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Old 11-10-2017, 03:42 PM   #1
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HOB insert questions

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At the moment they all have filter floss in them & the Oscar has a sponge beneath his cause he's running a single filter, but I am running out of floss - was actually a roll of furnace filter floss that's lasted 8+years, but I digress. Need to know a cheap efficient replacent for this if possible as I am having trouble find a large roll anywhere. Saw the scrubbie suggestion for the cannister & was unsure whether I could use this as it is very open & I don't want to lose any of the water polishing qualities the floss provides

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Old 11-10-2017, 04:38 PM   #2
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I fill all my hob filters with Fluval foam sponges. They don't wear out, and a squeeze every two weeks keeps them clean.
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Old 11-10-2017, 06:20 PM   #3
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I use sponges also [Aquaclear ] .
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I like Seachem Matrix and Purigen. There is an option for larger sized Pond version of Matrix too (edit: Just added link).
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As others have said, I use sponges as well. But if you want to use floss, you can get a 1 pound bag of Poly Fil from Walmart in their hobby section for about $3.50. They also have bigger bags available in store and on line.

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