Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 05-18-2012, 09:50 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Daniel R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 59
Filter pad

I have some aqua one filter pad that I use to help my filtration and really get that crystal clear tank however it's expensive and I was wondering if I can use cotton or any other things.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3089495629.jpg
Views:	51
Size:	147.8 KB
ID:	95498  
__________________

__________________
Daniel R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2012, 10:14 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Link119's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 334
Go to the local walmart and get a bag of polyfill. Make sure it doesnt have fire retardant. It should say so if it does.
__________________

__________________
10 Gallon Planted
Link119 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2012, 10:21 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Lunchbox209's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: stockton CA
Posts: 397
Go on eBay and look for aquarium pond filter pad . I bought a 20ft by 2ft roll for like 12 bucks shipped I haven't even went threw a 1/4 of it and if it gets clogged just rinse it in some tank water and good as new I cut a new piece maybe once a month just to replace it.
__________________
Lunchbox209 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2012, 11:08 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Cichlid Kid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Lewistown,Pa
Posts: 1,338
If you buy the polyfill batting @ walmart you can readily cut the stuff to length needed for your type of filter. As already noted make sure its not fire proof.
__________________
Cichlid Kid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2012, 02:56 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Daniel R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 59
But will cotton work?
__________________
Daniel R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2012, 03:23 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Lunchbox209's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: stockton CA
Posts: 397
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daniel R
But will cotton work?
Yup sure will
__________________
Lunchbox209 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2012, 09:08 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Slade's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Leland, NC
Posts: 529
If you go to Walmart I suggest buying the polyester batting pads instead of the polyfil. It's the same thing except the clumps of polyfil may break up and you'll get strands in your tank. The pads are the same idea as pond filter or the blue bonded pads you can buy online Or in petco.
__________________
Slade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2012, 09:42 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Daniel R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 59
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slade
If you go to Walmart I suggest buying the polyester batting pads instead of the polyfil. It's the same thing except the clumps of polyfil may break up and you'll get strands in your tank. The pads are the same idea as pond filter or the blue bonded pads you can buy online Or in petco.
I don't have a Walmart I live is aus
__________________
Daniel R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2012, 10:01 AM   #9
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Posts: 39
You can find the polyfil batting at any store that sells sewing/quilting supplies or you can find it from an online craft/sewing store.
__________________
Razorbackfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2012, 10:39 AM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
ashleynicole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,787
Amazon.com: Acurel LLC 100-Percent Polyester Filter Fiber, 8-Ounce: Pet Supplies

I love amazon, especially amazon prime
__________________

__________________
ashleynicole is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
filter

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.