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Matala Filter Media - Black Roll

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Roll Matala Black 6 Inches Thick

R-Matala, the perfect "drop in" media for Vortex filters and barrel filters. R-Matala has the same qualities as the sheets of Matala but formed into a coiled pre-cut cartridge. Simply select the diameter roll and the density you need for your round tank and drop it in. R-Matala coils are not designed to be un-rolled. They are pre-cut to fit your tank.

Black Matala is the least dense of the four densities. It should be used for filtering the largest dirt particles. In a settling chamber the Black will slow down and trap very large particles and hair algae.It functions as a prefilter to the biological section and also function as a light biological filter due to its available surface area for bacteria attachment.

R-Matala will naturally wedge in place without any need for support. However, you must measure the inside diameter of your tank and order the coil size which fits tight. If the coil fits too loose then the water will flow around the pads instead of through them. Four sequential densities can be perfectly employed to achieve maximum solids / bio-filtration. Each roll is 6 inches thick with a tremendous potential to trap dirt and yet is super easy to clean. Simply drain the waste out your bottom drain and gently pour pond water over the R-Matala. You may use the garden hose to spray them clean. The dirt falls off very easily.

Matala media works perfectly with upflow filter designs. The ideal upflow configuration would be the Black R-Matala, then Green R-Matala at the bottom of filter to capture the large particles. The next layer should be the Blue R-Matala to act as a biological filter and will filter out a medium size particle. The final layer will be the Gray R-Matala for high surface area biological filtration and fine particle removal. If you only have room for three layers of R-Matala, we suggest you use the Black on the bottom followed by the Blue and the Gray.


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