K1 Micro Bead

What are bead filters?

Conventional bead filters are a closed pressure vessels which are generally filled with thousands of tinny plastic beads. These beads are packed very close together and form a layer the water is forced through by a water pump. As the water passes through the beads dirt particles are caught in the between the beads resulting in your pond water being cleaned.

Mechanical filtration and biological filtration is performed by a bead filter. This is because friendly filter bacteria stick to the beads and break down harmful substances such as ammonium, nitrite and nitrate.

Historically bead filters demand the use of high pressure pumps to force the water through the compacted beads making them expensive to run in the modern climate of high electricity costs.

Why Is the Evolution Aqua K1 Micro Filter special?

The K1 Micro Bead filtration systems completely re-invent the way we think about bead filters.

K1 Micro Bead filtration systems are a range of pressurised filters that deliver incredible levels of filtration for Koi ponds.

Micro Bead filters take advantage of Evolution Aqua’s revolutionary Micro K1 media instead of using conventional beads allowing these filters to offer superior biological and mechanical filtration never before offered by a pressurised bead filtration system.

K1 micro bead group

The K1 Micro filter media has a protected surface area of 950m2 per m3. This protected surface area safely houses friendly filter bacteria and prevents them from being flushed to waste during a cleaning cycle. Only dead bacteria and waste debris will be discharged during the cleaning cycle resulting in minimal Ammonia and Nitrite spikes after maintenance keeping the parameters of your pond healthy and stable.

The K1 Micro Bead filter has been designed to allow an unrestricted flow of water through the unit meaning a lower wattage pump can be used meaning a lower amount of electricity used and a cost saving.

K1 micro bead cutaway diagram

All in all, the K1 Micro Bead filters offer unsurpassed mechanical filtration, tremendous biological performance in a very easy to use, compact filtration system.

  • Evolution Aqua K1 Micro Bead

    £995.00£1,995.00

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    K1 Micro offers a whole range of benefits over beads

    • Improved biological filtration
    • Better mechanical filtration
    • Improved flow
    • Reduced back pressure allowing the use of energy efficient water pumps
    • Massively increased increased protected surface area of the fire media
    • Re-designed internal pipework

    Available in 4 sizes to with allows the Micro Bead range of filters to be perfectly matched with ponds sized up to 20,000 UK gallons.

    K1 Micro Bead Manual

    K1 Micro Bead Dimensions

    K1 Micro Bead Cleaning Instructions

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    FILTER MODEL MAX. POND SIZE DIAMETER VOLUME OF K1 MICRO MEDIA MULTI-PORT VALVLE SIZE AIR BLOWER SIZE
    K1 Micro Bead 20 18,000 Litres
    4,000 UK Gallons
    4,800 US Gallons
    20″ 50 Litres 1 1/4″ 200W
    K1 Micro Bead 24 36,000 Litres
    8,000 UK Gallons
    9,600 US Gallons
    24″ 100 Litres 2″ 300W
    K1 Micro Bead 30 54,500 Litres
    12,000 UK Gallons
    14,500 US Gallons
    30″ 150 Litres 2″ 300W
    K1 Micro Bead 36 91,000 Litres
    20,000 UK Gallons
    24,000 US Gallons
    36″ 250 Litres 2″ 300W

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Pond liner calculator

Use our simple Pond Liner Calculator to estimate the liner and/or underlay size required for your pond.

The result allows for an overlay either side of 30cms. You may wnat to increase or decrease this value depending on your pnd installation.

If you're not sure on what size you need then contact us and we can help.

Measurements are entered in meters. As an example if your pond is 254cm deep at its deepest enter 2.54.

The liner dimensions for your pond including a 30cm over lap are:

Liner length:

Liner width:

An interesting fact for you. The water volume of your pond will be:

Litres:

UK gallons:

Rectangle Pond Volume calculator

Pond Diagram

Measure the length of your pond, the width of your pond and the depth of your pond in meters and enter the measurements into the Utopia Koi easy to use pond volume calculator. This will give the volume in litres.

If you're not sure on what size you need then contact us and we can help.

Measurements are to be entered in meters, for example: 543cm would be entered as 5.43.

The water volume of your pond will be:

Volume in Litres:

Volume in UK gallons:

Circular Pond Volume calculator

Radius Diagram

Measure the diameter of your pond (the distance across the pond at its centre) then divide the diameter in two to get the radius of your pond.

Now measure the depth of your pond and enter the measurements into the Utopia Koi easy to use circular pond volume calculator.

If you're not sure on what size you need then contact us and we can help.

Measurements are to be entered in meters, for example: 543cm would be entered as 5.43.

The water volume of your pond will be:

Volume in Litres:

Volume in UK gallons:

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