05-23-2013, 02:31 PM #1
Need a tip to find replacement for plastic strip
I need one of these.... http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Produc...=2004%20113765
But have nothing to order to make it worth my while for shipping etc. Any idea what I could use in its place... looking for something I should be able to find locally. I will need it b/c I am probably going to end up with a canister filter, even though mine is cut for a HOB filter
05-23-2013, 02:43 PM #2
Can you do without it until the next time you put in a big enough order so shipping is free? Evaporation will increase a tad, but not all that much.
Oh, are you talking about the plastic strip in the back?
Can you cut out a piece of a cheap food storage container (same color as the plastic strip in the back) and silicone it in place to cover the existing opening for the HOB?
Last edited by Taurus; 05-23-2013 at 02:49 PM.
05-23-2013, 02:53 PM #3
I've been able to buy it a local fish store. The usual petsmart/petco type stores don't carry them. Call around and see if any of the non chain type stores have any.
05-23-2013, 02:59 PM #4
05-23-2013, 03:04 PM #5
Right, and I'm sure you're a master, as I am, at soothing out excess silicone.
05-23-2013, 04:31 PM #6
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