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GCTEK AlphaOne / AquaBead Bio-Filters

GCTEK AlphaOne / AquaBead Bio-Filters

What is the differance between the AlphaOne filter and AquaBead filter?

The bio-media inside!

GCTEK AlphaOne Bio Media

AlphaOne bead filter media.

To answer this we have to understand the difference between bead filters and how they trap solids and how the AlphaONE accomplishes this task. Bead filters trap solids in the first few inches of the bead pac(causing clogging, flow disruption and pressure rises in the vessel) while the AlphaONE with its uniquely designed AlphaBioONEmedia stops the debris evenly through out the pac (resulting in greater flow, less head or back pressure, less maintenance.) The polishing ability of the filter is one it's most desirable features, based upon comments that into us from the field.

The AlphaBioONE media was specially designed for this filter and this filter only. It is not something borrowed from another industry and used in the filter.

Its design is unique in that it was not designed with "cross hairs" as some other specialty types of media use. We left those out because in a static bed the "cross hairs" can collect and hold debris until it becomes anaerobic.

With the AlphaBioONE media there are no hidden areas for anaerobic bacteria, to harbor and stagnate, only beneficial bacteria.

AquaBead Bio Media

AquaBead bead filter media.

Included in all AquaBead(tm) and AquaBead Plus(tm) Systems, we're really excited about these BioGems beads.

As you probably already know, if you have done research on bead filters, the beads float. The more buoyancy that the beads have, the better off we are. To increase buoyancy we have added air to each individual bead during manufacture. Why is this important? Because we want the beads to stay as close as possible to the top of the filter during backwash. We want the beads to stay afloat so they stay away from the outlet slots on the bottom laterals so as not to choke off the laterals preventing the debris from leaving the filter. This was never a problem with the old media, but this new design makes for an even better, more buoyant media.

Besides the air injection technique, we have Dimpled the surface of Bio-Gems, to add more surface and non- abrasion area for the bacteria. This allows for undisturbed colonies of bacteria during backwash, thus creating a bead filter not prone to stumbling after a rigorous backwashing. The size of the bead was slightly downsized, for added surface area, as well.

 

Model Size (cu. ft.) Max Pond Size Flow Rate (gpm) Fish Load (lbs.) Dimensions
AlphaONE/AquaBead 2.50 2.5 5,000 gallons (U.S.) 70 gpm 125 lbs. 21" x 34.5"
AlphaONE/aquaBead 4.25 4.25 10,000 gallons (U.S.) 90 gpm 225 lbs. 24" x 35.5"
AlphaONE/AquaBead 6.0 6.0 17,000 gallons (U.S.) 120 gpm 300 lbs. 30" x 40"
AlphaONE/Aquabead 9.0 9.0 25,000 gallons (U.S.) 180 gpm 450 lbs. 36" x 45"

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  • AlphaOne 2.50 cu.ft. model is rated for ponds up to 5000 gals.

    AlphaOne 2.50 cu.ft. model is rated for ponds up to 5000 gals.

    <p>The AlphaONE was first conceived over 3 years ago. About 2 years ago a test group was enlisted to help with testing and give feed back. In two years of testing &quot;0&quot; negative comments were recieved. Some of thetest group were new pond owners and many were previous owners of different types of bead filters. The responses were unanimous &quot;We Love It&quot; !</p>
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    Regular Price: $1,989.95

    Special Price: $1,790.95

  • AquaBead 2.5 for 5000 gal Pond

    AquaBead 2.5 for 5000 gal Pond

    <p>The 2.50cu.ft. AquaBead or AlphaONE is the perfect filter for ponds up to 5000 gal. and fish loads up to 125 lbs. Flow rated at 70 gpm for bio-mechanical filtration. 21" X 34.5" allows you to hide this unit anywhere. Every option is standard equipment. The perfect filter for the majority of ponds.</p>

    Regular Price: $1,999.95

    Special Price: $1,799.95

  • AlphaOne 4.25 cu.ft. model is rated for ponds up to 10000 gals.

    AlphaOne 4.25 cu.ft. model is rated for ponds up to 10000 gals.

    <p>The AlphaONE was first conceived over 3 years ago. About 2 years ago a test group was enlisted to help with testing and give feed back. In two years of testing &quot;0&quot; negative comments were recieved. Some of thetest group were new pond owners and many were previous owners of different types of bead filters. The responses were unanimous &quot;We Love It&quot; !</p>
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    Regular Price: $2,199.95

    Special Price: $1,979.95

  • AquaBead 4.25 for 10000 gal Ponds

    AquaBead 4.25 for 10000 gal Ponds

    <p>This is the 4.25 cu.ft. AquaBead or AlphaONE unit. What a nice size filter. A 4.25 cu. ft. capacity designed to be used on ponds up to10,000 gallons with fish loads up to a whopping 225 lbs. That's a lot of fish. Easily flows 90 gpm while only having a footprint of 24" X 35.5".</p>

    Regular Price: $2,249.95

    Special Price: $2,024.96

  • AlphaOne 6.00 cu.ft. model is rated for ponds up to 17000 gals.

    AlphaOne 6.00 cu.ft. model is rated for ponds up to 17000 gals.

    <p>The AlphaONE was first conceived over 3 years ago. About 2 years ago a test group was enlisted to help with testing and give feed back. In two years of testing &quot;0&quot; negative comments were recieved. Some of thetest group were new pond owners and many were previous owners of different types of bead filters. The responses were unanimous &quot;We Love It&quot; !</p>
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    Regular Price: $2,619.95

    Special Price: $2,357.95

  • AquaBead 6.0 for 17000 gal Pond

    AquaBead 6.0 for 17000 gal Pond

    Regular Price: $2,649.95

    Special Price: $2,384.96

  • AlphaONE 9.0 Filter for ponds up to 25,000 gallons

    AlphaONE 9.0 Filter for ponds up to 25,000 gallons

    <p><strong>AlphaONE 9.0 Filter from GCTek Suitable for ponds up to 25,000 gallons.</strong></p>
    <p>This Behemoth will get the job done. An unbelievable 9.0 cu. ft. of beads in the AquaBead or the 9.0 cu. ft. of AlphaBio1 media in the AlphaONE in a size of only 36" X 45".</p>
    <p><strong><em>Remember when bead filters this size stood 10 ft. tall and needed a barn to hide them in?</em></strong> Almost anyone can find a space of 36" to fit one of these monster koi keepers in.</p>
    <p>Use on ponds up to 25,000 gallons with flow rates up to 180 gpm. Enough said. The picture says it all. This is truly the Ultimate Pond Filter!</p>

    Regular Price: $3,412.50

    Special Price: $3,071.25

  • AquaBead 9.0 for 25000 gal Ponds

    AquaBead 9.0 for 25000 gal Ponds

    Regular Price: $3,462.50

    Special Price: $3,116.25

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