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Aquarium filters are expensive, especially the replacement filters. Using things I had laying around the house, I made some of my own for under $.25.
Commercial filters are expensive (unless they came with your tank at a garage sale, like mine).
I realized how simplistic those commercial replacement filters are, and found a substitute: air filters. Now, these commercial filters come with carb...
Create a pocket for the chemical media. I simply hot-glued the edges. Be sure to squish the glue between the filter parts.
Now, prior to just making my own filters, I did use commercial filter replacements without the plastic frame that comes molded to them (I don't know w...
Insert filter. This has been my first instructable. Give me criticism. thanks.
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When I used the frame + bag cartridges I always put the bag in a jar of hot water and shook it until it was clean, that kept it from getting flattened and worn out by other means of washing it. You can use bleach if you like them white. One box of cartridges lasted me several years. Now I just get a sponge and cut it to fit the filter. Rinse it under the tap when it gets full and never worry about it again.
What about a couple of coffee filters?
Why don't you use the big rolls of un-cut filter pads? They cost about $8 for a 12x8" sheet.
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