Product: Seachem Matrix™ 500ml
Matrix™ is a highly porous media designed to provide exceptionally efficient biofiltration for single site removal of ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate from freshwater, marine, and reef aquaria. Each liter of Matrix™ provides over 160,000 cm2 (170 sq. ft.) of surface, equivalent to over 40 L (10 gallons) of typical plastic ball media! This product is sold by volume. Cited weight is minimal weight.
Use 500 mL of Matrix™ for each 200 L (50 gallons*) of water. Matrix™ may be placed in any kind of filter, and is particularly effective in a canister filter. Aerobic bacteria grow on the pitted external surfaces of Matrix™ and convert ammonia to nitrite and nitrite to nitrate. These pores which cover Matrix™ are home to anaerobic bacteria. Close up of Matrix™ pore, Anaerobic bacteria convert nitrate into nitrogen gas, which is then expelled at the tank surface close up of bacteria and internal walls of Matrix™