The new Aquatic Research Facility housed in the McLafferty Annex Building at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL (SIUC) is a 7000 square foot state-of-the-art aquaculture research center. The aquatic facilities were designed, built, supplied and commissioned by Integrated Aqua Systems in 2015. Systems were designed with the intention to provide researchers with “flex use” research space for a variety of different types of species and experiments. The project features seven fully automated and independently monitored aquatic systems as well as fish hatching and artemia cultivation systems. Tank sizes and configurations range from multi-tank rack mounted systems to larger 550 gallon tank systems for fish rearing and quarantine. All systems were built of heavy duty non-corrosive materials for long-term use along with a level of integrated automation to allow facility management with minimal labor resources. The aquatic systems supplied by IAS are a center piece for the aquatic ecology and aquaculture programs at SIUC offering a wide range of research opportunities for students and research staff for many years to come.