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Handy tool for removing "floaters"

I thought I'd take the opportunity to share a handy tool that I discovered 
a while back that is perfect for skimming large particles from the water's 
surface;  a "permanent" coffee filter that I picked up at the grocery 
store.  It is a plastic, cup-like "strainer" with a very, very fine nylon 
mesh.  I bought it to remove an infestation of duckweed about a year ago 
and I was able to completely eliminate the duckweed in a short time by 
taking a regular cup, scooping up duckweed and water and pouring it through 
the coffee filter.  It worked like a charm.  I've also used it to remove 
floating debris and the like.  It removes surprisingly fine, solid 
particles but has much higher flow than a paper coffee filter.  I paid 
about $3 for it.

Just thought I'd share.

Chuck Huffine
Knoxville, Tennessee  USA
mailto:grendel at usit_net