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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-15-2011, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
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Arrow Diy filter pads!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47bOa...feature=colike

if this works, then its a good vid i found.
i use them personally myself.

i also want to see if i should find more vids and post them about diy stuff, so take a vote if you like this or not.



and if you have time, take a look at this one: very interesting setup with bubble counter and Hagen ladder diffuser:
http://youtu.be/a1VvvzGvPJ4

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Yes or no?

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For me personally, I don't think the design is great. I'm sure it works just fine though.

I think the how-to vids are great though. I know I'll check them out if you post more.


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1) Get a tripod!

2) I just took the old filter frame, put that quilt batting over the frame, clipped it on top and rubber-banded it in place. Seems like it would work better with that filter design. Most of your media is doing nothing, with this setup.
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I personally just stuff the hob filter with the poly and your good to go. I don't see the need to use a bag to put it in.


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ill be sure to get a tripod...

And the bag will help if u put bio max in there...

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What should the next vid be about?
Im taking suggestions now

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You could save even more money if you used the loose polyfill from Walmart instead of the sheet batting. $2 or $3 less anyway. Good job on the video. Keep em coming.

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Thank you m00se, much appreciated!
And i will think of another diy video in time, but it would roll out faster if you guys gave me some suggestions, my arms are open.

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Good work on the DIY.

Personally though, I like to use the filter pads that are recommended by my manufacturer for the canisters I run (eheim and Rena Filstar). They fit perfect, give you varying density over the course of filtration (coarser to finer) and regardless of what the manufacturer says, you do not need to buy new ones until they disintegrate. In my case this has been over 5 years and the pads still look new after many, many cleanings.


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I agree, i usually never listen to thier "3 month or week" thing.
I started making these for my hob filter beause i think they would last more, for the manuctures filter Pads, i think their covering is too thin.

And i think this only works for hob filters, because ive never tried to put it in my canister filter.

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I agree, i usually never listen to thier "3 month or week" thing.
I started making these for my hob filter beause i think they would last more, for the manuctures filter Pads, i think their covering is too thin.

And i think this only works for hob filters, because ive never tried to put it in my canister filter.

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Yeah HOB filters have a horrible choice for media.


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I think you'd be better off stuffing the floss into the filter and then use the bag to hold the bio-media by itself. Then you can easily remove the bio media when you want to toss the floss.

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Yeah HOB filters have a horrible choice for media.


and amp, that just makes it like... 10X easier to change!
good idea

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