The MATALA BioSteps 10 Filters maximize MATALAÂ® filter media performance. MATALA BioSteps Filters feature the latest generation of filter media. This lightweight, versatile product is made of curly fibre thermo-polypropylene compounds and is non-toxic to the environment.
The rugged BioSteps 10 contains an amazing 200 sq.ft. of surface area for beneficial bacteria growth. Combined with a cross flow design that traps and processes more debris at high flow rates, you get unparalleled mechanical and biological filtration for superior water quality.
Combine multiple units for large or heavily stocked koi ponds or use Bio-Steps 10 with an optional UV Clarifier for improved water clarity. Universal barbed inlet (1", 1-1/4", 1-1/2"), 1-1/2" outlet.
For ponds up to 2,700 gallons, step-wise transition from mechanical filtration to high-efficiency bio filtration.
Bio-Steps 10 has 6 sections each with its own function:
|Inlet Chamber||Water inlet - capture of largest particles|
|Medium Density Matala||Prefiltration: To capture particles and to further digest organic matter by heterotrophic bacteria and plankton|
|High Density Matala||Biofiltration: Nitrification/nutrient balancing by plankton|
|Super High Density Matala||Biofiltration: Nitrification/nutrient balancing by plankton|
|Super High Density Matala||Biofiltration: Nitrification, denitrification and nutrient balancing by plankton|
|Outlet Chamber||Water polishing - water outlet|
|State of the art progressive filtration|
|Includes sufficient volume of Matala filter mats with progressive densities|
|Filter design enhances growth of different ecological communities of bacteria and planktonic organisms that will colonize different sections of the filter|
|Cross-flow pattern: Traps more dirt at high flow rates without plugging|
|Built-in overflow safety|
|Sloped bottom with built-in sludge drain|
|Optional UV clarifier available (sold separately)|
|Modular design allows for future expansion|
|1-year manufacturer's limited warranty|
|This product will not eliminate blanketweed / string algae|
|Not approved for use in swimming pools or salt water|