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Matala Bio Filters

Features of Biosteps Filter:
  • State of Art Progressive Filtration.
  • Supplied with sufficient volume of Matala® filtermedia with progressive densities.
  • Filter design enhances growth of different ecological communities of bacteria and planktonic organisms that will colonies different sections of the filter.
  • Cross-Flow Pattern: Traps more dirt at high flow rates without plugging.
  • Flow rate up to 1060 gph maximum per unit.
  • Built-In overflow safety.
  • Easy maintenance.
  • Sloped bottom with extra sink at outlet for easy draining of waste.
  • Modular design allows for future expansion.
  • Rugged construction.
Matala BioSteps 10 Gravity Discharge Filter
Garden Pond Size  Koi Pond Size  # of Units

 Size Unit

 Flow Rate
1,600 Gals.    800 gals      1   

 BioSteps 10  w/ 9-13 watt UV Clarifier 

660 -1,060 gph
2700 Gals.  1330 gals      1  BioSteps 10  w/ 13-18 watt UV Clarifier 1,060 gph*
4000 Gals.  2100 gals      2  BioSteps 10 w/13-18 watt UV    Clarifier 1,060 gph per unit*
6000 Gals.  3200 gals      3  BioSteps 10 w/18 watt UV Clarifier 1.060 gph per unit*
8000 Gals.  4230 gals      4  BioSteps 10 w/18 watt UV Clarifier 1,060 gph per unit*
SKU Description Price Order
MWT180 Matala Biosteps no UV 199.00 Call to Order
MWT181 Matala Biosteps w/9watt UV 310.00 Call to Order
MWT182 Matala Biosteps w/13watt UV 323.00 Call to Order
MWT183 Matala Biosteps w/18watt UV 352.00 Call to Order
Simple and effective biomechanical pre-filters improve pump performance. Prevents pump damage and flow reduction due to debris and clogs. Expandable units available in single or double Matala® filter media core for superior biological filtration. Universal barbed fittings accept 1" to 1-1/2" tubing or 1-1/2" MPT. The versatile EZ Bio Filter can be used as a biomechanical pre-filter for circulation pumps, filtration pumps, and water fountain pumps. Max Flow 3400 GPH.


EZ-Bio 20 Pre Filter Double Core
Sheet Matala Black

Low Density Black Matala

The Black Matala can be used as a support grate for other layers of media due to its very sturdy and open design. In a settling chamber the Black will slow down and trap very large particles and hair algae.

When you use the Black or Green Matala for solids filtering you may use the garden hose to spray clean them. The dirt falls off very easily.

Sheet Matala Green

Medium Density Green Matala

The Green Matala can follow thereby trapping a medium size particle. Both Green and Black clean out very easily by simply shaking the pieces out before draining the sump.

When you use the Black or Green Matala® for solids filtering you may use the garden hose to spray clean them. The dirt falls off very easily.


Sheet Matala Blue

Sheet Matala Blue

High Density Blue Matala

The Blue Matala® filter media will filter out a much smaller particle and yet still maintain good flow distribution. In larger systems all four types can be used in sequence to essentially remove all solids.

Matala filter media  is a progressive filter Material that is self supporting and multifunctional. Used for prefiltering, mechanical filter media, biological filtration, spawning mat, plant protection, and as a support for other filter medias. Uniquely versatile, Matala filter mats are easy to work with and can fit most all filtration needs

Sheet Matala Grey

Sheet Matala Grey

Super High Density Grey Matala

The Grey Matala® Filter mats will filter out a much smaller particle and yet still maintain good flow distribution. In larger systems all four types can be used in sequence to essentially remove all solids.

Matala media works perfectly with upflow filter designs. The ideal configuration would be the Matala® filter media stood vertically rather than flat. This allows for easier cleaning. All you do is grab an individual piece and shake it up and down to clean it. If your filter chamber is packed to tight, take out one piece first.

Laid flat you will have to remove all the pieces to get to the bottom dirty piece. Stagger your vertical pieces with different Matala mat densities to achieve better solids removal or better biological filtering depending on the tank capacity. A Green piece next to a Grey piece for example will give good flow around the Grey one and trap solids in the Green one.

"Drop-in" fit for a quick no hassle installation.
High surface area per cu. ft
High free volume for smooth even water flow.
4 densities allow step-wise transition from mechanical to biological filtration.
A high number of interstitial spaces in the tri-dimensional matrix of the filter media improves an early and even growth of bacteria.
Very resistant to plugging. Non-channeling.
Easy Cleaning.
Self supporting.
Non-toxic to the environment; made of Thermo-polypropylene compounds.
Light weight.
Slightly flexible compared to sheets of Matala®.
Versatile and durable.
Biological surface area for microbial growth Free volume % open space
Black 62 sq.ft. per cu.ft. 92%
Green 96 sq.ft. per cu.ft. 93%
Blue 124 sq.ft. per cu.ft. 94%
Gray 171 sq.ft. per cu.ft. 94%
SKU Description Price Order
MWT163 Matala EZ Bio Filter Pre Filter 30.00 Call to Order
MWT001 Matala Black Full Sheet 39"x47"x1.5" 52.00 Call to Order
MWT005 Matala Black Half Sheet 39"x23.5"x1.5" 27.00 Call to Order
MWT002 Matala Green Full Sheet 39"x47"x1.5" 52.00 Call to Order
MWT006 Matala Green Half Sheet 39"x23.5x1.5" 28.00 Call to Order
MWT003 Matala Blue Full Sheet 39"x47"x1.5" 54.00 Call to Order
MWT007 Matala Blue Half Sheet 39"x23.5"x1.5" 28.00 Call to Order
MWT004 Matala Gray Full Sheet 39"x47"x1.5" 61.00 Call to Order
MWT008 Matala Gray Half Sheet 39"x23.5"x1.5" 32.00 Call to Order
MWT009 Matala Round 22 Black/Super Coarse 55.00 Call to Order
MWT010 Matala Round 22 Green/Corse 57.00 Call to Order
MWT011 Matala Round 22 Blue/Fine 59.00 Call to Order
MWT012 Matala Round 22 Grey/Super Fine 67.00 Call to Order
MWT014 Matala Round 24 Black/Super Coarse 65.00 Call to Order
MWT015 Matala Round 24 Green/Corse 68.00 Call to Order
MWT016 Matala Round 24 Blue/Fine 70.00 Call to Order
MWT017 Matala Round 24 Grey/Super Fine 80.00 Call to Order


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