AquaBead Low Head Filters from GCTek
AquaBead Low Head Filters from GCTek
AquaBead LH 2.50 or AquaBead LH 4.25AquaBead LH 6.0 or AquaBead LH 9.0FeaturesAir BlowerOne-Way Air Valve (Part of ALISS)Pressure Valve
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The AquaBead LH Series filters from Grand Champion Technologies (GC Tek) take all the features and benefits of the AquaBead filter, and reduce the head to allow for lower restriction and higher flow.

Lower Head
These filters reduce water flow restriction by bypassing the multiport valve when in regular filtration mode. To complete the backwash cycle, simply move the two 2-way valves to direct water into the pipes. By not using the piping in normal filtration mode, you can use a smaller, more energy-efficient pump to do the exact same job.

Omnifuser
The AquaBead filters utilize the Omnifuser design that picks up heavier solids in teh center of the bottom of the vessel. This prevents the filter from building up solids. These solids can then be drained during the backwash cycle. This filter doesn't hold solids -- it gets rid of them.

Life Support System
The AquaBead Life Support System (ALISS) is designed to keep bacteria alive if you ever have to do a medical bypass, or if your pump fails. A one-way valve on the front of the multiport valve allows air in without letting water seep out! Simply hook up an air pump to the barbed fitting, and air will flow into the filter, keeping the bacteria alive.

Agitator
The AquaBead Agitator prevents the filter beads from sticking together. When this 2 HP pump kicks into action, air is injected into the bottom of the filter, which breaks up the clumped beads as it rises violently to the top.

Additional Features
  • High surface area and flowrate for efficient filtration -- you don't need a very large pump!
  • Large 2" spring check valve allows for high flow, and dual unions make replacing simple
  • Side-mounted valves and a top opening means you don't need to unhook the plumbing!
  • Fiberglass body that is much more durable than plastic
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty on tank
Model Size Max Pond Size Max Flow Rate Fish Load Dimensions
AquaBead 2.50 2.50 Cu. Ft. 5,000 Gallons 4200gph 125lb 21" x 32"
AquaBead 4.25 4.25 Cu. Ft. 10,000 Gallons 5400gph 225lb 24.75" x 34"
AquaBead 6.0 6.0 Cu. Ft. 17,000 Gallons 7200gph 300lb 30.5" x 36.75"
AquaBead 9.0 9.0 Cu. Ft. 25,000 Gallons 10800gph 450lb 36.875" x 42"
GC Tek GCTek AB2.50 AB4.25 AB6.0 AB9.0 Aqua Bead
GC Tek products are not eligible for order discounts. Adding GC Tek products to your order will void coupons used on that order.
Features Benefits
Omnifuser Keeps solids from building up inside filter
ALISS (AquaBead Life Support System) Prevents bacteria from dying if filter is turned off
Media Agitator Prevents media from binding together and reducing effectiveness