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Matala Flexible Mat Filtration Media

Matala Step-wise Filtration:

Use black first, then green, then blue, then gray.
Use black for heavy particulate matter, prefiltration or boosting the performance of a settling chamber
Use green for medium particulate matter
Use blue for fine particulate and biological matter
Use grey for very fine particulate and biological matter

All 4 media are completely self-supporting. Can be used to create divider walls in a filter chamber.
Full sheet size is approximately 48" x 39" x 1 1/2" thick
Long half sheets, approx 48" x 19.5" are available for will call at our location. Call 707 853 0118
Wide (W) half sheet is approx. 39"x 24"
Sheet size varies up to 2%

 Applications of Matala  Shipping Information  Larger Images Matala 

Matala, Gray pieces
in media bag

FM499 Matala Samples, set of 4 colors
8.00
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FMBPC Matala, Gray pieces in media bag; 7" x 11" x 24"; Typically used in non-pressurized waterfall filters such as Savio, EasyPro, Atlantic and others

39.00 [Buy]

Available in full, half, or quarter sheets:
Full Half (L) Half (W)
48"x 39" 48"x 19.5" 39"x 24"


Long half sheets are available for will call at our location by app't.

It costs less to ship 2 half sheets by UPS than 1 full sheet by motorfreight

2 Quarter sheets (Q)
            19 1/2" x 24" each
 
Q Sizes may vary up to 1/2",
especially Black

 
FM500 Matala, Black, Full: 48" x 39" x 1 1/2"
56.00
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FM500L Matala, Black, 2 Half: 48" x 19.5"
63.00
[Buy]
FM500W Matala, Black, 2 Half: 39" x 24"
71.00
[Buy]
FM501 Matala, Black, 1 Half: 48" x 19.5"
35.00
[Buy]
FM502 Matala, Black, 1 Half: 39" x 24"
35.85
[Buy]
FM503Q Matala, Black 2 Quarter Sheets
19 1/2" x 24" each
28.00

[Buy]

FM503 Matala, Green, Full: 48" x 39" x 1 1/2"
63.00
[Buy]
FM503L Matala, Green, 2 Half: 48" x 19.5"
67.00
[Buy]
FM503W Matala, Green, 2 Half: 39" x 24"
75.50
[Buy]
FM504 Matala, Green, 1 Half: 48" x 19.5"
39.00
[Buy]
FM505 Matala, Green, 1 Half: 39" x 24"
37.85
[Buy]
FM505Q  Matala, Green, 2 Quarter Sheets: 19 1/2" x 24" each
32.00

[Buy]

FM506 Matala, Blue, Full: 48" x 39" x 1 1/2"
63.00
[Buy]
FM506L Matala, Blue, 2 Half: 48" x 19.5"
69.00
[Buy]
FM506W Matala, Blue, 2 Half: 39" x 24" 
76.00
[Buy]
FM507 Matala, Blue, 1 Half: 48" x 19.5"
39.00
 [Buy]
FM508 Matala, Blue, 1 Half: 39" x 24" 
38.25
[Buy]
FM508Q Matala, Blue, 2 Quarter Sheets
19 1/2" x 24" each
32.00

 [Buy]

FM509 Matala, Gray, Full: 48" x 39" x 1 1/2"
69.00
[Buy]
FM509L Matala, Gray, 2 Half: 48" x 19.5"
77.00
[Buy]
FM509W Matala, Gray, 2 Half: 39" x 24"
70.00
[Buy]
FM510 Matala, Gray, 1 Half: 48" x 19.5"
44.00
[Buy]
FM511 Matala, Gray, 1 Half: 39" x 24"
48.00
[Buy]
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Applications of Matala
FM511Q  Matala, Gray, 2 Quarter Sheets
19 1/2" x 24" each
37.00

 [Buy]




Matala full sheets must be shipped by motorfreight: Shipping charges depend on the number of sheets purchased and the distance shipped from Northern California.

Matala 39" x 24" half sheets are shipped by UPS at oversize rate
Example charges for 2 half sheets, UPS ground shipping:
East of Mississippi: 46.00; Colorado: 35.00; Oregon: 27.00

Additional Information, Matala Rigid Mat Media

Sheet size varies up to 2%
Thickness is 1 1/2" for all colors.

Weight per sheet: 5 to 8 pounds depending on density.

One sheet is 13 square feet.
8 square feet equals 1 cubic foot of media.
One full sheet equals 1.6 cubic feet or 12 gallon volume.

 Biological surface area for microbial growth; open space.

 Free volume

 Black 62 square feet per cubic foot

92%

 Green 96 square feet per cubic foot

93%

 Blue 124 square feet per cubic foot

94%

 Gray 171 square feet per cubic foot

94%

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 rigid and yet still pliable. It will hold it's open 3 dimensional internal structure even if purposely crushed. Do not fold pieces in half. Due to it's rigidity the Matala can be wedged in place in the filter without support. It is easy to cut. Use a hole saw to cut circles for pipework. Use jig saw or sharp knife for free-form shapes. 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.

Matala definitely belongs at the top of the list. As you can see it is very competitively priced with other filter medias. The advantages of Matala are many. End users will need to be educated on proper use of the material to get good results as with any material. The vast majority of standard pond filter designs will be improved by use of Matala. Upflow, downflow and cross flow designs are all conducive to Matala. The critical element will be proper fit in the tank. The Matala should be cut precisely in order to wedge in place. Matala can be sandwiched between the walls of the tank for a snug fit and the end cuts will be less crucial. In order to make conservative use of Matala the best configuration might be to stand the material vertically in the chamber. In this way one piece of Matala can be cut on the 39" end to produce (4) 9 3/4" strips or cut on the 48" end to produce (4) 12" strips. A 9" to 10" vertical piece is sufficient depth for many applications and you should have less waste. Circular cuts will have the most waste.

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