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Old 03-04-2012, 05:45 PM   #1
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Filter Floss??

Quick question, does anyone have experience using polyester stuffing as filter floss? I have a bag and would like to use it but I'm not sure if polyester will harm my fish? It's 100% recycled polyester, used for stuffing pillows,toys,pet beds..
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I use it and it great! You get really clear water with it. It does not harm fish as long as it is 100% polyester, so you shouldn't have a problem.
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Old 03-04-2012, 05:51 PM   #3
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I use it and it great! You get really clear water with it. It does not harm fish as long as it is 100% polyester, so you shouldn't have a problem.
Awesome! Thank you for the fast response I was literally sitting here with the batting in my lap waiting until I heard from someone whether or not to stick it in. I was doing the "should I or shouldn't I ?" in my head. Lol!
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Quick question, does anyone have experience using polyester stuffing as filter floss? I have a bag and would like to use it but I'm not sure if polyester will harm my fish? It's 100% recycled polyester, used for stuffing pillows,toys,pet beds..
As long as it doesn't have any fire-retardants or other additives, which is should say if it did ... I'd say your good to go. Great stuff to help polish off your water, really works great!
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As long as it doesn't have any fire-retardants or other additives, which is should say if it did ... I'd say your good to go. Great stuff to help polish off your water, really works great!
Uh oh.. I just put it in. There's nothing stating on the bag anywhere that it would be fire resistant. They'd have to mark it if it was right?
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Uh oh.. I just put it in. There's nothing stating on the bag anywhere that it would be fire resistant. They'd have to mark it if it was right?
As far as I know, it should indicate if it had fire-retardants or other chemicals added. Usually, when you see 100% poly-fill on the bag, that's what you got.
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Phew, hopefully all goes well. Just another thing for me to worry about. No biggie. Lol! They don't seem to mind it. They're swimming upstream in the current, no itching or anything. I think it should be good.
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I've been using it for years and just made another filter with it.
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Old 03-05-2012, 01:21 AM   #9
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I've been using it for years and just made another filter with it.
I have been changing out the micron filter almost on a weekly basis due to getting plugged up. I remembered I had this bag of "fluff" kicking around the house I figured I'd ask in here to see if it would work. Trying to save myself some money without harming my fish of course. So happy the vote was yes!
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I use polyfill in place of carbon in my AquaClear50. It works great.
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