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Post by bulldogg7 on Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:39 am

About $9 at WalMart, for a 15X17" pad 2" thick
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cuts easily with a razor, and you can split it apart into sheets of whatever thickness you need, after cutting you can just brush off the loose fibers on the ends(which isn't a lot)
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Here, I cut an 11X17" piece to fit my sump, it was a bit thick so I peeled it apart down the center and made 2 1"thick pieces leaving me a spare.
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It's pretty stiff at 1", you should be able to cut 6X9 blocks for use in an Emp400, or even replacement ACsponges, or canister polishing pads.
It's not quite as tightly packed as the thin polyfil sheets but the extra thickness makes it more like a really fine sponge, won't clog quite as fast as the sheets but should actually filter out more.
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Post by vman on Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:17 pm

That's some good info Bulldog . I've seen this stuff used in filters but didn't know what exactly it was or where to get it . Thanks thumbs up
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Post by bulldogg7 on Sun Jan 03, 2010 5:06 pm

It can be cleaned, but it's time consuming when it's too cold to use the garden hose. Smaller sheets would probably be rather easy. I had to use the shower sprayer to knock most of the junk off then beat it against a wall, wet and repeat a few times. Think I'd be better off just buying some more and keeping it around.
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Post by Aura on Sun Jan 03, 2010 8:29 pm

Yuk! It looks like it's doing a great job of filtering .
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