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Old 06-02-2010, 03:13 AM   #1
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filter floss

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is the filter floss at petstore the same as pillow floss that walmart sell? if so is it safe to use pillow floss in aqua?

im plan on using some floss to do a DIY projec for my 300 gallon
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Old 06-02-2010, 10:03 AM   #2
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It's very possible that it's the same. It the stuff at Walmart is 100% polyfill with no added colors or scents, it's probably ok to use.
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Old 06-02-2010, 10:43 AM   #3
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Yes, as long as it is 100% polyfiber you shouldn't have any problems. I have been using the same bag for years in both my tanks. It can also be used as a prefilter by wrapping some around the intake and use a rubber band to attach it.
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Old 06-03-2010, 04:12 AM   #4
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Old 06-03-2010, 06:18 AM   #5
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there are a ton of stuff we can use in the aquarium not marked for that use.... as soon as a item becomes a specialty they mark it up.

good post on filter media here....
Beginners Guide to Filter Media - MonsterFishKeepers.com
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mg thanks or the link
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mg thanks or the link
2nd that ^^
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Yup it is the same and I use it to great success. I put some in lightly in the first basket of the canister filter and then some more tightly packed in the second. It does a great job in clarifying the water.
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