I have a few Penguin 350's on various tanks. I use the Rena Filstar foam (fine) and cut it to fit in 2 of the slots. I just rinse them in tank water at each water change and reuse. Been using the sames ones for about 2 years. In the other slots I use quilt batting in a media basket. The roll of batting I bought over 3 years ago and I still have a lot left.