DIY carbon filter question
I've looked through most of the post and don't see any regarding mechanical filtration using carbon....
I currently have an Eclipse aquarium which has the mechanical carbon filter and biowheel inside the hood. I'm looking into just using something like the cut-to-fit filter pad and buy carbon to add - I'm not sure but think in the long run it would be cheaper.
Do any of you know if it would be better to use the filter bags as opposed to the filter pads? Also, maybe filter floss of which I have never used although I think that would get clogged too easily.