I bought my first pantyhose


I bought my first pantyhose yesterday. I’ve been trying to figure out why nobody sells the right filter refills for my Fluval 404 aquarium filter, which has been doing a bang-up job of removing turtle poop. Yesterday, a nice Petco staffer told me why: everybody buys women’s pantyhose, cuts it up into bags, and uses that to hold the filtering media of their choice. That way, you can choose exactly the right amount of charcoal/ammonia-remover/biomax/whatever, for your given tank size & fish/turtles. So yesterday I found myself in the checkout line at Eckerd’s with two pairs of pantyhose in my hand, explaining to the cashier that it was for my aquarium. She didn’t believe me.

And yeah, my Comets got smacked down in the first round of playoffs again for the second year in a row. I’m trying not to think about that.

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  • Kendra Little
    August 15, 2013 3:48 pm

    This is my favorite post on the site.

  • Andy "SQLBek" Yun
    July 15, 2014 2:29 pm

    Watch traffic spike on this post now!

  • “I go to a good hardware store and head for the oiliest, dustiest corners. … If they’re really good, they don’t hassle me. They let me wander around and think. Young hardware clerks have a lot of hubris. They think they can help you find anything…. Old hardware clerks have learned the hard way that nothing in a hardware store ever gets bought for its nominal purpose. You buy something that was designed to do one thing, and you use it for another.”

    Neal Stephenson

  • danielle.paquette-harvey
    March 11, 2021 5:55 pm

    Omg I can relate to that! My boyfriend has a fish tank also!! So I’ve seen him use all kinds of stuff around the house to customize his tank. Now it’s a saltwater tank so he doesn’t need pantyhoses 😉


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