouldn’t touch. I was thinking of converting a cartridge filter into one because the original Vortex were only good for 200 gals at best. I wanted the invisible water look.

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    Default Re: Anybody using a diatom filter?

    I havent used one in soooooo long! Do they even commercially make these any more?

    A quick search says yes!
    https://www.futurepets.com/Pres/VOR0...RoCVi0QAvD_BwE

    looks alot like mine.. mine had glass jars though.

    Mark,
    https://www.futurepets.com/Pres/VOR0...xoCOxcQAvD_BwE

    is good for 250 gals for $200

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    Default Re: Anybody using a diatom filter?

    Diatom filters rock !....I have three...the oldest from the early 70's....they just purr....just keep 'em oiled....

    ..Big Al's used to carry parts too....
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    Default Re: Anybody using a diatom filter?

    I never used a vortex, i did use my magnum pleated with D.E.
    The D.E. powder I was told can be very hazardous to your lungs. I started using a good mask when messing with the D.E. powder as it just takes off and gets in the air rather easily when scooping or pouring into the filter.
    Better safe than sorry.

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    Default Re: Anybody using a diatom filter?

    Marineland is selling an in-tank version that is just a magnum cartridge filter loaded up with DE. It looks awful small and I don’t want it in the display. So I looked at small pool filters that have cartridges, and found one for less than $50, so I might try it for fun. It’s supposed to do 1000gph but with DE in it I’m sure it will be less flow.

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