Université Laval – Tide Simulatortony
|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;|
– Pre filtration on large mesh pad
|Water recirculation level:||99.7% (1 water exchange/5 to 6 days);|
Université Laval – Tide Simulator
These Multi-tank systems is custom-adapted to simulate the gradual fluctuations in salinity associated with the tides. An Enviro- Monitron control a peristaltic pump (Tide pump) and add water (fresh or saltwater) for changing the water salinity in the water recycling through the fish tanks, simulating a typical sinusoidal curve associated with the tides. In parallel, a water-tight light fixture set over each row of thanks simulate dawn and dusk, as light intensity with gradually be turned on an off (controlled by the Monitron).
The water temperature in each system is chilled down to approximately 15°C. The chilling system will be similar to that of the Arctik Model. The chilling capacity is used to chill the both the water within the rearing tanks, and the seawater/freshwater pumped within the unit via the Tide pump.