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Discovery - Duh...

Posted By: Mark in Vancouver <markmark@telus.net>
Date: Friday, 14 May 2004, at 2:33 p.m.

Hey.
We'd been talking about powerheads and added filtration recently, and Leadfoot had some good DIY tips for adapting quick-filters so you don't have to constantly replace them...
Well, I've made a little discovery that's worth mentioning, I think.
I bought a small size Aquaclear Quick Filter - the ones that attach to Aquaclear powerheads, and it comes with a black cannister, the tight mesh, disposable filter, and a central cylinder to keep the filter from collapsing. Then I got a Fluval foam sleeve insert (size 2). This is basically just a hollow cyliner of blue filter foam, but they come with a "core" - which you're supposed to remove. Aha!
The core fits perfectly inside