Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Contra Costa CA
I have one set up, not as a pure Mattenfilter, but in conjunction with some aging canisters. It sure was keeping the intake to the canisters clean! I had been having problems with stuff clogging the simple cage, and even a small sponge over the intake was not enough. Plenty of area with these!
Tank is 5' long, 88 gallons.
2 canisters, used to be Fluval 404, but they are not really moving that much water any more, even when fully clean.
Intakes are in the back corners.
Outlets cross over so the North intake goes through a filter then the outlet is South of the mid point, back wall.
South intake goes through its filter, then the outlet is North of the mid point, back wall.
Safe-T-Sorb substrate, and the tank has so much Valisneria it is hard to see in to it.