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Re: [Killietalk] Cheap method of making foam filters?
I have bought charcoal colored open cell foam from Bob's Foam Factory
in California before, and used capped drilled pvc for a lift tube.
You have to make sure you get the right foam from them as they have
two types of open celled foam and one costs twice as much as the
other. Another member of my local fish club has made them the same
way using scrap pieces of mattress foam from a local bed store, but as
I understand it you have to be careful not to get foam with fire
retardant on it.
On 1/1/09, James (Jim) Darlack <jmdarlack at yahoo_com> wrote:
> Hi Killi Nuts,
> Anyone have a cheap, and easy method to make foam filters?
> I have seen simple methods of making box filters out of margarine tubs, using sand, or other compounds. How about box filters?
> Granted, they are fairly cheap depending on the tank size. However... cant help think that materials can be purchased cheaply in quantity, and a little ingenuity used for construction.
> I tried converting a foam toilet bowl cleaner, purchased for a buck from a dollars store. it worked great... until part of the foam deteriorated. Fish didnt mind it. But it was constructed of the wrong type of foam.
> Jim, Sterling, VA.
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