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Filter Foam

Postby woody » Sat Sep 15, 2007 8:47 pm

Hi, I am running 2 Rena xp external filters which I find perfect for my needs but the cost of replacing the MEDIA can be expensive. Instead of buying Rena Foam pads I have been buying Pond Filter Pads and cutting them to the correct size. I don't seem to be having any problems but has anyone used the same and found problems..Thanks JIM
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Postby David » Sat Sep 15, 2007 9:49 pm

That is what i do, no point paying more when you can get it alot cheaper.
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Postby moocowmoneybox » Sun Sep 16, 2007 7:48 am

I do the same for the top basket in my Rena XP3, cut the required square off a large piece of polywool.

I have foam in the bottom basket (the foam that came with the filter) and the middle basket is full of EHFI Substrat :mrgreen:
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Postby chaoz » Sun Sep 16, 2007 7:14 pm

i use filter woool in mine(coz i get it free) along with the sponges,plastic and ceramic rings.
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Filter Material - DIY High Efficient Filters

Postby PRACO » Mon Sep 24, 2007 11:15 pm

I have never bought the correct stuff for any filter. I buy in bulk and cut to size. I have even started making "Super-Filters" see
Filter Material - DIY High Efficient Filters

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I am here to keep costs down. The more I save on consumables, the more I can spend on FISH.
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