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Old Yesterday, 09:52 PM   #406
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So how's that poret foam holding up. I've been wondering about how often you may have to clean the first layer of foam, as that's gonna catch the majority of "crap" from the tank.

Any noticeable changes with your water quality?
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When you say mm do you mean marsilea minuta? Nice tank btw.
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So how's that poret foam holding up. I've been wondering about how often you may have to clean the first layer of foam, as that's gonna catch the majority of "crap" from the tank.

Any noticeable changes with your water quality?
Well first I have a stainless steel screen on my overflow inlet. I then have my two pipes to my overflow setup as a herbie. The lower pipe is covered with 10ppi poret foam. The upper pipe has another stainless steel screen on it. I clean this 10ppi poret foam every 2 weeks. Once you get into the overflow I have the 20 and 30ppi poret foam. I have only cleaned the 20 ppi foam once since I put it in.

I haven't noticed a huge difference in water quality to be honest. Maybe a bit less BBA (less organics possibly) but its hard to judge that. I have noticed that my CO2 degas rate has changed moving from the bioballs and poret foam. I've been meaning to pull off the graphs and make a post about it just haven't had the time or desire to lately.

I did do a big trim this past weekend and moved some stuff so I'm due to post some pictures this weekend when I have the time to take them.


The screen I use is from McMaster-Carr and is #9319T141 Super-Corrosion-Resistant 316 SS Wire Cloth Woven, 10 X 10 Mesh, .035" Wire Diameter, 24" x 24" if anyone is curious. I cut it with tin snips and bend it to fit.
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When you say mm do you mean marsilea minuta? Nice tank btw.
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