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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-26-2014, 10:30 PM Thread Starter
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black nylon meshbags aquariumsafe?






wanting to buy one but after all this stuff I have read recently about what the different plastics/dyes can leach I figure I should post first
this bag is from ebay, says its aquarium safe but I usually dont take the sellers word to heart
all It really says about the material is that its made from nylon

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-27-2014, 12:41 AM
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Nylon is aquarium safe.
I do not know if the bag you are showing is nylon, or aquarium safe.

I use the mesh bags that food comes in (onions, avocados...) in the filter.

You could buy fabric in a local fabric or craft store, make sure it is nylon and sew your own bags, then you would be sure. You could even test a swatch in a jar of aquarium water before you buy. (just ask- fabric stores usually have remnants)

In Northern California try Joannes or Michaels. I am sure there are others, too.
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The picture shows a zipper on the bag. I'd be more worried about that than the fabric.
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hmm
seems like a lot of work to make one,
anyone know where I could buy a nylon mesh bag online thats cheap?
I only need one, ebay seems to only sell them in packs of 5
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Use the old party favor cheat to avoid sewing if you want to make your own... cut a large circle, put the media inside, gather the edges and use a short length of stainless steel wire like a twist-tie. Cheap, fast, and reusable. Also guaranteed aquarium safe.
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thanks
I actually found someone selling them on *bay.com for like a dollar, and 90 cent shipping
for w.e reason it didnt show up when I first searched (nylon media bags) took a few tries searching different variations of the same sentence but yea,

this was the description
"12" x 4" Nylon Filter Bag with Draw String for any type of filter system, including power, canister, sump or wet-dry filters.

I purchased a hundred, used 25 for myself and have about 75 available. All are new and work great. First bag ships for only $.95, additional bags ship for only $.20. Ships 1st class mail same or next day of payment. "

sounded aqua safe to me, and no zipper just a draw string
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I find media bags have a way of stopping flow too quick if used in the wrong spots. Rather than have the canister flow stop too soon due to the small mesh of the bag, I now go another route. Since it is a pain to sort loose media, I now dump it into a wire net to rinse and contain it and then dump it back in loose. I use course sponge to keep it separated in the filter.
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