- High capacity biofiltration
- Controls ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate
- Highly porous - enormous surface area (>~700 m2/L)
- Supports aerobic and anaerobic bacteria species
Matrixâ¢ is a high porosity biomedia that provides efficient biofiltration for the removal of nitrogenous waste. Matrixâ¢ is a porous inorganic solid about 10 mm in diameter. Each liter of Matrixâ¢ provides as much surface (>~700 m2) as 170 liters of plastic balls! Plastic bio-materials provide only external surface area, whereas Matrixâ¢ provides both external and internal macroporous surface area. These macropores are ideally sized for the support of nitrifying and denitrifying bacteria. This allows Matrixâ¢, unlike other forms of biomedia, to remove nitrate along with ammonia and nitrite, simultaneously and in the same filter.
Matrixâ¢ is completely inert and will not breakdown. It need not be replaced. Since the majority of the bacteria are internal, Matrixâ¢ may be rinsed when needed without damaging the filter. Matrixâ¢ is compatible with all types of wet or wet-dry filters.
We provide a wide range of exotic live animals that are by their nature, perishable. The duty of care for these animals passes to you the customer at the time we ship these items to you. eQuaria does not accept the return of live fish, coral or other perishable items. We recommend that you conduct your own research into the care of these animals and make educated buying decisions.
As eQuaria cannot control shipping processes, weather, airline delays and other unforeseen circumstance, fish mortality may occur. By purchasing these goods, you accept this risk and while every effort is made by eQuaria to ensure your fish arrive alive and well, no guarantees can be made.
eQuaria does not accept any Dead on Arrival (DOA) claims which is inclusive of freight and shipping costs. If you are unwilling to accept these terms, we invite you to purchase in store.