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
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.
refers to cubic
feet of media
(Max. Koi load
@1% feed rate)
at maximum rec. flow rates
2 hour - turnover - 3 hour
Standard Stock Light Stock
essential when using
solids handling pumps
for algae control
at standard stock
volume in full sun
|These models have Automatic Hydraulic
Valve control of the backwash process and
must be sited with the inlet above the adjacent
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
or 2 x 11w PL
or 2 x 30w
or 4 x 11w PL
|2 x 55w
or 3 x 30w
or 3 x 36w PL
|3 x 55w
or 5 x 30w
|4 x 55w
or 6 x 30w