You figure most of us have ZERO use for the carbon in the filters since most of us are already using chemipure, purigen, or something like it, so it really serves no purpose in the oceanic filter.
The answer ?? GUT the thing.... I ripped apart an old oceanic filter that was all clogged up, and used a dremel with the cutting wheel on it, and took out the little sections inside it...... That gives plenty of room to work with....
Then I bought a huge filter pad from petsmart for $5.99. Cut out a rectangle of it, and VOILA, a filter that can be replaced frequently, because each time only costs 50 cents or so. Plus it makes the water crystal clear, so I like it.
Best part is that any of the BC owners can do it.
Edited by TEALCOBRA, 12 January 2007 - 11:46 AM.