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10-21-2011, 02:14 AM #1
DIY Stock Filter Cartridge Replacements
I purchased a couple of Aqueon tank "kits" and knew I wasn't going to be completely happy with the filter parts of them but they were on a pretty big sale so went ahead and got them anyway.
I wasn't sure how I was going to "upgrade" the filters to ditch those filter cartridges and be able to add my own media but figured where there was a will there was a way. After thinking about it for a bit and looking at various media options and supplies online I came up with the following which I hope will work out well:
I wasn't able to find anything online about others doing this but I'm sure they are out there somewhere, my google skills are sometimes lacking.
Last edited by Jayme; 10-21-2011 at 02:18 AM.
10-21-2011, 09:44 PM #2
I like what you've come up with.
Thank you for posting pictures. That helps more than at least a few hundred words of description would have.
12-24-2011, 08:04 PM #3
thanks for that idea you saved me a ton money!!!!
12-24-2011, 08:15 PM #4
I have an Aqueon 55/75 on my 70 gallon bowfront and am interested in replacing the cartridges with something like this. What kind of bags are used? Are they purpose built or made for something else? What kind of media should I use? Can I use hydroton (expanded clay pellets)? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
12-24-2011, 11:54 PM #5
0Originally Posted by eltylT
Originally Posted by SteelToeBlue
05-19-2013, 05:04 AM #6Junior Member Guppy
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Great idea and many thanks!! I just recently purchased a 36 gallon Aqueon tank and was looking for creative ideas on the filtering system.