All About Bead Media

Part 1: Standard Bead Media vs. Enhanced Nitrification Media This video covers the two types of bead filter media, standard bead media and enhanced nitrification bead media. Paul reviews the surface area, and the filtration capture of bead media. Studies have shown that our bead filters capture 100% of particles greater than 50 microns and … Continued

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Holiday Sale- 25% OFF Bubble Bead Filters on Amazon!

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 … Continued

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Filter Acclimation

This article covers ‘fishless cycling’, a method to establish a tank’s biofilter using chemicals. Fishless cycling is recommended because it allows the fish to flourish and eat with stable water chemistry with as little stress as possible. The major drawback is that it takes several weeks to get a new system’s bacteria established before even … Continued

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Small Aquaponics System Parts List

 This video goes through the equipment I use to setup a small aquaponics system using a plant tower (for a smaller footprint). This will be a coupled system, where the nutrient water from the fish will run through the plant tower and back to the fish tank, forming a full recirculating loop. BBF XS … Continued

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Endurance Filtration Challenge: Filter Setup Timelapse

Timelapse of re-plumbing the Endurance filter for our hands off 1500 Gallon Koi Tank: Endurance Filtration Challenge. This filter plumbing will run the outflow of the Endurance filter through the UV and back into the fish tank. Before, the flow was split with only some going through the UV and the rest of the flow … Continued

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Decoupled Small Scale Aquaponics System

AST is making a name in aquaponics! The system featured in these photos is the same Small Scale Aquaponics system explained in one of AST’s many educational YouTube videos, see video. This de-coupled aquaponics system runs on two separate loops, one for the fish tank and filter and one for the grow beds and aerated … Continued

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Bubble Beads Now Available on Amazon: Filter Reviews

AST is offering small Bubble Bead filters for purchase on Amazon. This makes the filters easily accessible to everyone. With our videos on YouTube, customers have a much easier time setting up and operating their new filters. See what some of our customers have said about their filters ordered through Amazon: BBF XS 500 Reviews Nina … Continued

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2018 Aquaponics Association Conference

Featured here, our AST Systems Designer Paul Begue, and one of our distributors, Ken Rust, whose company is Small Scale Aquaponics, traveled to Hartford, CT for the 2018 Aquaponics Association Conference, where they were able to share their industry expertise and learn from international industry partners about their applications for aquaponics. The conference demographic ranged … Continued

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How PolyGeyser® Technology Works

The PolyGeyser filter is a breakthrough in filter technology. It is very different from most filters on the market due to its auto-pneumatic backwash mechanism. Water enters below the bed of enhanced nitrification media and travels upward through the filtration chamber where mechanical and biological filtration take place. Simultaneously, air is introduced into the charge … Continued

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