Bead Filtration Systems
Published on Sep 8, 2016


Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems bead filtration systems are self-contained units designed to provide both mechanical and biological filtration. These systems offer complete filtration, UV treatment and circulation for multi-tank culture systems, koi ponds and water gardens. Choose between four different configurations with performance and specifications to suit the needs of many aquatic applications. All systems include pump, filter, UV sterilizer, bead filter, valves and rugged Schedule 80 PVC plumbing. They come assembled, plumbed and pre-mounted on a plastic skid for drop and go installations. Skid can be easily moved with a forklift or standard pallet jack. Systems ship via motor freight (crating charge not included when applicable), FOB Orlando. One-year warranty.


• Aquaculture systems
• Multi-tank culture systems
• Koi ponds
• Water gardens

Each filtration system is equipped with a Sparus™ 160 or Taurus™ 110 Energy Efficient Aquaculture-Duty Centrifugal Pump. These pumps are fresh and saltwater compatible, offer extremely high water flow in a quiet, energy efficient package. Suitable for single-phase or three-phase electrical supply and offered with totally enclosed fan cooled motors in 50hz and 60hz electrical ratings, making them suitable for installation nearly anywhere in the world. Upgraded systems are equipped with the Sparus Pump with Constant Flow Technology™ that delivers a constant user-defined flow rate because the motor speed self-adjusts to maintain the constant flow setting even as conditions change. Note: Flow rate setting not to exceed system designed flow rate.

Sweetwater® Bead Filters have been specifically sized to match the requirements of the system and the flow rate of the pump to deliver effective, reliable filtration. The bead filter housing is constructed of extra thick polyethylene for strength and durability. The bead filter tanks feature a sight glass to visually monitor the clarity of the return water as well as a clear pipe to monitor waste discharge during the backwash cycle to make sure the bead filter media is cleaning properly. Bead filter media is included, and replacement media can be purchased separately. Offered in 50hz and 60hz electrical ratings.

These systems inactivate potentially-harmful micro-organisms such as bacteria and algae through the use of ultra violet light. This important benefit is accomplished by using Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems SMART UV® sterilizers. Each unit features high-output (HO) T6-style lamps and is sized to deliver a UV dose over 30,000 μW/cm2 at full system flow for optimal sterilization. Replacement lamps sold separately.

These systems are plumbed with rugged Schedule 80 PVC pipe. All valves are true union Asahi ball or 3-way valves for easy service and disassembly. All filters and UV sterilizers have bypass lines to facilitate filter or lamp replacement.

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