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Thread: question on japanese mat filter

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    Oyagoi koiczar's Avatar
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    Sep 2005
    Quote Originally Posted by Rich L
    Hi Steve,

    Matalla isn't better, other than it's more rigid. That rigidity isn't often needed, J-mat is rigid enough. The different densities diminish one of the benefits of J-mat. A denser media will plug easier and there is less oxygen/surface area. If your oxygen is marginal or the water flow ceases, the oxygen will deplete much faster. Donít chase that comment on denser media.

    Not many old timers bother with Matalla. Itís appears to be something thatís more profitable for dealers.

    And J-mat is cheaper.

    Now that Russell has straghtened everyone out on the "facts" surrounding cost and square ft/cubic ft ratios, maybe some MORE old timers would want to switch. This old timer is currently using both. I will be replacing the J-mat in my bio tank on my main pond this fall/winter.

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    Oyagoi koiczar's Avatar
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    Sep 2005

    What happened to all the naysayers on this thread? I'll see you at PS KOI on Saturday. You and Russell and I can talk about the merits of the Matala over the J-mat


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    Jumbo Steve Nguyen's Avatar
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    Dec 2004
    Bay Area, CA
    Hi Mike,

    sounds like a good plan. can't wait.


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