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Matten Filter 4 Pack - 20 Gallon Long

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: 12 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 16 reviews
Wasyl Wakaruk
Matten filter

i love these filters! originally, i intended to make my own, but once i found them on Flip Aquatics, the price was so attractive that i gave up on the DIY matten filters.
i'm very happy with my purchase.

Ryan Storlien
Matten filters, greatest invention in filtration!

So pardon my ignorance of matten filters but I have just found out about these a few months ago. In doing some research I find out they about a 60 year old invention and in my opinion the best and simplest filtration solution for a fish room. My favorite part about them, well I have many things I like about them, is the footprint in the tank. Having the filter up against one side leaves plenty of space to put in hides and plants and makes netting out fish a breeze unlike a sponge or box filter that needs to be moved. The best thing about the Flip Aquatics matten filters is the price point and the discount on a 4 pack purchase, unlike Swiss Tropicals where I found no quantity discount. Thanks for the great product guys, and girls, at Flip!

Alfredo Rios
These filters are great.

Great filters for breeding and keeping shrimp.

Jeff needs a raise

Got the matter filters. First time with them and really like them so far. Jeff helped me with some questions about things and all good.

Scott Reynolds

Thank you