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Matten Filter 4 Pack - 10 Gallon

You are receiving a Four (4) Pack of Matten Filters. 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: 10.5 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 30 reviews
jeremy shepherd

Easy to install and great value. Little difficult on cleaning due wrangling the fish to make sure they don’t get trap when u put it back in. Would definitely recommend to all breeders

Michael Donaghy
Matten Filter - 10 Gallon

Perfect fit with excellent air flow. The all black improves fry and overall tank appearance.

Gerald Scott

Matten Filter 4 Pack - 10 Gallon

Victor Rodriguez
Unhappy customer

My order was delayed about 3 or 4 days without any updates on ship date until 2 days before order arrival. All 12 maten filters were stuffed into a box that was way too small for them. In doing so some of the foam had to be shoved in the box to fit in resulting in tearing of the foam. Several of the sheets had small chunks missing out of them. And to top it all off, I am missing 2 of the riser tube assemblies for my filters. All of this while I never received any response from Flip Aquatics through 3 Instagram direct messages and emails PRIOR TO PLACING MY ORDER. Against my better judgment I ordered these filters from FA because it was easier and cheaper than acquiring everything and assembling on my own. Bit of a let down as I had high hopes to leave a great review for yall but sadly this will receive a 1 star.

Juan Gonzalez
Just what I ordered

First time ever ordering from flip aquatics was a little skeptical about Matten Filters but got two 10 gallons running with no problems and I got both shrimp and fry the shrimp love the surface area of the filter and the fry love the water quality thanks again flip aquatics keep up the good work