Provides even flow for more effective filtration and backwash
Provides better results than standard filter tank gravel
Maintains bed separation when used with denser medias such as Filox and Greensand
Provides an excellent high density layer for multimedia filters, achieving 10-20µ filtration
Garnet is sold by the pound. Amount of media needed is shown under the "Overview" tab above
High density garnet is a natural mineral used to bed filter tanks. It is commonly used as an underbed for filter systems, particularly denser media systems (such as Filox and Greensand) where the density of the garnet maintains bed separation which allows for more effective backwashing. Required amounts for underbedding common tank sizes:
8"x44" Tank - 10 lb
9"x48" Tank - 12 lb
10"x54" Tank - 16 lb
12"x48" Tank - 20 lb
13"x54" Tank - 35 lb
Garnet is also commonly used in multimedia systems as the high density layer, providing filtration of 10-20µ. In a multimedia system garnet typically accounts for 15% of the total media used.
The medium lasts about 3 years with our iron problems. Three years means I need reminders! The garnet is gravel. It goes in first. I highly recommend this system and the medium promoted!
This sand is the best value at this site - purchase here with the media for the filter
I recommend it for use, we have been using it for 5 yrs. It's time to replenish, and we have no problem doing so.