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Filter floss ? no more?

I had a large supply of what was called filter floss material from years ago.
I can not find it carried anywhere now.
Was there some reason it was dropped from suppliers?
I have been using it in one compartment of a Fluval 303 canister.


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It's still available. They sell it on Amazon. Or go to Walmart and get a bag of poly fill batting for a fraction of the price. It's the same thing.
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I had a large supply of what was called filter floss material from years ago.
I can not find it carried anywhere now.
Was there some reason it was dropped from suppliers?
I have been using it in one compartment of a Fluval 303 canister.
Petsmart carries filter floss in rolls in my town. I know each store carries different stocks, depending on demand. I've looked online for supplies at petsmart, and couldn't find what I was looking for, gone into the actual store, and found it! So online stock may not tell you anything about what each individual petsmart (or other stores) may carry in-house.
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It is pretty much a staple around here. Getting foam filters is a much better choice though, they give a high level of polish to the water, and you pay only once, instead of every time you want to add new floss.


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+1 on the polyester fiber sold at yer local wallymart - a big bag for $4 or less.
You can rinse and reuse but it's so inexpensive I often just toss it and add new.

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At bigbox stores and fabric stores it's called polyester quilt batting, and is inexpensive - just be sure it contains no fire retardants or other chemicals.
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