Aquadyne 8000 Bead Filtration System


Aquadyne 8000 Bead Filtration System


The Model 8000 – Model 2.2B filtration system is an excellent choice for a bead filtration system for larger ponds. The Model AD8000 far exceeds the performance of most all competitive filtration units in it’s class. Entering the 8000 class, the AD8000 truly performs spectacularly for ponds this size range.

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 AD8000 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 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 SizeFish LoadPump SizePlumbing
Plumbing AccessoriesHead PressureMedia VolumeMedia WeightFilter Dimensions
Diameter x Height
Avg. Backwash
Up to 8000 Gallons165 Lbs.1000 to 6000 Gallons Per Hour1 – 1/2 Inches3 ea. Self Sealing 1 1/2″ Unions Included0 to 2 Psi at 4000 GPH on a clean cycled filter2.2 Cubic Feet80 Lbs.24-inches x 46-inches50 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
SKU: AD8000 Category: Tags: , , ,
Weight125 lbs
Dimensions12 × 12 × 12 in