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    Beads to Micro K1

    Just got myself a second-hand bead filter, I want to convert to micro k1, it's just a case of replacing the beads, nothing else to do?



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    Yes Thats it

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    Quote Originally Posted by big h View Post
    Yes Thats it

    Thanks for that.

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    Just curious if you have the beads why not use them? I have always found beads are great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andymadd View Post
    Just curious if you have the beads why not use them? I have always found beads are great.
    I've read micro k1 has far superior bio compared with beads, just thought I'd give it a go.

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    It wont polish the water as well as beads,but your pump wont have to work anywhere near as hard to get through the Micro K1.Beads have a tendency to track water ,creating pockets of bacteria .Good husbandry will combat this though

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    Pump not working as hard is another plus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MalNorwich View Post
    Just got myself a second-hand bead filter, I want to convert to micro k1, it's just a case of replacing the beads, nothing else to do?
    I used both together and seemed to work fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Letimgo View Post
    I used both together and seemed to work fine.

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    I'm about 15Ltr short on required volume of Micro K1 so will probably do the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andymadd View Post
    Just curious if you have the beads why not use them? I have always found beads are great.
    I considered the K1, but there’s something about millions of beads, and especially how they polish. Wouldn’t be over worried re the pump!
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    I'm thinking of swapping the beads in my Aquadynne 4.4 to K1 Micro so i can run a more energy efficient pump, currently running an Artesian pump which is so heavy on electricity usage, I have a drum filter so hoping fines returning to the pond after swapping the beads to K1 micro won't be an issue.

 

 

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