Accession Number:

AD0671055

Title:

A FAST-FLOW SEALED DISC FILTER SYSTEM FOR MARINE AQUARIA,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RADIOLOGICAL DEFENSE LAB SAN FRANCISCO CALIF

Report Date:

1968-05-02

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

An effective method of marine filtration applicable to fast flow recirculating aquarium systems is described. The filtering apparatus consists of a sealed disc assembly utilizing poly-propylene fabric as filtering matrices. At circulation rates of 190 litermin, 97 of suspended material unicellular organisms, volume range of 376 - 1030 cubic microns is removed in 24 hr. Absolute filtration is achieved at an approximate particle volume of 1500 cubic microns. Lifetime of the poly-propylene matrix exceeds 60 days in combination with techniques to insure stable chemical consistency of circulated sea water. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Biological Oceanography
  • Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings and Valves

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE