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Old 01-17-2012, 11:41 AM   #11
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You can go to walmart and in the crafts section you will see they sell stuffing for making your own pillows.
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Old 01-17-2012, 11:43 AM   #12
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Go to a craft store or walmart and buy 100% polyfill/polyfiber. Make sure it is unscented and 100% polyfiber. You can cut it into whatever size pieces you need. I've been using it in my HOB filters for years. A big bag costs a couple bucks and will last you for years.
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Old 01-17-2012, 12:43 PM   #13
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You guys are a lifesaver! Polyfill it is!!
thank you!
Guess it always pays to ask questions!
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Old 01-17-2012, 01:12 PM   #14
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Also, you can wrap some polyfill around your intakes for a prefilter. Works great on keeping sand out of your filter and keeping the fry safe.
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Also, you can wrap some polyfill around your intakes for a prefilter. Works great on keeping sand out of your filter and keeping the fry safe.
I have a filter sponge to slide on for my fry tank... I remove fry once they're born into a separate 10g. I have gravel. Haven't ventured to sand yet.. Looks amazing tho.
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Old 01-17-2012, 08:00 PM   #16
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You should buy a single cartridge, keep rinsing the floss off when it gets dirty until the the floss is going to fall apart, then put the floss on.
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Old 01-18-2012, 11:42 AM   #17
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You should buy a single cartridge, keep rinsing the floss off when it gets dirty until the the floss is going to fall apart, then put the floss on.

Or save $5 and buy a bag of polyfill. Buying single cartridges seems harder and harder, everywhere is bundling them into 3 and 5 packs lately. A lot of those cartridges also contain carbon, which I don't run in any of my tanks. Overall polyfill filters the water better and is way cheaper than manufactured cartridges, IME.
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I just use an old filter cartridge as a stencil to cut my media to the right size. I use poly quilt batting that can be found at Hobby Lobby and many other stores. Costed like $5 and I have a lifetime supply of DIY filter pads. I also use some kitchen scrubbers (NOT INFUSED WITH SOAP OR CLEANERS) and cut them to size. Makes a good rigid filter to hold the quilt batting in place, and the stuff will probably last forever.
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Old 01-18-2012, 02:05 PM   #19
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The blue and white marineland filter floss is great! All you do is cut it to the size you want and put it in the filter! It does a good job of catching fine particles too. It's only like 7 bucks for a 2 by 4 sheet which lasts a while
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