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Old 10-24-2005, 07:49 PM   #1
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Best Filter Pads?|

Can any one tell me which are the best filter pad for a bio ball filtration, one that does not tear up when you use the hose pistol to clean it. THANKS.
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Old 10-24-2005, 09:09 PM   #2
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flter pads should be replaced on a regular basis. I like poly filters or PURA pads.
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If you can, try to buy your poly filter material from a Fabric store. I use the poly fill that they use to put in homemade quilts. I bought a blue and white layered piece that was like 1/2" deep and 3 yards of it for about $5 or $6. Same stuff!
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I was going to say the same thing, No_Floaters. I buy poly "bedding" at a fabric store too. A $5 bag lasts me almost a year and I change them 1-2 times a week!
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Old 10-25-2005, 04:42 PM   #5
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Keep in mind that Poly Filter is an actual brand of chemical filtration that absorbs PO4, NH3 and the like from the water. It is far different from the cloth type quilt batting you get at the fabric store.
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Old 10-26-2005, 12:59 AM   #6
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That's true Lando. When we said poly filters, we were talking about heat-bonded polyester batting that can be used for making filters. It is only for filtering out larger particles and not for treating the water. You can buy a sheet of it big enough to cover a twin bed for about $6.
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What about filter bags? what should I use on the 2 overflow outs that you see in this diagram? Also, where can I buy, preferably online. THANKS!

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I use a filter sock on my returns. Helps with the bubble management too. Got them from Marine Depot. http://www.marinedepot.com/md_viewIt...product=EA1351
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I use a filter sock on my returns. Helps with the bubble management too. Got them from Marine Depot. http://www.marinedepot.com/md_viewIt...product=EA1351
Great Thanks! Just ordered a couple.
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To phyllis: where would I place these filter bags? Would they go over my overflow box tube sponges or perhaps over the upside down "J" tube that exits the bottom of my wet dry and dumps into the return pump?

Since I plan on keeping the sponge block in the wet dry and the 2 tube sponges in the overflow box, , I'd like to deep six the filter pad atop the bio balls (since the balls will be gone sooner or later).

All these filters/sponges/pads seem overkill to me, but matybe I'm wrong.

Getting back to the filter bag, would it stop some of the good things from entering the main? Doesn't the cheato release something good in the water (pods or sonething)?

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