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Old 01-28-2012, 08:11 PM   #1
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Should I use polyfil in my filter?

Should I use polyfil in my filter? Is that safe and a good idea or is there something else I should try? I'm trying to get my new filter set up...
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Old 01-28-2012, 08:32 PM   #2
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I use quilt batting, but it looks like the poly fill is very similar. I just double layer it and cut it to size. Does a great job filtering out particles.
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Old 01-28-2012, 09:36 PM   #3
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Make sure the quilt batting isnt mold resistant and make sure its thick but not dense.
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Old 01-28-2012, 09:37 PM   #4
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I use polyfil in my fluval 305. I put it in the last stage of the filter and it works as a water polisher. Being synthetic, it doesnt deteriorate. I have never had any issues with it.
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Old 02-02-2012, 03:47 AM   #5
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I like the idea of cut to fit quilt batting. I tried a bag of floss in my Fluval 305 and quickly got tired of escaped fibers running around the tank. I found a deal on the Fluval polishing pads and got those just to save trouble.

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Old 02-02-2012, 12:30 PM   #6
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I ended up just putting some 100% polyfil in my filter so we'll see how that goes...I'm don't think those filter pads would fit in my filter
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Old 02-02-2012, 12:46 PM   #7
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Yes, I could see loose fibers being an issue with straight polyfol. I have very few if any fibers that make it out of my filters. Let us know how everything works out!
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