Aqua Ultraviolet Ultima II Filter 2000 with 1 1/2″ I/O – 1000 to 2000 gallon pond
Hi, when ever i use the ultima II series filters . I use a direct drive pump or external pump. Ultima II 2,000 Filter
For Bodies of water from 1,000 to 2,000 gallons , Optimal flow rate 2,000 gph , Minimum flow 1,000 gph Max flow 2,500 gph
Optimal flow 2,000 gph at 10′ of head. Direct drive self priming pumps recommended.
What this means is the pump being used , when you check its flow chart at 10 foot of back pressure the pump needs to be 2000gph at least to
do a proper back wash.
To support aquatic life whether at an aquaculture facility, backyard pond
or large aquarium system 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. The patented media has the highest biofilm surface for
bacterial growth. The beneficial bacteria convert ammonia into harmless compounds.
In field and independent laboratory testing the Ultima II filter with its pateinted
media is the first to nitrify fish waste.
The dense bed of ridged media traps solids without clumping. Internal jets in the
filter are activated during the backwash separating the waste from the media and
sending it out the waste line. Backwash is performed simply by rotating the valve.
How is the Ultima II different than a Bead Filter?
Bead filters use raw pellets
Bead filter manufactures just take these inexpensive pellets
and load them into a filter body as is. The wax based plastic
and smooth shape encourages clumping which is an inherent problem
in bead filters. Some bead filter owners have been forced to backwash
every day to prevent this clumping. When the beads stick together,
water and waste pass around the large mass making much of the beads
surface inaccessible. This allows untreated ammonia and solids to pass
right through and return to the pond.
Ultima Media is specifically designed to support aquatic life
Using non wax based plastic Aqua Ultraviolet extrudes a patented media with
the highest surface area of any on the market. The small tubular design has
ridges on the outside and a cross section on the inside increasing bio surface
area and preventing clumping. The ridged design helps to create a dense bed
for superior trapping of solids that is easily separated during the backwash.
How can the Ultima II filters be smaller than bead filters and handle more fish
The Ultima II patented media design has 800 cubic feet of surface area per square foot.
This is the highest surface area of any product on the market. The high surface area
means less volume of media is needed so the filter itself can be smaller.
Bead Filter Backwash vs. Ultima Cyclonic Backwash
Backwashing a bead filter may not be enough, When you try to backwash a bead filter
the biggest problem is large masses of beads stuck together by the waste material.
Specialized blowers are often not enough to break them apart and remove the debris.
It isn’t unusual to see the pond owner with the filter apart breaking up the clump
with a stick. Bead filter manufacturers list ease of accessibility to the beads as
a selling feature because this is often necessary.
Ultima II Backwash is easy, The Ultima II Filters are manufactured to make maintenance
a snap. Using non wax based plastic Aqua Ultraviolet extrudes a patented media with
the highest surface area of any on the market. The small tubular design has ridges on
the outside and a cross section on the inside that prevents clumping and facilitates
the removal of waste. The ridged design helps to create a dense bed for superior trapping
of solids that is easily separated during the backwash. The Ultima II patented cyclonic
backwash is aided by jets in the standpipe that lift the media bed and spin it easily
separating the waste and flushing it out the waste line
Bead filters take weeks longer to begin nitrifying fish waste
Independent laboratory tests show that the Ultima II is the first filter on the market
to convert ammonia to safe compounds in 2-4 weeks from installation. Bead filters begin
this process at 6 weeks. Both the Ultra Media’s superior biofilm area
the natural bacteria that is seeded in every new Ultima II Filter contribute to this
– 1-1/2″ Valve
– 2″ Valve
– Light Gray
Dimensions Dia. x Height 16 1/2 ” D x 34 3/4 H