There’s a new aquarium Roller Mat on the scene and this time it’s Theiling bringing the aquarium world a much smaller, more aquarium-suitable model of the novel replaceable aquarium filter roll device. Previous versions of the filter-pad-on-a-roll made to be much bigger and more industrial cost thousands of Euros and relied on a series of gears and water wheels to automatically turn the filter pad as it clogs up.
Theiling’s Roller Mat does without so many moving parts replacing much of the workings of the Genesis and D-D models of the filter roll with a basic float switch and a small motor. As water enters the chamber of the Theiling Roller Mat it passes through the media of the filter roll and as it clogs, water inside rises until it trips a high water level float switch which then activates the motor to turn the roll.
The small size, molded parts and simplified mechanics of the Theiling Roller Mat also greatly reduces cost with this new take on the concept carrying a wholly reasonable 350€, about $475 in US dollars. At that price the more curious aquarists and reefers among us can’t afford not to try one out as there’s simply no more direct way to remove unwanted wastes and nutrients from aquarium water before it can break down and degrade the quality of the aquarium water. [Theiling]