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Does anybody know where I can locate some very fine SS wire mesh? I was at Michael's and saw some fine aluminum mesh, but I didn't know if I could use that in my aquarium or not.

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You might be able to find it at home depot or maybe a place that sells window screens. You are planning to use it in your aquarium?
 

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Fishfry,

May be a plastic mesh will do? Look here:
http://www.dallasbonsai.com/store/drainage_mesh.html

The first picture shows the actual mesh size. That mesh is bendable but has good structural strength.

Home depot has the gutter leaf protector mesh that is metallic but it rusts under water. They have the same thing in plastic. The holes of both of them are about 1/4".

--Nikolay
 

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thanks for the ideas, that plastic stuff might work as long as it will sink. I might also try that aluminum mesh I saw because it said it was rust-proof, and I will check out Home Depot. I am going to use it to grow some creeping plants on. I am going to try growing some Hemianthus callitrichoides on it.

-Ethan
 

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whoa that is cool mesh! I think it is too small for my application, I ended up going with the "rust-proof" aluminum mesh I saw at the craft store.
 

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It comes in different microns. 500 Microns would have probably worked for you but if you solved the problem that it worked out.
 

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I go to home depot, it's very cheap and works.

Around plumbing find the drain lint catcher, there will be 2 rolls in the packet for about a buck fifty.

It will come in a tube shape, just take a pair of scissors and cut it open and you have a nice size stainless steel mesh :)

It might not be the best mesh, but it's worked for me so far :) and it hasn't oxidated either.
 
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