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Mechanical Filter Material

Post  danr on Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:37 pm

I build a 2 stage sump filtration system. I am trying to find a good material for the mechanical stage of said filter right now i have some filter fiber similar to this Petco Filter Fiber However, I like its filtration abilities however it it nearly impossible to clean it just separates. I also have a foam insert I believe it is designed for a aquaclear filter Petco Foam Filter It works acceptably. What does everyone else use?

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My Stage 2 consists of bioballs and ceremics biorings, right now there is no chemical filtration going to try without this portion.

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Re: Mechanical Filter Material

Post  DavidZ on Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:34 am


I use a material similiar to this: http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/AIR-HANDLER-Filter-Media-Roll-4WZ67?Pid=search

It filters well and washes a few times if you are gentle with it.

Probably getting another roll this month sometime.
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Post  egbar guppies on Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:12 pm

I purchase polyester sheets used as quilt filler. It comes in varying sizes and thicknesses. It holds its shape and can be cut with household scissors into lengths to enclose charcoal, resin or other media within (think tacos)before you insert it in the filter. It does not tear apart like the floss types but does just fine at filtering fine gunk out of the tank. i use it for my side hanging filters and have done so now for years with no problems.

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Re: Mechanical Filter Material

Post  danr on Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:09 am

egbar guppies wrote:I purchase polyester sheets used as quilt filler. It comes in varying sizes and thicknesses. It holds its shape and can be cut with household scissors into lengths to enclose charcoal, resin or other media within (think tacos)before you insert it in the filter. It does not tear apart like the floss types but does just fine at filtering fine gunk out of the tank. i use it for my side hanging filters and have done so now for years with no problems.
thank you for the great idea i went to joann fabric and got 1 yard by 4ft of pretty thick stuff i then took a current hob filter cartridge and measured it out cut the polyester and sewed it together put some carbon inside it works amazing and cheap as can be

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