DIATOM FILTER: Diatom filter powder vs. Super Char
We have been running our D-1 Diatom Filter approx once a month for about a year now. We decided to change out the filter.
My question is this:
I have always used Super-Char (black carbon substance) to charge the filter before use. I just ordered some new supplies and I got "Diatom Filter Powder". Should I use this (white diatomaceous earth type substance) or the super char? Does one replace the other in the process?
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