Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems Sweetwater® Bead Filters are specifically engineered to deliver both mechanical and biological filtration in one highly efficient package. Applications include koi ponds, public aquariums, zoos, hatcheries, research facilities, aquaponics, quarantine and environmental biological recovery systems. Robustly constructed heavy-duty fiberglass filter vessels are rated at maximum 50 PSI and designed to hold up to 4500 ft2 of biological contact surface area in a small footprint.
- Model 930081
- 50mm Connections
- Flow rate of 220-340LPM
- Media capacity 3.3cubic feet
- Approx 60kgs of Fish supported per filter
- 650mm Diameter x 1100mm High
- Includes media and air blower
Backwashes are accomplished with ease using a blower system. The blower aggressively agitates the debris collected in the media bed and suspends it in the water column to be backwashed. Water clarity monitoring during backwash cycles and the return stream is convenient using built-in sight glasses.
If separate mechanical filtration is provided upstream, pond size and fish capacity can as much as double when the bead filter is used for biological filtration only. Pond volume and fish load capacity numbers are nominal and sizing requirements should be determined by daily feed rate