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Re: [Killietalk] bulk foam source
Wright, I just found www.jonahsaquarium.com has tetra billi sponges
for $2.85 and the brillant, $3.84. Dunno how often they update their
pages. The ma and pa lfs where I trade had a couple of the billi filters
left and I cleaned them out. I've tried using the Hagen bio foam sponges
but they are not as sturdy as the Tetra ones: they are ribbed like the
brillant but will rip apart when I try to work them back on the uptubes,
the billi ones do not. Since I will be using several de Bruyn filters (built
3 now, need to build 3-4 more) I was hoping to find a safe, dark colored
sponge I could cut up and drill out for this.
Thanks, Al, for the advice on prewashing foam.
> Most furniture foam is quite safe, but avoid that destined for outdoor
> use, like boat seats, etc. as it may have serious chemical treatment for
> uv resistance and fungus repellant. Regular furniture stuff is OK, but
> usually a bit too fine.
> My local packaging store, when I lived in Santa Clara, could order
> regular (real) filter foam in various densities and sizes. Look in your
> yellow pages for a supplier of packing materials in your area.
> I need replacement sponges for a bunch of old Tetra filters. Anyone
> seeing a killer closeout, I'd appreciate a heads-up warning. :-)
> Wright Huntley - Rt. 001 Box K36, Bishop CA 93514 - whuntley at verizon_net
> 760 872-3995
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