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Old 05-01-2004, 09:28 PM   #1
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HOT magnum micron filter questions???

Well today I bought a HOT magnum with the micron filter which I plan to add some diatom powder.

I have the filter up and running and have had the micron filter soaking in water for over 8 hours now.

The instructions say to let the micron filter soak over night but what I want to know is my 8 hours good enough?

Also I did a 30gal water change yesterday with some RO water, when should I test the water?

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My Magnum 350 manual didn't say anything about soaking before charging with diatom powder. Since this uses the same filter as the HOT magnum, I assume the same will apply <NOTE - no personal experience with this - filter alone is good enough for me>

The only place that say soak overnight is in cleaning a clogged filter - you soak that in bleach solution overnight to clean it. From my manual, I would say no need to soak if you are using a new filter.

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Whats your tap water para's after standing 24 hours. PH, Amon, Phos, Nitri, Nitra, GH, KH????

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Old 05-02-2004, 03:25 PM   #4
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I never soaked my micron filter before using. It worked fine with the diatom powder added.
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