K1 media has been used by Evolution Aqua in Koi filtration systems for a number of years. This new type of filter media, K1 Micro, contains all of the benefits of traditional K1 media but is extruded in a much smaller form. The small wheel shaped filter media pieces provide a significantly increased protected surface area per cubic metre when compared to standard K1 for bacteria to colonise. This makes K1 Micro an ideal filter media for aquariums of all types where high level biological filtration is needed. K1 Micro can also be used to replace existing filter media
Award winning filtration media
K1 Micro borrows from the twenty years of extensive research and development by Evolution Aqua into moving bed filter technology and offers an improvement on existing K1.
• 950m2 per m3 Protected Surface Area
• Provides a large surface area for bacteria to colonise
• Increased protection for the bio-film
• Provides mechanical and biological filtration
• Reduces back pressure on pumps • Improved solids handling
• Increased flow rate • Ideal for use in bead filters, conventional pond filters, marine and freshwater aquarium filters
• Improved cleaning
What is the diameter of K1 and K1 Micro?
The K1 media has a diameter of 10.5mm and the K1 Micro has a diameter of 7mm
What is the length of K1 and K1 Micro?
The K1 media is 8mm long and the K1 Micro is 6.4mm in length.
What is the weight?
K1 weights 150kg per m³ and K1 Micro weights per m³
What is the total surface area of K1 and K1 Micro?
K1 has a total surface area of 950m² per m³ and K1 Micro has a total surface area of 1400m² per m³
What is the protected surface area of K1 and K1 Micro?
K1 has a protected surface area of 500m² per m³ and K1 Micro has a total surface area of 850m² per m³
Are both K1 and K1 Micro suitable for mechanical filtration?
Yes, both K1 and K1 Micro are suitable for mechanical filtration, due to its compact size K1 Micro is usually preferred
Are both K1 and K1 Micro suitable for biological filtration?
Yes, both K1 and K1 Micro are suitable for biological filtration, K1 is usually preferred in biological filters like you would find on a pond. K1 Micro is ideal for static or moving bed filters on aquariums
What is the benefit of a moving bed?
Moving bed media has many advangates over traditional static bed filters including a huge surface area which is always exposed to maximum oxygen and food for the bacteria, self cleaning media as it tumbles, and the world famous protected surface area, enabling bacteria and higher organisms to dwell in their preferred location inside the media, exposed to oxygen and food, but safe from harmful cleaning practices.
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