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Diatom Filters
Aquarium hobbyists from Connecticut to California and from Mexico to New Zealand know they can depend on Vortex to produce some of the finest diatom aquarium filters and accessories in the world. In Fact, the company's Diatom Filter has been America's best selling aquarium filter for more than 15 years.

One of the secrets of the company's success is what goes on behind the doors of this relatively small company. A finely tuned network of operations in the factory makes it possible to keep customers all over the world satisfied with Vortex Diatom Filter products and services.   The diatom filter can be used on Freshwater and Saltwater Aquariums.

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Diatom Bag P4 for D-1 Filter

Diatom Bag P4-Polyester material filter bag with pull straps for the Vortex D-1 diatom filter

Diatom Bag P4


Polyester material filter bag with pull straps for the Vortex D-1 diatom filter

Diatom Filter Powder 1 lbs

When used with the Vortex Diatom Filter, it will clear up and polish aquarium water which has become cloudy.
 

Diatom Filter Powder for the Vortex 1 lbs


The Diatom Filter Powder is a highly refined grade of diatomaceaous earth. When used with the Vortex Diatom Filter, it will clear up and polish aquarium water which has become cloudy. Diatom filter Powder can be used in any aquarium filter designed for use with diatomaceous earth.

Diatom Filter Powder 3 lbs

Diatom Filter Powder 3 lbs

Diatom Filter Powder for the DE Aquarium 3 lbs


The Diatom Filter Powder is a highly refined grade of diatomaceaous earth. When used with the Vortex Diatom Filter, it will clear up and polish aquarium water which has become cloudy. Diatom filter Powder can be used in any aquarium filter designed for use with diatomaceous earth.

Diatom Filter Powder 5 lbs

 Diatom filter Powder can be used in any aquarium filter designed for use with diatomaceous earth.
Aquarium Diatom Filter Powder 4 Vortex 5 lbs

 


The  Diatom Filter Powder is a highly refined grade of diatomaceaous earth. When used with the Vortex Diatom Filter, it will clear up and polish aquarium water which has become cloudy. Diatom filter Powder can be used in any aquarium filter designed for use with diatomaceous earth.
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Elite Vortex SPECIAL ORDER PODS AND LARGE TANKS

A high speed auxiliary filter designed to filter fresh or marine water to an extremely pure state - for aquariums or ponds. This Model Discontinued.
The Diatom Elite Filter is the ultimate aquarium and pond filter. With an output of over 460 gallons per hour, it accommodates any type of aquatic system, from 50+ gallon single tanks to multi-tank setups up to 500 gallons and decorative waterfalls to small ponds.

Used properly, your Diatom Elite will eliminate the need to tear down or disassemble your aquarium to clean it. A new innovation in pond filtration, the unit can be mounted on its flotation device or it may be stationary.

It can replace or aid any filtration system. Coupled with seemingly miraculous Diatom Powder, the Elite is an almost indispensable aid in the pond keeper's equipment.

In both aquariums and ponds, parasites are a common problem. The Elite uses a unique diatom powder to filter particles as small as one diatom in size. Many common parasites are large enough to be trapped and pulled out of the water by a diatom filter, reducing or eliminating altogether the need to treat parasites with medications..

For ponds and aquariums, the Diatom Elite will remove "free algae" and provide crystal clear water.

    Features:
  • Electrical on-off switch and completely self priming motor
  • 100% filtration of water that passes through the pump - no hidden "by-pass holes"
  • Quiet operation. Motor shaft is connected directly to the impeller (no slipping magnetic drive or squealing belts)
  • Thermally protected motor. Self-contained and designed for continuous operation
  • Adjustable and directional flow
  • Backwashes clean without taking the filter apart. Protected against gravel jam of the impeller
  • Easily recharged with filter media - Diatom filter powder, supercharge or water softener may be added while the filter is running.
  • Positively does not change pH
  • 460 Gallons Per Hour
  • 432 Square Inch Filtering Surface
  • Aerates as it Filters
  • Micron Filtration .08 Microns
  • Indoor/Outdoor Applications
  • Adjustable Intakes for Different Water Depths
  • May be Used on the Aquarium Supports or its Pond Flotation Unit
  • Epoxy Coated Pond Flotation Unit for Longevity
  • Versatile: 50 - 500 Gallon Single Tanks or multi-tank systems
  • Decorative Waterfalls and small fish Ponds
  • also includes: Pro-70 "U" tube (to prevent back flow), STR-4 (biological) Star filter, XL-4 Diatom filter bag, 1lb box Diatom filter powder
THIS Model HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED
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Recharge Valve

An "H" valve designed to allow the Diatom filter and other series of canister filters to be moved from one aquarium to another without breaking the intake siphon or disturbing the "diatom coat".

Recharge Valve


An "H" valve designed to allow the Diatom filter and other series of canister filters to be moved from one aquarium to another without breaking the intake siphon or disturbing the "diatom coat". Filter restarts are accomplished with no chance of diatom powder entering the aquarium. Includes valve and 4 washers.

Replacement Filter P4 for DFF Freedom Filter

Diatom Bag P4-Polyester material filter bag with pull straps for the Vortex D-1 diatom filter

Diatom Bag DFF FREEDOM FILTER


Polyester material filter bag with pull straps for the Vortex DFF diatom filter
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Vortex D-1 Diatom Filter w / Stand DISCONTINUED DUE TO MANUFACTURER ISSUES

SALE

Standard diatom filter Cord comes with the proper plug for Usa and Canada


D-1 Diatom Filter w /Stand
For 10 to 80 gallon aquariums. Delivers up to 240 gallons of micron filtered water per hour.
SALE $78.55

Vortex D-1 Diatom Filter w/Stand


The Vortex Diatom Filter D-1 is a high-speed mechanical filter that is designed to fine filter aquarium water without disturbing the natural bacteria levels. The filter is invaluable in keeping a parasite-free, clean, well balanced and healthy aquarium. It can be used for fresh and saltwater tanks up to 55 gallons with an “active” flow rate of 150-200gph. The Diatom Filter is equipped with a 3000 RPM motor shaft that is connected directly to the impeller. It is designed for continuous operation.

The D-1 filter features and adjustable and directional flow and has an electrical on-off switch. It has a thermally protected motor which provides quiet operation. The filter is self-contained and back-flushes clean without taking the filter apart.

Instructions:
A minimum charge for the D-1 Diatom Filter is about one cup. To start the filter or if it has been turned off for any length of time, the Diatom Filter Powder will have fallen off the filter bag and settled into the bottom of the plastic jar. The powder is the filter, not the bag.
When the flow from the exhaust tube is weak or the Diatom Filter is visibly dirty, it is time to clean and recharge the unit with a new charge of Diatom Filter Powder.

To clean and recharge the filter a back flushing method may be used by disconnecting the filter from the aquarium and connecting it to a water faucet. The incoming water forces the dirty water out to make sure all the waste material is flushed clean. The filter can then be recharged.

The Diatom motor should be oiled every three to four months of normal use with Diatom lubricant.

The filter can be used in standing upright position on floor or a hanger can be purchased to hang it on tank.

Specifications:
The D-1 includes the Pump Assembly, a two quart, plastic Chamber with Base, a Filter Bag, 2 four Foot Section of 5/8" Hose, a Turbulence Tube, a Filter Charge, (2) Strainer Plates, (2) Strainer Strainers, (2)Cap Plugs, (2) Eight Inch Tubes, "U" Tubes (one glued, one unglued), (4) Rubber Hose Clamps, and a Plastic Hose Clamp.

Size:
Filter: 8" diameter (base) 3 1/2" diameter (top) x 15" High
Power Cord: 3' long.

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Vortex Diatom Bag XL4

This Bag is a Replacement back for the XL unit.  These WILL NOT work in the D-1

Vortex Diatom Bag XL4
SALE 14.75

Vortex Diatom Bag XL4


Polyester material filter bag for the Vortex Diatom filter.
Fits The Vortex XL-4 diatom filter.
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Vortex Freedom Filter DFF DISCONTINUED DUE TO MANUFACTURER ISSUES

SUPER SALE GET EM NOW!!!!!!!

Standard diatom filter Cord comes with the proper plug for Usa and Canada

PLEASE NOTE EXPECTED SHIP DATE DUE TO BACKORDED APPROX the 2nd  WEEK of MAY

 

"New" P-29 recharge valve for quick operation and adjustable flow control"New" O ring sealed no-kink tubing allows for moving to other tank without losing siphon No-Kink Hose allows for longer recharging Pump Capacity 325 GPHPositively Does Not Change pH. FILTERS OUT "ICK" PARASITES


 

Vortex Freedom Filter


Diatomaceous Micron Filtration
"New" P-29 recharge valve for quick operation and adjustable flow control
"New" O ring sealed no-kink tubing allows for moving to other tank without losing siphon No-Kink Hose allows for longer recharging Pump Capacity 325 GPH @ One Foot Head Positively Does Not Change pH. FILTERS OUT "ICK" PARASITES

Ideal for use by Aquarium stores or the professional hobbyist with multiple tank systems. This diatom filter is designed to filter aquarium water to an extremely pure state. It is extremely fast and will filter out particles as small as 1 micron. Therefore, it is a tremendous aid in the treatment and prevention of aquarium diseases caused from micro-organisms such as "ick", velvet, tail and fin rot, fungus, flukes, fish lice, etc. Since almost all aquarium disease parasites are larger than 1 micron, they are easily entrapped by the filter powders and thus eliminated from the aquarium. This filter can be hung on the side of the aquarium or set on the floor. The diatom powder will not change the pH of water or remove medicines.

Features include:
Casting's are constructed of Cycolac plastic and are braced at all points of stress (motor and main castings are assembled at the factory so the motor shaft and the shaft seal are in perfect alignment and locked into position), impeller is installed with a clearance of 1/16" between shaft seal and the top of the filter bag insert (if for any reason these must be taken apart, great care must be taken in putting them back together to prevent leakage or damage to the double lip shaft seal. Be sure to lubricate inside the seal with a good grade of grease before re-assembling. The flat side of the impeller is recessed to allow clearance for the seal).

Comes with:
A two quart chamber base, a hanger, filter bag, two 4' sections of hoses, turbulence tube, recharge valve, two flex tubes, filter charge, two strainer plates, two strainer screws, two cap plugs, two 8" tubes, two U-tubes, 8 rubber hose clamps. Good for up to a 55 gallon aquarium.
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Vortex XL Diatom Filter DISCONTINUED DUE TO MANUFACTURER ISSUES

SALE

Vortex XL Diatom Filter

Standard diatom filter Cord comes with the proper plug for Usa and Canada


Designed for continuous operation, it pumps up to 400 gallons an hour. Backwashes clean without disassembly.
SALE 94.90

PLEASE NOTE EXPECTED SHIP DATE DUE TO BACKORDED APPROX the 2nd  WEEK of MAY

Vortex XL Diatom Filter


The Vortex Diatom Filter Model XL is a high-speed mechanical filter that is designed to fine filter aquarium water without disturbing the natural bacteria levels. The filter is invaluable in keeping a parasite-free, clean, well balanced and healthy aquarium. It can be used for fresh and saltwater tanks up over 55 gallons with an “active” flow rate of 200-350gph. It has 432 square inch filter area. The Diatom Filter is equipped with a 3000 RPM motor shaft that is connected directly to the impeller. It is designed for continuous operation.

The Diatom XL filter features and adjustable and directional flow and has an electrical on-off switch. It has a thermally protected motor which provides quiet operation. The filter is self-contained and back- flushes clean without taking the filter apart.

Instructions:
A minimum charge for the Diatom Filter XL is about one cup. To start the filter or if it has been turned off for any length of time, the Diatom Filter Powder will have fallen off the filter bag and settled into the bottom of the plastic jar. The powder is the filter, not the bag.
When the flow from the exhaust tube is weak or the Diatom Filter is visibly dirty, it is time to clean and recharge the unit with a new charge of Diatom Filter Powder.

To clean and recharge the filter a back flushing method may be used by disconnecting the filter from the aquarium and connecting it to a water faucet. The incoming water forces the dirty water out to make sure all the waste material is flushed clean. The filter can then be recharged.

The Diatom motor should be oiled every three to four months of normal use with Diatom lubricant.

Specifications:
The Diatom XL includes the Pump Assembly, a one gallon Glass Jar, a plastic Base stand, a Filter Bag, a Turbulence Tube, an XL Filter Charge, 2 4 ft foot section Hose, (2) Strainer Plates, (2) Strainer Strainers, (2) Cap Plugs, (2) Eight Inch Tubes, (2) "U" Tubes (one glues, one unglued), (4) Rubber Hose Clamps, a Plastic Hose Clamp, a Nylon Carrying Strap, and a Diatom Gravel Washer Attachment.

Size:
Filter: 7 1/2" diameter (base), 4 1/4 " (top of glass) x 15" high
Power Cord: 6 foot long
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