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AST Endurance filter?
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Author:  LowCarbTNPer [ Jan 31st, '19, 00:29 ]
Post subject:  AST Endurance filter?

Has anyone used the AST Endurance filter? I'm planning on using an inline mineralization tank like web4deb and in this automatic discharge configuration in this video it looks like it would be perfect for this.

My main questions would be:
1) How does this compare to an RFF/RFS for solids removal? (which was my original plan)
2) Is it super reliable/zero maintenance like they say?

Sorry to mention a specific company/product, I don't want to promote them or anything this feature just seems to be specific to this filter. Someone mentioned these in a reddit comment of one of web4deb's videos and it got me looking at it.

Author:  scotty435 [ Jan 31st, '19, 09:48 ]
Post subject:  Re: AST Endurance filter?

I think that's probably a "no" to your first question about whether anyone has used one.

It looks interesting but there really isn't enough information to make a call. I'm pretty certain that the commercial filter will cost way more though. Bead filters can filter both suspended and settleable solids - an RFF only does settleable solids but what settles depends on the flow through the filter. You could probably rig something similar up as a diy. The filter in the video is pressurized and that's really the trick that's being used to flush out the solids just bubble air in until it flushes.

Author:  LowCarbTNPer [ Jan 31st, '19, 10:39 ]
Post subject:  Re: AST Endurance filter?

Yeah it's about $1k USD (doubt that includes shipping though), even though it seems like it's been out since 2016 I can find very little info about it outside of the company's videos.

Author:  baZz1nGa_Perth [ Feb 1st, '19, 20:27 ]
Post subject:  Re: AST Endurance filter?

The School of Aquaponics on Youtube has a number of videos about their filters. This video ( has the bead filter discharge into a mineralization tank also.

I'm also planning to build a mineralization tank like Bigelow Brook Farm, not because I need one, just for fun. I've got a slightly different idea though. Also not going to use conical bottom tanks. I think more people need to do it before theres a solid consensus.

All the videos Ive watched it looks pretty darn effective, probably the cost makes it more exclusive to commercial.

Author:  LowCarbTNPer [ Feb 5th, '19, 11:05 ]
Post subject:  Re: AST Endurance filter?

I think I'm going to pull the trigger on it and be the test case, I'm doing a 2 IBC FT system so unfortunately my flow rate will be a bit over the 2000's rating so will have to get the 4000. I have found it on another site for much less than ordering direct including shipping so anyone else thinking of it make sure to shop around.

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