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Water Matrix blocksAquablocks greatly reduce the amount of gravel needed when installing a disappearing waterfall, fountain or rainwater harvesting system. They increase the water holding capacity of the lined basin in the ground compared to using rocks and gravel.

Water Matrix blocks are designed to replace 90% of the gravel traditionally used in the reservoir of disappearing Waterfall applications. Water Matrix blocks can also be used in wetland construction, reducing the amount of gravel needed for a wetland filter. In this instance, they can be placed over your diffuser pipe in the wetland filter to help distribute the water evenly.

How to determine how big your underground reservoir will need to be for your new disappearing waterfall. Length of stream x Width of stream x .25 x 7.48 = total gallons in your stream. Double that answer and that is how much water your underground reservoir will need to hold.

How to determine the number of aquablocks needed. Divide you answer by 17 for the small aquablock or by 32 if you are choosing the larger aquablock. Remember that the pump vault can take the place of one Aquablock in the corner of your reservoir layout.

Example calculation: A 10ft long by 3ft disappearing waterfall.

10ft x 3 x .25 x 7.48 = 56 gallons in stream. Double that amount for the underground reservoir storage and you get 112 gallons.

You would then divide by 17 if using the small aquablocks and use 6. The water in the pump vault will store some additional water.

You would then divide by 32 if using the large aquablocks and use 3.5 (round up and use 4).

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Small Aquablox 26.5"L x 16"W x 9.5" H

Holds 17 gallons of water

Large Aquablox 26.5L" x 16"W x 17.5"H

Holds 32 gallons of water

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