Vertical Aquatic Holding Systems
Research Aquarium: Fish Display Tanks
Available in single or double four-foot module configurations, our Vertical Holding Systems provide centralized filtration convenience with modular thermostatic temperature control and are ideal for freshwater or marine, heated or refrigerated. The seismic-braced system framework is composed of sturdy, powder-coated tubular steel, while the 11-gallon glass holding tanks afford excellent specimen visibility and ready access.
Flow rates are factory preset, so no adjustments are necessary. A bi-level water skimmer removes bottom and floating debris from each holding tank and delivers it to the BIO-Wheel® filtration module (located in the one-piece molded sump), where the water is filtered mechanically, chemically and biologically.
Our BIO-Wheel filtration module provides a simple, yet superior solution to three-stage system filtration. Easy to install, easy to maintain, it significantly reduces labor cost while dramatically increasing filtration efficiency.
As water enters the module, waste is mechanically trapped by a poly-fiber prefilter pad. The carbon filter pack contains Black Diamond® premium activated carbon for chemical filtration, efficiently adsorbing dissolved organic compounds.
Passing through the filter media trays, water flows onto the BIO-Wheel wet/dry biological filter mounted below. Because system flow causes it to rotate, the BIO-Wheel is constantly exposed to both water and air, thus developing a thriving culture of aerobic nitrifying bacteria.
Once filtered, water is directed by the system’s high-output recirculation pump to the ultraviolet (UV) disinfection unit and 1000-watt submersible titanium heater and then back to the holding tanks.
OPTIONAL SYSTEM FEATURES
- Convenient Service Panels
Provide easy access to filtration media, heating or refrigeration units and electrical components.
- Fish Feeding Timers
Enables shutting down of the system pump for feeding. Automatically restarts the system after a preselected time has elapsed.
- Individual Specimen Tank Lids
Keep specimens in tank, reducing loss.
- Sump Replenishment Valves
Allow for addition of water to system sump when water level drops below ideal operational levels.
- 5000 K Fluorescent Lamps
These energy-efficient and cool lamps are protected from moisture by a polycarbonate shield. To ensure maximum safety, the power cord is routed inside the system framework.
- Thermostatically controlled refrigeration
- Protein skimmer for marine modules
- Adjustable specimen tank dividers
- Automated fill/water change system (NOTE: Requires dedicated non-chlorinated water supply and drain)
- Programmable light timer
- Installation service available
- T5 or LED lighting
- Powder-coated aluminum frame