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The Effects of Temperature on Maintaining the Stability of Water Quality in Biofloc-based Zero-water Exchange Culture Tanks
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  • Journal title : Journal of Life Science
  • Volume 25, Issue 5,  2015, pp.496-506
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Life Science
  • DOI : 10.5352/JLS.2015.25.5.496
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The Effects of Temperature on Maintaining the Stability of Water Quality in Biofloc-based Zero-water Exchange Culture Tanks
Cho, Seo-Hyun; Jeong, Jong-Heon; Kim, Myung-Hee; Lee, Kyu-Tae; Kim, Dae-Jung; Kim, Kwang-Hyun; Oh, Sang-Pil; Han, Chang-Hee;
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This study explored adequate water temperature ranges for maintaining stable water quality in a biofloc- based zero-water exchange culture system. Five experimental tanks with the following temperatures were set up: 10℃, 15℃, 20℃, 25℃, and 30℃. First, a biofloc-based culture system was developed in the experimental tanks; then, the tanks were stocked with goldfish and went without a water exchange for 60 days. Conditions for developing a biofloc-based culture system and stable water quality in low concentrations of inorganic nitrogen compounds at 10℃, 15℃, 20℃, 25℃, and 30℃ were maintained after 17, 26, 43, 68, and 78 days, respectively. Beginning from when the goldfish were stocked in the biofloc-based culture tanks, concentrations of remained constant and at low levels at 10℃ and 15℃, but they showed a gradual increase at 20℃, 25℃, and 30℃. Concentrations of and at 10℃ and 15℃ did not remain at low levels and immediately increased. While concentrations at above 20℃ remained constant and stable at relatively low levels, concentrations showed a gradual increase. Conditions of 15℃ and below could not maintain low and stable concentrations of . In the pH range of 4.0 to 6.0, concentration decreased as the pH rose. However, there was no correlation between pH and concentration in the pH range of 6.0 to 8.0. These results indicate that pH levels should be kept at pH 6.0 and above to maintain a low and stable concentration of at above 20℃.
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