03-02-2009, 11:30 AM
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an end to buying cartridges for Emperor filters.
I recently ordered what is sold as bioforever super cartridges for use in Emperor bio wheel filters such as the empeor 280 and the Emperor 400. The cartridges are manufactured by Magnavore and can be found at www.DrsFosterSmith.com
They come with two carbon impregnated filter sponges inside seperated by a plastic divider that is easily removed allowing you to fill the void or space therein with your media of choice or with filter floss as I have done. They are made from hard plastic and have rows of fins not unlike the fins on an automobile radiator. These fins serve to collect and hold beneficial bacteria and the tiny holes throughout thesecartridges allow water to pass through. I simply cut some blue filter floss into pieces just large enough to fit into the opening and removed the carbon impregnated sponges or floss that came with the filters and the plastic divider. You could as mentioned fill them with ,carbon, ceramic beads for biological filtration or filter floss. Their design makes it easy to change the floss or sponge or whatever is used without removing the filter cartridge.I have been running them on an Emperor 400 with just filter floss for a number of weeks now and am pleased with their craftsmanship and function. Thought i would share with those who might be interested. Truly,, it may be the last cartridge you will ever need to buy and no,, I am in no way asscociated with ,nor do I or have I received any compensation from Magnavore or Marineland. Just sharing an excellent alternative to cartridges sold for the Emperor filter. Anyone else tried them yet?