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Diatom Powder - 1 lb.

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Diatom Powder - 1 lb.Brand New and Guaranteed for 3 MonthsDiatom Powder - 1 lb.,Vortex

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • ASIN: B000255P12
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #78,080 in Pet Supplies (See Top 100 in Pet Supplies)
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Or when you simply want your tanks water to look perfectly clear.
Peter Suslock
Vortex Diatom Filters, and the associated Diatom Powder (diatomaceous earth) are the best supplemental filter and material made for an aquarium.
Georgia Cichlid Project
It is simple and easy to use and the fish don't seem to mind it very much.even though I have a older vortex pump it still works like a charm.
Lucygirl

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Georgia Cichlid Project on February 14, 2010
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02/14/2010

I have used this product for 32 years. Works great! Vortex Diatom Filters, and the associated Diatom Powder (diatomaceous earth) are the best supplemental filter and material made for an aquarium. Polishes the water; removing suspended particles, parasites, and diseases as small as 1 micron (1- 1/1,000,000 of 1 meter). I would never be able to run my fish hatchery without it.

Michael Risko
Georgia Cichlid Project
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Peter Suslock TOP 100 REVIEWER on April 10, 2012
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Diatomaceous Earth or DE is the only filter media that can filter out pathogens as small as one micron. This means it can even remove parasites such as ich.A Diatom is a fossilized micro organism from millions of years ago. These tiny fossils are pulverized into an extremely fine powder. When the powder attaches itself to the filter bag of a Vortex Diatom filter - or the Marineland Magnum it creates such a fine strain that an particulate matter down to one micron in size is removed.

This is why water that has been filtered with DE looks so amazingly crystal clear and pristine.

In fact, if you turn off your aeration it looks exactly like your fish are suspended in mid air. The water is that crystal.DE can remove algae blooms, murky water and hazy water from new tank syndrome - all in a few hours.There are only two filters that can be charged with DE - the Diatom by Vortex and The Magnum 350 line up by Marineland.

With both filters it's important to note that neither provide bacterial filtration and should not be used on a regular or permanent basis.These filters work best when used as a part of your aquarium maintenance regime. Or when you simply want your tanks water to look perfectly clear.

I've used a Diatom Filter for 35 years - they haven't changed since 1972. My complaint about them is that they're cumbersome and very difficult to set up and break down. If you're not mechanically inclined purchase the D-1 Model which is fine for tanks up too 55 gallons and a bit easier to manage. The XL can exceed that many times over but it's a bear to maintain.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By she woman on August 22, 2011
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I was very happy with this item. The price was good and it arrived fast. It was exactly what I wanted perfect.:0)
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I purchased this product for my 75 gallon tank. It is meant for smaller tanks. The input and output are short and this pump ran for a half an hour and it didn't seem to do its job. I tried it again same result. You will have to replace the 8" tubes attached to the strainers with atleast 20 inch or more plastic tubing for this product to be effective. The instructions as well as the small illustrations were not much help.
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By Lucygirl on May 8, 2012
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Love love love this product. To me this is the best way to clean your tank. It is simple and easy to use and the fish don't seem to mind it very much.even though I have a older vortex pump it still works like a charm. I was glad to find this product on your site. I have had a hard time finding it any where else.this is in my opinion the greatest product for me glad to see it can still be found.
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I have been using a vortex diatom filter on my salt water tank for over 10 years. the filter and powder has to be a 80's design but if it is not broken...

I still use these 1 a month on my tank to polish the water. worth every penny
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