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October 21, 2017

BubbleBead Filters

BubbleBead Filters

Bubblebead BBF filters were designed for use in tropical fish breeding systems where a filter capable of solids capture and biofiltration was needed to support high densities of fish. Disease isolation was considered critical so the individual units were designed to operate on airlift and all were cleaned by a central vacuum. This reduced the labour and protected the fish from rapid disease spread.

Bubblebead BBF Beadfilters function both as a solids capture device and a biofilter. They operate very much like a submerged rock bed or undergravel filter except that they are designed to facilitate cleaning.

BubbleBead BBF filters feature patented technology and their proven loading rates are based on university research and many years of practical use in the aquaculture industries.

The versatility of BubbleBead BBF filters has made them a leading choice for new installations and upgrades to existing systems where high loading capability and good water clarity are paramount.

BubbleBead Key Features:

  • Biological and mechanical filtration in one unit
  • Sparkling water clarity
  • Removes fine solids to below 15 microns
  • Highly efficient breakdown of wastes
  • Massive effective surface area of special bead media for biological activity
  • Flushes wastes away in minutes without upsetting biological activity
  • Air-suction design - NO air blower required

Backwash Process:

On Manual models, the control valve is simply turned to ‘waste’ and the backwash process starts.

  • On Hydraulic Valve models, the backwash starts automatically when the pump is turned off.
Model
Model number
refers to cubic
feet of media
Max.
Feed Rate
per day

(Max. Koi load
@1% feed rate)
Max. Rec.
FlowRate

gph (lpm)
Maximum Pond
Volume
Gallons
(Litres)
at maximum rec. flow rates
2 hour - turnover - 3 hour
Standard Stock Light Stock
Suggested
Pump Size

Pre-straining or
pre-settlement is
essential when using
solids handling pumps
Recommended
UV
for algae control
at standard stock
volume in full sun
#
BBF-1.5
1.5m high
0.59m dia.
70L backwash
0.75 lbs.
340 gm
(34 Kg)
1,250
95
2,500
11,000
3,750
17,000
These models have Automatic Hydraulic
Valve control of the backwash process and
must be sited with the inlet above the adjacent
pond level.

Maximum head of the pump should be at least
2.0 metres more than the working head or exceed
4.0 metres whichever is the higher figure

*BBF-5, 7, 9
When operating at maximum flow rates, at
least 10% of the flow should bypass the filter
and be directed back to the pond for circulation
and aeration.

30w
or 2 x 11w PL
BBF-3
1.70m high
0.79m dia.
210L backwash
1.5 lbs.
650 gm
(65 Kg)
2,500
190
5,000
22,500
7,500
34,000
55w
or 2 x 30w
or 4 x 11w PL
BBF-5
1.95m high
0.79m dia.
280L backwash
2.5 lbs.
1.1 Kg
(110 Kg)
4,000*
300
8,000
36,000
12,000
55,000
2 x 55w
or 3 x 30w
or 3 x 36w PL
BBF-7
2.25m high
0.79m dia.
340L backwash
3.5 lbs.
1.5 Kg
5,600*
425
11,000
50,000
16,500
75,000
3 x 55w
or 5 x 30w
BBF-9
2.5m high
0.79m dia.
400L backwash
4.5 lbs.
2.0 Kg
(200kg)
7,200*
550
14,500
66,000
22,000
100,000
4 x 55w
or 6 x 30w

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