Filter material

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  1. dogstar

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    In a canister filter there are these baskets with white filter material.

    I believe to replace these you can use something called batting which you can buy from curtain and/or fabric shops?

    Anybody used this stuff? Any opinions on it?
     
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  3. Reafer

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    i use it , its way way cheaper. Just make sure it hasnt been treated with anything
     
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    1 = filter wool, fine white fluff stuff from LPS etc
    2 = batting, used to line warm clothing, can be bought at places like Metro etc, also fluffy and will do a good job at manual filtration, cathing alot of gunk
     
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    I just buy the AKWA massive sheet (roll) of filter material.

    Pretty damn cheap if I recall, just cut and fit.

    In the CF I use the Fluval stuff for foam pads, just because cutting the filter material is a pain in the ass, and I use Ceramic rings in the other baskets, except polishing pad in the lowest one, and ammonia/carbon mix.
     
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    R12/running m of batting, AKWA stuff is a rip off
     
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    We use batting in our sumps and it works fine...
     
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    I have been using it for a long time and have never had a problem with it. It is cheap and easy to replace!!
     
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    i still need to make a draai at metro an get me some..
    presently i still have two tiny bags of R3 filterwool
     
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    Look for filterwool at your local fabric shop too ..........
     
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    I and my old work uses isolite 40mm same thing 30m2 100 bucks works the same for half the price
     
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    isolite? expanded polystyrene foam? how's that work?
     
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    No its what was called think pink before. The company making it is as far as i know isolite. The floss is made of 100% recycled plastic and you get it in 40mm 50mm and 100mm. The 100mm looks to me quite corse
     

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