I understand what You are saying, and I have a vortex and understand how it works. It Should just take the DE longer to find a home. Until then--cloudiness. Its already done for me--so I'll let You know how it goes.No! the bag is a casing that is coated with DE. That allows water to flow through the de not around the de. That's how the stuff works. look at vortex, its the best water polisher Ive used in a long time
BTW, Seachem's "the Bag" isn't the same thing as the DE bag in the Vortex. That's why I'm not sure what its purpose would be in this application....No! the bag is a casing that is coated with DE. That allows water to flow through the de not around the de. That's how the stuff works. look at vortex, its the best water polisher Ive used in a long time
Yes, that's exactly what I am saying. The DE will pass through the canister and cloud the tank. With each pass more DE will settle on the sponge media, filter floss, micro pads, etc. I have no idea how this will impact medias like ceramic rings, seachem's matrix, etc. BUT, I think it will work well with sponges, filter floss and micro pads--the only thing I use in the Xp.Whoa time out guys....let me get this straight!
I assumed you needed the bag to contain the DE powder. Seems I wrong on that account?
So what you are saying is to just feed the powder into the intake? Wont it just get sucked throughthe filter and back out again? When you say "find a home" are you saying that eventually, from continuously been sucked into and blown out of the filter the DE powerd will find nooks and crannies inside my other filter material to lodge itself there?
I don't know exactly what the biomax is, so I am not in a position to comment. I'll google it after this post.Curious to know how much of a decrease in flow you will observed. I have biomax in my Fluval canister so that's probably another concern....
Before and after. I did it, I was there--I saw the effect.Dude, this thread is odd.
There are only a few filters that are designed to use DE..
Magnums are one. Simply adding DE to a regular canister filter will not polish water. De acts as a screen to trap particulate matter. It requires this and pressure to actually polish the water. Simply waiting till the tank is clear again doesnt mean it is actually "working", all that means is it found someplace to settle.