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Old 03-12-2015, 02:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Off-brand pad for eheim 2217?

So, standard eheim brand fine filter pad's are retailing for $15 for a 3 pack.

However, these off-brand HQRP fine filter pads for the 2217 are selling for $10 for a six pack.

At nearly half the cost, I'm tempted to go for the off brand pads. I'm wondering if anyone has experience with HQRP products, and could attest to their quality or not. I've read mixed reviews of some other off brand eheim filter pads but couldn't find out anything about HQRP.

Are the cost savings worth it? Thanks!
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I am also interested. I really think the cheaper should be OK. I have read on other forums of people buying felt from Drs. Foster and Smith and cutting their own out.


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Just use pillow stuffing from Walmart.... It's like $4 and has PLENTY. I dont' even bother to rinse it, I just toss the dirty and put in some clean.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Morning-Gl...-x-60/19397502
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I buy those rolled sheets of blue/white filter material and just cut my own. Much cheaper.
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I buy the big roll of filter pad from Big Al's online. Cut it to any shape. big roll lasts forever. http://www.bigalspets.com/filter-floss-20-sq-ft.html
On sale!
You don't need to buy Eheim brand filter material. Been running my Eheims for years with this
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Default Re: Off-brand pad for eheim 2217?

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I buy the big roll of filter pad from Big Al's online. Cut it to any shape. big roll lasts forever. http://www.bigalspets.com/filter-floss-20-sq-ft.html
On sale!
You don't need to buy Eheim brand filter material. Been running my Eheims for years with this
I've pretty much been doing this too, but this seems even more cost effective.

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Just use pillow stuffing from Walmart.... It's like $4 and has PLENTY. I dont' even bother to rinse it, I just toss the dirty and put in some clean.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Morning-Gl...-x-60/19397502
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Default Re: Off-brand pad for eheim 2217?

Someone, somewhere in Eheim HQ is reading this thread and just went: "D'oh!"
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Default Re: Off-brand pad for eheim 2217?

Polyfil -nufoam at walmart in hobby craft dept,
Comes in 15 inch by 17 inch square two inches thick.
I just trace around the eheim blue pads with marker and cut out the replacement pads.
Can separate the material to make more pads of one inch thickness but I like the two inch pads.
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