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Imagitarium Media Mesh Filter Bag for freshwater and saltwater aquariums.
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A. Since we always use bleach I have not noticed any difference between cleaned dry socks or wet socks. With my service company we have an open bucket to keep dirty socks - some are dry others are wet. Personally, I collect my socks in a fish safe bucket for weeks sometimes months. They are all dry except the most recently changed filter socks which are wet. You can also put dirty socks from an aquarium directly into a trash bag and tie them off. When the collection of trash bags is large enough to suit your needs, open and dump the dirty socks into the washing machine. This method works well and traps any unpleasant odor. Dry or wet, when you follow our cleaning directions on this page you will have success.
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If you don't have a sewing machine or time to hand-stitch the bags, many pet shops sell small mesh bags that can hold carbon or other water treatment materials. In a pinch, you also use a clean nylon stocking to hold aquarium carbon. Just dump it into the toe, tie a knot in the hose and cut off the excess. Many types of aquarium filters have their own replaceable carbon inserts; they might cost more than homemade mesh bags, but they're undoubtedly convenient, if not as convenient as a a DIY bag you've made yourself. Aquarium Filter Bag
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A range of 3 high quality, reusable aquarium filter bags providing different levels of mechanical filtration. These 10.5″/26cm long filter bags for Red Sea’s and aquariums will also fit any standard 4″/10cm filter bag holder.Subscribe Now:


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Aquarium filter bags are made out of polyester and nylon. Find out what type of material aquarium filter bags are made out of with help from an experienced aquarium professional in this free video clip.

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Series Description: If you ever need help with your aquarium, all you have to do is consult a professional. Get tips on aquariums with help from an experienced aquarium professional in this free video series.The Fluval A1428 Universal Aquarium Media Filter Bag is a universal filter media bag for all Fluval canister filters. This Fluval media filter bag firmly holds media, with included plastic fasteners, to properly maintain a clean aquarium. This aquarium filter bag is designed for use in both fresh and saltwater aquariums.Take some care in assembling your materials. First, you need a sewing machine. You could stitch a mesh bag by hand; but since you won't see the bag tucked away in a filter and the charcoal is ultimately disposable, it is probably not worth the time of sewing one by hand. For mesh, you need a material that will not leach dangerous chemicals into the aquarium water. Many pet shops sell aquarium filter floss for DIY filters, but any kind of undyed nylon mesh should work. You can also use mosquito netting as long as it is not treated with pesticide. Along similar lines, you should stick to uncolored nylon thread. Avoid cotton mesh or thread, since it can slowly rot in aquariums.Aquarium charcoal, also called activated carbon, provides a means of chemical filtration for fish tanks. The material consists of charcoal granules that have been heat- and chemically treated to make them more porous, increasing the surface area available for bonding with foreign matter. You'll have to periodically replace aquarium charcoal, and you'll need a means of binding it. A simple mesh aquarium charcoal bag you make at home will do the trick.A range of 3 high quality, reusable aquarium filter bags providing different levels of mechanical filtration. These 10.5″/26cm long filter bags for Red Sea’s REEFER and MAX-S aquariums will also fit any standard 4″/10cm filter bag holder.