||Prevent media from entering your filter system and causing costly damage to the motor
||Hold carbon, ammonia remover resins, or any other type of filter media
||Easy-to-use media bags for custom chemical filtration
Inexpensive pouches you fill with media and place into open chambers of any filter, or area of strong water movement. 100% polyester construction.
3/16" Coarse Mesh Self-Fastening media bag holds various types of filter media including activated carbon and other coarse chemical and biological media. Self-fastening hook & loop closure makes filling and refilling easy.
800 micron Fine Mesh Drawstring media bag with top drawstring makes opening and closing the bag a cinch. Fine mesh bag is great for smaller media such as filter resins.
Types of Chemical Media for use in Fine Mesh Media Bags:
Carbon is filled with microscopic pores that allow certain organic or inorganic materials to stick to them. New carbon works more efficiently than older carbon. When all of the pores are filled, the carbon is no longer effective and the filter begins to act as a biological filter.
Carbon removes many harmful elements from your pond, such as: copper, chlorine, dissolved proteins, and carbohydrates. It also removes sulfa drugs and antibiotics, so it should be removed when the water is being treated, then replaced when treatment is completed to remove any leftover medications. Activated carbon can also make your pond clear by removing discolorants.
Ion Exchange Resins
Resins are less utilized than carbon, but are becoming more common. These work by attracting a specific molecule to adhere to them. Some attract ammonia or nitrate, and some remove dissolved organics. Ion exchange resins are also utilized in some carbon mixtures like Chemi-Pure and Bio Chem Zorb. The resins often strengthen the filtering ability of the carbon, as well as help biological activity by removing pollutants before they enter the nitrogen cycle. Used properly, chemical filtration can be one of the most useful tools available to pond owners.