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Re: “Corner Matten Filter-Like” project... $6.20 per tank
« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2018, 04:35:21 PM »
I am thinking of doing this.  I ordered some of Joel's foam to try. Maybe Liz could put up a link the the type of foam NOT to Buy.
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Re: “Corner Matten Filter-Like” project... $6.20 per tank
« Reply #17 on: December 17, 2018, 04:42:02 PM »
I am thinking of doing this.  I ordered some of Joel's foam to try. Maybe Liz could put up a link the the type of foam NOT to Buy.

good idea !
Jon

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Re: “Corner Matten Filter-Like” project... $6.20 per tank
« Reply #18 on: December 17, 2018, 08:42:36 PM »
Let me start with what NOT to buy:

When I first started with  Discus, I bought a foam at Joann’s...they told me it’s “fish-safe”...big mistake. After only 12 hours, my adult discus were headstanding and dark. Removed them from the tank and placed them in Uncontaminated water but didn’t help. They stopped eating and died a couple days later.


Anyway, lessons learned. If it’s rated for fish/pond/aquarium, then I’m good. But if it’s use for anything else, I’ll never buy it.
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Re: “Corner Matten Filter-Like” project... $6.20 per tank
« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2018, 11:26:05 PM »
That is the only reason I bought some of this foam, because you had used it without problems. Thanks for being the guinea pig.
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Re: “Corner Matten Filter-Like” project... $6.20 per tank
« Reply #20 on: December 18, 2018, 05:23:42 AM »
No problem Dale. When I tested it myself, mt Test Group comprises of different age angels from dimes to adults to see if it affects any of them. And they did all good.
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Re: “Corner Matten Filter-Like” project... $6.20 per tank
« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2019, 05:38:51 AM »
...So are the HMF's working as expected with this foam?
Jon

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Re: “Corner Matten Filter-Like” project... $6.20 per tank
« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2019, 10:14:54 AM »
I've been using Swiss Tropical's Poret foam for several years now...I guess I took the lazy, easy way to do this, but I found Stephan to be so helpful and quick replies with emails...never have had any problem with any of the foam from him....

I've used them in small and medium size tanks.....Right now I'm running a huge Tower with 3 Jetlifters that covers almost the whole end of my 125g....only have had to rinse it out once in a year's time of using it...
Even duct tape can't fix stupid ... but it can muffle the sound...and zip ties, properly applied, can reduce the movement!

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Re: “Corner Matten Filter-Like” project... $6.20 per tank
« Reply #23 on: January 09, 2019, 10:22:56 AM »
Thanks for the update, Ron. It's kind of what I expected.  |^|
Jon

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