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    Hi All. as aquarium folks go I think most of us tend to look at common household items or other items and imagine how we can utilize items in our aquariums. I thought I would throw out the question to all. what strange or unlikely items have you used or considered using in your or around your tanks?

    I used to work for a medical manufacturing company and was always coming across items that could work for an aquarium. lots of different tubing and connectors plus other items.
    is anyone familiar with the cooler units hospitals use to circulate cold water through a pad that is placed on someones knee or other body part post surgery? if you have you know what i am thinking- a canister filter. patients are sent home with these and never use them again. I have not tried it yet but it would be interesting to figure out how to work it out.
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    lets hear about some other ideas. are you always on the lookout for something to re purpose?
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    The nylon mesh bags that you get with veggies or fruits from the supermarket (or the netting from your Butterball turkey) work great for making ceramic media bags...cut to size, fill with media, and seal both ends with zip ties.

    Speaking of zip ties: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...d.php?t=126674
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    The nylon mesh bags that you get with veggies or fruits from the supermarket (or the netting from your Butterball turkey) work great for making ceramic media bags...cut to size, fill with media, and seal both ends with zip ties.

    Speaking of zip ties: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...d.php?t=126674
    good idea, I suppose they would stand up better than panty hose.
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    MUCH better, and don't clog
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