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Old 02-23-2004, 12:15 AM   #1
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filter media, been out to the quilting store?

is the fiber floss for stuffing pillows and quilts ok to use in a reef tank?

if not does any know where to get this stuff in bulk for cheap.
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Old 02-23-2004, 07:20 AM   #2
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100% polyester is what fish stores sell.I can only assume that it would be cheaper at a craft store
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Old 02-23-2004, 12:04 PM   #3
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fiber floss for stuffing pillows and quilts ok to use in a reef tank
If this is a reef tank, I would not recommend the use of prefilters, they tend to be nutrient producers and little else. If you want to use it, make sure you change ti often.
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Old 02-23-2004, 12:29 PM   #4
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So then on my soon to be 55 reef, I might remove the foam inserts for the fluval?
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If you have 1.5-2lbs per gallon of LR then I would not use any media in the fluval, simply use it for moving water and occasional carbon filtering.
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I am thinking of removing the filter cartridge of my Emperor 400 as well. However, if I use my Emperor 4000 just for water circulation, then isn't the debris will go back to the tank again? Do you then have to do more vaccumming? Or do I just hope that my Remora will capture the debris and export it out?
I agree that having the filter cartridge in there get the debris collected so fast that you almost need to clean out the filter every 2 days.
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Also some quilt battings have additives like flame retarders or anti bacterial stuff added so watch out. But I would agree on not using any media or you just end up with a nitrate producer.
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I have close to around 180lbs or lr in my 110g but the filte pads in my sump alway get dirty. Isn't it good to leave this layer of mechanical filtration in? I think part of the problem is that my skimmer is not big/good enough for my tank.
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I am thinking of removing the filter cartridge of my Emperor 400 as well. However, if I use my Emperor 4000 just for water circulation, then isn't the debris will go back to the tank again? Do you then have to do more vaccumming? Or do I just hope that my Remora will capture the debris and export it out?
I agree that having the filter cartridge in there get the debris collected so fast that you almost need to clean out the filter every 2 days.
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ah yes good thinking. Maybe I'll add a few pounds of small LR in the fluval then, I had already questioned the need for carbon as I have not used it in any tanks I have ever had and all is fine. I just clean my filters
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