Fine-density pads infused with activated carbon remove solid debris AND dissolved impurities from aquarium water. Drs. Foster and Smith Carbon Pads effectively trap unsightly particles to enhance aquarium water clarity. Also removes dissolved organics, discoloration, and odors from aquarium water to boost overall aquarium water quality and health.
Simply cut Drs. Foster and Smith Carbon Pads to fit any aquarium filter for improved mechanical and chemical filtration, as well as efficient biological filtration. Carbon pads measure 1/4"-1/2" thick. 12" x 12" is available individually or in a 6-pack. Also available in a 22" x 10' roll. Made in the USA.
Fulfill virtually any filtration need with our super-convenient selection of cut-to-fit pads available in a variety of styles and densities. Drs. Foster and Smith Mechanical Filter Media available in Blue Bonded Filter Pads, Super Fine Lime Pads, Fine Density Beige Filter Pads, Coarse Black Pads, and Micron Felt Pads.
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Benefits of Mechanical Filtration
Mechanical filtration can greatly improve the health of most aquariums, and is also important for efficient biological filtration. The process is simple: mechanical filter media strains solid debris such as fish excrement, sludge, uneaten food, or dust from your aquarium as water passes through.
The debris-laden mechanical filter media can then be easily removed and rinsed or replaced. Mechanical filter media not only reduces the amount of solids in your water, but more importantly, it keeps debris from reaching your biological media, building up, and creating dead spots where nitrifying bacteria can't reproduce.