Premium pond filter media for custom mechanical filtration
Cut-to-fit filter media pads accommodate most pond filters
Coarse media keeps pond water free of larger debris particles
Coarse-density filter media excellent for general-purpose mechanical filtration. Drs. Foster and Smith Coarse (Black) Pads keep pond water clear of larger particles and help protect biological filter media from clogs and debris buildup that can affect overall pond water quality and health.
Use with our Super Fine Lime Pads or Fine Density Beige Filter Pad to layer varying densities for optimum mechanical filtration. Simply cut to fit any pond filter.
Drs. Foster and Smith Coarse (Black) Pads measure 1" thick x 12" x 12". Available individually or in a 6-pack. Made in the USA.
Benefits of Mechanical Filtration
Mechanical filtration can greatly improve the health of most ponds, and is also important for efficient biological filtration. The process is simple: mechanical filter media strains solid debris such as fish excrement, sludge, uneaten food, or debris from your pond as water passes through.
The debris-laden mechanical filter media can then be easily removed and rinsed or replaced. Mechanical filter media not only reduces the amount of solids in your water, but more importantly, it keeps debris from reaching your biological media, building up, and creating dead spots where nitrifying bacteria can't reproduce.
Deciding what type of filtration your new or existing pond needs can be hard. Here's a quick overview of the most common filtration types available, and how they help improve the quality of the water in your pond.
Water gardens obey the same environmental process that affect natural bodies of water where organic materials accumulate. Learn how chemical filter media absorb organic pollutants & trap these materials to maintain a low level of nutrients in ponds.
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