Characteristics of R-Matala

Characteristics of R-Matala

Rolled Matala Cartridges for Round Filter Tanks

Introducing R-Matala®, the perfect "drop in" media for Vortex filters and barrel filters.

R-Matala® has the same qualities as the sheets of Matala in a coiled pre-cut cartridge. Simply select the diameter roll and the density you need for your round tank and drop it in. R-Matala® will naturally wedge in place without any need for support.


Vortex Filter with Rolled MatalaFour sequential densities can be perfectly employed to achieve maximum solids / biofiltration.

Each roll is 6 inches thick with a tremendous potential to trap dirt and yet is super easy to clean. Simply drain the waste out your bottom drain and gently pour pond water over the R-Matala®.

The open structure of the media provides excellent flow-through without channeling. Since most round tanks are also rather tall you can stratify the R-Matala® in sequential layers to make best use of the chamber.


Seven diameters are available: 22"; 24"; 27"; 30"; 37"; 42" and 48 inch.
Other diameters are available upon special request

Vortex Chamber CharacteristicsLook no further!
This is the absolute best filter media for round filter tanks!
R-Matala® is the only filter media MADE for Vortex Filter Systems!

  • "Drop-in" fit for a quick no hassle installation.
  • High surface area per cu. ft
  • High free volume for smooth even water flow.
  • 4 densities allow step-wise transition from mechanical to biological filtration.
  • A high number of interstitial spaces in the tri-dimensional matrix of the filter media improves an early and even growth of bacteria.
  • Very resistant to plugging. Non-channeling.
  • Easy Cleaning.
  • Self supporting.
  • Non-toxic to the environment; made of Thermo-polypropylene compounds.
  • Light weight.
  • Slightly flexible compared to sheets of Matala®.
  • Versatile and durable.
Matala ColorBiological surface area
for microbial growth
Free volume
% open space
Black 62 square feet per cubic foot 92%
Green 96 square feet per cubic foot 93%
Blue 124 square feet per cubic foot 94%
Gray 171 square feet per cubic foot 94%

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Characteristics of Sheet Matala

Characteristics of Sheet Matala

Sheet Matala® The various densities can be used in sequence or separately for unique filtration requirements. This is one of the greatest characteristics which Matala has to offer. No other media on the market can perform this step-wise filtration. Matala effectively separates large particles...
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