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Old 01-16-2012, 07:48 PM   #1
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Make my own filter pads??

What could I use to make my own filter pads? I have an Aqueon Quietflow 10 (up to 20g) 100 gph

I need to move fish into the tank but don't have any pads...
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Old 01-16-2012, 08:20 PM   #2
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I just thought about what I have and I cut the material off a new Aqua Tech Filter Cartridge an will use that. It will work okay right? Just no carbon in it...
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:34 PM   #3
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At petsmart, you can find a big blue filter pad made by marineland.
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At petsmart, you can find a big blue filter pad made by marineland.
Do you just cut pieces to fit your filter?
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take the old cartridge, strip it of all the cloth, then hot glue the floss that you cut to shape.
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take the old cartridge, strip it of all the cloth, then hot glue the floss that you cut to shape.
This time I had to toss my entire cartridge because of a mysterious infection that was killing my fish... Bleached tank, started over ...
Don't have any more cartridges... But u found bigger cartridges for my larger filter and cut a piece to fit from that...
Never had a filter without carbon though...
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Do you just cut pieces to fit your filter?
Yes I think you get a 2ft wide, 4ft long piece of blue/white filter pad. You can probably get some cheaper filter pad online.
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Yes I think you get a 2ft wide, 4ft long piece of blue/white filter pad. You can probably get some cheaper filter pad online.
Oh how great! So much cheaper too! I never thought to get anything except what companies make for their filters..
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Oh how great! So much cheaper too! I never thought to get anything except what companies make for their filters..
Thank you
I always make my own! Your right, way cheaper than the overprice filter cartridges. I use car wash sponges, pot scrubbies and hobby/polly fill.
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You can make polymer pads. From an old pillow. Rinse off first obviously
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