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Glass Bead Media

Glass Bead Media

Superior Filter Media

Manufactured from pure glass, Glass Bead Media are a new generation of filter media, capable of providing water of superior clarity. Its spherical shape results in low coefficient of friction, reducing backwash requirements, saving pond owners both time and water.

Superior Clarity

Glass Bead Media have a small effective size of only 0.6mm to 0.8mm. Its narrow particle size range allows in-depth filtration and extends operating cycles between backwashing. Glass Bead Media have been laboratory tested to be able to effectively filter down to below 3 microns.

Save Water

Glass Bead Media's spherical smooth shape, results in a low coefficient of friction, reducing its backwash water requirements. Glass Bead Media backwashes with up to 20% less water than sand, saving time and water.

High Purity

Glass Bead Media are manufactured from pure glass and chemically inert. Glass Bead Media have been independently lab tested for leeching contaminants and found to be well within Australian Drinking Water Guidelines.

Safe and Smooth

Glass Bead Media are spherical and do not have any sharp edges. They are safe to handle and safe to service. If there is ever a failure of the filter's laterals and Glass Bead Media flow into the pond they pose no risk of injury to fish.

Time Saving

Glass Bead Media are easy to install and enables a rapid start up of the media filter. Its high purity means very little backwashing is required to cleanse the filter media, prior to commissioning the filter.

Chemical Compositions
Silicon Dioxide (SiO2) 70 - 75%
Sodium Oxide (Na2O) 12 - 15%
Calcium Oxide (CaO) 7 - 12%
Magnesium Oxide (MgO) approximately 5%
Aluminum Oxide (AL2O3) approximately 2.5%
Potassium Oxide (K2O) approximately 1.5%
Technical Specifications
Filtration Media Glass Pearl
Effective Size (mm) 0.61
Uniformity Coefficient 1.21
Bulk Density 1.61
Mohs Hardness 7.0
Part Number Size
5900 (1) 44lb. bag

Bio Blade Media

Bio Blade Media

When used inside a pressurized filter the Bio Blade media is in a fixed bed position inside. During the backwash process, the mediabed is gently lifted upward and expanded, allowing for better solid waste removal and more efficient backwashing.

Bio Blade media’s design provides highly protected surface area. The media has 228 ft²/ft³ of surface area for nitrifying beneficial bacteria to colonize. This surface area allows for efficient biological filtering in a compact footprint.

Bio Blade Advantages

Part Number Size
5906 (1) 12lb. bag (1 cubic foot)

Hi-Density Bio Sphere Media

Bio Balls

A Bio-Media specifically designed to provide optimum bacteria culture through appropriate strut and void allocation and correct flow-through dynamics.

State of the art filter media for use in fresh and salt water biological filtration systems. They may be connected together or randomly packed. Bio-sphere media helps create turbulance aiding in the gas exchange process. The void space is ideal for gas movement and allows optimum conditions for contacting and maintianing nitrifying bacterias living on the media surface.

One bio-sphere has 150 pins (drip-points). There are approximately 550 spheres per cubic foot and each cubic foot has approximately 150 square feet of surface area.

Part Number Description Surface Area Dimensions Pieces
7816 4.5 ft³ box of Virgin Polypropylene Bio Sphere Media 1 ft³ = 150 ft² of surface area Approximately 1.7" in diameter Approximately 550 piece per 4.5 foot box
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