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    Alternatives to DE powder?

    Are products like Jacks Magic "The Filter Fiber Stuff", as good or better than straight DE fiber powder?

    If not, which DE filter fiber should I be adding after back washing?
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    Re: Alternatives to DE powder?

    It's just another brand of cellulose

    I've used other brands for a couple years now with no problem.
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    Re: Alternatives to DE powder?

    Are any 'safer' than another and better for the environment/kids?
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    Re: Alternatives to DE powder?

    Cellulose fiber is safer and better for the environment. It's fully biodegradable and as a bonus it filters better than DE. The brand doesn't seem to matter. I've used several brands and except for price they were all the same.
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