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creamkiller
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filter media
« on: June 28, 2010, 08:01:21 AM »

hi i thought i would share what i use foe my media

i use polyester stuffing from ever soft( at walmart) it is the stuff that u make pillows with or what dog toys are filled with it cost 15 $ for 12 oz and will last forever u still have to use carbon

after it gets clogged up just throw it away and put more in. this is what my fish guy uses for his tanks. he has over 1000 galons of water and it takes him 2 years to go throw one of the big bags of this stuff cost him about 25$ every 2 years Grin
 
this stuff only works as a mechanical filter  trust me u should try it save a whole lot of money on buying the other stuff.
 
this is a trade secret u wont read it any where and not many will tell u about it

think about it how much would it cost if u bought  filter medias for a 1000 gallons of water a year. it would make u broke. 
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Re: filter media
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2010, 08:17:22 AM »

 for the carbon

always buy the loose bulk carbon not the carbon already in bags

for the bags go to the dollar store and buy some panty hose scoop the carbon up put it in the pantys tie a knot there u go.

it cost me 20$ for 60 oz of carbon

it cost 10$ for 10 oz of carbon in bags. 
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Re: filter media
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2010, 08:28:05 AM »

wow! that is quite the savings Smiley
Thank you for sharing!
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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2010, 10:00:12 AM »

i like it Smiley cheers
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Hanna
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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2010, 10:59:28 PM »

 ;)creamkiller, thanks for sharing this, it'll save lots of bucks, this is certain Wink
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Re: filter media
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2010, 06:13:13 AM »

This might be a silly question, but stockings would definitely have no chemicals in them? Because they are dyed (I imagine) and other things.
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2010, 07:52:46 AM »

 i dont think they have anything bad in them . if there is the carbon should get rid of it. I HAVE HAD NO PROBLEMS WITH THIS TRYIT
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Re: filter media
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2010, 03:06:20 AM »

I've heard of the carbon trick Smiley Nice info!!

By the way, girls, speaking about filters and saving.... Cheesy I GOT THE MOST AWESOME DEAL YESTERDAY!! Grin
I went to the pet shop to get my filter for the tank I ordered, since they didn't find it last time d: They had told me before, that I'd pay a small extra sum to get a bigger, better filter for the tank, since they're aware of the fact that the ones that go with the tank sets usually are kinda' crappy and small. So I got myself a filter worth 80, the biggest one they had, pumping about 1000l/h but I got 20 discount on that because that's the cost of the little filter, but I still asked if I could get the smaller filter too ;> Which I did Cheesy It pumps about 500l/h.

In other words, yesterday I bought two internal power filters worth 100 and paid only 60 Cheesy *proud*
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« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2010, 06:36:13 AM »

THIS IS FANTASTIC Grin
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« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2010, 08:04:49 AM »

sweet with all that extra money u can go get a bigger tank Grin
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« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2010, 08:15:30 AM »

That is quite a deal Nossie!! Congrats! Smiley Wink Cheesy Grin : Kiss
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« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2010, 11:35:41 AM »

nice deal Cheesy i tried to do that when i had my new tank . . . didnt work Sad but ah well!
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« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2010, 12:43:35 PM »

creamkiller: A bigger tank?! xD Hah, no, I'm happy with that 83 gallon for now Wink Maybe someday I'll get something a tad smaller to keep some Africal Cichlids in! Cheesy

Mindemae: Thanks! Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2010, 05:00:52 PM »

bigger = better
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« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2010, 03:16:10 AM »

That of course, but I don't think I'll have the space and will to take care of anything much bigger Smiley
Besides, so far, that 83 gallon seems to have been the biggest one available around o_O But I guess I'll keep my eyes open Wink
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« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2010, 03:18:43 PM »

go get a custom made 1 a 125 gallon hand made extra braces new cost 300$ here  a 90 gal reef ready with holes for sump is 340 including taxes

and if u are using Imperial gallon  that would be even more
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« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2010, 05:24:20 PM »

Hah, I'm from Finland, so I'm not thinking in gallons or dollars at all ;P

For now, I don't need any bigger tank, at most I'd get myself a small 16 gallon as a hospital tank once I'll have the money Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: July 04, 2010, 07:01:53 PM »

ya u need a sick tank somtimes
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« Reply #18 on: July 05, 2010, 08:00:59 AM »

Yeah! Both for newcomers and for possible diseases. But I will of course do my best to make sure that I won't need that hospital tank too much o_O
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Re: filter media
« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2010, 12:51:15 PM »

i put prevent meds in my tank just to help them out
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