Aqua Ultraviolet® Ultima II Filters with 3" Side-Mount Inlet/Outlet
Aqua Ultraviolet® Ultima II Filters with 3" Side-Mount Inlet/Outlet
Features for Aqua Ultraviolet® Ultima II FiltersAqua Ultraviolet® Ultima II 30,000 with 3 Side-Mount" Inlet/Outlet (A50301)Aqua Ultraviolet® Ultima II 60,000 with 3 Side-Mount" Inlet/Outlet (A50600)
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The Ultima II Filter is the best choice for home hobbyists and aqua professionals alike due to its impressive capacity and minimal, effortless maintenance. Independent laboratory testing confirms that the Ultima II filter is superior to three leading bead filter brands in setup, nitrification, back-washing and overall efficiency. It's perfectly designed for high flow rates, extreme fish loads and elevated feed rates.

Why Use a Biomechanical Filter?
To support aquatic life, it is essential to remove both ammonia and accumulated debris. The most efficient way to accomplish this is by installing an Ultima II biomechanical filter, which removes particles AND ammonia. Beneficial bacteria convert ammonia into harmless compounds.

How is the Ultima II Different from Bead Filters?
Other bead filters use a wax-based, plastic pellet that 
can take 6 weeks to begin eliminating ammonia. The smooth plastic encourages clumping, causing water and waste to pass around the large mass of beads and allowing untreated ammonia and solids to return to the pond. Breaking up those clumps of beads often means opening up the filter and poking at the clumps with a stick - inconvenient and messy.

The Ultima II uses a patented, non-wax-based plastic media that comes pre-seeded with natural bacteria so that it starts working within 2-4 weeks of installation! Its unique design prevents clumping and gives it the highest biofilm surface area of any product on the market, which allows the Ultima II to handle more load even though it is smaller than bead filters. When it comes to cleaning, the Ultima II patented cyclonic backwash separates the waste and flushes it out the waste line for easy cleaning. See it at work below!

SKU UPC Code Model Pond Capacity Flow
A50301 617750503011 Ultima II
20,000-30,000 gallons 10,000gph-
A50600 617750506005 Ultima II
30,000-60,000 gallons 15,000gph-

Ships by truck freight, which requires that you be present at time of delivery. Freight company will call to book appointment.
Optimal Pump Head 10 Feet
Inlet/Oulet Size 3 Inches
Features Benefits
Patented Cyclonic Backwash System Clean out the filter by just rotating a valve - no scrubbing or getting dirty!
Patented Filter Media Scientifically engineered for less clumping and more effective filtration
Highest Surface Area for Growth of Beneficial Bacteria Get more results from a smaller filter!
Filter Media is Pre-Seeded with Natural Bacteria Get results within 2-4 weeks - not 6 weeks like other brands!