We are suppliers of Draco Drum products. These freshwater solutions are of the highest quality, we thoroughly recommend them and we are authorised installers.

The DracoDrum 'Drop in' Pond Filter Solution for Koi Carp Enthusiasts

Dracodrum is a company specifically set up to develop and sell a more affordable and easy to install drum filter solution to the koi carp keeper. Designed as a "drop in" module with a very short implementation time from out-of-the-box to full operation.

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The 'Drop In' Drums

The concept was to come up with a product that could drop in without a single modification to the original filter. .

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Bio Units

Designed to co-ordinate with the Solum Range of drum filters, they utilise the same curved base configuration to reduce dirt traps and can be installed either singly or in multiples.

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The Solum - Standalone Range

The engineering and understanding of how filtration works was developed to produce the stand alone range of filters. As with the ‘Drop-in’ range these have some unique features to help eliminate deadspots that are usually found in standalones. .

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Minima Combi-Unit

Another first for Draco - a true, fully functional, expandable drum combi system for under £1000.

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About DracoDrum

Having been around koi since the 70's and owned koi ourselves for over 20 years, we always strived to provide the best environment possible but always with a limited budget. Having recently swapped to a different type of filter system with superb biological properties, we were always looking for a better way to improve the mechanical side of the unit. Drums seemed to be the way forward but all were expensive, cumbersome and overly complicated and all had to have additional space found to plumb them in.

Utilising my training and experience as an ex RAF avionics engineer, we came up with a way to "boil" a drum down to its simplest form and then build it in such a way that it could be easily adapted to drop into any filter on the market big enough to take it, irrespective of shape or installation.

To keep costs down, the drums and all the components are built on site in our North Wales facility by ourselves and where at all possible, local suppliers are used for materials and any off site work, such as CNC machining and label printing. This allows us to produce a drum that is not only affordable and easy to use but of excellent and repeatable quality. This also makes all spares for the drum available at a UK level for quick turnaround, should a fault actually arise.

Overall Technical Data for Draco Drum

  • Filters down to 58 microns
  • Can be used without a pressure wash pump - wash cycle runs off a normal garden hose with a minimum pressure of 2.5 bar with good flow.
  • Power used when active - Standby 11.5 watts. Active 35 watts. Active with optional pressure pump 78 watts
  • All electrics on the drum itself are 12v DC
  • Drive system comprises direct gearing to the back of the drum minimising complexity, the sealed motor unit is mounted on a single pivot swing arm as a safety feature to stop foreign bodies jamming the system
  • Simple installation via multiple types of adaptor plate which are interchangeable
  • Single, pre-wired connection from controller to drum. Just plug and play
  • Ability to site controller up to 4 metres away from the unit
  • Status of controller is available via simple, high intensity, colour coded LEDs and a digital minutes between washes display
  • Easily accessible water level sensors that can be adjusted to accommodate any situation
  • All parts are modular and are replaceable in the event of any damage or failure
  • Wholly designed and built in the UK by DracoDrum

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