Matala filter media is one of the widest used and critically acclaimed filter media on the market. Featured in leading pond, koi, and fish care magazines, it is very popular for good reason!
Matala sheets provide mechanical and biological filtration by trapping debris as water easily flows through the sheets. Bacteria colonize along the debris and filter surface area, keeping your pond water clean and clear of algae.
The Matala filter construction is firm, stable, and semi rigid while not being brittle. It even boasts a high level of crush resistance. Matala filter media can also be trimmed very easily, providing great versatility. Each size of Matala sheet measures approximately 1.5 inches thick.
|Matala Color||Density||Biological surface area for microbial growth||Flow-through space|
|Black||Coarse||62 square feet per cubic foot||92%|
|Green||Medium||96 square feet per cubic foot||93%|
|Blue||High||124 square feet per cubic foot||94%|
|Gray||Super High||171 square feet per cubic foot||94%|
I ordered these filter for my goldfish pond and after 24 hours I could see a big difference in the water. Would definitely recommend these filters!
I am using matala for my terrarium build as a replacement drainage layer for clay balls and stone. It dosent compress, and is way lighter. Super happy with my purchase.