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I'm trying to find a large piece of foam/sponge - similar to the sponge blocks used in an AquaClear HOB. I need it to be about 2" thick, and 10" x 12" minimum. I've heard it called 'open-cell foam' and have been looking for it everywhere. Does it have another use where I could find it cheap? I asked at the big box stores and they dont even know what open-cell foam is.
 

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Is that the same foam as used in some cushions etc?
If it is, maybe an alternative/cheaper source would be a fabric store.
 

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cycle: yeah, I've seen that swisstrop. site. However, the shipping cost alone at $30 min. disqualifies it as "cheap"!!!! :lol: but that is what I'm looking for...

Jim: good idea, but I've already checked all the fabric stores - nothing close. and they DEFINITELY have no idea what "open-cell foam" is!! their foam is all chemically treated as well - so ...

Any other options anyone? Sounds like I'm s.o.l.
 

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I saw some in an LFS in Torrance CA. Call around to fish and pond stores. Or maybe swimming pool stores.
 

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Cyclesafety said:
I saw some in an LFS in Torrance CA. Call around to fish and pond stores. Or maybe swimming pool stores.
Nothing big enough at any lfs or petstore here. At the pool store, they dont know what it is I need - I'm trying to find out if theres another use for it, like its also used as a pool filter insert... something like that so I know what to ask for...

maybe I'm not making sense... like a terra cotta flower pot can become a fish spawning cave -

what can be used as a big piece of filtering aquarium foam?
 
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