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     Aquabead Pond Filter
  Product Review



 

Aquabead 4.25 Biological filter - Product Review

Even though it's drawing closer and closer to winter in most parts of the country (Nov 30), it's still warm and sunny here in Florida and in many parts of the country. And I just can't wait to rave about the new pond filter I just installed on my 3000 gallon KOI pond!

We finished the pond last month, but it quickly started to turn murky and a little green. Even though I didn't have a filter on the pond yet, I really wanted to bring my prized Israeli KOI down from Virginia where we used to be. With the hurricanes up along the Mid-Eastern states last month, a few of them had died from a 4 day power loss - so it was time to bring them down to their new home in Florida.

With 5 new KOI in the pond, most of them over 14" and eating like crazy, the pond really started to get a little dirty. So, my friend Gary Cryer at GC Tek suggested I put one of his Aquabead biological filtration systems on the pond. I've been in the pond business for almost ten years now, and have seen lots of filters come and go, but I was really impressed with what he sent me.


And here's a shot of how clear the water was 24 hours after installation:

We decided to go with an Aquabead 4.25 filter, a Zapp-Pure stainless steel UV sterilizer, and a 1/3 Hp Wunderflo. With 2 bottom drains in the pond leading directly to the pump, I thought it would clear it pretty fast - but I was amazed to find that I could almost see to the bottom of the pond THE VERY NEXT DAY. And 24 hours later, you could almost read the date off a quarter all the way at the bottom of the pond!

Here are some pictures of me with my new Aquabead filter:

Pictured above:  Aquabead 4.25 filter at left (with blower), Zap-pure ZP-10 UV Sterilizer (under arm) and a 1/3 Wunderflo pump.


The pond water is crystal clear (the fish almost appear to be floating in air), and the water quality is excellent (no trace of Ammonia or Nitrates). 

The best part about this filter is that it is so easy to clean, I just have perform a 2-3 minute backwash ritual every week to two weeks (It's actually kind of fun, so I do it more often). The pump is almost silent, and runs on less than 4 amps!

In sum, this is simply the finest quality, easiest to use, and economical to run filter I have ever owned.  So, my hats' off to Gary at Aquabead for putting together one helluva pond filter system for me.

If your pond is not quite as clear as you would like it to be, or if you're sick of dealing with messy sponge filters and the like, click below to find out more about these amazing filtration units.

Click here for more information about the Aquabead filter
 

Here are some more pictures of the pond:

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