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Beadfilters are closed (pressure) vessels filled with millions of small plastic beads. These beads float and therefore provide a means of mechanical filtration and the enormous surface of these beads provides the biological filtration.

Mechanical filtration: the beads float in a closed vessel and are packed very close to each other. The pressure of the pump makes the water flow upward through the beads. The small dirt particles will stick to the bead pack. The longer the filter is active, the more bio film there will be around the beads and therefore small particles can be filtered.

Biological filtration: the specific surface of the beads is about 1600m² per m³ (6 times more than a blue Japanese Mat), so the bio film layer around the beads is extremely useful nor nitrifying bacteria that consume vast amounts of ammonia, nitrites and nitrates.

Model  Height x
Max. fish
per day 
UB-40  83 x 48 cm  Max. 9,5 m³  35 kg  350 gr.  50 ltr. 
UB-60  100 x 61 cm  Max. 38 m³  100 kg  1000 gr.  120 ltr. 
UB-100  110 x 76 cm  Max. 57 m³ 135 kg  1350 gr.  170 ltr. 
UB-140  120 x 92 cm  Max. 95 m³ 200 kg  2000 gr.  255 ltr. 

Bypass for UltraBead filters
AquaForte have introduced a bypass for Europe’s best selling beadfilter! Installing the bypass allows the use of more economical pumps. Due to a very compact bypass-system, the multi-way valve is completely unused during filtering as the water flows directly into the filter and also leaves the filter in a direct line. This action results in at least 30% less pressure loss (depending on the type of pump). The bypass system is very easy to install on all UltraBead models, using the unions supplied. Connection: 63mm.

Download here the manual for more information about the Ultrabead Beadfilter.

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