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Arias A6000-60 Sand Filter

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Arias A6000-60 Sand Filter

Fiberglass tank with multiport valve, clamp style

These Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems sand filters have been a favorite of aquaculturists for years—a testament to their performance, value and ease of use. But not all sand filters are equal. Arias 6000 sand filters include design features that give you consistent performance and quicker cleaning cycles to keep pump operating costs low. Arias 6000 provide years of service with only periodic backwashing to remove trapped debris from the sand.

A special diffuser creates a uniform sand bed that consistently traps more dirt without impeding the water flow or letting it race through too fast—the result is more effective filtration and longer times between backwashing.

The six-position valve has a manual air relief valve and a sight glass to make inspection, routine maintenance and operation fast and easy. Model A6000-40-AQ has 1 1/2" FNPT on the valve itself with 1 1/2" female slip unions included. Model A6000-60-AQ has 2" slip connection unions ONLY (no internal threads on this valve). Model A6000-100-AQ has 2" FNPT on the valve itself (but the filter includes 3" NPT to female slip unions). Pressure gauge also included.


• The Arias 6000 tank is constructed in one piece from fiberglass reinforced material to deliver unmatched strength and durability

• Special lateral design provides superior flow characteristics and long filter cycles for economical operation

• Combination water and sand drain makes servicing fast and easy

• A6000-40-AQ, A6000-60-AQand A6000-100-AQare standard with plastic clamp


  • Model: A6000-60-AQ
  • Effective Filtration Area: 3.1 ft2
  • Maximum Flow (GPM): 60 gpm
  • Max Pressure: 50 psi
  • Sand Required: 325 lbs