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Re: The endless algae battle



How do you charge it with diatomaceous earth? I have one of these filters,
and would love to know how to do it for future reference!
TIA!
Karen
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Lains" <david at zfin_org>
To: <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2003 2:30 PM
Subject: RE: The endless algae battle


> If I remember correctly a magnum micron (white pleated) filter charged
with
> diatomaceous earth will filter out the green water.  It reportedly filters
> out ich when it is free swimming.
>
> Good luck
> David
>
> ><{{{>-----Original Message-----
> ><{{{>From: owner-killietalk at aka_org [mailto:owner-killietalk at aka_org]On
> ><{{{>Behalf Of Karen Perdue
> ><{{{>Sent: Monday, January 13, 2003 5:02 PM
> ><{{{>To: killietalk at aka_org
> ><{{{>Subject: Re: The endless algae battle
> ><{{{>
> ><{{{>
> ><{{{>Steve,
> ><{{{>Here's what I was told to do with two refractory tanks filled
> ><{{{>with green at
> ><{{{>the shop.
> ><{{{>
> ><{{{>Move the fish
> ><{{{>Clean the inside of the tank thoroughly
> ><{{{>Fill tank and run filter
> ><{{{>Cover tank for 3 days, so NO light gets in at all
> ><{{{>Do a partial water change
> ><{{{>Add fish back in
> ><{{{>
> ><{{{>These two tanks aren't in line with each other, the tanks on
> ><{{{>either side of
> ><{{{>them are fine, but even doing daily water changes I can't
> ><{{{>beat the algae, so
> ><{{{>I'm going to use black trash bags to cover them, the
> ><{{{>customers are going to
> ><{{{>wonder WHAT I'm up to now<G> but hopefully this will work,
> ><{{{>I'm ready to pull
> ><{{{>my hair out over these two tanks!!
> ><{{{>
> ><{{{>karen
> ><{{{>----- Original Message -----
> ><{{{>From: "Steve Thomas" <steve at nixhosting_com>
> ><{{{>To: <killietalk at aka_org>
> ><{{{>Sent: Monday, January 13, 2003 1:54 PM
> ><{{{>Subject: The endless algae battle
> ><{{{>
> ><{{{>
> ><{{{>> This is going to be a long message so buckle up :)
> ><{{{>>
> ><{{{>> I have been battling an algae problem for so long and it is
> ><{{{>continually
> ><{{{>> winning. When I built my tank shelfs I used 2 4 foot light
> ><{{{>tube fixtures.
> ><{{{>I
> ><{{{>> bought these lights that were called outdoors. I was told
> ><{{{>they simulate
> ><{{{>sun
> ><{{{>> light more. I figured since they are like the sun then it
> ><{{{>would be more
> ><{{{>> natural for the fish. They are 40w and I figured this would
> ><{{{>be perfect. So
> ><{{{>I
> ><{{{>> bought 4 of them 3 for each shelf. Now I dont know if these are
the
> ><{{{>problem
> ><{{{>> or what.
> ><{{{>>
> ><{{{>> Now the problem is that all the tanks under these lights
> ><{{{>turn to green
> ><{{{>> water. Hey the green water comes in handy for my cultures
> ><{{{>:) . But I don't
> ><{{{>> need it and it really irritates me. A few weeks ago I
> ><{{{>stripped down 4
> ><{{{>tanks
> ><{{{>> completely. I scrubbed every part thoroughly and even
> ><{{{>bleached a lot of
> ><{{{>it.
> ><{{{>> 2 days later they were green water and I couldn't see the
> ><{{{>fish again.
> ><{{{>>
> ><{{{>> Another thing that may be the problem is my setup is in a
> ><{{{>dining room
> ><{{{>which
> ><{{{>> has windows on every big wall. My setup is centered right
> ><{{{>in the middle of
> ><{{{>> the window where the green tanks are. But I have full black
> ><{{{>curtains and a
> ><{{{>> shade. No sun light gets through except the light you can
> ><{{{>see through the
> ><{{{>> black curtains. It isn't like light it's just you can see
> ><{{{>where sun light
> ><{{{>is
> ><{{{>> coming in and the curtain is drowning it out. So I'm pretty sure
the
> ><{{{>window
> ><{{{>> is not the problem. Also since the bottom shelf is the
> ><{{{>floor no sun light
> ><{{{>> would get down there from the window and the bottom shelf
> ><{{{>is the one with
> ><{{{>> the most green water.
> ><{{{>>
> ><{{{>> I've tried a few algae killers and the algae just laughed
> ><{{{>at it. I was
> ><{{{>> thinking of buying 4 foot UV sterilizer lights and
> ><{{{>replacing one light per
> ><{{{>> shelf with these. But those lights are so darn expensive.
> ><{{{>>
> ><{{{>> So now that you have the story do you have any pointers or
> ><{{{>suggestions?
> ><{{{>> Please help me. Thank you in advance.
> ><{{{>>
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