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diatom filters for clown loach?

Posted By: Randall <rcamacho@wow.net>
Date: Saturday, 13 January 2001, at 2:37 a.m.

I am in the process of setting up a large aquarium ( 6 feet x 20 inches x 20 inches ). I am considering a Vortex diatom filter but as i asked around everyone says that they are not meant to be used as a permanent filter ; only for cloudy water. I want to use it because I get ick alot and these filters actually get rid of ick. My only concern is that I also read somewhere that they clean out micro particles and friendly bacteria that bottom feeders rely on. Is to clean to good ? Anyone have used diatom filters with clown loaches for a long time with no problem ?

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