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Old 11-21-2003, 03:57 AM   #11
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I have a Diatom XL Filter; I keep it running all the time. Itís the Best filtration investment Iíve got. Keeps the water crystal clear.
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Old 12-02-2003, 12:05 AM   #12
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is there any way to connect a diatom XL Filter to a canister filter? I have a fluval 404 and want to hook into that.
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I've never heard of this type of filter. I looked around for a few minutes and came up with a few basic questions that even Vortex's site didn't seem to have the answers to...

1) Any attachments to make it HOB?
2) If it is not HOB, do you have it actually in your sump or just run the intake and output to and from the sump and have the actual diatom filter sit outside?
3) Does it have an internal pump, or do you have to have an external pump creating the throughput?


These things sound pretty interesting. I'm seriously considering asking for one for a Christmas present already, and I just heard of it. :p
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I have since scraped the idea of connecting the two filters together. But I am surprised that you havenít heard of the vortex diatom filters. They are extremely efficient and perfect if you have algae or parasites of any kind.
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Old 12-02-2003, 04:43 PM   #16
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is there any way to connect a diatom XL Filter to a canister filter? I have a fluval 404 and want to hook into that.
You shouldnt be using a canister filter if youre doing a reef set up. If you are currently using one its no wonder you have a diatom problem. They are good at raising your nitrates higher than what youd ever need in a reef setup. Diatom filters are good and help a lot but to really help you just need to use ro/di water and watch your lighting period. If its a new tank then diatoms are just part of the tank maturing. Phosphates can cause diatom blooms as well so watch for that also.
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