Projects dedicated to Research

Projects dedicated to Research

AQUABIOTECH INC. offers researchers and their students a complete line of safe and adaptable equipment for doing experimentation on aquatic and marine life.

AQUABIOTECH INC. has designed and manufactured state-of-the-art turnkey aquatic habitats for almost 30 years.

When flexibility and reliability really count, AQUABIOTECH’s innovative solutions combined with high customization possibilities are sure to meet your exact demands every time.

As we are strongly customer oriented, we offer guidance in optimizing the best equipment mix, keeping in mind animal welfare, flexibility, reproducibility, and maintenance.

By configuring your laboratory with us, you will not only obtain equipment that will fit your needs exactly, but it will also be manufactured in accordance with the CCAC and the AALAS standards.

With AQUABIOTECH’s laboratory design services and AQUABIOTECH’s line of state-of-the-art equipment, you can better concentrate on what is truly important: your research!

Wet lab users, take advantage of our quote preparation service to facilitate access to government research funding.

Hélène Drouin, Biologist

President

Université Laval – Tide Simulator

Université Laval -  Tide Simulator Institution: Location: Sainte-Foy, Québec, CANADA Contact: Dr. Julie Turgeon Equipment: Two Multi-tank systems custom-adapted to simulate the gradual fluctuations in salinity associated with the tides. Université Laval - Tide Simulator Species: Vertebrates & invertebrates; Habitats: Fresh water, brackish & marine; Temperature: 7° to 30° C; Description: Each closed circuit Multi-tank holding REBF system contains 40 holding tanks (thirty 2.8 liter tanks and ten 9 liter tanks). Simple to install by client; On multi-tank unit operate from 0 to 15 PSU and the other operate from 15 to 25 PSU. All components are...

University of Saskatchewan – Multi-Stress System

University of Saskatchewan  - Multi-Stress System Institution: Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada Contact: Dr. Monique Dube Equipment: Four Multi-Stressor Units Habitats: Fresh water & Seawater; Temperature:1 20° to 30° C; Description: Parameters Specification Filtration module flow (LPM) 15 Water turnover per hour in tanks 10 System temperature (°C) 20 – 30 Room temperature  (°C) 20 Recommended water flushing rate (% of the total unit volume per day ) 164 Filtration module volume per system (L) 20 Actual habitat volume per system (L) 90 (with 10 x 9-L tanks) Total volume per system (L) 110 Monitoring & Control Oxygen, Temperature, Water make-up. Water make-up flow (LPM) (volume pumped by each pump) 0.369 Mixing tower (CO2 mg/l) <12 Water recirculation level: 99.7%...

Universitad Autonomo Mexico – Respirometer

Universitad Autonomo Mexico - Respirometer Institution: Location: Sisal, Hunucma, Yucatán, México Contact: Dr. Carlos Rosas Vaquez Universitad Autonomo Mexico - Respirometer Equipment: Respirometer Multi-Stressor Unit Habitats: Fresh water & Seawater; Temperature:1 8° to 35° C; Description: Parameters Unit Details 1 Electricity x 120 volts 60 HZ 1 Ph 15 Amp Electrical plug x US Habitat Habitat non insulated x Water outlet x 10 outlets Air outlet x 10 outlets Position water vs air outlet  (special request) x Water outlets in front of the air outlets Flowmeter (special request) x Replace with one smaller flowmeter (25-250 L/h) Temperature control x 8-35°C ± 0.3°C (special request) TECO 1000 Chilling system x Independent 500 w heater x Static, dynamic & cyclic x Maximum rate of change: x +3.7°C /hour Precision x 0.3°C Water make-up x Max 100% of total...

Universitad Autonomo Mexico – Multi-Stress System

Universitad Autonomo Mexico - Multi-Stress System Institution: Location: Sisal, Hunucma, Yucatán, México Contact: Dr. Carlos Rosas Vaquez Equipment: Four Multi-Stressor Units Habitats: Fresh water & Seawater; Temperature:1 15° to 35° C; Description: Parameter Specification Number of 1-L tanks (1.5L) Total volume per unit 14 tanks 21L Number of 3-L tanks (2,8-L) Total volume per unit 12 tanks 34L Number of 9-L tanks (9.35-L) Total volume per unit 6 tanks 56L Total volume per unit with 9-L tanks (L) 56L + 22L= 78 (22L is the water within Filtration Module, pumps & plumbing) Total volume par unit with 3-L tanks 34L+22L =56 L Total volume par unit with 1.5-L tanks 21L+22L =43 L Filtration module...

Fisheries and Oceans Canada – Multi-Stress System

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Multi-Stress System Institution: Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Contact: Dr. David Deslauriers  Central & Arctic Region, Freshwater Institute Arctic and Aquatic Research Division Equipment: Three Multi-Stressor Units Habitats: Fresh water & Seawater; Temperature:1 0.1° to 20° C; Description: Parameters Units Details 1 2 3 General Habitat insulated with sliding door x x x Photoperiod control (300 Lux @ 100%) x x x Manual, Astral & annual Rearing tanks x x x 6 x 9-L tanks, with lid and baffle Temperature control x x x 0.1-20°C ± 0.2°C in seawater. Central glycol Chilling system x Central glycol system on an additional 24’’x 48’’ shelving. Independent 500 w heater No. heater. Passive heat transfer from room warms water Static, dynamic x x x Dynamic mode while chilling...

Université de Moncton – Multi-Stress System

Université de Moncton- Multi-Stress System Institution: Location: Moncton, New-Brunswick, Canada Contact: Dr.Simon Lamarre Equipment: Three Multi-Stressor Units Habitats: Fresh water & Seawater; Temperature:1 1° to 30° C; Description: Control of water temperature between 1°C and 30°C; Custom-build glycol chilled systems, chilling and heating water at a very high rate (10°C/h). Generate hyperoxic conditions up to 110% saturation; Generate hypoxic conditions down to 30% saturation; While under hypoxic conditions: an automatic mix of air, oxygen and nitrogen provides constant degasing action, protecting the animals from buildup of CO2 gas; your animal are protected against accidental drop of dissolved oxygen below...

Memorial University – Multi-Stress System

Memorial University- Multi-Stress System Institution: Location: St-John's, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada Contact: Dr. Annie Mercier Equipment: Two Multi-Stressor Units Habitats: Fresh water & Seawater; Temperature: 5° to 30° C; Description: Control of water temperature between 5°C and 30°C; Generate hyperoxic conditions up to 110% saturation; Generate hypoxic conditions down to 30% saturation; While under hypoxic conditions: an automatic mix of air, oxygen and nitrogen provides constant degasing action, protecting the animals from buildup of CO2 gas; your animal are protected against accidental drop of dissolved oxygen below the set point by automatically raising the level of oxygen...

University of Southampton- Two Multi-Stress Units

University of Southampton- Three Multi-Stress Units Institution: Location: Southampton, UK Contact: Dr. Jasmin Godbold Habitat: Freshwater & Seawater Type of rearing unit: University of Southampton- Three Multi-Stress Units Unit description: Parameters Unit Details 1 2 Electricity x x 220 volts 50 HZ 1 Ph Electrical plug x x British Temperature control x x 4-35°C ± 0.3°C Habitat insulated with sliding doors x x TECO 2000 Chilling system x x Independent 500 w heater x x Static, dynamic & cyclic x x See descriptions below Maximum rate of change: x x -3.5 & +3.7°C /hour Precision x x 0.3°C Water make-up x x Max 100% du volume Water pressure regulator 1 Dissolved oxygen x >2mg/L (3-4 mg/L). Static x Air supplied on site x 1 CFM @ 35 PSI per unit Nitrogen supplied on site x 0.8 @ 35 PSI per unit Air flow...

Manitoba Hydro – Multi-Stress System

Manitoba Hydro- Multi-Stress System Institution: Location: Grand-Rapids, Manitoba , Canada Contact: Dr.  Gary Anderson Equipment: Three Multi-Stressor Units Habitats: Fresh water & Seawater; Temperature: 3° to 30° C; Description: Control of water temperature between 3°C and 30°C; Generate hyperoxic conditions up to 110% saturation; Generate hypoxic conditions down to 30% saturation; While under hypoxic conditions: an automatic mix of air, oxygen and nitrogen provides constant degasing action, protecting the animals from buildup of CO2 gas; your animal are protected against accidental drop of dissolved oxygen below the set point by automatically raising the level of oxygen to...

University of Manitoba – Multi-Stress System

University of Manitoba - Multi-Stress System Institution: Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba , Canada Contact: Dr.  Gary Anderson Equipment: Three Multi-Stressor Units Habitats: Fresh water; Temperature: 3.5° to 30° C; Description: Control of water temperature between 3.5°C and 30°C; Generate hyperoxic conditions up to 110% saturation; Generate hypoxic conditions down to 30% saturation; While under hypoxic conditions: an automatic mix of air, oxygen and nitrogen provides constant degasing action, protecting the animals from buildup of CO2 gas; your animal are protected against accidental drop of dissolved oxygen below the set point by automatically raising the level of oxygen to...