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Old 05-17-2006, 11:55 PM   #1
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Another Filter Question

Ok so you know how the filter bags with emperor 280s come with carbon in em ... well i was just thinking since the carbon is no good anyways and when i go back home im gonna clean the filter pad anyway ... is there a way to open it up throw out the carbon and put in some bio max or something ? ... would this work or is this stupid and would opening the filter pad ruin it?


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It' just as easy to get a filter media bag from your lfs and add floss or ceramic rings into that. I have opened filters and rinsed out all the carbon and reused them, it's just a pain IMO.

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yeah ive done it before on my whisper on my 10 gallon, its just easier to shove filter floss down there and leave the sponge if place for the bio filtration. Free too
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I just have my ceramic rings in my media basket that the Emperor 280 comes with and just use cheap non-Marineland filter pads that I get on Ebay cheap. They do have carbon, but I don't pay any attention to it. I just pretend it's not there, as I'm not medicating the tank. Just another place for bacteria to build up on.
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