A two-stage approach to filtration – mechanical and biological – ensures fish health and helps maximize production.

A healthy, productive land-based operation needs both mechanical and biological filtration systems – mechanical filters to remove larger waste particles and biological filtration systems to convert ammonia to harmless compounds. When used together, mechanical and biological filtration systems result in healthier fish and increased production.

Mechanical filters

Mechanical filters are often pressurized and help remove different solid sizes from you fish culture systems. They include the following types:

  • Beadfilters are pressurized vessels. The water is pushed through small plastic beads and cleaned through this process. Backwash of the beadfilter can be done using a small air blower to minimize water usage.
  • Protein Skimmers, also called foam fractionators, are for fine solids filtration. They work great in saltwater application and with ozonated systems.
  • Sandfilters are pressurized vessels that push water through sand for a fine filtration down to 20 microns.
  • Radial Flow Settler are gravity flow devices that can be placed at different locations. They are the preferred settling device for intake water, RAS and effluent treatment applications.

Biological filtration

Our biological filter is a moving bed biofilter system that uses MB3 media. This advanced media is made from durable, bacteria-friendly polyethylene with a self-cleaning outer surface and a protected inner surface.

Key benefits

  • Mechanical and biological filters keep your operation clean and efficient
  • Customize for your needs with a variety of options
  • Reduce manual labor

Ready to take the plunge?

Contact Innovasea today to find out how our aquaculture and fish tracking experts can help with your next project. 

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