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    Brand new Bead filter / sand filter

    This is a brand new sand filter (never used), with stand. I was going to use it as a bead filter as it has a multiport valve and internal strainer, it's ideal, but it is surplus to my requirements now.
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    Hi Alburglar.

    Sadly I don't know much about these so have some basic questions.

    Do you know what the flow rates mean on the label, as there's 2 figures? Do you think it could handle 10k lph without leaking?

    Do you know what the process is for cleaning as I assume it doesn't have or require a blower?

    Is it just a case of filling it up with K1 or similar, put the lid on, connect a pump and off you go?

    I need something for a skimmer line which will be pumped, previously used a pressure filter, this has the perfect footprint for the available space but below say 6000 lph I don't get enough draw into the skimmer to clear the surface.

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    It's the smaller one, so looks like 3.5m3/h which converts to 3499 lph I think. But that's with sand in not k1 or similar. I should think that would double with k1 or similar. But I wouldn't guess 10k was realistic for this I'm afraid.

    ...and you'd have to plump in a blower exactly the same way you'd do any bead filter. Which presumably is on the rinse or backwash side of the multiport valve. I've never looked at one closely enough but multiport valve is looks the same so should work in the same way. The plumbing just goes through the top of the filter (through the valve) rather than through the side of the filter like the ea beads.
    I was going to plumb my ponds air pump to it on a valve to switch over just when backwashing filter. But skimmer line is going to be 4" and through the drum now.

    Maybe it's best for a grow on or quarantine with that flow rate?
    Last edited by Alburglar; 17-11-2022 at 10:29 AM.
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    Cheers for the reply.

    Sorry for taking so long coming back.

    You are probably correct in that it isn't the perfect solution to my situation. Ideally I'd like an Aquadyne 1.1 bead filter, but the only ones I've seen for sale have been faulty, require parts, or are too far to travel.

    Even still, your bead filter is still a better option to the pressure filter I previously ran, so I will keep an open mind and if nothing more suitable comes along and you still have it I might get back in touch.

    Cheers.

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