AquaBead 3" Filter with 3" Unions and Tubing from GC Tek
AquaBead 3" Filter with 3" Unions and Tubing from GC Tek
Features of the GCTek 3" AquaBead Filters with 3" Unions and TubingAir Blower on the GCTek 3" AquaBead Filters with 3" Unions and TubingOne-Way Air Valve (Part of ALISS) on the GCTek 3" AquaBead Filters with 3" Unions and TubingPressure Valve on the GCTek 3" AquaBead Filters with 3" Unions and Tubing
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The AquaBead 3" filters from Grand Champion Technologies (GC Tek) features large 3" piping and unions to lower friction loss in these filters. 

Omnifuser

AquaBead filters can function for extended periods of time without slowing down. Omnifuser technology means that heavier solids are picked up from the center of the bottom of the vessel, preventing 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. Furthermore, because water enters the lowest point and exits the highest point of the tank, all of the filter media is utilized for maximum filtration.

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, gently tumbling the media and keeping the bacteria alive.

Additional Features
  • High surface area and flowrate for efficient filtration -- you don't need a very large pump!
  • Large 3" 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!
  • 10" clear lid on tank and sight glass on multiport valve makes filter inspection easy
  • Double-layered fiberglass body is immensely more durable than plastic
  • Pressure gauge tells you what is going on inside tank
  • Easy drain allows water to exit, but not filter media!
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty on tank
Model Size Max Pond Size Max Flow Rate Fish Load Dimensions
AquaBead 6.3 6.0 Cu. Ft. 17,000 Gallons 7200gph 300lb 30.5" x 36.75"
AquaBead 10.3 10.0 Cu. Ft. 25,000 Gallons 10800gph 500lb 36.4 x 45"
GC Tek GCTek AO9.3 Alpha ONE

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Features Benefits
Omnifuser Keeps solids from building up inside filter
ALISS (AquaBead Life Support System) Prevents bacteria from dying if filter is turned off