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    Default Homemade Quick filter.

    Hello all, just wanted to show my quick filter. I have a 30 gallon tank that I treated with PP and cleaned out. When I filled it with water I saw a bunch of white floating particles in the water. To get these out I took a micron filter from my Magnum 350, the bottom weight of a hydro sponge filter and a power head. Put it together just to see what happens and in less than an hour the tank is absolutely crystal clear.
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    Default Re: Homemade Quick filter.

    Troy,
    Quite inventive of you! I would think you could try that same trick using a 5 micron RO pre-filter cartridge. Thanks for the tip.

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    Default Re: Homemade Quick filter.

    Great ideal. Rock On!
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    Default Re: Homemade Quick filter.

    using a micron filter will polish the water, but it will clog quickly if used continously.

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    Default Re: Homemade Quick filter.

    It would seem that Marineland stole my idea from long ago LOL.Marineland Polishing filter.jpg

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    Default Re: Homemade Quick filter.

    Your idea is easier and way cheaper than theirs. Good job. I still have a bunch of Magnum filters around. i now have found a good use for them.
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    Default Re: Homemade Quick filter.

    Quote Originally Posted by LizStreithorst View Post
    Your idea is easier and way cheaper than theirs. Good job. I still have a bunch of Magnum filters around. i now have found a good use for them.
    If you ever decide to get rid of them, please keep me in mind

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