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Re: [APD] Diatom carbon

At 09:22 AM 5/13/2005 -0700, you wrote:
>The Vortex stuff has diatoms mixed in, doesn't it?

No, the diatom poweder does :-) but the carbon is just
extremely finely powdered.

>The grinding should give you more surface area, at least,
>untils it packs up on the media holder and loads with
>"stuff" from the tank water.
>Grinding your own? I have two questions:
>Isn't it kind of messy?

Surprisingly no. Not as messy as grinding coffee beans.

>How did the coffee taste afterwards?

Fine. After running the carbon thruogh it the coffee grinder
didn't smell like cofee any more. I guess it cleaned it out a bit.


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