Re: Water quality update

>From: mark.fisher at tpwd_state.tx.us
>Date: Thu, 09 Jan 97 08:46:50 cst
>Subject: Re:Water quality update
>     >I have never heard of green algae staying in a tank for three weeks.  
>     >Visibility is about 14".  HELP!!!
>     >Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can rid this menace from my
>     >tank???
>     A diatom filter will do the trick, especially with Accu-Clear in the 
>     water (although that is not necessary).  A diatom filter is a little 
>     pricey (shop around--mail order is best) but it will work.

I have just joined the list: so, hello everybody!

Last week I bought the new H.O.T. Magnum filter by Marineland. The "water 
polishing" micro-pore filter seems to work very well with suspended 
particles and clears cloudy water; I do not know, however, if it filters 
out bacteria-size matter as well as diatom filters (the company, of 
course, claims that it does). The H.O.T. Magnum goes for arond $40.00 by 
mail-order,and is pretty well engineered.
...no, I am not a sales-man for Marineland  ;-)