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July 21, 2017

Pond Filtration AquaBiome Bead Filters AquaBiome Bead Filters

AquaBiome Bead Filters

AquaBiome Bead Filters
AquaBiome Bead Filters

Aquabiome Bead Filters are designed for ponds and water gardens. AquaBiome Bead Filters provide both mechanical and biological filtration in a single housing. The ability to support dense populations of nitrifying bacteria and its reliability and ease of maintenance, makes Aquabiome especially suitable for high density recirculation systems.

The principal of using an Aquabiome is to combine the Biological filtration aspect with the mechanical filtration (water polishing). By combining these two filtration aspects (mechanical & Biological), using an Aquabiome, the whole system can be more compact than a traditional - conventional pond filter system.

The Aquabiome can also be used to enhance an existing system. In addition, the Aquabiome requires far less pressure than a conventional Hi Rate sand filter, therefore the type of pump needed will require far less power. Possibly reducing power use by 50%!

Perhaps most important of all, an Aquabiome will require far less maintenance – cleaning or back washing than a typical Hi Rate pressure sand filter. This will mean you could save a considerable amount of wasted water and time, whilst keeping your pond in ‘tip top condition!

How Does the AquaBiome Bead Filter Work?

The Aquabiome should be installed after your strainer/Vortex and main biological filter system. A suitably sized pump must be selected to ensure the correct water flow is delivered to the Aquabiome. Once installed, the Aquabiome will remove suspended solids down to 10 microns in size, maintaining your water clarity to a very high standard.

AquaBiome Bead Filter Cross Section

The pumped water is fed to the Multi-port valve and diverted to the lower filter inlet. The inflowing water is evenly dispersed through the specially designed slotted pipes (Laterals) within the lower section of the filter. The contaminated water flows upwards through the filter vessel depositing waste matter between the crevices of the Biomedia. To assist the growth of Bacteria for removal of the Ammonia present in the contaminated inflowing water, you will need to charge the system with: ‘Filter Start’. Once added to the inflowing water, good bacteria will begin to colonise on the filter media enhancing the biological action.

The Aquabiome is designed to reduce the amount of maintenance (and waste water) required and ideally if the equipment has been correctly sized, backwashing will only be required on a weekly basis. The backwashing process is assisted by the use of a very powerful blower (air compressor) and the whole procedure will take less than 5 minutes to perform.

The Aquabiome is designed to ensure servicing simplicity. The main filter body has a large 8” diameter lid for easy access to the internals of the filter. Both the top collector assembly and laterals can be easily unscrewed and removed for cleaning.

AquaBiome Bead Filter Benefits:
  • Effective - Excellent Nitrification and Mechanical filtration
  • Efficient - Hydraulically efficient filter design, balanced slotted laterals to maximize water flow and filtration.
  • Durable - Corrosion resistant and UV stabilised for outdoor installation.
  • Air-Backwash - Air assisted hydraulic backwash, saving time and water.
  • Superior Quality - Aquabiome fibreglass filters embody the latest in fibreglass winding technology.

Chossing the correct AquaBiome for your pond:

AquaBiome ASM 400ASM 500 ASM 600 ASM 750 ASM900
Nominal Diameter mm / inch

400 / 16

500 / 20

600 / 24

750 / 30

900 / 35

Filter Surface Area m² / ft²

0.13 / 1.4

0.2 / 2.1

0.3 / 3.2

0.44 / 4.9

0.64 / 7.15

Media Volume Litres / Gallons

43 / 11.3

68 / 18

117 / 30.9

199 / 52.6

303 / 80

Media Weight Kg / lbs

21.5 / 5.7

34 / 9

58.5 / 15.45

99.5 / 26.3

151.5 / 40

Biofilter Surface Area m² / ft²

47.3 / 509

74.8 / 805

128.7 / 1385

218.9 / 2356

333.3 / 3588

Inlet / Outlet Connections

40mm / 50mm [EU] / 1½"

40mm / 50mm[EU] / 1½"

40mm / 50mm[EU] / 2"

40mm / 50mm[EU] / 2"

40mm / 50mm[EU] / 2"

Minimum / Maximum Flow Rate:

Litres per Minute (lpm)

52 - 101

80 - 157

120 - 226

180 - 353

255 - 509

Cubic Meter per Hour (m³/hr)

3.1 - 6.1

4.8 - 9.4

7.2 - 13.5

10.8 - 21.2

15.3 - 30.5

Gallons per Minute (gpm)

13.7 - 26.7

21.2 - 41.5

31.7 - 59.7

47.6 - 93.3

67.4 - 134.5

Max Pond Size Litres

13,000

20,000

36,000

60,000

90,000

Max Pond Size Gallons

3,434

5,300

9,500

15,900

24,000

Feed Rate Kg / lbs (per day)

0.32 / 0.71

0.5 / 1.1

0.9 / 1.98

1.5 / 3.31

2.4 / 5.29

Total Ornamental Fish weight* Kg / lbs

10.7 / 23.6

16.7 / 36.8

30 / 66.1

50 / 110.2

80 / 176.4

Total Aquaculture Fish weight* Kg / lbs

32 / 70.5

50 / 110.2

90 / 198

150 / 330.7

240 / 529

Tank Diameter mm / inch

421 / 16.5"

520 / 20.5"

622 / 24.5"

772 / 30.4"

923 / 36.3"

Overall Height mm / inch

856 / 33.7"

815 / 32.1"

880 / 34.6"

993 / 39.1"

1115 / 43.9"

Valve Size mm / inch

40 / 1½"

40 / 1½"

40 / 1½"

50 / 2"

50 / 2"

Bed Depth mm / inch

290 / 11.4"

290 / 11.4"

360 / 14.2"

400 / 15.7"

440 / 17.3"

  • * Maximum fish stocking weight depends on the percentage of body weight fed daily.
  • * Ornamntal fish weight is based on feeding rate of 3% of body weight.
  • * Aquaculture fish weight is based on feeding rate of 1% of body weight.

SKU Description Price Order
ABASM400 AquaBiome ASM400 16 inch Bead Filter £ 979.00 Add To Cart
ABASM500 AquaBiome ASM500 20 inch Bead Filter £ 1129.00 Add To Cart
ABASM600 AquaBiome ASM600 24 inch Bead Filter £ 1329.00 Add To Cart
ABASM750 AquaBiome ASM750 30 inch Bead Filter £ 1529.00 Add To Cart
ABASM900 AquaBiome ASM900 35 inch Bead Filter £ 1729.00 Add To Cart