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Post by Sbenson11 on Wed Jan 01, 2014 4:42 pm

I was rummaging around on Ebay a while back and I came across some cheap foam filter inserts. They were located in China, which is usually a red flag for me. However it was only $40 and I decided to go for it. About four weeks later a package arrive the included 50 inserts for the AQ50 and 12 for the AQ70. It cost $40US and they had a free shipping deal on and there was nothing else to pay at the door.

I was pleasantly surprised with the purchase and this seller.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-50-Foam-Filter-Pads-Aqua-Clear-50-200-AquaClear-High-Quality-/270888070828?pt=Fish_Filters&hash=item3f122feeac

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Post by caoder on Wed Jan 01, 2014 4:54 pm

Good deals. I buy stuff from eBay all the time. However you do have to be careful because descriptions are not always accurate.

I have never changed sponges on my filters though. They seem to last quite long. Just squeeze them clean and off the go. I see it as more of biological media than simply physical media.
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Post by Sbenson11 on Wed Jan 01, 2014 5:00 pm

Yes you do have to be careful and China has always been a red flag for me.

Up until a couple of years ago me and a buddy of mine ran a business on Ebay selling sporting goods in our spare time. Unfortunately the spare time dried up and we sold the business to someone else. For a few years we maintained a gold power seller status. Which means you are selling in excess of $10,000US per month.

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Post by mikebike on Wed Jan 01, 2014 5:06 pm

I get my filters from the same Ebay seller.
He did not originaly offer the AC110.
I sent them the dimentions and they supplied them<G>
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Post by Sbenson11 on Wed Jan 01, 2014 6:45 pm

mikebike wrote:I get my filters from the same Ebay seller.
He did not originaly offer the AC110.
I sent them the dimentions and they supplied them<G>

Way to go Mike,

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Post by mikebike on Wed Jan 01, 2014 6:52 pm

It is funny, I was telling Storm about buying the foam from China.
I like the packaging to not much waste.
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Post by Ursus sapien on Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:03 pm

For once, a seller who doesn't over package!
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