Algae is among the more unsightly and harmful substances that can adversely affect the appearance and quality of the water in community lakes and ponds. This plant form consists of a single cell that requires the photosynthesis process to create food. Photosynthesis is a naturally occurring process that only requires sunlight to be activated, which [...]
Water quality is important for a wide array of reasons. For fish to survive in their habitats, it's important that their water remains clean. Drinking water also needs to be free from impurities in order for the people who drink it to be healthy. Water quality is a critical component for many industrial treatment [...]
Ultraviolet light is a kind of electromagnetic radiation that comes from many different sources, the primary of which is the sun. While this type of light is all around you, it can't be detected by the eye. A person's body uses ultraviolet light for the production of vitamin D, which is why it's recommended that [...]
Aquatic environment health is an essential component of making sure that all forms of life within the water remain healthy. Fish, bacteria, plants, and invertebrates all require a healthy aquatic environment in order to live and thrive. The best way to protect and take care of the aquatic environment is to monitor the dissolved oxygen [...]
Have you ever heard of zebrafish? If you’re not part of the scientific research community, maybe not. Believe it or not, zebrafish and humans share similar genetic and biological structures, making them a model organism. It’s important for researchers to ensure that zebrafish are being kept in nearly identical conditions across multiple habitats. Oxygen levels, contaminants, pH levels, and salinity can all impact fish health.
Aquaponics has emerged as an increasingly popular food production method. A basic aquaponics setup combines fish farming with hydroponic agricultural farming. Hydroponic agriculture refers to growing plants without soil, instead using nutrient enriched water. By combining hydroponics with fish farming, food producers can increase their output, create a sustainable farming system, and maximize space usage. [...]
Monitoring allows managers to be notified when dissolved oxygen drops too low, endangering the health of fish or shellfish. Monitoring also provides feedback to control systems, which can automatically regulate oxygen in aquaculture via mechanical aeration. Careful control of aeration systems is critical, because these systems require significant energy expenditure. Optimizing aeration for sustainable growth conditions saves energy and saves money.