re:Suspended Particles

>My plant tank substrate is composed of natural dirt and rocks (fresh off the 
>mountain).   I'm having a problem with tiny suspended dirt particles 
>drifting around and landing on my plants.  Besides being unsightly I don't 
>think it helps the plants out.  Any suggestions on how to get rid of it.  I 
>have a large Aqua-Clear as the filter.  I jammed some filter-floss infront 
>of the pump so it would suck up some of the dirt instead of clogging the 
>Any ideas?

I had a similar problem once.  I added some blue-white filter pad under the
sponge on my aquaclear and it cleared up rather quickly.  I had to clean the 
pad frequently though.

David W. Webb
Enterprise Computing Provisioning
Texas Instruments Inc.
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