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WATER GARDEN OASIS POND MATRIX 4 L

  • High capacity biofiltration
  • Controls ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate
  • Highly porous – enormous surface area (160,000 cm2/L)
  • Supports aerobic and anaerobic bacteria species

Overview

Pond Matrix™ is a high porosity biomedia that provides efficient biofiltration for the removal of nitrogenous waste in ponds. Plastic bio-materials provide only external surface area, whereas Pond Matrix™ provides internal macroporous surface area. These macropores are ideally sized for the support of nitrifying and denitrifying bacteria. This allows Pond Matrix™, unlike other forms of biomedia, to remove nitrate along with ammonia and nitrite, simultaneously and in the same filter. Pond Matrix™ is completely inert and will not breakdown. It need not be replaced. It is also more suitable for use as a clean soil replacement for growing pond plants. Use 1–2 Liters of Pond Matrix™ for each 100 US gallons. Since the majority of the bacteria are internal, Pond Matrix™ may be rinsed when needed without damaging the filter. Pond Matrix™ is compatible with all types of wet or wet-dry filters.

Directions

For filtration use 2 Liters of Pond Matrix™ for each 200 gallons of water. Use in any pond filter. Pond Matrix™ is sufficiently large that a filter bag should not be necessary. Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for your filter. Pond Matrix™ should never need replacing. Pond Matrix™ makes an excellent support for root development of aquatic plants and may be used directly on the bottom of the pond or in pots. This avoids the use of soil in the pond. It may be used alone, mixed, or overlayered with river rock. For pond bottom use, it should be presoaked for several days and allowed to become water-logged and sink (although a high current will disrupt it). Pond Matrix™ is inorganic and will not decompose or pollute the water.

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SettingsWATER GARDEN OASIS POND MATRIX 4 L removeSEACHEM DE*NITRATE 100 mL removeSEACHEM TIDAL FILTER, 35 GAL. (135 L) ROW 230 V, 50 Hz, EU, 2P removeSEACHEM PHOSBOND 100 mL removeCOVE MEDIA REACTOR R-80 removeSEACHEM PURIGEN remove
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Description
  • High capacity biofiltration
  • Controls ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate
  • Highly porous - enormous surface area (160,000 cm2/L)
  • Supports aerobic and anaerobic bacteria species
  • Removes nitrates, nitrites, ammonia, and organics
  • High porosity biological media
  • Pore size well suited for anaerobic bacteria
  • No danger of hydrogen sulfide production as with sulfur based media
  • Rapidly removes phosphate & silicate
  • Ferric oxide coated aluminum oxide phosphate adsorber
  • High porosity and surface area give it a large binding capacity

COVE MEDIA REACTOR R-80

  • Highest organic removal capacity
  • Possesses enhanced capacity owing to its vast surface area; both spherical and macroreticular
  • Helps control ammonia/nitrite/nitrate
  • Color changes as it exhausts; easily regenerated
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Overview

Pond Matrix™ is a high porosity biomedia that provides efficient biofiltration for the removal of nitrogenous waste in ponds. Plastic bio-materials provide only external surface area, whereas Pond Matrix™ provides internal macroporous surface area. These macropores are ideally sized for the support of nitrifying and denitrifying bacteria. This allows Pond Matrix™, unlike other forms of biomedia, to remove nitrate along with ammonia and nitrite, simultaneously and in the same filter. Pond Matrix™ is completely inert and will not breakdown. It need not be replaced. It is also more suitable for use as a clean soil replacement for growing pond plants. Use 1–2 Liters of Pond Matrix™ for each 100 US gallons. Since the majority of the bacteria are internal, Pond Matrix™ may be rinsed when needed without damaging the filter. Pond Matrix™ is compatible with all types of wet or wet-dry filters.

Directions

For filtration use 2 Liters of Pond Matrix™ for each 200 gallons of water. Use in any pond filter. Pond Matrix™ is sufficiently large that a filter bag should not be necessary. Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for your filter. Pond Matrix™ should never need replacing. Pond Matrix™ makes an excellent support for root development of aquatic plants and may be used directly on the bottom of the pond or in pots. This avoids the use of soil in the pond. It may be used alone, mixed, or overlayered with river rock. For pond bottom use, it should be presoaked for several days and allowed to become water-logged and sink (although a high current will disrupt it). Pond Matrix™ is inorganic and will not decompose or pollute the water.

Overview

de❊nitrate™ is an economical, natural, porous material with a pore distribution and geometry that promotes both aerobic nitrification within the first few millimeters of depth and anaerobic denitrification at the core. The material has a high surface area and supports a high density of bacteria. Although de❊nitrate™ has capacity to trap nitrate, this, as with other nitrate retaining materials, such as certain zeolites and synthetic resins, is quite limited and the primary mechanism of nitrate removal is anaerobic. “Live” rocks or reef rocks remove nitrate by anaerobic denitrification. de❊nitrate™ removes nitrate by the same process. Efficiency is magnified several folds by forcing the water to filter through the porous de❊nitrate™. As with reef rock, anaerobic conditions are achieved by the porosity and the depletion of oxygen by the aerobic process at the surface. Excessive flow rates should, therefore, be avoided, as they may impede development of an adequate anaerobic environment to support denitrifying bacteria. de❊nitrate™ is also an excellent media for aerobic nitrification and it makes an ideal biological filter in drip trays, canister filters, sumps, or even box filters. At high flow rates (greater than 100 US gallons per hour), it will function solely as an aerobic filter. At slow flow rates (less than 50 US gallons per hour), it will function as both an aerobic filter and an anaerobic denitrifying filter.
 

Directions

For best results, de❊nitrate™ should be placed to assure the flow of water through it, such as in a canister filter, chemical filtration module, or box filter. Flow rate should not exceed 200 L (50 US gallons) per hour. If higher flow rates are unavoidable, use Matrix™ or Pond Matrix™. It is best to rinse off dust before use. Once de❊nitrate™ has been in use for several days, nitrate concentrations should start to fall and level off gradually at a concentration of about 4–5 mg/L as nitrate. As long as nitrate concentrations remain under control, the product is not exhausted. Each 500 mL of de❊nitrate™ treats about 100–200 L (25–50 US gallons), depending on initial nitrate concentration and the current biological load. Enough should be used to remove nitrate at a rate at least as fast as the rate of formation. If very high nitrates are initially present, they should be brought down to less than 20 mg/L with water changes.

Features

Ventilation slots

Ventilation slots in the lid of the filter and aeration grooves in the outflow ensure that water returned to the tank is fully oxygenated and maximize gas exchange during filtration.

Bottom-to-top flow

The pump pushes water up into the basket of the filter, entering through the bottom of the basket and being pushed out the top. A bottom-to-top flow ensures that water comes into contact will all filter media, and cannot go around or over filter media as with hang on back filters with a back-to-front flow.

Maintenance alert

Over time, filtration media can become clogged with detritus reducing or obstructing the flow of water through it. When this happens in Tidal™ filters, water is redirected around the filter and back into the aquarium through an outlet on the side. The redirected water pushes up the blue maintenance alert on the top of the filter, signaling that the filter needs to be cleaned.

Surface skimmer

The surface skimmer will capture the water from just below the surface, where excreted fish oils accumulate, as well as deeper in the tank removing floating debris

Flow regulation

The flow on the pump is adjustable using the dial on the front

No filter cartridges

The filter basket has a huge capacity to hold filtration media of your choice in the configuration of your choice. All Tidal™ Filters come with Seachem's Matrix™ bio-media to get you started.

No mess maintenance

The basket is fully removable and snaps into the lid of the filter for easy and drip-free transit to a sink or hose for cleaning.

Self-priming pump

Self-priming pump means there is no need to fill the filter basket with water, start a siphon, monitor the filter, or any of the other headaches of starting a new filter

Self-cleaning impeller

The self-cleaning, corrosion-resistant impeller is suited for both saltwater and freshwater environments. This cuts down on maintenance and makes the filter suitable for a wide range of environments.

Adjustable leveling device

A leveler on the base of the filter lets the filter adjust to a variety of aquarium styles.

3 year warranty

All Tidal™ Filters are guaranteed against defects of materials and workmanship for a period of 3 years from the date of purchase, except for the pump’s impeller. This can be extended to 5 years by registering your filter. The warranty covers the replacement of the defective parts.

Dimensions
Unit
Length: 6 ⅛ in (15.5 cm) Width: 5 ⅛ in (13 cm) Height: 7 ⅛ in (18 cm)
Media Chamber
Length: 5 ⅜ in (13.8 cm) Width: 2 in (5.2 cm) Height: 4 ⅞ in (12.5 cm)
Wall Clearance
2 ¾ in (7 cm)
Tank Trim Clearance
1316 in (2 cm)
Internal Tank Clearance
1 ⅜ in (3.5 cm)
Technical Specifications
Aquarium Size
Up to 35 US gallons (130 Liters)
Flow Rate
130 US GPH (500 L/H)
Watts
6 - (120 v - 60 Hz) 5 - (230 v - 50 Hz)
Filter Volume
0.2 US gallons (0.7 Liters)
Features
  • Reversible filter cover
  • Maintenance alert device
  • Overflow prevention
  • Large-capacity filter basket
  • Aerating return flow
  • Flow regulation
  • Surface skimmer
  • Sub-surface intake
  • Leveling dial
  • Self-priming pump
  • Self-cleaning impeller
Package Contents
  • Tidal 35 Filter
  • Foam filter
  • Matrix™ bio-media
  • Documentation
Warranty Information
3 Year Warranty
All Tidal™ Filters are guaranteed against defects of materials and workmanship for a period of 3 years from the date of purchase, except for the pump’s impeller. This can be extended to 5 years by registering your filter.

Overview

PhosBond™ is a revolutionary new product that combines the phosphate removing capabilities of both aluminum oxide and granular ferric oxide into a singular material forming a synergistic effect. It rapidly removes phosphates and silicates from saltwater and freshwater, combining the best of both types of phosphate removers. Its high porosity and surface area give it a large binding capacity, while its physical strength and integrity assures that it will not break down from mechanical stress.
Comparing Seachem Phosphate Removers
Product PO4 bound
PhosGuard (Alumina Oxide) 0.87 mg/g
PhosBond (GFO and Alumina Oxide hybrid) 1.19 mg/g
PhosNet (GFO) 1.41 mg/g

Directions

For best results, PhosBond™ should be rinsed before use and placed so as to maximize the flow of water through it but not so that it tumbles against itself in flow. It may be used in a canister filter, media chamber, box filter, or any high flow area of a trickle filter. Use of a filter bag such as The Bag is recommended. Use 60 mL (1/4 cup) for every 200 L (50 US gallons) saltwater or 400 L (100 US gallons) freshwater. Leave product in place for 4 days, then test phosphate or silicate concentrations with either MultiTest™ Phosphate or MultiTest™Silicate. If the concentration of the component you are trying to decrease has not dropped to around 0.02 mg/L, then replace the PhosBond™, otherwise leave in place until levels begin to climb again. As long as concentrations remain under control, the product is not exhausted. Over treating is not recommended. PhosBond™ is not an exchange resin and does not release anything into the water. It does not leach phosphate or silicate back into the water and may be removed, dried, and returned to service until exhausted. Continuous use of small quantities is better than intermittent use of larger quantities.

Overview

Purigen® is a premium synthetic adsorbent that is unlike any other filtration product. It is not a mixture of ion exchangers or adsorbents, but a unique macro-porous synthetic polymer that removes soluble and insoluble impurities from water at a rate and capacity that exceeds all other competing products by over 500%. Purigen® controls ammonia, nitrites and nitrates by removing nitrogenous organic waste that would otherwise release these harmful compounds. Purigen’s impact on trace elements is minimal. It significantly raises redox. It polishes water to unparalleled clarity. Purigen® darkens progressively as it exhausts, and is easily renewed by treating with bleach. Purigen® is designed for both marine and freshwater use.

Purigen® removes soluble and insoluble impurities from water at a rate and capacity that exceeds all other competing products by over 500%.

Selectivity

Purigen® is the highest capacity organic filtration resin on the market. No other products can compare to its ability to clear haziness and polish water to unparalleled clarity. Unlike other products on the market which are simple ion-exchange resins, Purigen® is specifically designed to be an organic scavenging resin. When ion-exchange resins are filled to capacity by metals and other contaminants, Purigen® has barely begun to reach its potential. Purigen® generally ignores simple elemental compounds, having an extreme affinity for nitrogenous organics. The primary source of nitrogenous compounds in an aquarium is waste. Fish, corals, even plants produce nitrogenous waste. Purigen® removes that waste faster and more completely than anything else on the market.

Capacity

Purigen’s® possesses enhanced capacity owing to its vast surface area. All other resins on the market are purely spherical extruded beads. These beads remain smooth even under a microscope. Purigen® is both spherical and macroreticular. It has microscopic pores that increase its usable surface area to many times that of a purely spherical resin.

Regneration

Purigen® can also be regenerated. As it adsorbs waste products, Purigen® will change color from a pale blonde to a dark brown, almost black. Once it is exhausted, it can be regenerated with a solution of bleach and water. The bleach will literally “burn off” the organics that have been removed from the tank. Watch out for products that claim to be regenerable with a brine solution. That is the regeneration procedure for ion-exchange purposes. A brine solution will not remove organics. While such resins have a limited capacity for organic adsorption, a brine regeneration process only replaces removed ionic compounds. It does not destroy large organic molecules that were removed, which is the primary function of organic adsorption resins.  

Directions

Rinse before use. Use in a fine mesh (180 micron or less) filter bag such as Seachem’s The Bag. For best results, Purigen® should be placed so as to maximize the flow of water through it. It may be used in a canister filter, media chamber, box filter, or any high flow area of a trickle filter. Each 250 mL treats up to 1,000 L (250 US gallons) for up to six months. Exhaustion is indicated by a pronounced discoloration of the beads to dark brown or black.

Regeneration

Soak in a 1:1 bleach:water solution for 24 hours in a non-metallic container in a well ventilated area and away from children. Use regular 8.25% hypochlorite household bleach (non-scented, no dyes, do not use a splash-less bleach). Rinse well, then soak for 8 hours with a solution containing 4 tablespoons of Prime®, or equivalent dechlorinator per cup of water. Rinse well. For freshwater use, soak for 4 hours with a solution containing 2 tablespoons of buffer per cup of water (Discus Buffer®, Neutral Regulator®). Original color and full activity should now be restored and Purigen® is ready for reuse. Caution: some slime coat products may permanently foul Purigen® and render regeneration difficult. Do not reuse if odor of bleach/chlorine is detectable. In case of doubt, soak beads in small quantity of water and test for residual chlorine with a chlorine test kit.
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