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New life for an OLD filter cartridge.

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New life for an OLD filter cartridge.

Post  ciscosdad on Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:49 pm

Ok I just got finished Safe-T- Sorbing my 75 and I discovered my filter pads were SHOT this is my attempt  at making a cheep pad that will clear my tank.


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A few to many rinses. My filter fell apart.

I stripped off as much of the old blue floss as I could

I bought this, over 18 square feet for $4.71 including tax, at Walmart.

I cut a piece a little longer than the rib that will wrap around with an overlap.

Tuck the bottom.

Fold over one side.

Then the other.

Hold everything in place with a few rubber bands.  A filter cartridge is re-born!



This is the tank at 1:30 pm Sunday.  We will see how it works.


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Re: New life for an OLD filter cartridge.

Post  williemcd on Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:40 pm

Looks good to go!.. I'm betting by tues, it'll be crystal clear
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Re: New life for an OLD filter cartridge.

Post  ciscosdad on Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:43 pm


1:30pm on Sunday.


6:30pm on Sunday.

Not bad for a diy super inexpensive filter.
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Post  chiclidlover on Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:03 am

Nice diy filter most definitely will keep that in mind beautiful tank keep up the good work
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Re: New life for an OLD filter cartridge.

Post  Amp2020 on Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:31 am

You can drastically improve the filtration by taking that floss and wrapping it around the intake tube a couple of times and use a rubberband to hold it in place. You might also be able to find some sponges that fit intake tubes and use them as pre-filters. The smaller pores will clog up faster. So don't get any that are very small pores.

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