I have heard of gardeners who use DE to avert snails and slugs. The tiny chrystals are sharp and they hate it. I think the chemical composition is organic calcium. Some plants use lots of it, ie corn and citrus. Just for the record, DE is actually microporous silica (silicon dioxide), and contains no calcium. The individual particles are very abrasive though tiny, so DE is very damaging to slugs & such.
The operative words above are silica - abrasive. Build up of this D. E. in the soil is hazardous to your health. It acts like fiberglass!! Once in the lungs it cannot be removed. Even if the D. E. is mixed into the soil the resulting dust from disturbing the soil can be breathed in. Children and pets can be harmed if allowed in that area to play especially if unsupervised. Even walking in an area covered in D. E. and getting it on your clothes thus can be transferred later to children or adults hours later. Ie: children who sit on your lap to be read a story or watch TV etc. Much like asbestos was years ago. Look up Mesotheiloma - not sure of spelling. Most communities prohibit the dumping or backwashing of filter aid ( D. E. or similar products) onto the ground. It must be disposed of in a bag in the trash or directly into the sewer. Check local codes for proper disposal of this product. A lot of communities are prohibiting the dumping or backwashing of pool water onto the ground or into the gutters. Again consult your city codes for this.
Is a sand filter system or a saltwater filter system for above ground pools?
uhhh.. yeh buddy
You need an aquarium, a filter, a lighting system, sand, rocks, some saltwater, and something to start the cycle.
They filter feed. Most likely phytoplankton or things of the sort
Backwash your filter and add unsalted water.
Yes, you can find them where they sell salt water fish.
We filter our water through many types of sources.
All you need is an aquarium, a filter, a lighting system, sand, live rocks, some saltwater, and something to start the cycle.
There is no point back-washing the pool if the filter is not dirty as this will only waste water and if you have a saltwater pool salt.
examples of filter fedders hear .duck frog lillypads saltwater fish wales sharks ext thanks lina . . . . . .
they aren't able to filter out the salt, so they choke on it.
Yes, it's easy! Just add a saltwater chlorinator between the filter pump and the pool intlet. Then add pool salt. Follow the directions in the manual and you will be swimming in your saltwater pool in 24 hours.
It's a camera filter giving a soft focus effect.
Yes you can keep on using the same filters as before.
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Yes but you need to buy a saltwater filter to replace the freshwater one.
A type of filter where the effect goes from least to most across the surface of the filter. The assumption is that one portion of the scene deserves more of the modifying effect than the other. Most of the time, this applies to a neutral density filter.
Most fish that live in the ocean, take in saltwater through their mouths. They then filter out the air (which is how they get oxygen) and blow the water out of their gills. When they need water they start with the same by taking the saltwater into their mouths but, this time they filter out the oxygen AND salt and just keep the clean water. Explaining how they filter this would take to long so this is just the simple answer. I hope it was useful and informant.
A chlorine generator, also known as a salt generator, is an addition to a pool pump and filter system that converts salt to chlorine. It is another method of adding chlorine to a swimming pool. You will still need a filter, like sand, to filter dirt and debris from the swimming pool.
Cockles are filter feeders. They have adapted specialized siphon structures to filter tiny organisms and other particles of food from the surrounding water.
Yes, clams are nocturnal instead of diurnal. These filter feeders can be found in freshwater and saltwater, depending upon the species.
Because they filter out their food from the surrounding water. The microscopic food particles travel on the oceanic currents.