TKF Trickling Filter

 
TKF500 Trickling Filter

Description of the Method
Advantages of the AquaCare Trickling Filter
Technical data



Description of the Method

The trickling filter system is one of the oldest filter technology. The water is flowing over trickling material and will be enriched with oxygen or too much carbon dioxide will be stripped. If the filter material is cleverly chosen it will not block and has a constant biological activity during operation. AquaCare uses a material made of PE with a high specific surface (500 m2/m3) and will not block under normal aquaristic conditions. The large models can be additionally aerated to raise the biological activity. The AquaCare TKF is useable as an de-aeration stage, too. The total height of the TKF must be a little bit lower than the outlet of the skimmer.


Advantages of the AquaCare Trickling Filter:

The AquaCare TKF Trickling Filter has following advantages:

  • high hydraulic load

  • the total surface will be settled by micro-organisms

  • inactive bio-films are flushed out automatically

  • constant biological activity

  • simple handling

  • nearly free of maintenance (take care of a suitable pre-filtration)

  • usaable as submerged filter, too (contact AquaCare for this application)


Technical Data:
TKF 400 TKF 500 TKF 600 TKF 800 TKF 1000 TKF 1500 TKF 2000
362- 040 362- 050 362- 060 362- 080 362- 100 362- 150 362- 200
22 34 46 86 110 270 500
13 20 30 54 70 170 320
400 500 600 800 1000 1500 2000
0,21 0,33 0,48 0,8 1,3 2,1 3,0
185
200
0.5 x 0.5 0.6 x 0.6 0.7 x 0.7 0.9 x 0.9 1.1 x 1.1 1.6 x 1.6 2.1 x 2.1
PE, FPR, PVC, NBR, stainless steel screws
DN 50 DN 65 DN 80 DN 100 DN 100 DN 150 DN 200
DN 65 DN 80 DN 100 DN 150 DN 150 DN 200 DN 250
DN 32 DN 40 DN 40 DN 50 DN 50 DN 65 DN 80
all models are available with connectors for enforced aeration  *
80 100 130 170 210 290 350
PP trickling filter material with 180 m2/m3, PE trickling filter material with 500 m2/m3 or other materials
* at an organic load of about 1 kg animal weight per m3 (show aquarium); at higher loads an enforced aeration should be used - ask AquaCare, please.
** special heights and special diameters are possible 
*** without trickling filter material