Seachem Matrix High Capacity Biofiltration Media -500 mL Seachem Matrix High Capacity Biofiltration Media -500 mL

Seachem Matrix High Capacity Biofiltration Media -500 mL

$6.99

Seachem Matrix™ is a high porosity biomedia that provides efficient biofiltration for the removal of nitrogenous waste. Matrix™ is a porous inorganic solid about 10 mm in diameter.

  • 500 mL Size
  • Controls Ammonia, Nitrite, and Nitrate
  • Supports Aerobic and anaerobic bacteria species
  • Highly Porous - Enormous Surface area
  • Treats 50-100 gallons

Each liter of Matrix™ provides as much surface (>~700 m2) as 170 liters of plastic balls! Plastic bio-materials provide only external surface area, whereas Matrix™ provides both external and internal macroporous surface area. These macropores are ideally sized for the support of nitrifying and denitrifying bacteria. This allows Matrix™, unlike other forms of biomedia, to remove nitrate along with ammonia and nitrite, simultaneously and in the same filter.

Matrix™ is completely inert and will not breakdown. It need not be replaced. Since the majority of the bacteria are internal, Matrix™ may be rinsed when needed without damaging the filter. Matrix™ is compatible with all types of wet or wet-dry filters.

Directions

Use 250 mL of Matrix™ for each 200 L (50 US gallons)** of water. Matrix™ may be placed in any kind of filter, and is particularly effective in a canister filter. Matrix™ is sufficiently large that no filter bag should be required for most applications. Matrix™ works well in drip tray systems, but you may find that the larger Pond Matrix™ is better suited for such applications.

**This dosage may differ from your packaging. Based on updated studies, we've found Matrix™ treats even more water than previously asserted.

 

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    Seachem Matrix™ is a high porosity biomedia that provides efficient biofiltration for the removal of nitrogenous waste. Matrix™ is a porous inorganic solid about 10 mm in diameter.

    • 500 mL Size
    • Controls Ammonia, Nitrite, and Nitrate
    • Supports Aerobic and anaerobic bacteria species
    • Highly Porous - Enormous Surface area
    • Treats 50-100 gallons

    Each liter of Matrix™ provides as much surface (>~700 m2) as 170 liters of plastic balls! Plastic bio-materials provide only external surface area, whereas Matrix™ provides both external and internal macroporous surface area. These macropores are ideally sized for the support of nitrifying and denitrifying bacteria. This allows Matrix™, unlike other forms of biomedia, to remove nitrate along with ammonia and nitrite, simultaneously and in the same filter.

    Matrix™ is completely inert and will not breakdown. It need not be replaced. Since the majority of the bacteria are internal, Matrix™ may be rinsed when needed without damaging the filter. Matrix™ is compatible with all types of wet or wet-dry filters.

    Directions

    Use 250 mL of Matrix™ for each 200 L (50 US gallons)** of water. Matrix™ may be placed in any kind of filter, and is particularly effective in a canister filter. Matrix™ is sufficiently large that no filter bag should be required for most applications. Matrix™ works well in drip tray systems, but you may find that the larger Pond Matrix™ is better suited for such applications.

    **This dosage may differ from your packaging. Based on updated studies, we've found Matrix™ treats even more water than previously asserted.

     

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    Current Stock:
    SKU: SC01130
    UPC: 000116011303
    Manufacturer Part Number 1130
    Weight: 0.95 LBS
    Width: 3.00 (in)
    Height: 6.25 (in)
    Depth: 3.00 (in)