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ButtNekkid

Active Member
Hi Happyfins!

I will check on the air pump you talked about. I am in Quebec (Canada) and it doesn’t get very hot here (just few days in the summer) but rather very cold.
About electricity, will the Mattenfilter die in the tank (loose all his filtration properties) as fast as a canister? Maybe because of the bigger volume (tank vs canister) and the air surface, it will last longer in case of a electricity problem...

I understand your point and I am happy because I learn a lot here!


Still want your opinion on my borellii (see my other post before Happyfins please).
Than you!
Camille
Hi,

http://www.swisstropicals.com/about-us/

This guy seems to think that mattenfilters survive much longer in case of a power outage.
I concur. I had a corner style mattenfilter without electricity for 48 hours. No side-effects that I´m aware of.
 

dw1305

Well-Known Member
5 Year Member
Hi all,
About electricity, will the Mattenfilter die in the tank (loose all his filtration properties) as fast as a canister?
Matten filters are much more resistant to electricity outages than canister filters, because they have a large surface area exposed to the oxygenated tank water and the top of the filter is at air level.

The issue with canister filters is that the oxygen can't be replenished inside the filter, it is the flow of oxygenated water into the filter that keeps the nitrifying microbes alive, once the flow stops oxygen is rapidly depleted.

cheers Darrel
 
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