||Easy-to-install and maintain high quality waterfall filter
||Beautiful waterfall filter supplements biological filtration
||For mid-size ponds and water gardens up to 1,500 gallons
Install a professional-quality waterfall filter without breaking your budget. Priced right for mid-size ponds and water gardens, the Atlantic Water Gardens FilterFalls boasts rugged high-density polyethylene construction and top-of-the-line features. Upflow filter design with open swirl chamber enhances water flow through the Bio-Tech filter pad for exceptional biological filtration. Extra-wide FilterFalls spillway provides a dramatic waterfall display that ensures superior aeration for a healthy pond environment. Designed to be easily camouflaged with natural materials and plants.
Includes: 1-1/2" Bulkhead Fitting, Media Bag, Bio-Tech Filter Pad, Removable Bottom Grate and Liner Attachment Flange. Model BF1250 also include Removable Top Grate.
||19" x 22-1/2" x 14" high
||24" x 30" x 20" high
It is a good idea to install the bulkhead fitting and proper hose adaptor (not included) before setting the FilterFalls. A 1-1/2" threaded bulkhead has been provided in the installation kit.
Setting the FilterFalls
- Remove the retaining nut, friction washer and one rubber gasket, leaving the other rubber gasket on the body of the bulkhead fitting.
- From the inside of the FilterFalls, insert the threaded end of the bulkhead into the hole on the side of the enclosure. This will sandwich the rubber gasket between the flange of the bulkhead and the inside wall of the enclosure. First slip the rubber gasket and then the friction washer over the threaded end of the bulkhead on the outside of the enclosure.
- Tighten the retaining nut by hand and then finish off with a half turn from a wrench.
It is always recommended that the FilterFalls be placed on undisturbed soil if possible. If the installation calls for the FilterFalls to be elevated above existing grade, it is critical to compact the area thoroughly. This will ensure that the FilterFalls will not settle out-of-level over time. The use of cinder blocks or bricks under the falls to raise it up will help reduce the chance of settling. The FilterFalls can be placed adjacent to the pond edge to create a single waterfall, or pulled away from the pond to create a streambed effect.
Once you have placed the unit, make sure it is level from side to side and check the level from front to back. FilterFalls should always be installed tilted slightly forward about 1/4". This will ensure that water never leaks out over the back of the enclosure. When you are finished positioning the unit, it is a good idea to weigh it down with a few rocks to keep it in place while you backfill and make your liner connection. Do not completely backfill the FilterFalls until all of your plumbing connections are made and the liner has been attached.
Dry fit the liner. Hold the liner up against the flat panel of the FilterFalls enclosure underneath the spillway. Leave some excess slack in the liner below the spillway opening. This will help alleviate any future strain on the liner connection. Make sure that the front surface of the FilterFalls and the backside of the liner are clean and free of debris.
Once you are satisfied with the position of the liner, lower it down and prepare to apply the silicone sealant. Apply fish-safe silicone sealant in a consistent bead across the face of the FilterFalls, approx. 2" below the spillway. Once completed, return the liner to its dry-fit position and hold it in place with the provided spring clips. Place the supplied flange under the spillway, against the face of the enclosure, on top of the liner. The holes of the flange should be approx. 2" below the spillway so they line up with the silicone bead. Using the stainless steel self piercing screws, attach the liner flange to the filter. Be sure to seal the back of each screw with a dab of silicone on the inside of the enclosure.
Enjoy the beauty of a natural falls in your waterscape with Atlantic Water Gardens FilterFalls. Beyond creating the visual and aural qualities of a waterfall, FilterFalls units provide biological water filtration and aeration. The filtration properties of FilterFalls Bio-Tech mats and media help establish a balanced ecosystem for plants and fish to thrive in. FilterFalls units are designed to be easily camouflaged with natural materials and easily accessed for routine maintenance.