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Re: any opinion on "H.O.T. Magnum" filters?
On Sun, 15 Nov 1998, Zxcvbob wrote:
> Subject: any opinions on "H.O.T. Magnum" filters?
> Is this filter adequate for water polishing (especially with just the micron
> filter without the diatoms)?
I use a 350 instead of the H.O.T., but I think they use the same pleated
filter media. I use it for polishing and it works very well for normal
use. Recently I had a green water outbreak in one tank and the filter
didn't remove the algae. The diatom powder let the filter catch a little
of the algae, but not enough to notice a difference in the tank water.
Perhaps it was an unusually small-celled species.
I added a flocculating agent (Hagen "P Clear") and the flocculated algae was
removed by the filter without the diatom treatment. The tank needed two
treatments to clear up completely.