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Diatom Filters - Remove Nutrients

Discussion in 'CO2 Enrichment' started by nwfishinfool, Jul 4, 2007.

  1. nwfishinfool

    nwfishinfool Prolific Poster

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    I have recently used a Diatom filter on my planted aquarium and was wondering if it also removes all the nutrients from the water?
     
  2. VaughnH

    VaughnH Lifetime Charter Member
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    No, it doesn't. Diatom filters are just mechanical filters that remove very fine particulates. The nutrients in the water are not particles, but ions, which cannot be mechanically filtered out.
     
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