Yard sale fines filters

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    mrsclem mrsclem

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    Been searching yard sales looking for carper or blanket to go under the new pond liner. Found some sheer window curtians that I think might make a good fines filter. 4 sets for $2.! Hoping they will work as there is a lot of crud in the water from last weeks spawn. Anyone ever tried this? I did make sure to wash them before using.
     
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    DrDave Innovator Moderator

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    Go to a carpet store and look into their dumpsters.
     
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    Actually got carpet remnants and quilts to do the job for under $10.! I'm trying to save where ever I can. Got 1/2" strapping on Ebay and kitchen scrubbies at dollar bin.
     
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    right, you don't need to spend a dime on carpeting. Carpet shops are dying to get rid of the stuff. Just be sure to check it carefully for any tacks.
     
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    I would have resorted to dumpster diving or curb shopping. I found three rolls of padding in my grandmas garage when I was helping her move stuff the other.
     
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    i made my fines filter out of a 5 gallon spakle bucket and old sweatshirt lol.
    i cant belive this crap that this filter sucks up its an awesome filter
     
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    It doesnt take much to get all the suspended crud out of the water
    I run mine 24/7 during the summer nothing ever gets a chance to float
    making it always enjoyable to look into the ponds
     
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