Foam Conversion's filtration division is the largest independent trade supplier of foam and sponge filters to the UK aquatics industry. Quite simply, Foam Conversion can design and manufacture almost all types of foam-based reticulated filter products to stringent specifications. We also manufacture and export custom and bespoke fish filter media outside the UK mainly for specialist aquatic filtration applications.
Please Note: we do not supply the general public directly with aquatic filter foams or replacement filter foam parts. Foam Conversion supply the UK aquatic trade only, including aquatic wholesale suppliers, and established aquatic shops and retailers. If you are in the UK aquatic trade, and require custom shaped or off-the-shelf aquatic/water foam filter parts for OEM or replacement filters please contact us
As long-standing members of O.A.T.A. (The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association), Foam Conversion demonstrates it's continued commitment to the welfare of the aquatic market in the UK. OATA is a non-profit making organisation that was founded to promote and protect the interests of all those engaged in the UK ornamental aquatic trade. OATA members guarantee quality and service and abide by the Code of Conduct, which helps identify those businesses adopting high standards. More information in OATA can be found here
Koi or more specifically nishikigoi are ornamental domesticated varieties of the common carp Cyprinus carpio. They are believed to have originated from Eastern Asia, Aral, Black and Caspian Seas. The original Japanese word koi simply means "carp," including both the dull gray fish and the brightly colored varieties. Foam Conversion supply a range of reticulated filter media in both parts and sheet form for water filtration specifically manufactured to be 'koi-friendly' for the demanding requirements of the ornamental fish market.
With over 40 years cumulative experience in manufacturing non-toxic and specialist filter mediums for aquatic applications, Foam Conversion can provide a comprehensive 'turnkey' service for both OEM (such as pump and tank manufacturers), and wholesale and retail customers. We can assist and consult on every stage of filter design and development, from initial foam product design, through to quality production and finishing including packaging, bagging, labeling, and bar-coding (for EPOS requirements), with prompt and reliable delivery.
Foam Conversion source and supply many types of non-toxic, standard and specialist fish filter reticulated media. The majority of reticulated sponge and foam media used for aquatic and aquarium filters are foams with varying PPI (pores per inch) filter medium density. Foams used for aquatic applications must be non-toxic, waterproof, fairly chemically stable, and produced and finished in a clean, controlled manufacturing environment to prevent foreign debris adhering to the finished filter parts. In addition to stringent manufacturing conditions, Foam Conversion also recommends that all pond and aquarium filter parts are thoroughly washed before installation.
We supply aquatic and fish-filter foams with the following physical characteristics:
Foam-based filters designed for filtering aquatic water (often via pond or tank pumps, or filter boxes) are designed to have both a mechanical and a biological water or 'bio-filter' filtering function. That is, the porous foam or sponge medium mechanically filters out debris and fish detritus as water flows through the interstitial cavities in the foam matrix. The water flowing through the filter medium, also brings oxygen promoting the growth of beneficial bacteria. These bacteria metabolize the ammonia (fish wastes) and nitrite in the water, and effectively add a biological function to the filtering process that improves water quality.
For a catalogue of foam filter parts, please contact us If you wish us to design or manufacture a filter part not currently in our product list, then we will be happy to discuss your requirements and give you a competitive quote.
Foam Conversion can assist in designing and supplying any water filter foam/sponge product, including:
If you require a existing replacement foam filter or a bespoke aquatic foam filter part please contact us - for speed you can contact us via this website using the online enquiry form here or Tel: +44 (0)1234 843 737 or Fax: +44 (0) 1234 857 272.