Filter floss

Discussion in 'Protein Skimmers, Mechanical Filtration' started by gaboon, 10 Jan 2008.

  1. gaboon

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    Anyone got a pic of what this looks like?
     
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    sorry no pic,but looks alot like cotton wool
     
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    Like Mekaeel said, but think its synthetic.
     
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    if you go to the local pet shop ask for filter wool, pay about 4.50 and they will give you a little bag of it
     
  6. Smithers

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    Just wash it before u use it. If you don't your skimmer goes APE SHIT. Seriously mine will pull out about 25litres of water before it calms down but that is only if I use a full bag. Just remember if you are going to filter floss make sure you rinse it out daily. This stuff catches everything.
     
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    i agree.my skimmer went bezerk when i put it with out rinsing it in RO
     
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    Also - the other names it is called: Filter wool, glass-wool....

    Any fresh-water LFS should supply this, as it is MOSTLY used in fresh-water setups and ponds....
     
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    It is actually batting used for stuffing pillows and cushions.
     
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    Ok - that's interesting, thanks Alan. So one could theoretically get the stuff from material supplies shops as well (textile industry)?
     
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    Yip.
     
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    cool.that will save alot of $ im sure!
     
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    Just an after thought. This stuff looks like bleached pubic hair.
     
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    GET YOUR THOUGHTS OUT OF THE GUTTER, Smithers! ;-)

    And please -let's not start a 20 post discussion about Smithers' pubic hair. This is a public forum.
     
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    Dude ! I never said mine were bleached !
     
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    oh great,now we have Jacques vs Smithers :lol:
     
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    All in jest my good man !
     
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    :lol: :thumbup: :razz: :wave2: - now - let's get back to Actual aquarium use filter floss ;-)
     
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    :lol:
    yeah so filter wool is white :lol:
     
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    I think we have covered it now ! White, floss like and catches lots of shit.
     
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    OK - found a pic - here's what REAL aquarium use filter floss looks like:
    3892.jpg
     

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