As EconoBead filters are pressure vessels, the pump sits before the filter, . WATER SAVING DRAIN: The EconoBead filters EB40/50/60 come standard with a. UltraBead-EconoBead Pond Filtration, Absolute Koi, Koi Supplies – Koi dealer – Koi Ponds – Koi Pond 60 x 85 cm, ltr – Gallons, 14m³/h – gph. The EconoBead Beadfilters have a strong quality polypropylene vessel and are equipped as Econobead Performance Table Econobead Bead Filter EB

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JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website. How long have bead filters been in use? Bead filters have been around since the mid’s and got their start In the food fish ecoonbead. Bead filters have been tested at various universities around the country, including Louisiana State University and Langston University in Oklahoma.

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In these tests, bead filters out performed other filtration systems, when considering both bio filtration and clarification. What is the theory behind bead filter operation? Bead filters accomplish two goals, one being water polishing solids capture and the other being bio filtration. Other filtration systems accomplish these goals, but are much larger and more difficult to clean. The advantage of the bead filter is that econobeae provides a home for beneficial bacteria with high surface area for a large colony per cubic foot and fine particulate straining all within the same vessel.

The other big advantage the bead filters have over other types of filters is that they are much easier to clean. This makes the hobby of Econobeae or pond keeping much more enjoyable, with less work involved in maintaining a healthy environment for the fish. How does a bead filter perform Mechanical Filtration?


Mechanical filtration or clarification is the process of removing suspended solids from water. Suspended solids in a recirculating system are generally small particles of undigested food, bacteria, and algae.

These solids tend to reduce the clarity of water and cause problems in consuming tremendous amounts of oxygen, also needed by our beloved fish.

Bead filters remove solids from water by different mechanisms. The particles are captured by bacterial bio film on the surface of the bead. The more passes the more solids captured.

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Depending on the temperature econobeav can take up to weeks, at temps. How does a bead filter perform Bio filtration? Bio filtration depends on the establishment of a colony of bacteria on the surface of the beads large enough to convert dissolved toxic nitrogenous waste to harmless compounds. When the bacteria are given the proper environment, they grow in a thin bio film on the surface of each bead. Each cubic foot of beads contain aboutbeads. This is one of the secrets of the bead filters success–high surface area per cubic foot for a large bacterial colony per cubic foot of filter media.

The two most common types efonobead bacteria are, Nitrosomonas which is responsible for the break down of ammonia in the system. The next is Nitrobacter, which is responsible for the breakdown of nitrite into relatively harmless nitrate. This may take up to weeks at temps. Until the colony has grown large enough, the pond owner MUST be responsible for monitoring the econibead of ammonia and nitrites in the pond water and taking appropriate measures econobear correct dangerously high levels.

How do you size a beadfilter? Unlike the most of the traditional multi-chamber filters we do not only regard pond capacity but also to the future fish load.


One often forgets to keep in mind that our koi grow very fast each year and we often buy a new fish. In case of a multi-chamber filter this means we need a lot of space to install the filter but in the case of an EconoBead filter the difference in dimensions is not that big. What matters is the amount of beads. The biggest model can be placed on a surface of 1m2!

So first check the max. For ornamental ponds without koi you can multiply the max. What pump do I use with my filter? As EconoBead filters are pressure vessels, the pump sits before the filter, therefore almost any external dry mounted pump with a head pressure of is suitable.

Ideally swimming pool pumps like the Whisperflo are very suitable. Keep the pressure loss in mind regarding the filter and the pipe work. With the bypass system it is also possible to use low pressure pumps which saves a lot of energy!.

Is an EconoBead filter only suitable for ponds?

No, an EconoBead filter is also very suitable for salt- and fresh water aquaria and is also very suitable for swimming ponds. View as Grid List. Econobead Beadfilter Spotlight More info. More info Add to Cart. Beads for EB filter material 25 Kg 40 Ltr.

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