Aquatic Habitats

We would like to welcome Aquatic Habitats to the Pentair family

Pentair acquired Aquatic Habitats on October 5, 2012

“Combining our world-class operational processes, investment capabilities and global reach with AES's extensive aquatic product offerings, systems and their in-house team of biologists, engineers and technicians, creates a comprehensive resource for aquaculture technology, equipment and engineered solutions." 
- Karl Frykman, President of Pentair’s Aquatic Systems.

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About Aquatic Habitats

Aquatic Habitats is the world's largest manufacturer of housing systems for aquatic research animals. We are biologists first and engineers second, so we understand the complexity of aquatic life and how to sustain it. Our Aquatic Habitats turnkey systems are secure, efficient and as fail-safe as possible. 

When you partner with Aquatic Habitats, we will be there for you every step of the way, from carefully listening to your goals and objectives to making recommendations on facility design. We can make sure you get exactly what you want within the limits of your budget. We give you single-vendor responsibility. We do it all—from design and manufacturing to turnkey installations, and our systems can be found in hundreds of laboratories across the USA and around the world.

Types of Systems Include:

  • Z-Hab System
  • Z-Hab Mini System
  • X-Hab
  • Mass Embryo Production System
  • G-Hab Tank System
  • Multi-Rack System

Research Systems

Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems is a world leader in aquatic system design, and our turnkey systems are secure, efficient and as fail-safe as possible. On the left you can get an overview of our types of systems, all of which are customizable to your individual needs. 

Species that can be housed in Pentair Aquatic Habitats systems include zebrafish (Danio rerio), medaka (Oryzias latipes), African clawed frogs (Xenopus laevis and Xenopus tropicalis), Pacific white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei), darters (various species), dace (various species), fathead minnows, goldfish, stickleback, octopus (various species) and many more.

Z-Hab System

The Z-Hab is one of our proven, time-tested zebrafish housing systems. Save time setting up and keeping track of your experiments compared with conventional fish-keeping systems. In fact, you can fit up to 120 tanks in the same footprint as three conventional 10-gallon glass aquaria!
Z-Hab System

Z-Hab Mini System

The Z-Hab Mini benchtop system is ideal for labs that have no floor space and limited counter space. Each shelf holds six 10-liter, twelve 3-liter or twenty 1.5-liter tanks. Mix and match for added versatility!

Z-Hab Mini


The X-Hab line is designed for Xenopus applications and accommodates a wide variety of tank sizes for various applications.


Mass Embryo Production System (MEPS®)

 Designed specifically for the production of large numbers of zebrafish embryos for drug screening, toxicology assays/experiments or propagation of fish. 

 G-Hab Tank System

With bigger tanks than the Z-Hab system, the G-Hab system is a nice fit for labs where larger species of fish are being used. Also a great choice for toxicology-related studies in which plastic tanks may not be ideal.

 Multi-Rack System 

The Multi-Rack system is custom-built to your specifications, with as many racks as your research needs. You'll get flexible options regarding tank sizes, shelf configurations, rack widths and heights—everything. No facility design is too complicated. 

 C-Series Programmable Logic Controllers

The C351 is a state-of-the-art controlling and monitoring system engineered by Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems for use with our research systems. The C351 consolidates system control, multiparameter water quality monitoring, water quality dosing control, alarming and data management into one user-friendly package.

C Series Controller


Replacement Parts and Consumables

To ensure that your aquatic animals—and your research—stay safe, you'll need to keep your aquatic housing system in peak working condition. The easiest way to accomplish this is to replace your system's components when they get old and worn. After all, clean filters can mean the difference between a healthy fish and a dead one.

Our commitment to customers ensures our care and concern for your aquatic housing system. Pentair Aquatic Habitats makes sure you can get all the consumables and replacement equipment you need, right here, including tanks, filter media, filter accessories, feeds, chemicals, air pumps, air compressors, tubing and more.

Recommendations for changing consumables:

  • Carbon media: every 2–3 weeks
  • Filter bags: weekly
  • Filter pads: every 1–2 days
  • UV lamps: every 9 months

Warranty Info

Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems provides a 2-year warranty on our Aquatic Habitats housing systems. If you have a problem, call our emergency support line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for immediate assistance.

Contact Info

Our representatives are available Monday–Friday, 8 AM–5 PM Eastern Time.  
We operate in two locations: Florida and Massachusetts. Please select the location nearest you.

Florida Office 

2395 Apopka Blvd.
Apopka, FL 32703 

Phone (toll-free): 877-900-AHAB (2422)
Phone (local): 407-886-7575
Fax: 407-886-1223

Massachusetts Office

398 Essex St.
Beverly, MA 01915

Phone (toll-free): 888-624-8265
Phone (local): 978-927-8720
Fax: 978-921-0231

Contact Persons

Fran Vegliante
Sales Manager 
Bill Kilgore
Territory Sales Representative 
Lance Squires
Territory Sales Representative 
Peter Piotrowski
Inside Sales Representative 
Daniel Hostetler
Technical Support

Contact Persons

Eric Moore
Territory Sales Representative 
Abby Walker
Service Manager 

Aquatic Habitats Care Plan

Pentair Aquatic Habitats wants you to optimize the performance and life of your aquatic holding system. The Aquatic Habitats Care Plan is available to all of our customers and focuses on the preventative maintenance, repairs and upgrades to existing systems.

 The Aquatic Habitats Care Plan will help you:

Protect your investment and your research: We understand the role that a smoothly running system plays in the success of your research program.

Maximize equipment lifespan and minimize downtime: Focus on your research, not maintenance and repairs.

Keep your system running smoothly: Receive routine preventative maintenance, equipment expansion, re-training of personnel and repair and replacement of    legacy equipment. You'll also get priority consideration for maintenance requests and emergency repairs.

Stay on the cutting edge: Receive the latest upgrades and retrofits before anyone else.

Get the best price: Discounts are available for upgrades, retrofits and volume consumable orders.

A Pentair Aquatic Habitats representative can help you decide which package is best for your facility:

Silver Package

Annual preventative maintenance: One visit per year to provide maintenance on your Aquatic Habitats system according to our Field Service 50-Point inspection*.

Gold Package

Biannual preventative maintenance: Two visits per year to provide maintenance on your Aquatic Habitats system according to our Field Service 50-Point inspection*.

Platinum Package

Quarterly preventative maintenance: Four visits per year to provide maintenance on your Aquatic Habitats system per our Field Service 50-Point inspection*. A must for large facilities with multiple rack systems.

*50-Point inspection includes water quality testing, system function testing, inspection and testing of safety features, filter changes, routine seal replacements, UV lamp and quartz sleeve replacements and more.

Aquatic Habitats Care Plan’s aim is to provide a service plan that is just right for your research and your facility. Please contact our service center at or 1-888-624-8265 to inquire about a preventative maintenance plan today.

Aquatic Habitats is now a proud member of the Pentair family. Pentair is an $8 billion global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of equipment, technology and engineered solutions for the handling and treatment of water. Pentair’s global reach and world-class resources will ensure that Aquatic Habitats remains at the forefront of aquatic research technology for years to come.