Aquascape Centipede Wetland Modules
Aquascape Inc. was created in 1991 by owner and CEO Greg Wittstock, also known as "The Pond Guy", when he began building ponds around Chicago during breaks in the school year. The Aquascape ethos is to connect people to water, whilst working with nature instead of fighting against it. Aquascape pond systems utilise the natural bacterial processes within ponds to keep the water healthy and crystal clear, often incorporating water courses and rockways to imitate the positive impact of a natural stream.
Aquascape "Wetland Filtration" System:
The Aquascape Wetland Filtration system is constructed in a chamber that is separated from the main body of the pond. At the very bottom of this chamber are the Centipede modules with a layer of the AquaBlox placed directly on top to provide a void space and to avoid large debris from blocking the Centipedes. Also connected to the Centipedes are the Snorkel wetland vaults that enable access for maintenance and cleaning in the future. Tonnes of stones are then back filled on top of the centipedes, starting with a layer of large (5") stones, followed by a layer of medium (2" to 3") stones and finally a layer of gravel (¾" to 1"). When water is pumped into the Centipedes from the main pond, the dirty water is pushed up through these layers of gravel which mechanically and biologically filters the sediment and excess nutrients from the water. The clean water then emerges at the surface of the wetland filter chamber before being returned to the pond through gravity.
The use of stones in this system provides an enormous amount of surface area for healthy bacteria to thrive. The nature of this system also means that is it possible to filter huge ponds with large fish stocks, as this style of wetland filtration is completely customisable to suit the requirements of each project.
Aquascape Centipede Wetland Modules:
The Centipede wetland modules are a key component within the Aquascape Wetland Filtration system. They are rotationally moulded with a 3" pipe inlet on one end (large centipedes only) for connection to the pump, and an open end on the other for push-fit connection onto the Snorkel vaults or onto other centipedes if required. This modularity allows them to be used to filter even the largest of ponds.
The wide chamber within the Centipedes quickly reduces the velocity of the water entering the system, allowing larger solids to be easily settled out while smaller particles are carried through the filtration bed.
Aquascape Large Centipede wetland module
Product Code: ASF4120
Length 1700mm; Width 330mm; Height 267mm
Aquascape Half Centipede wetland module
Product Code: ASF4110
Length 813mm; Width 330mm; Height 267mm
Aquascape Centipede wetland module end cap
Product Code: ASF4198