- Compact Rollermat - Theiling
Never Change A Filter Sock Again!
Max Flow 500 GPH
The Theiling Compact Rollermat can be used in many different scenarios to fit your sumps needs. It can be hung from the side of your sump or with the included base stand securely within your sump. The design allows for water to pass through the fleece which will trap any detritus, debris, or other free-floating particles, and then it can drain down through the base of the Compact Rollermat and into the rest of your aquarium's filtration. Handling up to 500 GPH of flow through the fleece, after particles start to clog up the fleece the float sensor will automatically trigger the motor to turn the rollers and offer new fleece.
- New compact design
- Freestanding or hang-on options
- Fleece can last 3+ months between changes
- Efficient fleece material can reduce free-floating protozoa
- Quickly replaceable fleece roll
The fleece roll is 4" wide and comes in 36 foot long rolls. It has a variable depth rating and can last anywhere from one to multiple months and will ultimately depend on your tanks flow, bioload, feeding habits, water changes, etc.
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Dimensions Without Base - 12" x 9" x 13.5" (barbed adapter adds 4")
Dimensions With Base - 12" L x 9" W x 17" H (barbed adapter adds 4")
Max Flow - 500 GPH
Maximum Water Depth - 4"
Input - 1", 1.25", or 1.5" Barbed Adapter | 1.5" NPT
Primary Output - Molded into the bottom (26mm I.D. 32mm O.D.)
Emergency Output - 25mm
Cord Lendth - 2 meters (80")
Fleece - 4" W x 432"
Max Tank Thickness for Hanging - 1/2"
Note - Four inches of clearance above the input is required for maintenance.
1x Rollermat Assembly
1x 36' Fleece Roll
1x Mounting Base
1x Input Tube
WOW - Update By Yellow Donkey on 1/7/2019Yellow Donkey would recommend this product to a friendThis is AN Update to 10/11/2018 posting by Yellow Donkey for this item.
UPDATE - so only a couple days short of 90 days and I replaced my 1st roll of fleece. My original guess of 30 days was way off and the manufacturer was dead correct. I went through the roll and there was so much trash collected it was ugly. I did notice though that the 1st 25% of the roll was much cleaner and only got dirtier as time went on. This would support my guess of a higher micro as I used Absolute 10 and 25 micron socks before the install and now the water is a little dirtier, but overall still no visible difference to the eye.
After 90 days or roughly what would have been 50 sock changes, I couldn't be happier, its the only way to go.
Why are you waiting??? By Dustin on 12/12/2018Dustin would recommend this product to a friendDon't know why I was ever changing filter socks. This is a billion times easier and more cost effective. One roll lasts about 2-3 weeks for me in my 90 with about 600 gph throughput.
Greatest improvement in Clean water By Ken on 12/5/2018Ken would recommend this product to a friendI use filter socks on my red sea 170 what a pain, but it keeps things sparkling. MY 200 gallon always has a problem with clarity due to no socks. It now is looking great. I am not easily impressed but this product is doing its job. Thanks Bulk Reef!
Metric connectors By JOHN on 12/4/2018JOHN would recommend this product to a friendSo far this working fine but be advised that the connectors are metric and will not fit anything without some jury rigging. I'm not happy with how I had to attach the return. Bulkreef needs to step up and provide adapters for these metric products.
Awesome By Nathan on 11/1/2018Nathan would recommend this product to a friendThis is used on a 100 gallon quarantine tank and it works wonderfully!!!!!
Works as advertised By Jim on 10/17/2018Jim would recommend this product to a friendI own both rollermats and I like this one only slightly less than the big one. Since I only have this connected to my 40 gallon frag tank, I did not need or have the room for another big rollermat. One complaint is that the hook only allows for rimless tanks, I happen to use cheap 29 gallon standard tanks from petco for my sump. The other complaint is that parts are not yet available. I would expect that will be corrected as soon as production meets demand. Overall this is a good product and beats dealing with filter socks! I am happy with my purchase.
Excited to see the dirty roll grow! By Nado on 10/16/2018Nado would recommend this product to a friendI love this thing, like seriously it's amazing! Usually I'm such a penny pincher when it comes to buying new things (I have two 7 inch socks I wash every other day to rotate) but decided to bite the bullet and order one of these. When I first recieved it it was a little larger than what I imagined but decided to ram in under the stand and work it. Once I saw the fittings on the BRS video I hard plumbed it under the 425xl stand and it looks WAY nicer and actually fits neatly. Didnt think the felt was gonna last long but it's goingthe distance. I check it every day in excitement to see how much crude was removed the day before....like seriously it's so satisfying seeing that filth trapped and removed from my tank. So now my two old socks sit in the corner of the stand looking back at me with sad eyes. Sorry dudes, I just found something better out there that doesn't require all my attention like yall did. Thanks BRS for pushing me outside of my penny pinching box!
Awesome! By ReeferMadness on 10/14/2018ReeferMadness would recommend this product to a friendI never write reviews, ever.
I have to say this thing is amazing! works flawlessly, I’m so glad to not deal with dirty socks anymore as is the wife ;) couldn’t be happier. I’m running about 600gals an hour through it with no problem. I actually prefer running a little more through it as it advances the fleece a little faster rather than waiting to get dirtier than I’d like.
Best Investment Ever! By Dino on 10/13/2018Dino would recommend this product to a friendI hated changing socks every couple days. I would either forget or not have a clean one ready in time. I hated socks so much I stopped using them all together and ran sockless for 9 months. Until this compact version came out. I ordered it the first week it was available and I’m so glad I did. This was the best investment ever. I’m amazed with the build quality of these units. Plug and play out of the box. I did have to reverse the emergency overflow bulk head as i didn’t have enough room between the skimmer and the roller mat to fit them both in the first compartment. But a very quick flip and it fits perfect. If you are on the fence about this product I would say to stop thinking about it and buy one immediately. You won’t be disappointed. If I can get 2-3 months out of one roll then that’s less money, time and effort vs filter socks. For around $6 a month to run the roll it’s absolutely worth it. I’m so happy with this product, thanks to Bulk Reef Supply for everything they do!
WOW By Yellow_Donkey on 10/11/2018Yellow_Donkey would recommend this product to a friendSo, when I first saw these idea for roller mat sumps a couple years ago I was in awe. Now seeing this compact unit, that easily just sits or hangs on the side of your sump at a very reasonable cost I had to give it a try. I have always used sub 50 micro socks and sometime will rotate in even 10 or 5 micro socks to super polish the water. Needless to say on my 90G system these socks dont last very long before they need changed, ranging from 1 day to 2 for an older sock that has been washed a couple times. I really did not mind changing socks but my job will require me to travel worldwide in 2019 and my wife does not enjoy changing socks, thus a new roller mat and after I saw this bad boy and decided lets give it a try.
It got here before advertised as I was in no super rush but I was still delighted to see it on my front stoop. The unit is bigger then I thought it would be but it will will hangon/sit within a 20L I tested it on so that size or larger will work fine for sumps. It took all of 3 minutes to pull the drain line from the sock holder and place it in the tapered inlet. I plugged the unit in and as I have highly polished water already the water level has stayed low thus far. There is a button to manually advance the felt on the back side and that works well.
The instructions indicate that the felt insert will last 3 to 4 months. I doubt that but maybe it is true. If I get 30 days out of each refill I will be extremely happy and any over that will be a bonus.
I also like the clean look this have given my sump over the dirty overflowing sock if I wait to long and the noise. The roller mat seems to be built well and is such a basic idea I am kicking myself for not jumping into the scene earlier. I am happy with the Brand though and look forward to many sock free days ahead! I will update this post should I have any issues.
If your thinking about it, its is a great buy, wont regret it.
Amazing!!! Best thing to happen to my sump. By Lawrence on 9/28/2018Lawrence would recommend this product to a friendI am so happy that I got this roller-mat. It came assembled so it was super easy to install. Getting rid of my filter socks is going to make me enjoy this hobby even more. My tank is looking better, I was using the course filter socks so it wasn't trapping the fine detritus. The filter roller traps very small particles and advances flawlessly when it gets spent.
I am in love!!!! I would recommend this in a second.
Update to flow By David on 9/28/2018David would recommend this product to a friendNow that this has been running for over a week I have been able to up my flow to 500gph and am using about 2-3 inches of fleece a day. I guess that my water had a lot more gunk in it than I thought. I would have to say this has been one of the best purchases for my tank since I got the Apex system.
What are the widths of the bottom of the roller mat vs the top where the fleece rollers are? I am asking about the minimum width required for it to insert into a sump, excluding the fleece rollers and the maximum requirement to be fully inserted.
What are the base dimensions without the red base attached
The Theiling compact roller mat will be 5.5" x 5" at the base without the red attachment. Have a great day!
I would like to use it with a pump, but I have a hard time finding a pump with around 500gph that I can connect this large of a connection. Can you recommend a pump that would work with this and that has a small footprint?
We recommend using a 1.5" threaded to slip union on this roller mat and then you can use a 1.5 spigot reducing bushing and barb to reduce to the size needed to fit the pump of your choice. Have a great day!
Can this be used in an AIO like IM nuvo?
Or must it be used only in sump.
Will it work with a red sea reefer 350?
It would certainly work! You would just have to set it on the side of the sump or set it in the sump and supply it with a pump!