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Healthier Water, Happier Animals.

Sand Filters

Few things in life are as reliable as an AAT Sand Filter, providing peace of mind for you and nice clean water for the animals that live in it.

Simple. Dependable. Effective.

AAT Sand Filters are resistant to chemical and ozone attacks, contain no corrosion-vulnerable metal components, can be back-washed automatically and are easy to inspect and maintain.

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Why Clients Prefer AAT Sand Filters

Durable & reliable

  • Made from strong, durable, premium-grade Vinyl ester resin that is resistant to chemical and ozone attack.
  • No corrosion-vulnerable metal components inside the chamber.
  • Quality fittings and valves.

Innovative design

  • Water entering the chamber strikes a plate that deflects it evenly across the sand without unduly disturbing it.
  • One-piece removable septum nozzles on the flat bed plenum under the sand create a smooth, distributed flow.

Innovative design

  • Chose from a range of six different sand filters catering for flow rates of:
  • Biological Filtration
    24,400 litres per hour to 89,700 litres per hour.
  • Chemical Filtration
    36,600 litres per hour to 134,600 litres per hour.

Visual inspections

  • Aquarium operators can easily inspect the action inside through the large, transparent viewing port fitted as standard.


  • Typically operated by AAT Control Systems (sold separately) that run backwash programmes on pre-set automated schedules.

Premium aesthetics

  • Premium-looking equipment is more likely to get the care, attention and respect it deserves from operators and maintenance personnel.

How are sand filters typically installed?

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Technical Specifications

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Entertainment Centre

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Resort Installation

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University Installation

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