Skid Mounted Filtration Systems

INTEGRATED™ Recirculating HEX™ Filtration & Disinfection Systems

IAS is proud to announce our new INTEGRATED™ HEX-Series Filtration Systems (IFS) Featuring HEX™ Drum Filters, the ONLY Drum Filter with Direct Drive Gear Wheel (DDGW), as the central form of mechanical filtration.

HEX™ Drum Filters represent the latest in microscreen drum filtration technology. The patented HEX BeeCell™ Microscreen utilizes nature’s own unique design to provide more efficient filtration than traditional filters. Advanced features included in the HEX™ Drum Filter are a culmination of 30 years of experience and development by aquaculture engineers and biologists. As a result, the HEX™ Drum Filter design has more flexibility and is more efficient with energy, water usage, cost and filtration capacity than traditional filters on the market today. These drum filters are maintenance free, have no corrosion, require no oil bath, are highly efficient and economical.

The system featured here has the F1-1T HEX™ drum filter and controls, along with pumping, UV disinfection, BioElement™ Biofilter, and an INTEGRATED™ pre-engineered sump. This system is electrically efficient using only 1050 Watts, and has a max flow rate of 176 GPM (depending on screen micron size). Options include: temperature control, water quality monitoring, and Ethernet accessibility.


  • Compact Design – System is skid mounted on 4′ x 8′ base
  • Flow rate up to 176 gpm
  • Automatic Backwash system dramatically reduces labor cost
  • Super efficient, low energy pumping system
  • Scalable High output UV sterilization
  • Scalable BioElement™ Biofilters sized for any type of water quality
  • Flexible design with available options:
    • heating and chilling
    • water quality monitoring & control
    • additional filtration such as foam fractionators

Contact us today to get more information and request a quote on the best system available for your aquatic filtration needs.

Largest Fish Tank Ever Featured On Animal Planet’s Series, “Tanked”

Ever dream of snorkeling in an aquarium? Now you can. Well known artist, Guy Harvey, has chosen the new Guy Harvey Outpost Resort in St. Petersburg, FL as a demonstration model for his love of the sea with the installation of a 33,000 gallon saltwater aquarium. The aquarium will feature 25 different species of fish from the local Gulf of Mexico waters and offer guests the opportunity to snorkel in the aquarium.

FOX 13 News

IAS designed, built and installed the skid mounted LSS systems for the project which is the largest aquarium ever featured on the hit reality series “Tanked” on Animal Planet. The aquarium project is set for an exciting “reveal” this May. Check out the TV buzz, watch a video clip from Fox 13 News station above, and stay tuned!


One of 3 large filtration skid systems that IAS manufactured for the Guy Harvey Outpost aquarium

200 gpm Integrated Filtration & Disinfection System


Part 3: Value Engineering in Aquatic Systems

Drew Tubb, Sr. Aquatic Systems Engineer

Workshop – As presented at the AALSO 2014 Symposium

Drew Tubb leading the Value Engineering Workshop at the AALSO 2014 Symposium

Drew Tubb leading the Value Engineering Workshop at the AALSO 2014 Symposium

In the construction industry, the value engineering (VE) phase of project development typically occurs as projects move from their initial design to the construction documentation phase.  Within the world of aquatic systems, we have found that many interpret value engineering exclusively as an exercise in which aspects of a project are cut to lower the bottom line cost.  In reality, the true purpose of value engineering is to fundamentally improve the overall value of the project.  Below will discuss areas to consider which increase system function without increasing dollars spent, or decrease dollars spent without sacrificing overall system functionality.

IAS presented a workshop at the AALSO 2014 Symposium in Las Vegas, providing an abstract of Value Engineering to workshop participants.  Below is a flipbook of the slideshow presentation given.  Of course, additional commentary was given on each slide, so you cannot get the full effect of the workshop just from viewing the slideshow alone; however, it will give you a broad spectrum view of Value Engineering. (if you click the little screen icon on the left side of the navigation bar under the flipbook, it will open to full screen, then simply double click the page to make the viewable area larger, double click again to show navigation bar so you can flip pages, etc…)



Drew Tubb brings 18 years of experience in the operation, construction and design of aquatic systems and continues this series of articles discussing Value and Aquatic Life Support Systems Technology. Drew can be reached at

01 of 11: 33,500 gallon Aquarium

02 of 11: 600 gpm Aquarium Life Support System (LSS)

03 of 11: Custom Integrated Filtration System

04 of 11: Integrated Filtration Systems

05 of 11: HEX Drum Filter

06 of 11: Integrated Filtration System

07 of 11: Aquatic Research Center

08 of 11: Integrated Filtration Systems

09 of 11: Aquatic Research Systems

10 of 11: Aquatic Research System

11 of 11: Aquatic Research Facility