FilterClay is a pure organic clay, finely ground into specific sized pellets (4-8mm) and baked at a temperature of 1200 C inside a rotary kiln. It does not contain artificial additives, pesticides or dyes.
FilterClay is a "fixed Bed" filter media. This means that the media bed is stationary during filtering. The varied shape and size provides efficient solid waste capture and water polishing. Additionally, FilterClay's weight/density initiates a more effective backwash by allowing the bed to expand, yet stay within the filter vessel as the waste is flushed out of the filter. This Media is an ideal replacement for sand in sand filters.
FilterClay's innovative production process results in a significant amount of surface area from the porous skin and core within each pellet. This surface area is far greater than any other filter media on the market today. FilterClay's porosity also offers a protective environment for colonies of nitrifying (beneficial) bacteria, and in turn, optimal bio-filtration. These physical characteristics allow for quick nitrifying bacteria regeneration after cleaning. FilterClay's high mechanical strength allows it to be removed from the filter, easily cleaned and stored for re-use.
- All Natural - 100% Pure Baked Clay
- Greater Solid-waste capture than fine sand
- More efficient backwash than Fine Sane
- Exceptional Porosity (Skin and Core)
- Ideal environment for Nitrifying Bacteria