aquabioLab
Institution: Nova Scotia Agricultural College
Location: Truro, Nova Scotia, CANADA
Contact: Dr. Jim Duston
Laboratory name: AQUACULTURE LABORATORY
   
Species: Stripped bass, trout, salmon & more;
Habitats: Fresh water, brackish, marine;
Water temperature: 0.4° to 35° C + 0.1°C;
   
# of standard rearing systems: 5;
Rearing volume/system: 4 m3 (1 057 usgal);
Kg feed/day per system: 6 to 8 kg;
Type of rearing tanks per system: 8 insulated circular tanks
   
# of systems for pelagic larvae: 3;
Rearing volume/system: 0.5 m3 (132 usgal);
Kg feed/day per system: 0.8 kg / system;
Type of rearing tanks per system: 2 insulated self-supporting fiberglass tanks for juveniles, 2 insulated fiberglass Krescels tanks for larvae;
   
Total rearing volume for laboratory: 16.5 m3 (4 359 usgal);
Water recirculation level: 99.9%;
Work done: consulting, system design:
  • biofiltration;
  • filtration of suspended solids;
  • feces collection through fecal trap;
  • degassing;
  • oxygenation;
  • electronic security monitoring;
  • photoperiod control
  • space optimization;
  • biofilter activation;
  • installation, start-up & training;
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