Canister Filter Polishing Pads & Filter Pads
We have 3 canister filters. The maintenance can get expensive. Our newest filter is the C-530 from Marineland.
Today we received replacement pads (polishing) for this filter. At about $9.00 per box (2 in a box) plus shipping this really seems like a waste of money. The instructions read to replace these polishing pads every 3 weeks.That alone seems like a waste of time and money. At that cost, they should give you the filter free. The pads are very thin, the box they came in seems better made.
At the lfs, we have seen rolls and sheets of similar material. I could probably duplicate the shape with a pair of scissors.
However we thought perhaps the density of the foam was engineered for the amount of required pass through or as the Eheim engineers claim "dwell time".( The predetermined time, optimally engineered, for the source water to be in contact with the filter media to promote nullifying bacteria is my definition of this.)
Does anyone have any experience with DYI project of this nature?
Last edited by The Rockster; 12-09-2009 at 05:24 PM.
Reason: terminally dumb
72 Oceanic Bowfront; 4x65(6500K)CF; Eheims 2128 & 2028 ProII, Marineland C-530 Canister; API Substrate;6X-18 UV; Full Auto Co2; Cal Aqua d/c; 5 Jack Wattley Discus; 4 Clown Loaches.