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Re: [APD] DE substitute
Good find, Jared.
Another alternative is a volcanic material:
I haven't tried it but it's supposed to work.
--- Jared Morris <jmorris at infostations_com> wrote:
> So, on my trip to the pool supply store to buy a
> ridiculous amount of diatomaceous earth, I found a
> product called "Fiber Clear", a cellulose based fiber
> dust that can be used in place of DE in pool filters. I
> picked up a 9 oz bag for $5, to try in my Whisper
> Diatomagic filter.
> The results: Fantastic! It took about he same amount of
> this stuff as DE to coat the filter cartridge, and was
> easier and safer (biodegradable, and no respiratory risk)
> to work with. Also, it does not pose the risk of
> introducing silicates, and the resulting diatom algae
> bloom, into the aquarium. I'm not saying this is the
> best stuff out there, but it is a little less hassle then
> a 20 lbs box of messy DE, still less expensive than
> indivudual bags of "Whisper Diatomagic Powder," and it
> "With great power, Comes great responsibility"
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