Aquarium Build Phase

Life Support Systems (LSS)

Healthier water, happier animals.

AAT Life Support Systems provide the water quality, chemistry, biology, temperature, turnover and clarity that is right for the animals. Installed on-site or delivered on skid-mounted units pre-assembled at our global production facility, AAT Life Support Systems are simple for trained personnel to operate, energy-efficient and highly durable.

Keeping habitats clean and comfy for the animals.

Foam Fractionators | Sand Filters | Multi-Function Bag Filters | Ozone Generators | Titanium Heat Exchangers | UV Filters | Skid Mounted LSS | Contact Chambers | Control Panels | Air Dryers

Complete Life Support System

AAT has extensive experience designing, building and managing entire life support systems for small and simple aquariums as well as for some of the world’s most advanced facilities.

Batch Orders

Batch sales are perfect when upgrading or expanding an entire plant room or when specifying life support system components for a brand new aquarium.

Single-Unit Sales

Consider upgrading to AAT life support system products when existing equipment needs replacement due to a fault or at the end of its service life. AAT engineers can help you specify the right product to match your system’s requirements.

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Batch or individual orders

Systems for new and established aquariums.

Specify individual LSS components for upgrades to existing facilities or entire systems for new aquariums.

International application

Delivered & installed globally.

Our global logistics capabilities are second to none – so wherever you need it, we can deliver it (and install it too).

Our 6E’s R&D philosophy underpins the design and construction of every AAT product.

Effective performance

Every AAT Life Support System delivers and maintains water that supports and enhances the health and wellbeing of the animals while providing excellent clarity for exceptional viewing experiences.

Efficient to run

Our products are cost-efficient to own and
operate and minimise the inputs and waste involved in creating and maintaining healthy aquatic habitats.

Easy to use

AAT Life Support Systems are designed to be as easy as possible to transport, install, operate, maintain and replace at the end of their scheduled service life.

Enduring over time

We meet or beat best-in-class standards of durability and reliability using innovative designs, high-quality materials/components, manufacturing excellence and exceptional quality-control.

Enhancing the system

While every LSS product performs a unique role, each works harmoniously with the others to advance the performance of the whole life support system.

Elegant plant rooms

Aesthetics matter. Our products’ reflect on the outside the engineering, quality of materials and craftsmanship embedded on the inside.

At-a-glance guide to AAT Life Support System products.

Heating, Cooling and Thermal Energy Management

Heat Exchangers

Lower your energy bills.
  • Maintain exhibit water at the optimal temperature for animal health and well-being.
  • Cost-efficiently transfers thermal energy between exhibits and the building central services.
  • Reduce the energy required for heating/cooling as heat is transferred outside the plantroom.
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Heat Pumps

Automatically maintain perfect water temperature.
  • Sensor-enabled, these heat pumps automatically adjust the compressor operation to keep exhibit water temperatures at optimum.
  • Available in a range of sizes and refrigerants.
  • Robust and reliable.
  • Uses less energy than ‘heaters and coolers’.
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Filtration & Detritus Removal

Sand Filters

Simple. Dependable. Effective.
  • Exceptionally reliable.
  • Resistant to chemical and ozone attack.
  • No corrosion-vulnerable metal components.
  • Easy to inspect and maintain.
  • Automatic backwashing (with the optional AAT Control System).
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Multi-Function Bag Filters

Versatile. Compact. Easy to install.
  • Removes particulate matter from small systems.
  • Trap detritus vacuumed from large tanks.
  • Simple and straightforward alternative to sand filters.
  • Compatible with a variety of filter media.
  • Ideal for space-constrained plant-rooms.
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Foam Fractionators

Cleaning water with nothing but bubbles.
  • Remove microscopic organic compounds, protein particles, amino acids, bacteria, water tints and other waterborne detritus from salt-water aquaria.
  • Easy to manage and maintain.
  • Resistant to chemical and ozone attack.
  • No corrosion–vulnerable metals inside the chamber.
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Sanitation & Disinfection

Ozone Generators

Safety-first disinfection.
  • Disinfects while maintaining the perfect water-chemistry for optimal animal health.
  • Generate a stable and constant supply of ozone (a strong oxidizing agent) at the point of use.
  • Typically used alongside AAT Foam Fractionators and Contact Chambers.
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Titanium UV Filters

Safe and economical UV filtration.
  • Protect precious animals against the smallest of waterborne pathogens.
  • Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation kills or inactivates microorganisms.
  • A simple and safe layer of protection that is economical to run.
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Complete Pre-assembled Skid-mounted Life Support Systems

Skid-Mounted Life Support Systems

Custom-built ‘plug and play’ life support systems.
  • Designed to the specific requirements of each aquarium.
  • Mounted on a single skid.
  • Can support up to a 20,000 L tank.
  • Constructed in quality-controlled factory workshop.
  • A reliable solution that can be shipped anywhere and is easy to install.
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