The Model 8000 - Model 2.2B filtration system is an excellent choice for a bead filtration system for larger ponds. The Model AD8000 far exceeds the performance of most all competitive filtration units in it's class. Entering the 8000 gallon class, the AD8000 truly performs spectacularly for ponds in this size range.
Select this AD8000 filter if your pump size is from 1000 GPH to 6000 GPH, and your pond is from 3000 to 6000 gallons in volume, but can be used as secondary filtration in ponds up to 8000 gallons in volume.
The 8000 is easily the most popular Aquadyne filter produced. This filter includes the Dynamax air assisted backwash which makes this model extremely efficient in all ranges of waste loading. This unit will efficiently filter 8000 gallons of water with up to 165 pounds of fish or other aquatic inhabitants. Even under the heaviest of waste loading, the Dynamax will break up a loaded media bed with ease. The larger media bed is very forgiving of neglect. You can backwash the Model 8000 with as little as 50 gallons of water. In an 8000 gallon pond you will hardly even notice a water loss.
The AD8000 is also outstanding as an up-sized filter for smaller ponds. This is especially useful when filters need to be left unattended for longer periods of time between backwashing. The 8000 can use a very wide range of pumps, single speed, dual speed, variable speed, submersible, low head, high flow or high head.
The Model 8000 is very well suited for applications where ponds or research applications under 8000 gallons need to be heavily stocked. The large media bed allows for an extraordinary accumulation of nitrifying bacteria to consume high amounts of ammonia and nitrite. Also works exceptionally well for medium to moderately sized aquatic environments for alternative species exhibits.
(This model was previously the Classic Aquadyne 2.2B)
Filter Performance Data
|Pond Size||Fish Load||Pump Size||Plumbing
|Plumbing Accessories||Head Pressure||Media Volume||Media Weight||Filter Dimensions
Diameter x Height
|Up to 6000 Gallons preferably but 8000 Max||165 Lbs.||1000 to 6000 Gallons Per Hour||1 - 1/2 Inches||3 ea. Self Sealing 1 1/2" Unions Included||0 to 2 Psi at 4000 GPH on a clean cycled filter||2.42 Cubic Feet||80 Lbs.||24-inches x 46-inches||50 Gal.|
All Aquadyne Bead Filter Systems offer ease of operation with these full features:
|* Power Dynamax Air Backwash||* Micro Sediment Removal||* Full Rinse Cycle|
|* Micro-Sediment Removal||* Full 6" Tank Opening||* Full Media Access|
|* Complete Medical Bypass||* 5 Minute Disassembly||* Advanced Backwashing|
|* Bottom Sludge Waste Drain||* Easy One Touch Operation||* Dry Hands Cleaning|
|* No Internal Flow Restrictions||* 5 Minute Weekly Cleaning|
Manufacturer Suggested Retail $2510.00