What is a diatom filter?

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What is a diatom filter?

Postby akenn107 » Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:13 am

Hi i just started can anyone tell me what a diatom filter is?
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Re: What is a diatom filter?

Postby Carylnz » Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:12 am

Diatom filters are not used continuously on aquariums. These filters use diatomaceous earth (a very crumbly rock that gets crushed to a fine powder) to create an extremely fine filter to remove very fine particulate matter (floating crud that makes the water look unclear) from the water column. I, personally, have never had to use one in 35 years of fish keeping.
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