Draco drums where designed as a more affordable drop in solution that is easy to use. Initial price of a drum was always very expensive and then there were the hidden costs of plumbing a standalone unit in, usually involving lots of expensive 4 inch pipe and just the pure hassle of having to move everything around to physically fit them in to any existing system. Sometimes this scenario alone ruled out drum installs for most. Also there seems to be a bit of an “arms race” of extra features going on and on face value this seems to make them more complex for the user to install and use. There must be a simpler way.

From the absolute start, Draco Drums where designed to fit in the front of an ERIC filter to replace the subjectively high maintenance brush box system used in these units. The brief was to come up with a product that could drop in without a single modification to the original filter. It then had to be extremely easy to “wire up” and commission and then it had to be easy to maintain, with everything easily replaceable. It also had to have all the features needed to make a drum work but keep it within the chassis of the drum to allow it to be installed in almost any situation, no matter how tight.

The result is a drum that not only fits in an ERIC filter, but fits the 300 series Nexus units and single inlet vortexes over 33 inches in Diameter. We are also looking at multi chamber units but on a case by case basis as there are so many different types. Spring 2016 will see the introduction of a standalone unit and a smaller drum for nexus 200 series filters and smaller vortexes and larger multibays.

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Draco Drum Bio Unit
Draco Drum Bio Unit was designed to co-ordinate with the Draco Drum 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. Advantages with the Draco Drum Bio Unit:
  • The Design also causes the bio media to more easily circulate, thereby increasing the amount of bio media your water touches as it travels through the unit.
  • Can be installed in multiple configurations to make best use of the space you have available.
  • Standard models utilise twin 4” inlet / outlets but can be modified for individual needs.
  • Dimensions - 610mm wide x 700mm long x 680mm depth.
  • Holds 100 litres of typical bio media in 185 litres of water.
  • One unit capable of filtering ponds of approx. 4,000 UK gallons per unit.

How does the Draco Drum Bio Unit work?

Operation of the Draco Drum Bio Unit
Draco Drum Bio Unit unit is configured as a downward flow, diverted input unit with longitudinal air delivery, to manage water flow around the chamber, maximising the active volume for bio filtration. Incoming water at the top will have a tendency to “track” diagonally or straight down to the outlet, the path of “least resistance”. By making it interact with the air from the bottom of the tank, this waterflow is disrupted and forced back upwards. If part of the incoming flow is diverted towards the centre of the tank, the water is forced into the area where the air is rising, enhancing this flow disruption and pushing the water out to the sides. As the water is pushed sideways at the surface of the unit, it has no choice but to travel downwards when it hits the side. The bottom of the chamber is curved, helping that downward flow turn into a circulatory movement. When reaching the airbar right at the bottom of the unit, the water is forced back up to repeat the circulation until it exists out of the far end. This curved bottom also eliminates any corners where debris may accumulate.
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Draco drum solum 16
Draco drum solum 16

Draco drum solum 16 Features

  • Dimensions – 610mm wide x 570mm long x 581mm depth
  • Height above water level - 180mm
  • Capacity – 3,700 Imp gallons per hour / 16,800 litres per hour (in gravity mode, pump fed less 25%)
  • Pond Volume – Approx 7,500 UK gallons
  • Twin 4” inlet and outlets
  • Easily removable Bypass plates
The engineering and understanding of how filtration works was developed to produce Draco drum solum 16. As with the ‘Drop-in’  Draco drum range these have some unique features to help eliminate deadspots that are usually found in standalones. The Draco drum solum 16 are pretty enough for you not to want to hide them away. The remotely sited controller has start / emergency stop buttons and a knob allowing you to change the length of wash. LED indicator shows the length of time between washes in minutes. It also has 2 leads - one to plug in to the mains supply (110v and 230v, auto selectable) and one to plug in to the drum. Status of the unit is via 4 colour coded LEDs. We didn't think we could make it any simpler than that. Low voltage, sealed water valves and drive units utilising an extremely low geared direct drive system mean that only 12 volts is anywhere near your pond water. The Draco drum solum 16 was designed to run without a noisy and power hungry wash pump in most circumstances (they are available if required) . On standby the unit can use less than 12 watts and in full wash mode, use 35 watts. It is entirely possible to run it off a car battery for prolonged periods of time.
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Draco drum solum 25
Draco drum solum 25

Draco drum solum 25 Features

  • Dimensions – 610mm wide x 700mm long x 581mm depth
  • Height above water level – 180mm
  • Capacity – 5,500 Imp. Gallons per hour / 25,000 litres per hour (in gravity mode, pump fed less 25%)
  • Pond Volume – Approx 10,000 UK gallons
  • Twin 4” inlet and outlets
  • Easily removable Bypass plates
The engineering and understanding of how filtration works was developed to produce Draco drum solum 25. As with the ‘Drop-in’  Draco drum range these have some unique features to help eliminate deadspots that are usually found in standalones. The Draco drum solum 25 are pretty enough for you not to want to hide them away. The remotely sited controller has start / emergency stop buttons and a knob allowing you to change the length of wash. LED indicator shows the length of time between washes in minutes. It also has 2 leads - one to plug in to the mains supply (110v and 230v, auto selectable) and one to plug in to the drum. Status of the unit is via 4 colour coded LEDs. We didn't think we could make it any simpler than that. Low voltage, sealed water valves and drive units utilising an extremely low geared direct drive system mean that only 12 volts is anywhere near your pond water. The Draco drum solum 25 was designed to run without a noisy and power hungry wash pump in most circumstances (they are available if required) . On standby the unit can use less than 12 watts and in full wash mode, use 35 watts. It is entirely possible to run it off a car battery for prolonged periods of time.
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Draco 2 Drum
Draco 2 Drum
2450gph / 13000lph flow rate Single 90mm inlet Filters to 58 micron Gravity or pump fed Designed to wash from mains pressure (down to 2 bar) 11 watts standby / 28 watts wash 12 volts DC waterside electrics Simple plug and play design Polypropolene / stainless steel construction Totally modular - all parts user replaceable Optional bolt on wash pump (for low water pressure areas)  

Overall Technical Data

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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minima combi drum
Draco Drum Minima Combi Unit
The Minima – Combi Unit Another first for Draco - a true, fully functional, expandable drum combi system for under £1000. Perfect for quarantines, average stocked ponds to 2000 gallons, multi tank / sump installations and anywhere else a complete, compact unit is needed where there is very little space as it is only 30.5cm wide. Height above static pond water level is 17.5cm and approx 18.5 above pump fed. This unit will run gravity or pump, but in pump, we will derate the maximum flow by 25%, in line with experience on our larger drums. Media capacity is approximately 40 litres and can take micro K1. An additional bolt on bio unit will be available, allowing the user to seamlessly double the biological capacity of the filter. The integrated controller has start / emergency stop buttons and a knob allowing you to change the length of wash. LED indicator shows the length of time between washes in minutes. Status of the unit is via 4 colour coded LEDs. Low voltage, sealed water valves and drive units utilising an extremely low geared stepper motor drive system mean that only 12 volts is anywhere near your pond water. Designed to run without a noisy and power hungry wash pump in most circumstances (they are available if required). On standby the unit can use less than 12 watts and in full wash mode, use 35 watts. It is entirely possible to run it off a car battery for prolonged periods of time. Combi Unit Dimensions (Including inlet/outlet pipes) – 350mm wide x 1215mm long x 488mm high Height above water level – 175mm Pond Volume – Approx 2,000 UK gallons Single 3” inlet and outlets recommend air pump size 40ltr no media included
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Origin 25 Draco Drum with twin inlets
Origin 25 Draco Drum with twin inlets
5500gph / 25000lph flow rate Twin 110mm inlets Filters to 58 micron Gravity or pump fed Designed to wash from mains pressure (down to 2 bar) 11 watts standby / 40 watts wash 12 volts DC waterside electrics Simple plug and play design Polypropolene / stainless steel construction Totally modular - all parts user replaceable Optional bolt on wash pump (for low water pressure areas)  

Overall Technical Data

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 bar with good flow. Power used when active - Standby 11.5 watts. Active 40 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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Origin Draco Drum
Origin Draco Drum
3700gph / 16500lph flow rate Single 110mm inlet Filters to 58 micron Gravity or pump fed Designed to wash from mains pressure (down to 2 bar) 11 watts standby / 35 watts wash 12 volts DC waterside electrics Simple plug and play design Polypropolene / Stainless steel construction Totally modular - all parts user replaceable Optional bolt on wash pump (for low water pressure areas)  

Overall Technical Data

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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