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Old 03-14-2011, 07:51 PM   #1
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Nitrate and brown sand diatoms :S help

Hi I'm getting peeied off now I have one everything possible to get nitrates down and sand clear but nothing please help me I'm becoming frustrated it's been going on for ages :/ thanks
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Old 03-14-2011, 08:33 PM   #2
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Have u checked ur phosphates? I had that problem with diatoms and adding phosphate remover to my filter worked.
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are you using RO/DI water? big water changes will usually bring them down but still need to find the root cause
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One of the big causes of diatoms is silicates that come from using tap water. I work at a water treatment plant and know that is added to treat water.
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Old 03-15-2011, 04:26 AM   #5
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Would this be a suitable unit ?
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no. you want a R.O.D.I., not just a R.O.
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Why wouldn't a RO unit do it and I really have nit got that kind of money I could afford an RO unit but not RODI :/
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Is this any good ?
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I would save your money and buy a 4 stage RO/DI when you can rather tahn buy that and later want to buy a RO/DI.
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