Best cheap filter floss?

Sacha

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Hi all,

Looking for a cheap but high quality alternative to Juwel bioflow poly pads / filter floss. This is the white pad that sits on the top of the Bioflow filter. I am hoping to buy in bulk and cut down to size. I bought some cheap floss on eBay a while ago but it just fell apart within a week. What brand do people here use & recommend?

Thanks in advance
 

hypnogogia

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I used to,use the JBL symec filter wool in the Juwel internal filter. Big bag and it’s still going strong after 2+ years. Pack it in loosely. Works better than the Juwel pads.
 

Tim Harrison

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I don't use it at all in my filter. I removed it and it had absolutely no impact on water clarity. But removing it has a massive positive impact on water flow through the filter.
I have bought the pond sized pads, best value for money, but for tearing up and plugging holes in aquascapes so the substrate doesn't spill through, not for filtration.
 

soggybongo

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buy mine from dunelm, £5 for 250g bag and has last me over a year in a 140ltr tank and replaced every three weeks. still got enough for at least another two years.
 

Melll

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Just a heads up, poly filling for toys/pillows etc in the UK are treated with fire retardant chemicals, yes it is cheap but personally I do not take the risk of those chemicals potentially leaching into my tanks.
 
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