Originally Posted by ashtricks
I used "Poly-fil extra loft quilt batting" instead of a filter pad to replace filters in both my tanks. It is similar material but weaker fabric than the filter pad. for 5$ I got a huge roll. I just wrapped the fabric around my old media bag plastic skeletons put some activated carbon inside and tied them off with rubber bands. 5 mins and my filter was ready! I will post updates about how the filters perform.
Hey neighbor, I'm from Springville N.Y.
I'm thinking of trying the same thing, saw the quilt batting at walmart and I only use carbon when I have meds or chemicals to remove so i figure I'll just cut to size and place in the plastic cartridge holder should save a ton of money.