Aquadyne 8000 Filters up to 8000 Gallons
The Model 8000 is an excellent choice for a bead filtration system for larger ponds. The Model 8000 far exceeds the performance of most all competitive filtration units in it’s class.
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 Model 8000 is also outstanding as an upsized 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. See the “Fuzzy Tech” advisory for specifics about upsizing and pump capacity in the FAQ’s.
The Model 8000HE Package includes a 2″ High Effeciency Control Head with 2″ plumbing in and out. This is the same control head and column as used in the Model 16000. The only difference is that the column is just 4 inches shorter in length, while maintaining the flow effeciency of the 16000. This model was introduced to accomodate clients who wanted to use very energy effecient pumps without sacrificing too much water flow. If you want to use a low head, effecient pump in this 8000 gallon pond class then this filter may be for you. If you feel that friction loss improvement is beneficial to you, you will not be dissapointed.
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 beneficial 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 8000 Gallons||165 Lbs.||1000 to 8000 Gallons Per Hour||1 – 1/2 Inches (Union upgrade) (2″ add $12)||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||85 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|