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Matala Filter Media Info

Matala Filter Media Info

Characteristics of Matala

Characteristics of Matala

Sheet Matala® The various densities can be used in sequence or separately for unique filtration requirements. This is one of the greatest characteristics which Matala has to offer. No other media on the market can perform this step-wise filtration. Matala effectively separates large particles to small and still maintains a very aerobic...
How Much Matala

How Much Matala

The amount of Matala® needed will vary with each pond and design. Some filters are too small for the pond, but you can improve filter performance with Matala®. Some hobbyists may be open to upgrading their system to a larger filter size. In general, we can shoot for these guidelines: When deciding how many sheets of Matala® are...
How to Cut Matala

How to Cut Matala

Matala® is rigid and yet still slightly pliable. It will hold it's open 3 dimensional internal structure even if purposely crushed. It is easy to cut. Use a hole saw to cut circles for pipework. Use a jig saw with a fine tooth blade, or 8" long sharp carving knife for free-form shapes. You can also use band saw, with a very fine...
How to Clean Matala Filter Media

How to Clean Matala Filter Media

Bio-filters are full of live micro-organisms. Filter media are the bearers of this life. Over-zealous cleansing or purifying the filter media will unbalance the filter ecosystem by eliminating or killing this essential life. Disinfecting or drying of washed media only makes sense in cases where the whole pond needs to be disinfected or dried...
Matala Usage

Matala Usage

Matala® is very versatile. Matalas characteristics lend it to many applications. Pictured to the right is a Small pre-filter Most peoples initial reaction when they see Matala® is " Hey, this looks like good stuff !". Well, it is, but it has to be used properly. Many filter designs will benefit. Koi ponds and water...
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