Our popular Bead Filters are now on sale on Amazon!  Now 25 percent off until December 31st. Just use the coupon option on Amazon to claim your 25 percent off.

Why choose a Bubble Bead?

Bubble beads are easy to operate and understand. With no internal moving parts, Bubble Beads are incredibly reliable and last a long time. Perfect for ponds or tanks, these filters take up a small footprint while providing plentiful filtration.

Bead filters are bioclarifiers, performing both biological and mechanical filtration. Mechanical filtration is the removal of solids. Fish waste or detritus are collected in the beads and washed to the bottom of the filter during a backwash. This waste is then drained from the filter and can be used to fertilize plants.

Studies have shown that our bead filters capture 100% of particles greater than 50 microns and 48% of particles in the 5-10 micron range per pass.

In addition to solids removal, these filters provide biological filtration, breaking down the nitrogenous wastes into non-toxic substances. Ammonia and nitrite are consumed by the bacteria that will grow on the beads. The gentle backwash removes the collected solids while keeping the necessary bio-film intact.

Filter Benefits:

  • Gentle Backwash: Does not harm the bio-film
  • Simple: Easy to understand and operate
  • Reliable: No internal moving parts
  • Energy Savings: Efficient design
  • Low Maintenance: Backwashing is quick
  • Longevity: Media never needs replacement
  • Superior Clarification: Removes solids effectively

For more information about our Bubble Bead filters, check out these resources:

To figure out what size of filter you need for your size of system and fish load: Sizing Tables

Bubble Bead Manual

Detailed Backwash Diagram

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