High Surface Area, Easy to Clean Filter Media

Hydro FilterSilk™ High Surface Area Filter Media
    • Superior water polishing characteristics
    • Easy to clean
    • Low pressure rinsing keeps bio film alive and un-harmed during routine backwashing
    • Lowers cost of filter ownership
    • Resistant to channeling (with regular rinsing/backwashing)
    • Engineered for Hydro Vortex™ waterfall filters

Filter Media Features:

  • Standard media in all Hydro Vortex™ Waterfall Filters
  • 61 SSA per square foot
  • 1.85 cubic feet per bag
  • 366 SSA per cubic foot
  • 677.10 SSA per bag
  • Black color
  • HDPE High Density Polyethylene thermoplastic netting
  • 90% open space, or void
  • Rinses with LOW pressure
  • Conforms to, and completely fills the filter’s media chamber
  • Neutrally buoyant
  • Filters down to 100 microns
  • Bio absorption down to 5 microns

Benefits of Hydro FilterSilk™ Filter Media

Hydro FilterSilk™ is designed to be used in “bulk” and fill bio media chambers. In bulk it has more surface area than filter pads, but contains 90% open space. Open space within filter media allows for oxygenated water to easily pass through. Oxygen is the lifeblood of the beneficial bacteria inside a biological filter.

Being much less dense than filter pads, Hydro FilterSilk™ can be rinsed with low pressure water.  
Rinsing filter media with low pressure water preserves the beneficial bacteria living on the filter media.

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