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Seachem Matrix
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Product Description:
Seachem MatrixA high porosity biomedia that provides efficient biofiltration for the removal of nitrogenous waste. Matrix is a porous inorganic solid about 10 mm in diameter. Each liter of Matrix provides as much surface (<162 m) as 40 liters of plastic balls! Plastic bio-materials provide only external surface area, whereas Matrix provides 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. Use 250 mL of Matrix for each 25 gallons. 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. Marine or freshwater use.
Product Specifications:
1 liter, 4 liters, 20 liters. Use 1 to 2 Liter(s) of Matrix™ for each 400 L (100 gallons) of water.
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User Ratings: (15 reviews)
Overall: 9.87
Value/Cost: 9.87
Effectiveness: 9.73
Quality: 10.00
Ease of use: 9.87
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cichlid-gal has used this product for 3-12 Months.
Overall Rating: 9.75/10 September 27, 2012
"Love this media"
I just put this media into all my canisters and AC HOB's. It shows much better loading than the other biomedia I was using. My water is clear and my parameters are great. Love this media.
Equalizer has used this product for 3 Years or More.
Overall Rating: 9.5/10 March 20, 2012
"EXCELLENT"
I use Eheim canister filters that came with Eheim pro media. Every time I serviced the filters The pro media was clogged and breaking down into small grit. I switched to Matrix and have noticed cleaner water and no break down of the media.
FishyPirate has used this product for 3 Years or More.
Overall Rating: 10/10 December 8, 2011
"Don't waste your $ on anything else."
Don't waste your hard earned dollar on any other Bio-Media. This is the stuff to get. Thats all that needs to be said.
shouck65 has used this product for 3-12 Months.
Overall Rating: 9.75/10 December 24, 2010
"The best of this type of media I have used"
Nothing I've used as replaced water changes for reducing nitrates and that goes for this product as well. It does keep ammonia and nitrites at zero in my heavily populated african cichlid tanks. The reasonable cost and top notch performance make it a must use product.
angel_saza has used this product for 3-12 Months.
Overall Rating: 9.75/10 April 30, 2009
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cjm9822 has used this product for 3-12 Months.
Overall Rating: 10/10 April 1, 2009
"WOW!"
BUY this stuff NOW! Dirt cheap and EXTREMELY efficient ... the best for HEAVY bio loads.
Cich of it all has used this product for 1-3 Years.
Overall Rating: 10/10 January 12, 2009
"Best bang for the buckaroo"
This stuff works at least as well as any other bio-media I've tried and it can be purchased online relatively cheap.
JimboCraig has used this product for 1-3 Years.
Overall Rating: 10/10 February 21, 2008
"The very BEST of the best!!!"
I contacted both Eheim and Seachems for some hard "numbers". Eheim's Substrat Pro provides only 45,000 cm2 of surface area for beneficial bacteria to grow on (per liter). Seachems Matrix provides over 160,000 cm2 of surface area for beneficial bacteria to grow on (per liter), or OVER 3 times as much as the Eheim media! This Matrix is pretty amazing stuff, because the Eheim media is really a VERY good product, so just imagine how much better the Matrix is compared to all the other very average Bio-Medias on the market today!!! Obviously, not all Bio-Medias are created equal! Be smart and buy the Seachem's Matrix! BigAlsOnline.com usually has the cheapest prices.
tropheus duboisi breeder has used this product for 1-3 Months.
Overall Rating: 10/10 June 22, 2007
"Ummmmmmazing!!!!!"
Great products. Bought it on Big Al's for $9.99 for 2 liters. I will not be going back to Eheims media. This. I don't even know what to say. All I can say is JUST BUY IT.
Michael6 has used this product for 1-3 Months.
Overall Rating: 9.25/10 March 6, 2006
"Good for nitrrifying, bad for denitrifying"
I feel this product is great for supporting a heavy bioload. It really enhances the process of getting rid of ammonia and nitrite. Unfortunately, it just stops right there and it doesn't do what I really want it to do - reducing nitrate. Seachem should never mention it on the description that "this product can house aerobic AND anaerobic bacteria, which remove nitrate along the way with ammonia and nitrite". Therefore, for people looking to decrease the frequency of your W/C, this is not the product you wanna invest money into.
Anime Gee has used this product for 1-3 Months.
Overall Rating: 10/10 November 4, 2005
"The best bio filtration media EVAR! (^o^ )"
Yes. This is the real deal. Dirt cheap & ultra good. Water is clear & ammonia free! ( ^_^)
Icedkore has used this product for 3-12 Months.
Overall Rating: 10/10 September 13, 2005
"The Best you came buy"
This is by far the best media you can buy. I have it in everone of my HOB filters. My water has greatly improved after replaceing my old media with Matrix. All I can say is Seachem has done it again.
Agent Smith has used this product for 1-3 Months.
Overall Rating: 10/10 March 11, 2004
"enter the matrix . . ."
. . . of biological filtration. very effective yet ecomonomical. its practicly the same stuff as eheifsubstrat yet like a third the price!
amishfignewton has used this product for 3-12 Months.
Overall Rating: 10/10
"It works!"
I use this in my fluvals and in the media baskets for my HOB filters. It works great and grows bacteria much faster then the regular fluval media. Highly recommend!
Auballagh has used this product for 1-3 Years.
Overall Rating: 10/10
"This is Beautiful Stuff!"
This product is all you'll ever need for Biological filtration media, in any of your aquariums. I use Seachem Matrix in a DIY wet/dry sump system, all my canisters and even put it in where the carbon goes for the filter screens in my Penguin power filters! In short, this stuff will grow out a colony of beneficial bacteria better than just about anything else out there.
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Comparable to EHFI Substrate. The cost of this product is far less than its' competition, and seems to be exactly the same stuff! Get this biological media for your next filtration system - you Will Not be disappointed!
VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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