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Old 02-28-2012, 06:07 PM   #1
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new diy filter media?

Ok here shortly im goin to make my own canister filter. I was wondering what kind of media everyone uses. I goin to try to my everything myself so any diy media or non lfs media would be appreciated.
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Old 02-28-2012, 06:37 PM   #2
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Dollar store plastic pot scrubbers and polyfill (pillow stuffing) are two I've heard people use a lot
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:03 PM   #3
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You can get 6 of those plastic pot scrubbers for $1 at Target right now...I just stocked up! I also use ceramic rings and polyfill in diy canister.
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:52 PM   #4
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Sounds like good stuff anymore?
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:03 PM   #5
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Hey can someone explain how exactly you'd do a DIY filter in the first place?
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:14 PM   #6
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I just googled it u will find all the info u want.
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:16 PM   #7
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Okay I'll google it ^^ I just wanted to put this out there, and I know it's really off topic, but I'm going to post a thread explaining pH, for anyone who wants to know what it is! It's fun to know things like that! I'll also be explaining hard and soft water and the difference between the two ^^
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:17 PM   #8
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I use pot scrubbies, pollyfill and car wash sponges. Works just as well as the stuff designed for filters. Don't use kitchen/bathroom sponges. They can have antibacterial properties.
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I use pot scrubbies, pollyfill and car wash sponges. Works just as well as the stuff designed for filters. Don't use kitchen/bathroom sponges. They can have antibacterial properties.
I think that is exactly what im goin to use.
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:29 PM   #10
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Anyone have any ideas on the canister its self. I want to be clear but i can find anything big enough. I found a 5 gal bucket but for this project i want something alil smaller. Its only goin on my 40 tank. If it works good then ill use the bigger one for a tank ill be building later.
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