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RE: [APD] EHEIM diatom Filter -- Freyed Ends

Something I said apparently angerd or insulted Saron Frey,
although I am not clear what it was.  I had no intention of
doing so.  IN any event there are a few mistakes inthe

As commonly used, "Diatom Filter" means a filter designed
specifically for the use of diatomaceous media, which
consisist of the skeletal remains of diatoms. It doesn't
simply mean "fine" or "silt" but refers to a specific kind
of material.  It's not clear if you were taking issue with
that or not.

--- Sharon Frey <sharonfrey at earthlink_net> wrote:
> Scott Heiber could you possibly be a bigger butt than you
> already are?  I
> guess the answer is yes!
> Diatomaceous earth is a silt sand commonly used in pool
> filters in the
> Southwest.  Silt meaning very very very very very fine. 
> How in the world
> did you get from Seweryns post to lambasting every person
> who tried
> something a little strange?

I said why I didn't thnk diatom powder would work in an
ordianry Eheim filter and suggested some alternatives.  The
lambast was?

> This avocation is a process of trial and error and
> learning from the
> mistakes and the successes.  

Couldn't agree more.

> I have always wondered if
> you have a planted
> aquaria or just make stuff up as you go along.

I don't just make stuff up.

> A diatom filter (which you have never used and I have)
> references the size
> of particle that is filtered.

Actually, it doesn't.  Consder the term "Diatom." It's a
particular kind of fine media.  Most often it is a calcined
diatomaceous material.

I have three diatom filters and have used them all for
several years, two models of Vortex and a System One. I
have also used Eheims, among others, for over 30 something

> Personally I would like to see this post go forward and
> hear others and
> their observations and ideas.

Me too, that's why I like the APD.

> Is it possible that you would just shut up long enough
> for others to think
> reason and resolve?  I hope and pray so.

Nothing I say prevents anyone from saying anything else.

Scott H.

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