Which filter floss do you use with the Red Sea filter media cup?

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Go to your local craft store and buy the polyester pillow stuffing
 

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You can get it at Wally World on the Cheap. put Matrix in the bottom of the cup and just filter flossin the top.
Same. I stick carbon in the middle for some unknown reason. Seems to me that carbon on the bottom is a better play. I have no idea why I decided to put it in the center?!?!
 
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Same. I stick carbon in the middle for some unknown reason. Seems to me that carbon on the bottom is a better play. I have no idea why I decided to put it in the center?!?!
When you order the RS filter media cup they give you a free media bag for the carbon which I would place on the bottom of the cup and naturally the rolled up floss on top. I know that there are all different qualities of carbon sold, is anyone using the Red Sea REEF-SPEC carbon? I know it is a little pricey but I LFS said it was excellent.
 
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I have been using this for years.. get it at Walmart for like $5 a bag in the sewing section. US made with no chemicals or fire retardants


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Frankly I avoid going to Walmart, a few months ago I went there and someone backed into my car's rear light and that cost me a few hundred dollars to replace. :(

I found these 2 media rolls on Amazon and they both received 5 stars from the reviews which I like to use as a guide when purchasing products for the first time. Do you think the thickness makes a difference as one is 3/8-1/2 inch and the other one is 3/4-1 inch thick?
https://www.amazon.com/Aquarium-Filter-Pad-Premium-Density/dp/B01AHIOM8A
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M7PI6V4?ref_=pe_623860_70668520_dpLink

The thicker roll has 461 reviews and 90% of them are 5 stars.
 

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I agree and try to avoid Walmart like the plague ;) I’m retired and living on a modest pension so I force myself to go because I can save a lot on some of the things I need and they support US manufacturers..

That amazon floss looks fine except for the price, I would go with the thinner stuff because it won’t clog as fast and you can always fold it over to increase thickness if needed.
 
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When you order the RS filter media cup they give you a free media bag for the carbon which I would place on the bottom of the cup and naturally the rolled up floss on top. I know that there are all different qualities of carbon sold, is anyone using the Red Sea REEF-SPEC carbon? I know it is a little pricey but I LFS said it was excellent.
That's what that bag is for?!
 
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Frankly I avoid going to Walmart, a few months ago I went there and someone backed into my car's rear light and that cost me a few hundred dollars to replace. :(

I found these 2 media rolls on Amazon and they both received 5 stars from the reviews which I like to use as a guide when purchasing products for the first time. Do you think the thickness makes a difference as one is 3/8-1/2 inch and the other one is 3/4-1 inch thick?
https://www.amazon.com/Aquarium-Filter-Pad-Premium-Density/dp/B01AHIOM8A
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M7PI6V4?ref_=pe_623860_70668520_dpLink

The thicker roll has 461 reviews and 90% of them are 5 stars.
I intend to cut the floss and roll it up and place on top of the media bag for the carbon which I would place on the bottom of the cup, which thickness will better serve my purpose, 3/8-1/2 inch or 3/4-1 inch thick?
 

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