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Has anyone swapped out their mechanical pre-filter cartridge with a 2nd chemical cartridge filled with filter floss? I saw that suggested on another thread, and was curious if anyone here had tried it and what the results were. On paper, it seems like a viable alternative to rotating through multiple pre-filter cartridges. It seems even with my cleaning regiment on the pre-filters, they eventually just last less and less time before restricting the flow.


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I have had good luck using the fine mechanical filter with a sponge on my intake pipe. I actually swapped out one of my purigen bags for filter floss last night so I will take a pic when I get home from work so you can see whether it's been effective at catching debris.
 

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Here are the pics of the filter floss after running in my chemical cartridge for one day. The filter floss seemed totally clean still and actually felt mostly dry when I took it out of the cartridge but that might just be because I shook the water out before I opened it.





 

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Nice! Thanks for posting the pics. I realized - and I should have known - that they two cartridges are "keyed" to only fit on a specific side. I think I might give what you've done there a try.
 
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