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Old 09-15-2011, 11:24 AM   #1
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Sand as filter media

I was just thinking about filter media for HOB filters and was wondering if large grain sand could be used in a fine mesh bag. I didn't know if it wold escape the filter though, but I was thinking it would work well for a replacement of carbon. I like the fine filtration of carbon in my ACs but don't typically run it. So I was thinking a bag of sand that the water could sift though might work well, just as long as the sand stayed in place and didn't squeeze through the bag.

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If you want fine filtration, use polyester batting.
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Old 09-15-2011, 12:42 PM   #3
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Thanks Bill. That's what I will try. I assume it would be best in the middle layer and inside a mesh bag?
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