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Here is what I call the "Real Meat & Potatoes" part of the V-Tower. Medium density (green) Matala brand Koi Pond Filter Media, available from Amazon and many other sources. See for more information, and you will soon understand why this is the absolute best fiber media for any vertical grow tower. I prefer to use two sets of strips that are 20" long and 3" from front to back. Sandwiched together, this gives you two 3x3x20 inch sections of grow media that you can easily slip into the V-Tower body from each end with no need for a special pulling tool.This design also makes partial replanting of the tower much easier. Simply follow the manufacturer's instructions for cutting the media and choose whichever method you like best. Personally, I prefer using their reverse table saw method.

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Comment by Max Gfx on February 22, 2014 at 10:40pm

More than likely you are looking at the wrong thing. Medium density (green) Matala filter media is only $35 for a 24"x39" sheet, enough to make 4 towers. Compared to the price of ZipGrow fiber media, that's a bargain.

Comment by Jeff S on February 22, 2014 at 10:35pm

Maybe I'm looking at it wrong but that media seems rather pricey.

Comment by Max Gfx on February 8, 2014 at 6:08pm

It's called Matala brand Koi pond filter media, I use the green medium density media. I buy it off of Amazon from many different sellers. The manufacturer will sell it to you directly for dealer price if you buy at least 10 sheets at a time.

Comment by Al Green on February 8, 2014 at 6:02pm


Where did you get the grow material from?  I can't seem to find it at any hardware stores.


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