|Environmentally controlled sea water systems for maintaining large marine finfish|
Schlieder, R.A. (1984). Environmentally controlled sea water systems for maintaining large marine finfish. Prog. Fish-Cult. 46(4): 285-288
In: The Progressive Fish-Culturist. US Government Printing Office: Washington, D.C.. ISSN 0033-0779, more
Aquaculture equipment; Culture tanks; Design; Fish culture; Marine fish; Recirculating systems; Marine
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Experimental fish culture facilities at the Florida Department of Natural Resource (FDNR) Bureau of Marine Research (BMR) were recently expanded to allow concurrent replicate studies of large marine finfish. Three of nine duplicate environmentally controlled systems were completed in 1982. Three criteria were established prior to design and construction of facilities: 1) the largest possible tanks and water volume within a wet lab 24.4 x 18.3 x 3.0 m (80 x 60 x 10 ft.), 2) duplicate systems to allow statistical comparison of concurrent environmental regimes and 3) complete control and monitoring of environmental parameters. Rectangular tanks are favored over other configurations. Each system uses two fiberglas tanks with a total water volume of 20,000 L (5284 gal), recirculating artificial salt water and biological filtration located within an environmentally controlled room. This method maintains exceptional water quality with minimal disease problems.