Re: NANFA-L-- mattenfilter foam

Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- mattenfilter foam
From: geoff (
Date: Fri Jul 30 2004 - 05:18:13 CDT

> btw any open cell foam without fungicides will work
> for the mattenfilter.... though too small of a pore
> size can be a problem, because the local through put
> velocity may keep the bacteria from colonizing the
> filter like it should.

I would be really careful with foam-

Years back I brought home some foam that was used for packing material.
I put it into a filter in a 29 gallon tank and wiped out all the fish.

I'm not saying you can't just that you need to be careful.

Geoff Kimber

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: Wed Sep 29 2004 - 12:21:37 CDT