X Filter 1.0 & 1.7

We proudly present to you

X Filter 1.0 & X Filter 1.7 our premium digitally controlled automatic roll filters with a highly effective water particulate filtration.Primarily for use in marine, tropical & freshwater aquariums to replace the use of filter socks & floss.

The X Filters have the capability to filter down to 9 microns with the advantage that all filtered particles are removed from the water achieving active nutrient control. X-Filter Model 1.0 is capable of flow rates up to 7000 liters per hour. X-Filter Model 1.7 can handle flow rates in excess of 10,000 liters per hour , both depending on which grade of media is being used.

The first filter in the market that does not require hard plumbing!!

Simply drop in your standpipes, flexi pipes, hoses, anything you want!

 Even feed from reactors, UV, chillers can be directly dropped in the innovative overflow section of the X Filter.

No more complicated installations or connections required!

Features

Industrial grade optical level sensor

Hign precision and robust solid state sensor. provides consistent readings to maximise efficiency with pinpoint precision. No more stuck float switches.

Vortex generating bypass controllers

Option to fine tune the device to maximise use of media and support high flows without compromising water clarity. The vortex generated allows heavier particles to enter the filtering section, while allowing clearer water and microlife to exit the device

No hard plumbing required

The only filter in the market that can take in multiple standpipes without hard plumbing them. The main body can be separated from the top section that holds the media and the electronics, allowing easy installation even underwater to reach through hard standpipes. Installation is complete within minutes.

Innovative filter panel design

The "X" shape allows more surface area in a smaller footprint to support larger flows and tank sizes. In conjunction with 65 meters of media per roll, leaves a peace of mind between media changes

Media Fleece selection

The longest media fleece roll in the market and the most media grades available.

 

65 metre rolls for longevity and less frequent roll changes for a peace of mind. 

 

Available at:

 9 Microns

17 Microns

25 Microns

32 Microns

Media Fleece micron comparison

 

9 Microns

17 Microns

25 Microns

32 Microns

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We are the only company that provides 4 different grades of media fleece in the market. The reason why we offer these options, is that we found through research that these micron grades are beneficial for the typical marine reef and freshwater systems.

Each system is different so there is a wide selection of microns. With micron sizes what changes on the media fleece of the X Filter, is the  average size of particles that are let through. So for an example, on the 32 micron fleece, on average any particles larger than 32 microns won’t go through.

The smaller the microns, the more restrictive the media fleece is and has more tight tolerances in allowing particles to go through. The main benefit of using this type of filtration is that it helps other means of filtration as well, and more importantly the skimmer.

We have found that the skimmer with lower microns could also become obsolete to some extent. This gives the opportunity for the system to require a smaller rated skimmer which helps in initial costs, running costs  and benefits the limited real estate of a typical sump.

Main features based on media fleece microns:

9 Microns: Ideal for systems that are going through some kind of trouble and can even be used on hospital tanks. We’ve found systems that are running with 9 micros are relieved in the case of a parasitic outbreak. It also helps with systems that have cyanobacteria and dinoflagellates, as it filters out many of the spores or bacterial mulm.

Another use is to have it in hand for a periodic use or a complete cycle of filter roll change when other microns are used, to further polish the water and remove any impurity buildup from the system. Good for maintenance in general.

17 Microns: These microns are ideal for systems that the user requires polished water constantly and a higher control of excess nutrients. This grade can be used constantly and helps keep a good balance in a reef aquarium with a heavy bioload.

Water clarity is really good with this grade and limits the light reflection from particles in the water. The water literally seems invisible and is ideal for systems with a smaller skimmer. There have been reports that systems required limited, if any, water changes.

25 Microns: Here we have a good balance between media fleece consumption and for systems with a lighter bioload that don’t require too aggressive nutrient export. There’s still a good level of water polishing and water clarity but with the benefit of having more time between filter roll changes. The skimmer can still benefit from the use of 25 microns, but not as much as with the 17 microns, so colour of water and nutrients will need to be monitored.

32 Microns: Good for systems that have never used a roller filter before and for breaking in the filter. Depending on how old the system is and the frequency of water changes, these microns help a lot in bringing high nutrient tanks down slowly. We do suggest though to lower the microns after a balance has come to your system and require better water clarity and polishing

Ideal for tanks that don’t require great water polishing and/or already have really low nutrients. For new systems it is good to monitor progress as new livestock is added.

Size Schematics of Filter 1.0 & 1.7

Size Schematics of Filter 1.0

Size Schematics of Filter 1.7

  • X Filter 1.0
  • X Filter 1.7
X Filter 1.0X Filter 1.7
Overall Size (Height x Width x Depth) 37cm x 30cm x 18cm (42cm height with media) 43cm x 30cm x 25cm (48cm height with media)
Top Section Positioning (Width)+/- 3,5cm (shift right or left from centre) 7cm end to end +/- 3,5cm (shift right or left from centre) 7cm end to end
Sensor TypeOptical Digital Sensor - Industrial GradeOptical Digital Sensor - Industrial Grade
Height Setting Options (hang-on design) 6x in total, achieved by two set of hooks(each hook set provides 3x height options) 6x in total, achieved by two set of hooks(each hook set provides 3x height options)
Rated Flow (estimated; media grade dependant)Up to 6,000 lph Up to 10,000 lph
System Volume (estimated; bioload, media grade dependant) 1,000 litres (Marine reef) ; 2500 Litres (Freshwater)2,500 litres (Marine reef) ; 6,000 Litres (Freshwater)
Media Grades (4 grades available) 9 micron, 17 micron, 25 micron, 32 micron 9 micron, 17 micron, 25 micron, 32 micron
Fleece Media Length65 Metres (all micron grades) 65 Metres (all micron grades)
Plumbing Options (no permanent plumbing required, simply drop in standpipes in overflow section) Up to 2x 40mm or Up to 1x 50mm Up to 3x 40mm or Up to 2x 50mm
Vortex Generating Bypass Controllers (to tweak media consumption based on nutrient control) x2 x3
AlarmYes, visible flashing LED (red), audible overflow Alarm will set off if media gets jammed/blocked, sump water evel increases above sensor or sensor too dirty Yes, visible flashing LED (red), audible overflow Alarm will set off if media gets jammed/blocked, sump water evel increases above sensor or sensor too dirty
Self-Cleaning Function Yes, water will overflow but without the alarm LED flashingYes, water will overflow but without the alarm LED flashing
ModulesThree major components: Main body, top section, electronics box Three major components: Main body, top section, electronics box

The most advanced automatic
mechanical filter

Active nutrient export with
digital control

Fully assembled and
easy to install

Specially designed for marine
reef setups

X Filter Optional Extras

X Filter Extenstion Bracket

X Filter Extenstion bracket is used in braced sumps or to position the X Filter further in the sump. 1.5” and 3” extensions are offered

X Filter Drop Bracket

X Filter drop bracket is used to drop the X Filter up to an extra 2″ into the sump if required