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.