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Matten Filter - 20 Gallon Long

Matten Filters are the best filtration for freshwater shrimp keeping and breeding. The amount of surface area the filter creates makes a great feeding surface for shrimp and baby shrimp. Microorganisms thrive on the sponges surface making it an ideal place for shrimp to find natural food. 

Key Features:

  • Creates the ideal Water Circulation for a Shrimp Tank
  • Huge Surface Area for Beneficial Bacteria to Thrive
  • Inexpensive Running Cost
  • Low Maintenance and Upkeep
  • Perfect for Larger Breeding Projects
  • Small PPI Prevents Shrimp from Getting Stuck in the Foam
  • 2 to 4 times the Surface Area of Typical Sponge Filters

Item Specification:

Foam Type: Black Reticulated Foam
Pores per Inch (PPI): 35
Size: 12.25 x 11.5 x 2
Items Included: Matten Filter and Lift Tube
Items not Included: Airline Tubing or Air Stone 

More Information:

The Matten filters here at Flip Aquatics are made out of the same material as 99% of the sponge filters on the market. It is a durable foam that is completely shrimp and fish safe. Recently, we began experimenting with Matten filters in our shrimp breeding tanks. After just a few short months, we saw a huge change in the health of our shrimp and the behavior. Shrimp breeding picked up and baby shrimp survival rates started to rise. Here are the two reasons we feel Matten Filters are the best filtration for freshwater shrimp tanks: surface area and flow.

The Matten filter provides a whole wall of filtration. The surface area is usually 2 to 4 times as large as a standard sponge filter. This is great for colonizing bacteria, reducing risk of clogs and it provides a surface where baby shrimp can scavenge. The filter will be littered with biofilm and micro organisms that are essential to the survival of baby shrimp.

The flow created by the lift tubes on the Matten filter provide the ideal amount of flow for a freshwater shrimp tank. It creates an ideal current that flows from top to bottom. By having the bottom of the lift tube close to the bottom of the tank, it is essential moving water from the bottom of the tank to the top of the tank. This creates great circulation throughout the whole tank.

Customer Reviews

Based on 111 reviews
Jessica Smith

First time mattenfilter user and so far we love it! We got it to try because we have several tanks with shrimp and the mattenfilter will give the shrimp more area to “clean”. I would definitely recommend Flip Aquatics, they are very fast shipping and wonderful customer service.

Ricardo Cornejo
Great for shrimp risky for pleco babies

This filter works amazing! I can easily see the particles getting sucked to the filter, provides good aeration and a feeding ground! My only concern is pleco babies, this has nothing to do with the product but just a be beware! My pleco babies where able to go into the pipe and to the back so I cut a small piece of sponge and put it in the pipe, still good flow and no issues!!


Matten Filter - 20 Gallon Long

ezi tran
Easy to Use!

It was easy to set up and easy to use. I was actually worried I would mess something up but everything got set up perfectly and I haven’t had any issues at all since installing everything. It even makes water changes super clean and easy. I haven’t added my shrimp yet and won’t for a bit, but I’ll be sure to come back to let you know how that’s going!

Great service

They arrived early and great service