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Dang Squirrels

Discussion in 'D.I.Y' started by Mark 1959, Feb 3, 2015.

  1. Mark 1959

    Mark 1959 Active Member

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    Oct 27, 2014
    Location:
    Texas
    Squirrels tore up the covers on my my outdoor chair cushions gathering up acorns. I was going to just toss them out but got the idea to try them in a 55 gallon barrel filter. I put 2 layers of of the batten cushions, about 10" total and 2 layers of 1" sponge cushion foam and still have room for more but I am thinking about putting plants on top. I just started it up this afternoon but so far it seems to be working like a charm. I'll have to see how well the batten cushions rinse out, I already use the sponge cushion foam in my skimmer and waterfall filters and it works great, they catch a ton of waste and rinse out easily.
     
  2. Mark 1959

    Mark 1959 Active Member

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    Oct 27, 2014
    Location:
    Texas
    Well, the thick chair cushions work great for catching stuff and not plugging up but are way too much trouble to clean out, they weigh a ton and shred apart when trying to remove them for cleaning . So I have converted to gravel filters . I will continue using the 1" foam cushions in my skimmer and waterfall filter since they catch a ton of stuff and rinse out easily
     
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