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Matala Filter Media Mat

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  • Simply one of the best pond filter media options on the market today!
  • A choice of densities for multi-step filtration
  • The open and aerobic construction allows for water to flow through easily, but can trap the toughest of debris, providing an unprecedented ease of cleaning
  • Crush resistant and flexible, can easily be trimmed down to fit in biofilters and in a wide variety of filter applications
  • With such an incredible surface area, Matala filter media allows for colonization of beneficial bacteria to keep your pond ecosystem strong!
  • Each size Matala filter mat measures approximately 1.5 inches thick.

$9.85 - $92.49

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Matala filter media is one of the widest used and critically acclaimed filter media on the market. Featured in leading pond, koi, and fish care magazines, it is very popular for good reason! 

Matala sheets provide mechanical and biological filtration by trapping debris as water easily flows through the sheets. Bacteria colonize along the debris and filter surface area, keeping your pond water clean and clear of algae.

The Matala filter construction is firm, stable, and semi rigid while not being brittle. It even boasts a high level of crush resistance. Matala filter media can also be trimmed very easily, providing great versatility. Each size of Matala sheet measures approximately 1.5 inches thick. 


Due to the large dimensions of the 39"x48" size mat, it must be folded in half to ship by USPS, UPS or FedEx. This will not affect the function of your filter mat. Since black Matala cannot be folded due to its rigid nature, black mats are only available in sizes up to 39"x 42". Thank you for your understanding!

Matala ColorDensityBiological surface area for microbial growthFlow-through space
Black Coarse 62 square feet per cubic foot 92%
Green Medium 96 square feet per cubic foot 93%
Blue High 124 square feet per cubic foot 94%
Gray Super High 171 square feet per cubic foot 94%
  • 5
    Matala filter material

    Posted by Vicki on Apr 21st 2022

    The best filter material on the market. Never use anything else. Cleans up good lasts a long time.

  • 5
    Awesome Filter Pad

    Posted by Tj on Oct 15th 2021

    Ok if you own an AOI aquarium get the gray size. Your filter socks will last a few weeks with this media and works sweet as a fish, fry, shrimp guard.

  • 5
    Good matala filter mat

    Posted by Dong on Oct 7th 2021

    I like this filter mat, good material, fast delivery. I recommend it.

  • 5
    Great product

    Posted by Matthew O'Brien on May 21st 2020

    I ordered these filter for my goldfish pond and after 24 hours I could see a big difference in the water. Would definitely recommend these filters!

  • 5
    Matala is great stuff

    Posted by Trevor Montgomery on Nov 14th 2019

    I am using matala for my terrarium build as a replacement drainage layer for clay balls and stone. It dosent compress, and is way lighter. Super happy with my purchase.

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