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is this polyfil? what next?
    #1179703 - 12/30/02 12:08 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

hi all. thanx for bearing with me this far. today i bought fluval 2+ polyester filter pads in a pet shop- it says "ideally suited as an underwater medium to filtering out extremely fine suspended particles and contaminates".


first q: is this okay as a 'polyfil filter' for my first grain jars? i presume yes, tho i know that some fishtank filters are specially designed to encourage growth of some bacteria as beneficials to fishtanks...

second q: assuming it is okay, how do i use it? it comes in 4"x3" squares (1/2" thick) - do i cut out portions and *somehow* attach them to the jar lids? inside or outside? using what? Help!

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Re: is this polyfil? what next? [Re: shirley knott]
    #1179736 - 12/30/02 12:22 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

its probly just about the same thing a polyfil , i would use them like the tyvek filters or the micron magic filter discs. from micron magic mycology market. http://www.micronmagick.com/index.cfm?fuseAction=faq.mmfd


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Re: is this polyfil? what next? [Re: shirley knott]
    #1179806 - 12/30/02 12:58 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

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second q: assuming it is okay, how do i use it? it comes in 4"x3" squares (1/2" thick) - do i cut out portions and *somehow* attach them to the jar lids? inside or outside? using what? Help!


Assumig what you have is polyfil, this should help you http://www.fungifun.org/polyfill/


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Re: is this polyfil? what next? [Re: Skikid16]
    #1179822 - 12/30/02 01:07 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

thanks guys!

*sob* skikid, you're always there for me, man. i love you, man (but not in an anal sex-type way).

er.. ha ha ha. er, haha!


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Re: is this polyfil? what next? [Re: shirley knott]
    #1179843 - 12/30/02 01:17 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

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(but not in an anal sex-type way).


you just shattered so many dreams, hehehehe, glad I could help. :wink:


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Re: is this polyfil? what next? [Re: Skikid16]
    #1179854 - 12/30/02 01:21 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

oh, go on, then. once wouldn't hurt... er..  :blush:so long as it wasn't the first time!

i'll just squeeze it to a point, and tease it thu the hole....uh! that's it! now you won't get pregnant.
er, i think i'm off topic here......... :grin: 


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Re: is this polyfil? what next? [Re: shirley knott]
    #1179953 - 12/30/02 01:50 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

You can buy polyfill at wal mart as pillow stuffing in the sewing department.


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Re: is this polyfil? what next? [Re: ALHOFF177A17]
    #1179964 - 12/30/02 01:55 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Do they even have walmart in England?


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Re: is this polyfil? what next? [Re: Skikid16]
    #1180062 - 12/30/02 03:05 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

I got some fake snow during the chistmas season which works. You can probably get some now at a clearance sale.


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Re: is this polyfil? what next? [Re: shirley knott]
    #1180179 - 12/30/02 04:12 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

oh shit half inch thick i forgot to read that. i guess what i said wouldnt work sorry.


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Re: is this polyfil? what next? [Re: shirley knott]
    #1180856 - 12/31/02 12:10 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Im using "Polymer Filter Wool"Aquarium filter media  By interpet.
Also from a pet shop :smile: just bunch it up stuff it in the whole and
then puff up both sides :smile: followed by a little squirt of Dettol.
Still duno what tyvek is lol.And fucked if i can find envolopes
made from it ?So hopefully this wool is fine :smile:
(Sorry to jump in on you 2's love thang)  :smile: 


Edit: oh yeah def no Walmarts in england :smile:
or for that matter paranoid anthrax post :smile: .Is that why
the tyvek?


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Re: is this polyfil? what next? [Re: G a n j a]
    #1180865 - 12/31/02 12:15 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

>Still duno what tyvek is

http://www.fungifun.org/pf/tyvek.htm


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Re: is this polyfil? what next? [Re: Anno]
    #1180889 - 12/31/02 12:37 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

ah sorry i know what it is just havent found any yet.
And dont like online shopping else i would just buy 100
discs.Still ill find it some were in the uk
thanks for the link though


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Re: is this polyfil? what next? [Re: G a n j a]
    #1180990 - 12/31/02 03:51 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

in the local office depot they sell Dupont Tyvek Envelopes which can be cut up. i am performing a birdseed experiment with tyvek using a small hole in the lid as for polyfill, trying to avoid the drying-out problem as seen in Anno's link. i will report results some day.


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Re: is this polyfil? what next? [Re: G a n j a]
    #1182160 - 12/31/02 08:21 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

try home improvement stores. is there home depot or lowes in england?


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Re: is this polyfil? what next? [Re: A0999]
    #1182182 - 12/31/02 08:36 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

I was wondering. Do you think I can replace polyfil with cotton?


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Re: is this polyfil? what next? [Re: SixCee]
    #1182221 - 12/31/02 09:19 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

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Do you think I can replace polyfil with cotton?


No, when it gets wet (and it will) it will harbor contaminants easier.


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Re: is this polyfil? what next? [Re: Skikid16]
    #1182233 - 12/31/02 09:35 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Damn thats what I was thinking but wasn't sure..


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Re: is this polyfil? what next? [Re: A0999]
    #1182368 - 01/01/03 03:35 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

hmm, sounds like many are having the same problems as me. no walmart, home depot or lowes in UK, by the way.

when i bought my fish filters ('Polyester Filter Pads') there were some others nearby that specifically said 'to encourage the growth of bacterial colonies to aid your filtration' or suchlike - through the packet they looked pretty similar, maybe a little yellower as i recall. obviously i passed these right by.

i think that with what i have (premoulded pads), i'd have to pull/tease apart before clumping it back together - this can only be harmful to a structural filter. i've since noticed on the side of the packet, it advertises 2 other aquarium filter packets:'foam pads for biological and mechanical filtration' ( :smile:but i didn't see these on the shelves :mad:) and 'special carbon filter pads for removal of discolouration, dyes and harmful substances' (don't remember seeing these, either. all are designed for wet /underwater use.

*bump*  :  who knows where in the UK i can buy tyvek or the same polyfil that is referenced / linked to above?   

it sounds like a small difference in source material can make the big difference between installing a cleaning filter, and accidentally installing a contamination nest.

i want to use this stuff not only to cover small holes in jar lids, to let colonising grains breathe, but also to cover a couple of windows in my terrarium to reduce humidity in there.  i know where to get tyvek on the net (kitemaking shop, $2.50 a sheet plus $15 delivery to UK) but surely in a city the size of london....?     

*bump bump*  come on UK boys: ganja? froggy? jimbob? boo? erbaliza? biotek? metalchimp? prophet?cookdandbombd?
someone must know where i can get this stuff


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Re: is this polyfil? what next? [Re: Skikid16]
    #1186133 - 01/03/03 12:14 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

*bumpety bump *


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