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Fluval cartridge restuffing video instructions.

Discussion in 'Tips and Tricks' started by grumpster, Jun 5, 2009.

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  1. grumpster

    grumpster Senior Member ECF Veteran

    May 18, 2009
    Texas USA
    I just put up a video showing how to re-stuff your cartridges with Fluval. Included in the video is a picture of the correct product to purchase. Fluval makes a number of different items, and most of them will not work at all. This video shows what one does work and how to use it.

    YouTube - E-Cig cartridge Fluval re-stuffing 101

    I hope this helps everyone.
  2. tlbeedy

    tlbeedy Full Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 23, 2009
    Kansas City
    Great video! I'll have to try the plastic tube as well! :D
  3. Darlene7

    Darlene7 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    May 4, 2009
    Fresno, CA
    Thank you so much for this great video - really walks you through the process and shows how to do it all - great!!!
    Thanks again
  4. grumpster

    grumpster Senior Member ECF Veteran

    May 18, 2009
    Texas USA
    Thanks. Glad you enjoyed it. I'm going to do a video showing how to do the tube mod next. I've seen a lot of discussion on both topics, but not a lot of help in actually doing it. I don't own enough devices or try out enough juices to be competent in reviewing them, but I am good at the instructional stuff. It's the one thing I can do to return to the forums all the information I've taken from since the beginning.

    Besides, this way, no one has to look at my mug. :)
  5. Cellmeister

    Cellmeister Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 3, 2009
    Beantown, USA
    Nice Job Grumpter! Thanks For The Video!

    Thats Like How I Do It, But I Cut My Straw A Little Shorter (Personal Preference).

    ~Keep Vapin~!
  6. Christina

    Christina Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 22, 2009
    Wow! That is an outstanding instructional video. Your demonstration is crystal clear. Thank you kindly grumpster! I am anxious to give this a try and look forward to your next video.
  7. jtwh20

    jtwh20 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 15, 2009
    Cary, NC
    fantastic!!! very clear and concise - Thank You!!!!
  8. KreeL

    KreeL Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 9, 2009
    West Texas
    You forgot to leave the air pocket at the bottom of the cart for the straw mod to work correctly. In my experience, you pull the stuffing out about a 1/4", and then cut it flush with the top. :)
  9. leaford

    leaford Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Interesting. I've done a somewhat different straw mod a few times. I cut a piece of filler about 1/4 inch short, and cut a 1/4 inch section of a regular soda straw. Then I put the straw section in the bottom of the cartridge, and the foam on top, so it made a pocket under the foam, to serve as a reservoir. I didn't do it for long enough to be sure, but it seemed to make the cartridges last a bit longer. But, in the end, all the prep time didn't seem worthwhile to me. It was easier to just top off a regular cartridge a bit more often.

    So, what's the advantage of the side-straw? More consistent flow rate?
  10. rejoice

    rejoice Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 30, 2008
    USA KY
    Very good video and you are a good instructor. Going to find me some of that material to try this. Now I know how to do it right.
  11. Flitzanu

    Flitzanu Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 9, 2009
    Tulsa, OK, U.S.A.
    here's the orig post, leaf:
  12. leaford

    leaford Vaping Master ECF Veteran

  13. wishkc

    wishkc New Member

    Apr 10, 2009
    Very nice instruction! Thanks.
  14. denec

    denec Super Member ECF Veteran

    May 4, 2009
    I just picked up the same exact fluval thank you for this video it is great!
  15. grumpster

    grumpster Senior Member ECF Veteran

    May 18, 2009
    Texas USA
    The response to my vid has been been great. I'm glad ya'll enjoyed it. Thanks for the praise.
  16. RazorNribbonz

    RazorNribbonz Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    I agree, great video grumpster... I have a question..I bought some fluval a while back..Visually it looks like yours but the numbers are different..Mine says that it is 104/105 and under that > 204/205...I think you mentioned yours was 300 something..Do these numbers refer to weight, density or what?...And is what I have usable?.. If anyone knows, your response would be much appreciated..Thanks....Ivy
  17. gotthelife4u

    gotthelife4u Senior Member ECF Veteran

    May 18, 2009
    San Jose, CA
    I can't wait to see you tube video. I have been using it but I think I'm not doing it right. I am going to have to make a stop to the pet store today for fluval now
  18. grumpster

    grumpster Senior Member ECF Veteran

    May 18, 2009
    Texas USA
    What you have is the same material, but in a smaller size. It's intended for a smaller filter unit for a smaller aquarium. I specified the one that I did because it divides out nicely for what we're doing, at least for the 801-901 carts and you get more material for your money. What you have will work just fine though. If I'm not mistaken, the thickness is the same, so splitting the layers should be the same. Check it against your own carts and use your own judgment and you'll be okay. You'll have to cut it a little differently than what I described because of the difference in size of the pads, that's all.
  19. Icarium

    Icarium Full Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 27, 2009
    Ontario, Canada
    thanks grumpster

    very good, easy to follow, instructions
    i think i'll be buying some fluval soon
  20. need_2quit

    need_2quit Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 5, 2009
    thx for the great video! i've been procrastinating on what to buy for cart filler replacement. Your video convinced me to take a trip to the local fish pet shop.

    Appreciate it. Great instructional:)
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