View Full Version : Remove cabon from eclipse3 hub filter.

07-24-2010, 07:10 PM
Hello all

today I try to remove carbon in my Eclips3 filter, I don't want to use carbon in my fish tank, but I can not find the replace filter with out carbon.
this is the picture of my Eclipse3 filter


This picture I open it for take out carbon


I use this Silicon to reseal it


Is this Silicon safe for fist tank?

thank you

07-24-2010, 09:01 PM
If it says anything like anti fungus or mold inhibitor, it isnt safe. Why do you need to silicone the filterpad? I would just pack some extra media in there and sew it shut if needs be

07-24-2010, 10:44 PM
oh ya, Man I forgot about that.
but the slot very small 1/2" x 2" which media will get in there.

thank you for remind me.

07-25-2010, 12:22 AM
I have the same hood. Just cut the edge off the carbon trays from underneath and empty it out.

Given you've already cut it from the top, I'd just put it back in there as-is. A rinse every week with your water change and that filter will last a looong time.

07-25-2010, 03:51 AM
A layer of filterfloss in there wont add much thickness and would go a long way.

07-25-2010, 04:36 AM
As mentioned do not use that silicone! You only need to stuff the filter floss in there.Nothing has to be sewn or siliconed.