The AlphaONE was first conceived over 7 years ago. About 5 years ago we enlisted about 60 willing participants, which consisted of dealers and pond owners, to help us with our testing and give us feed back. In two years of testing we received “0” negative comments. This surpassed even our greatest expectations. Some of these were new pond owners and many were previous owners of different types of bead filters.
The responses were unanimous “We Love It”
What makes it different from a bead filter and so loveable?
What we are hearing from others is that:
It can go for greatly extended times before flow slows down.
We have had reports of people going for a month (with only a 2.5 model) with no slow down in flow or rise in pressure of the AlphaONE unit, while still giving nice clear water. (we do not advocate going for a month before backwashing, the best thing for your fish and your water quality is to backwash the filter often and remove the debris before it breaks down biologically.)
How does it do this?
To answer this we have to understand the difference between bead filters and how they trap solids and how the AlphaONE accomplishes this task. Bead filters trap solids in the first few inches of the bead pac(causing clogging, flow disruption and pressure rises in the vessel) while the AlphaONE with its uniquely designed AlphaBioONE media stops the debris evenly through out the pac (resulting in greater flow, less head or back pressure, less maintenance.) The polishing ability of the filter is one it’s most desirable features, based upon comments that have come into us from the field.
The AlphaBioONE media was specially designed for this filter and this filter only. It is not something borrowed from another industry and used in the filter.
Its design is unique in that it was not designed with “cross hairs” as some other specialty types of media use. We left those out because in a static bed the “cross hairs” can collect and hold debris until it becomes anaerobic.
With the AlphaBioONE media there are no hidden areas for anaerobic bacteria, to harbor and stagnate, only beneficial bacteria.
Take a look at the AlphaBioONE media and you’ll see for yourself.
AlphaONE 2.50 Filter from GCTek Suitable for ponds up to 5,000 gallons.
All of the AlphaONE filters utilize the Omnifuser design technology that eliminates slotted PVC pipes in the filter. The Omnifusers allow the heavier solids to be easily purged from the bottom of the filter during backwash since they are sitting at the lowest point in the filter.
The 2.50cu.ft. AlphaONE is the perfect filter for ponds up to 5000 gal. and fish loads up to 125 lbs. Flow rated at 70 gpm for bio-mechanical filtration. 21″ X 32″ allows you to hide this unit anywhere. Every option is standard equipment. The perfect filter for the majority of ponds.
AlphaONE filters also feature the AlphaONE Life Support System, known as “ALISS”, which keeps beneficial bacteria alive indefinitely during times of medical shutdowns, pumps failures, etc.
The 2″ Clear Union Spring Check Valve located right under the 2 HP blower provides maximum flow and has built-in unions.
Model: AlphaONE 2.50
Size (cu. ft.): 2.5
Max Pond Size: 5,000 gallons (U.S.)
Flow Rate (gpm): up to 70 gpm
Fish Load (lbs.): 125 lbs.
Dimensions: 21″ x 32″
AlphaONE 4.25 Filter from GCTek Suitable for ponds up to 10,000 gallons.
This is the 4.25 cu.ft. AlphaONE unit. What a nice size filter. A 4.25 cu. ft. capacity designed to be used on ponds up to10,000 gallons with fish loads up to a whopping 225 lbs. That’s a lot of fish. Easily flows up to 90 gpm while only having a footprint of 24.75″ X 34″.
The AlphaONE filters were designed to be the most energy efficient filters on the market. Inside is more than double the lateral surface area, where the upper beads gather around the slots in the exclusive Omnifuser, than that used on any other filter. Couple this with the highest flow multiport valve on the market and you have a filter that was designed to be energy efficient and perform to your exact expectations.
Model: AlphaONE 4.25
Size (cu. ft.): 4.25
Max Pond Size: 10,000 gallons (U.S.)
Flow Rate (gpm): up to 90 gpm
Fish Load (lbs.): 225 lbs.
Dimensions: 24.75″ x 34″