Media bag alternatives for your filter

About a year ago I needed some media bags for my canister filter. I wanted to keep my biological media organized and have an easy way to rinse/replace it when needed. After visiting a couple local fish stores without finding anything, I took my search online. What I found was not only were the prices more than I expected, but the sizes were all wrong. Bags were either too small, too big or the wrong shape. I eventually stumbled onto something called produce bags. They are food-safe, durable and the mesh is big enough for great water flow. The bags are shaped perfectly for dropping into a canister filter without allowing water to bypass them. I’m sure they would work for other types of filters like large power filters or sumps. Best of all, I could get 5 for the price of a single official ‘media bag’.

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