aquabioLab
Institution: Université Laval
Location: Sainte-Foy, Québec, CANADA
Contact: Serge Higgins, M.Sc.
Laboratory name: LABORATOIRE RÉGIONAL DES SCIENCES AQUATIQUES (LARSA)
   
Species: Vertebrates & invertebrates;
Habitats: Fresh water, brackish & marine;
Temperature: 7° to 30° C;
Description 23 REBF (recirculation with biofiltration)systems:
6 REBF for fish growing (3 tanks / system);
4 REBF for aquariums (24 aquariums / system);
4 REBF for rearing juveniles (16 tanks / system);
2 REBF for larvae culture (8 tanks / system);
7 REBF multi-purpose (3 - 6 m3 tanks per system).
1 centrally-controlled system for independant control and monitoring of 23 REBF systems (oxygen, temperature, pH, water levels & conductivity)
1 oxygen generator;
23 astral photoperiod controllers
Total rearing volume: 104 m3 ( 27 476 usgal);
Water recirculation level: 99.7% (1 water exchange/5 to 6 days);
Work done: system design and consulting:
  • biofiltration;
  • filtration of suspended solids;
  • feces collection through fecal trap;
  • degassing;
  • oxygenation;
  • electronic security monitoring;
  • photoperiod control
  • space optimization;
  • biofilter activation;
  • installation, commissionning & training
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