Bead filters are closed (pressure) vessels, filled with thousands of plastic beads. These beads are very close together and form a layer through which the water is pressed under pressure of a pump. The dirt particles remain stuck in the beads. If the filters are used for a longer period of time, the biofilm (the sticky layer) around the beads becomes thicker, which causes increasingly fine dirt to be trapped.
Besides mechanical filtration, biological filtration also takes place in a bead filter. Useful bacteria attach themselves to the beads and break down harmful substances such as ammonium, nitrite and nitrate. A bead filter is easy to operate manually via the six-way valve. With this six-way valve various functions can be set, such as cleaning the filter. AquaForte has various bead filters in its range, such as the UltraBead and the EconoBead.
UltraBead® Bead Filters are unrivaled in filter performance because the filter combines both mechanical and biological filtration in one system. All models are standard equipped with a bypass and a redesigned valve construction. This ensures maximum pond water flow with minimal pressure loss.
The new generation of bead filters is made of indestructible thermoplastic. Production by the world’s most reliable injection moulding technique, provides an extra sturdy housing with molded base. The new series of bead filters consists of three models, suitable for a pond of up to 40, 60 or 100 m³. The UB140 is also equipped with 75 mm piping for even less resistance.
|Type||Art.nr.||Beads||Max. pond||Max. fish||Max. swimming pond|
|UB-60||SK403||120 ltr||40 m³||100 kg||80 m³|
|UB-100||SK405||170 ltr||60 m³||135 kg||120 m³|
|UB-140||SK407||255 ltr||100 m³||200 kg||200 m³|
The Beadfilters EB-Series have a strong quality PE vessel and come equipped with: a bottom drain to remove the sludge from the bottom, 6-way valve, transparent lid, beads, and a very reliable blower! (also equipped with a silencer).
The Beadfilter EB-series is available in 5 sizes for ponds from ±10.000 to ±100.000 liter. Supplied with a large lid for easy access. Filters are delivered incl. beads.
Caution: Max. working pressure 1,2 bar (12 meter).
Bead filters are also the ideal filter for swimming ponds! Provide perfectly clear and healthy water!
|Type||Art.nr.||Flow m³/h||Max. pond||Max. fish||Max. swimming pond|
|EB-40 with Ø50 mm pipe work & 1½” 6-way valve||SK520||15||10 m³||35 kg||20 m³|
|EB-50 with Ø50 mm pipe work & 1½” 6-way valve||SK522||15||20 m³||50 kg||40 m³|
|EB-60 with Ø50 mm pipe work & 1½” 6-way valve||SK524||15||35 m³||80 kg||70 m³|
|EB-60 with Ø63mm pipe work & 2” 6-way valve||SK525||25||35 m³||80 kg||70 m³|
|EB-100 with Ø63mm pipe work & 2” 6-way valve||SK526||25||60 m³||135 kg||120 m³|
|EB-140 with Ø63mm pipe work & 2” 6-way valve||SK527||25||100 m³||200 kg||200 m³|
Unique on the European pond market: complete “PLUG & PLAY” filter systems pre-assembled on a plastic pallet. The solution for installers and “do it yourself”! Install a complete filter system in 15 minutes!
The sets consist of:
– AquaForte Beadfilter EB series with bypass
– MidiSieve (standard or elevated)
– 40 or 75 watts Power UV T5
– AquaForte DM-Vario 22000S pump
There are only 3 connections left to be made to the pond system: inlet from bottom drain/skimmer (110mm), return to the pond (63mm) and outlet (50mm). Pallet: 100 x 120 cm. The sets are fully assembled with all fittings, pipes, non-return valve and including plastic pallet!
|Complete EB-50 Filter System||SK500||±20 m³||EB-50||DM-Vario 22000S||MidiSieve||40 Watt Power UV T5|
|Complete EB-60 Filter System||SK502||±36 m³||EB-60||DM-Vario 22000S||MidiSieve ‘elevated’||75 Watt Power UV T5|