How to Upgrade Your Aquarium Filter Cartridge With Aquatic Experts Premium Dual Density Filter Pad
Prepare Filter Cartridge
Remove filter pad from black frame. Discard filter carbon.
Cut Filter Pad Out To Shape Of Frame
Make a cardboard template the shape of your filter cartridge.
Use cardboard template and a pair of scissors to cut out the shape of the filter pad.
Time To Add Activated Filter Carbon
At this point you filter pad is ready to attach to the frame.
Add desired amount of carbon throughout the frame.
Install Aquarium Filter Pad On Frame
Use a glue gun to firmly attach the filter pad to the frame.
Run a even bead of glue along the outer edge of the frame.
Put the dense fiber network side of the filter pad against the frame and press until hot glue cools.
Your Filter Cartridge Is Now Upgraded And Ready For Your Aquarium
Ensure the filter pad is attached all the way around the plastic frame to keep any activated carbon from escaping.
Place filter cartridge into your filter.
There is a Difference:
The chart to the left depicts the difference between our Original Premium Dual Density Filter Pads (between 3/4" and 1" thick) and our Skinny option (between 1/2" and 3/4" thick).
We recommend using the thinner version as it may be easier to glue to the filter frame. Also, the thinner may fit better in your filter.
Either version will do a fine job of cleaning your aquarium water!
**Our Premium Dual Density Filter Pad may trap more particles from aquarium water than your manufacturer's filter cartridge. This means the upgraded filter cartridge will clog up faster than the previous filter cartridge.
** Rinse/change filter pad when needed **
Premium True Dual Density Filter Roll - 12" by 72" by .5" (Skinny)
Premium True Dual Density Filter Roll - 12" by 72" by .75" (Regular)
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