GCTek: AlphaONE LH Filters
AlphaONE LH Filters
What do you do when you think you have designed the most perfect filter in the pond industry designed to have little restriction? You think harder and come up with an LH version. LH=Lower Head. Why is the lowest head or least restrictive filter desirable? It allows you to move more water with less electricity. This allows you to use a smaller pump to get the job done. With electrical rates on the rise through out the world it is only smart to think in this direction. The use of a smaller pump can save you hundreds of dollars a year.
With years of thought and testing we are proud to release the filter that already has people talking. As one dealer put it "Do you realize what you have done? You have have just made the top mount multiport valve filters obsolete."
Since most of the restriction from a pressurized filter comes from the multiport valve we reengineered things to allow us to only use the multiport valve when you are going to backwash. You bypass the multiport when you are in the regular filtration mode.
Water only goes through the multiport valve when backwashing. Simply move 2 - 2 way type valves and the water flows through the multiport valve to allow for backwashing, rinse, etc. Then move the valves back to their original position and water flows through the filter as normal but unrestricted. Water enters the lower port and exits the upper port going back to the pond.
Why is all of this important? It allows you to run a smaller more energy efficient pump to do the same job. This is good for the environment and your pocket book.
The AlphaONE LH Filter is available in a wide variety of sizes for every pond. If you are looking for a filter that has the lowest restriction of any filter made, this is it. You can use the most energy efficient pump on this filter and receive maximum flows with very little head pressure. This saves you at the electric meter and in the wallet. Truly an EcoFriendly filter for our modern day ponds.
2 HP Media Agitators are standard equipment on these remarkable filters
How GC Tek Sizes Our AlphaONE Filters
- How does GC Tek size bead filters?
- How do we know how much bio conversion can be accomplished with a bead filter?
- Is there a standard to go by, or do we just take a look at the competition and then add a few points in our favor?
This is how:
University tests have shown that a cubic foot of beads that have 400 - 450 cu. ft. of surface area will handle 50 lbs. of fish being fed 1% body weight per day @ 38% protein.
This is the formula that we use, even though our beads have 500 to 550 sq. ft. of surface area per cu. ft. and in theory should do more, we refuse to stretch or make claims beyond what has truly been tested.
|Model||Size (cu. ft.)||Max Pond Size||Flow Rate (gpm)||Fish Load (lbs.)||Dimensions|
|AlphaONE LH 2.50||2.5||5,000 gallons (U.S.)||70 gpm||125 lbs.||21" x 32"|
|AlphaONE LH 4.25||4.25||10,000 gallons (U.S.)||90 gpm||225 lbs.||24.75" x 34"|
|AlphaONE LH 6.0||6.0||17,000 gallons (U.S.)||120 gpm||300 lbs.||30.5" x 36.75"|
|AlphaONE LH 9.0||9.0||25,000 gallons (U.S.)||180 gpm||450 lbs.||36 7/8" x 42"|