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biofloc system


Estudiando el crecimiento de camarón en diferentes sistemas de biofloc

Un estudio llevado a cabo con camarones juveniles (Litopenaeus vannamei) criados en sistemas experimentales de biofloc utilizó cuatro tratamientos. Los resultados indican que las diferencias en la gestión y la fuente de carbohidratos pueden llevar a disparidades sustanciales en el 


Testing shrimp growth in different biofloc systems

A study conducted with juvenile shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) reared in experimental biofloc systems used four treatments. Results indicate that differences in management and carbohydrate source can lead to substantial disparity in system function and production. 

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Health & Welfare

Intensive farm in Bali produces shrimp in biofloc system

Although Bali is primarily a tourist destination, several small family-owned shrimp farms are located here. The Ndaru Luat Setio shrimp farm at Kubu raises specific pathogen-free Litopenaeus vannamei in ponds that apply basic biofloc technology with zero water exchange. 


Simple settling chambers aid solids management in biofloc system

A study examined the effects of removing suspended solids using side-stream settling chambers in a superintensive biofloc shrimp system. The chambers reduced nitrate-nitrogen and phosphate concentrations and improved shrimp growth rate and biomass.