Originally Posted by Naws
its an eheim 2213
so i can get some generic filter pads at big als, how about the carbon, where can i get that
will have activated carbon ...
If you are using a used filter & you are starting a tank from scratch, then I would suggest throwing out all the old media.
An exception might be the ceramic rings (the Substath or whatever they call it) ... If you can autoclave it (pressure cooker) you can prob get rid of all the bugs .... but NOT if there had been chemical contamination. It is up to you if you want to save $30 & take the risk .... <or go cheap & substitute $5's worth of carbon for the rings.>
80 gal FW with 30 gal DIY wet/dry/sump.
9 fancy golds, 1 hillstream loaches, 1 rubber-lip pleco (C. thomasi), 3 SAEs, small school of white cloud minnows, planted.