aquabioLab
Institution: University of New-Brunswick in Saint-John
Location: Saint-John, New-Brunswick, CANADA
Contact: Dr. Rémy Rochette
Habitat: Saltwater
Type of rearing unit: TWO TIDE SYSTEM RECIRCULATING UP TO 99,9% OF THE WATER
            
Unit description:
    Four aquariums filtered, cooled and heated independently. Each aquarium have a tide simulation system;
  • At maximum flow rate (2 lpm), the 99.9% recirculation system requires no more than 0.12 litres of make-up water per hour.
  • Recycled effluent passes through a rapid action cartridge filter (16 microns) to remove fine solids and dissolved organics.
  • Degassing column (air intake included) for CO2 removing;
  • A thermoelectric module maintains a temperature range of 5-25ºC, provided that air temperature is at 15ºC;
  • The electronic digital temperature controller (Enviro-monitron) adjusts precisely (+0.1ºC) the water temperature.
  • One electronic controllers Enviro-monitron (Tide version) control the Tide and the Temperature for two aquariums;
  • The Tide simulation system consist:
    • 1 water level sensor;
    • 1 peristaltic pump (24VDC);
    • Each aquarium is divided in two tanks: one experimental tank (front tank) and one tank to accumulate the water (rear tank);
    • Capacity to regulate the water level from 3 to 56 cm;
    • Capacity to choose if the tide begin at low water or high water:
    • Capacity to choose duration between low and high water (300 to 420 min) and the number of consecutive flow.
Mandate: Conception
Fabrication
On-site assembling, commissioning and training
 

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