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Old 10-28-2003, 09:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone ever figure out a good DIY source of foam filter material to use as a DIY alternative to the white open-pore material Eheim sells?
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Anyone ever figure out a good DIY source of foam filter material to use as a DIY alternative to the white open-pore material Eheim sells?
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Old 10-28-2003, 10:54 AM   #3 (permalink)
 
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I wash the course filter and have had no problems reusing them.

For the fine filter I ordered a big roll of 2" pond filter floss off of www.ebay.com. It has been working great.

For polishing I use the 50 micron filter felt in www.drsfostersmith.com

I use the course filter as a template and just cut them to size.

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Old 10-28-2003, 01:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks James. I assume what you buy is this:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=20758

Are you able to rinse and reuse or not?

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Old 10-29-2003, 12:35 AM   #5 (permalink)
 
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That's the company, although I got the two inch thick stuff. No reduction in flow when I install it.

This stuff is really like a filter floss. No washing, just toss it. At this price its its only a dollar or two a filter. No real value in trying to wash it.

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Old 10-29-2003, 04:25 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks again jJames.

I was really looking for some reusuable foam, like used in Aquaclear filters. It is called open pore reticulated foam. Would need approx. 30 pores per inch at 1-inch thick.

Sources in sizes to fit an Eheim Pro?

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Old 10-30-2003, 06:32 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Thought you might be interested in my preliminary results from my search for "Open pore, reticulated" foam material to use in place of the white polyester pad normally used in the Eheim Pro II canister filter.

http://members.cox.net/tulsaalstons/BuklFilterMedia.htm
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