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 and free flow of water without channeling. Matala is slightly buoyant and will not sink to the bottom of your filter. Matala stood vertically on end will not float. Matala stacked horizontally will hold each other down. Due to it’s rigidity the Matala can be wedged in place in the filter without support.
One sheet of Matala has the following characteristics: Approximately 23.5″ x 39″ x 1.5″ (60cm x 100cm x 4cm) for Black, Green, Blue and White.
Weight per half sheet is between 3 to 4 pounds depending on density.
One sheet is 6.5 sq.ft.
4 sq.ft. equals 1/2 cubic ft of media.
One half sheet equals 0.8 cubic feet or 6 gallon volume.
Semi-rigid and self-supporting
Specific gravity: 0.95. Slightly buoyant.
Made of Thermopoly Propylene compound – Nontoxic to environment.