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SeaChem Matrix is a 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 1-2 Liters of Matrix for each 100 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.


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Seachem
Seachem Laboratories, Inc. was established in 1980 by Dr. Leo G. Morin. Seachem moved into a state of the art 110,000 square foot facility in Madison, Georgia marking their 25th anniversary in the industry in 2005. This facility includes production and research laboratories, manufacturing, inventory, shipping, and office space.

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How much matrix do i need for a 12 gal nano cube?
Asked : Oct 27, 2018
By : Manuel Amalbert, Puerto Rico
 
 
 
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Hi Manuel - the instructions are as follows: Use 1-2 Liters of Matrix for each 100 gallons.
Answered : Oct 29, 2018
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which is better Matrix or Biohome media
Asked : Jan 25, 2018
By : Dennis S, United States
 
 
 
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In my preference, I chose Matrix due to its smaller mixed size. I use it on my Pico Tank's HOB for nice habitat for my biological filtration crew. Plus, I have never had any issues with a product from Seachem!
Answered : Oct 06, 2018
By : Kevin, Florida
 
 
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Perfect media.
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Lots of surface area.
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Dusty at first.
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Love it. Has great surface area inside and out to grow all the beneficial bacteria you could ever need. Make sure you shake out all of the dust before placing in your media container.
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nitrite buster
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I use this product in a clear food grade container with holes in it.I place it in my sump along with the other equipment for water quality control and it keeps the algae AWAY
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Using in a New 32 gal all in one tank
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Easy to Use
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none so far
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I'm using this for the media in my new tank and so far it better than I had expected
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Good media if you want a minimal aquascape. Cheap compared to others and doesn't leach anything like some other media does. Seems to work but haven't seen any denitrification happen.
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Works
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Easy to use
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Not an overnight fix
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Matrix works. Great replacement for tanks with little to no live rock.or if you just want add some additional surface area for bacteria to grow Takes time to work, so don't expect results overnight.
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Great Bio Media
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If you don't like the look of tons of live rock in the display and don't have alot of room in your sump, use this. It works great!
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Well worth it
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Affordable, works quick, lasts a long time, delivers on expectations
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Directions didn't say to rinse off which I probably should have other than that I have no complaints
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I wasn't sure as to the cause of my high nitrates. I have a 40 gallon all In one innovative marine cube. Only 2 fish but tons of corals. I use a ghost protein skimmer and filter socks which are changed out once every 5 days. I have way too many corals in that tank so perhaps they're excreting too mu...Read More
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