Aquarium Filteration

How It Works

WE’RE PRESTATIVE

Our state-of-the-art aquarium Life Support  Systems (LSS) create a healthy and stable environment for marine life.

WE’RE PUNCTUAL

Seascapes  filtration systems are both dependable and quiet in order to provide maximum enjoyment with minimal fuss.

WE HAVE MAGIC

Our experienced Life Support System Design Team takes pride in creating effective, efficient, user-friendly filtration designs.5e2dcdfe0fe80f41adc7ee416fb9978b

Think of an aquarium life support system as the circulatory and respiratory system for your aquarium. The Marine life inside of an marine aquarium must have its life artificially supported by extremely detailed aquarium design. This is a prime example of how engineering and art must intermingle in the development of a successful and beautiful aquarium. Behind the scenes of every custom aquarium exists a complex design of high-tech equipment, including pumps, filters, and monitors that help maintain the delicate balance of biological, mechanical and chemical filtration systems in the aquarium. Many of our smaller aquarium filtration systems are self-contained below the aquarium and utilize our robust Clear Choice Wet-Dry Filters. However, for aquariums over 350 gallons, the aquarium life support systems should be located remotely within your facility or residence. The size of the life support system is based on the volume and complexity of your particular aquarium application. Our installation team travels the world and ensures that your Seascapes life support system is installed to our precise standards, and ready for you to enjoy for years to come. Our unique, awe-inspiring custom aquarium systems have been installed internationally by our team of experts for over 10 years.

 

FUNDAMENTALS

At Seascapes we design each Life Support System (LSS) to specifically meet the needs of the individual aquarium it is being produced for.

All recirculated aquarium life support systems require biological, mechanical and chemical filtration. At Seascapes, we design each Life Support System (LSS) to specifically meet the needs of the individual aquarium it is being produced for. There is no “one size fits all” application when it comes to creating your LSS. We look at size, shape, environment, as well as the marine life that will inhabit your aquarium when designing its LSS.

IMPORTANT LSS DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS INCLUDE

IDEAS

Turnover through the open system should be approximately four times per hour. Therefore, the pump should be rated for this turnover at the given head loss for the aquarium application.

DISCUSSION

The system requires an atmospheric reservoir of approximately 10% the volume of the main aquarium (the more volume available, the better). Within the open reservoir pre-filtration, typically micron polyester bag filters are used.

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DESIGN

On marine systems, an open system includes a protein skimmer rated for the volume and load of the aquarium in question. The skimmer should have the capacity to handle at least 100% of the volume of the aquarium once per hour.

DEVELOPMENT

The open system typically utilizes a fluidized bed filter and/or a bio/de-gassing tower with a sufficient quantity of bio-balls for gaseous exchange and biological oxidation/reduction.

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CLOSED FILTRATION

  • Turnover through the closed system is approximately 4 times per hour
  • The closed system provides additional circulation
  • Additional mechanical filtration is achieved using a canister filter or other high capacity mechanical filter
  • Additional chemical filtration is provided by a carbon canister filter
  • A side stream is directed to the aquarium chilling system to maintain a constant temperature
  • Water from the closed system may be used to supply an Ultra-Violet Sterilizer for additional filtration

At Seascapes we design each Life Support System (LSS) to specifically meet the needs of the individual aquarium it is being produced for. There is no “one size fits all” application when it comes to creating your LSS. We look at size, shape, environment, as well as the marine life that will inhabit your aquarium when designing its LSS.

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DESIGN

Our primary concern throughout the entire design, build and test process is the living creatures it will be supporting.

BUILD

We are constantly monitoring tolerances during the build process and every part goes through a rigorous quality control inspection.

TEST

In order to ensure proper operations and a long service life we test every aspect of the entire system.

 

OPEN FILTRATION

  • Turnover through the open system should be approximately four times per hour. Therefore, the pump should be rated for this turnover at the given head loss for the aquarium application.
  • The system requires an atmospheric reservoir of approximately 10% the volume of the main aquarium (the more volume available, the better). Within the open reservoir pre-filtration, typically micron polyester bag filters are used.
  • On marine systems, an open system includes a protein skimmer rated for the volume and load of the aquarium in question.
  • The skimmer should have the capacity to handle at least 100% of the volume of the aquarium once per hour.
  • The open system typically utilizes a fluidized bed filter and/or a bio/de-gassing tower with a sufficient quantity of bio-balls for gaseous exchange and biological oxidation/reduction.

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WE PROVIDE THE BEST FILTRATION SERVICES

PROFESSIONAL

Provide courteous, on-time installation by professional installers, licensed and insured as required by law, and trained to meet our tight standards.

STRONG

Impact resistant.

INSTALLATION

Complete a pre-installation site survey upon arrival at your home to ensure the success of the installation.

SAFE

Install and secure your new aquarium structure.

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