Filter media

All ponds need a good filtration system. Below are products that will help you create DIY filters that are just as good as any store bought filtration system.

At the bottom of this page is a video on a high flow filter I made using these products and an old plastic olive drum.

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Bio balls

  • Cheap
  • Lots of surface area
  • Great for high flow filters

Matala filter sponges

  • Best quality
  • Biological and mechanical filtration

Japanese filter mat

  • Cheaper than matala
  • Still good quality
  • Biological/ mechanical filtration