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Post by Biulu on Thu May 26, 2016 7:36 pm

I have the opportunity to get foam for a Mattenfilter from the US and have come across 2 major suppliers: Angelsplus and Swisstropicals.

Price wise they are very similar but Angelsplus has the advantage that they cut the foam at the size you want. They have less PPI sizes though.

Does anybody know whether there is a considerable quality difference between the 2 suppliers?
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Post by Fores41 on Mon May 30, 2016 1:23 pm

I do not think there would be similar from what I have read you just need to decide how fine you want to go. I prefer to cut foam myself.
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Post by Biulu on Tue May 31, 2016 7:10 pm

I found a supplier in Toronto which is much cheaper. The only downside is that you need to order at least 2 sheets. I will check here locally if somebody wants to get in with me on this as an order.
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Post by Fores41 on Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:57 am

who supplies in Toronto I may want to get some in the future and I have relatives that go to TO. on a regular basis.
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Post by alexmtl on Sat Jun 04, 2016 1:25 pm

I have been watching youtube for matten filter builds. There is a kit that you can purchase to install from Swiss Tropicals. I like the idea of matten filters as it is a more sophisticated U/G filter (without gravel). Corner installation looks very clean and hides the best, but I guess it is preference.

Builu do you have an idea of how big a tank you will install into and whether you will go the length of the tank or corner ?
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Post by Biulu on Sat Jun 04, 2016 2:56 pm

I will install them on the short sides of my tanks in a way that I can squeeze them between the sides. In my 20 gallon long I will use it as a divider.
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Re: Foam quality

Post by montrealapisto on Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:40 pm

spencer Jack sells Poret® Brand Filter Foam
10 PPI 4" THICKNESS - BLACK
39"X39"
200.00
HALF SHEET
120.00

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Post by Biulu on Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:18 pm

@montrealapisto wrote:spencer Jack sells Poret® Brand Filter Foam
10 PPI 4" THICKNESS - BLACK
39"X39"
200.00
HALF SHEET
120.00

Thanks for that, but it looks like we have a producer right at our doorstep in Laval! Once I know more, I will let you guys know.
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Post by Biulu on Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:13 pm

@Fores41 wrote:who supplies in Toronto I may want to get some in the future and I have relatives that go to TO. on a regular basis.

It seems the name of the company changed but at least the telephone number is still the same:

Engineered Foam
150 Toro Road
Toronto
1-416-630-6649
fax 1-416-630-8423
email: engfoam@vitacanada.ca
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