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Re: [Killietalk] Cheap method of making foam filters? Grimes story



Dan;
I do not have your email address so I am posting this so you get it. 
If you ever have a chance, hear it!  Basically he goes through some fish
room stories while showing slides of hand painted dead carcasses of cichlids
with appropriate names for the paint job.  They all resulted from his making
foam filters with a large sheet of foam he bought.  He laughingly tells how
he was cautious so he put one in EVERY TANK!  Within a short time fish began
to die.  He called everyone he could from the distributor to finally the
company where the foam was made.  Everyone said it should be fine until he
finally got an engineer who told him it was an outdoor furniture foam and
contained a mold inhibitor.  He asked what was used and some more flurry at
the company until one of the company chemists told him the inhibitor was
arsenic!  If you ever tried to get real information on a product from a
company you can appreciate what it takes to find someone who actually knows
something about the product.  Few at the company have a clue at all.  

-----Original Message-----
From: killietalk-bounces at aka_org [mailto:killietalk-bounces at aka_org] On
Behalf Of Dan Wright
Sent: 2009-01-05 20:16
To: killifish discussion list
Subject: Re: [Killietalk] Cheap method of making foam filters?

I have not heard good old Charlie's dead fish talk.  Could you summarize for
me?

Thanks,
Dan W

On 1/5/09, bill shenefelt <billshenefelt at hotmail_com> wrote:
> Again caution.  Don't forget good old Charlie Grimes's dead fish talk.
>
>  Bill Shenefelt
>  http://sheneskillies.com
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>  Bill Shenefelt
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>  > Get open cell foam from a fabric store (padding) or Home Depot (air
>  > conditioner seal). Cut to size. Punch a hole through it using a
>  > sharpened pipe. Plug the bottom of the hole with a glass marble or
>  > rounded stone (the extra weight at the bottom will be appreciated).
>  > Insert a pvc or civic pipe that has some holes drilled in the side.
>  > Insert a air tube. Put in tank.
>  > Vince
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