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Matten Filter - 55 Gallon

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: 12.5 x 19.5 x 3
Items Included: Matten Filter and Two Lift Tubes 
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 13 reviews
Michelle Morris
Great filter!

I'm really glad I found FlipAquatics on YouTube and was introduced to this filter. I am convinced this is the best filter for raising nano species and bio-film eaters. It provides and very gentle, but steady, circulation throughout the whole tank. I performed dry start method for growing my plants with the matten filter in place. It acted as a sponge humidifier and stabilized the humidity level so things stayed constant. I also ran the uplift tubes in a cup of water for a constant flow of moist air while doing dry start. Everything turned out great!

Michael Kleysteuber
Would recommend

Fast shipping, good communication 🙌🙌

Have not tried it yet

I have not tried it yet but it looks great

Andreas Rink
Shrimp devider — filter

Matt and filters work great and make good
Tank dividers

110% Convinced!

After watching Rob's Videos a few times, I thought that I would try out one on my 55 Gallon Shrimp tanks and a new 10 Gallon "UT" Orange Shrimp tank. I've had them for about 5-6 days now and can't believe how the shrimp took to it instantly! Perfect water flow, super easy to set up and quiet. I'm buying 2 more 55 Gallon, a 20 Gallon tall, and another 10 Gallon no. Going to save me a lot of work!