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Old 06-18-2018, 05:54 PM
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Default Charcoal Canister, replacing the activated carbon

Has anyone replaced the the activated carbon in their charcoal canister?
I have the original canister in my 71 and recently replaced the filter but Iím wondering if itís possible to replace the charcoal inside.

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i went to Petsmart and bought a couple pounds of aquarium activated charcoal and replaced it in mine.

Tastes just the same...and the fish haven't complained either. ;-)
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Thanks for the reply. Getting the charcoal out was the easy part. The complication is getting the new activated carbon and new filter screens back in. It looks like Iíll have to cut the plastic grate in the bottom of the canister.
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No need to cut it open.

I fished out the old filter and the charcoal then dumped out by itself. You can turn it upside down, dump the new charcoal in through the grate. Then roll up the filter and wiggle it through the largest grate slot you have. Once it is inside, use a couple metal picks or probes to unfold it into place. Then turn it right side up and the charcoal will hold the filter in place, nicely.
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Good thing I didnít cut it open. I will definitely try that. Thanks!
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I have 2 boxes of NOS charcoal and I think a filter or two as well. Still in original boxes though the charcoal is not from GM if I recall.
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I have 2 boxes of NOS charcoal
No sir, no anal retentive people on this site....
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