Was wondering if anyone else has ran into this issue and what you have done to overcome this.
It seems that if you want to use carbon to help clarify your water, you are forced to use an all-in-one cartridge that requires you to replace the whole thing which means you are ditching all the bacteria you cultivated on the pad each time because your carbon has been exhausted.
Is there any alternative?
Was thinking of getting a HOB aquaclear filter and using that but thinking that would screw something up.
I have not use the carbon. I packed mine full of ceramic media and sponges, on the other side I have a real fine sponge(like cotton batting) on top of the pump. Makes for very clean tank and lots of room for bacteria and lots left when I swap out the sponges.
Last edited by J.mccollum; 12-10-2012 at 12:19 AM.
Check out the thread in my signature. It shows how I modded mine!
Love it! Do you every worry about it getting too gunked up and then overflowing the back because it can not pass through? Or do you keep your tank level low enough to accommodate this if it were to happen.