Matala®Can Be Cut To Fit Any Falls or Skimmer
- Acts as a substrate for biological filtering - A home for the beneficial bacteria with a high surface area per cubic foot
- Handles high solid waste levels
- Will not plug up too quickly and provides good movement of highly oxygenated water throughout the entire filter
- Can be cut to fit most any falls or skimmer models
- Easy to clean
Available in Full Sheets (48" x 39" x 1.5"), Half Sheets (24" x 39" x 1.5"), or Quarter Sheets (19.5" x 24" x 1.5") and 4 different densities:
Black: Very coarse, open weave. Great for High Flow Applications.
The Black Matala can be used as a support grate for other layers of media due to its very sturdy and open design. In a settling chamber the Black will slow down and trap very large particles and hair algae.
When you use the Black or Green Matala for solids filtering you may use the garden hose to spray clean them. The dirt falls off very easily.
Green: Coarse, semi-open weave. It alows good flow, yet filters well.
The Green Matala can follow thereby trapping a medium size particle. Both Green and Black clean out very easily by simply shaking the pieces out before draining the sump.
When you use the Black or Green Matala® for solids filtering you may use the garden hose to spray clean them. The dirt falls off very easily.
A good biofilter needs a lot of surface area with open spaces between for good aerated water flow. A high surface area is useless if the passageways are so small that water flow cannot penetrate.
Blue (Shown Above): Medium density weave. Medium flow and traps a lot of debris.
The Blue Matala® filter media will filter out a much smaller particle and yet still maintain good flow distribution. In larger systems all four types can be used in sequence to essentially remove all solids.
Matala filter media is a progressive filter Material that is self supporting and multifunctional. Used for prefiltering, mechanical filter media, biological filtration, spawning mat, plant protection, and as a support for other filter medias. Uniquely versatile, Matala filter mats are easy to work with and can fit most all filtration needs.
Gray: Fine, dense weave. Lower flow but thorough filtration.
The Gray Matala® Filter mats will filter out a much smaller particle and yet still maintain good flow distribution. In larger systems all four types can be used in sequence to essentially remove all solids.
Matala media works perfectly with upflow filter designs. The ideal configuration would be the Matala® filter media stood vertically rather than flat. This allows for easier cleaning. All you do is grab an individual piece and shake it up and down to clean it. If your filter chamber is packed to tight, take out one piece first.
Laid flat you will have to remove all the pieces to get to the bottom dirty piece. Stagger your vertical pieces with different Matala mat densities to achieve better solids removal or better biological filtering depending on the tank capacity. A Green piece next to a Gray piece for example will give good flow around the Grey one and trap solids in the Green one.