News features and technical articles about the evolution of aquaculture, one of the world’s fastest growing industries.

calcium

Responsibility

Calcium and magnesium use in aquaculture

Aquatic plants and animals get the essential nutrients calcium and magnesium from water and food. Calcium concentrations impact the hydration and development of eggs in a hatchery, where calcium carbonate precipitation can be troublesome. 

Responsibility

Accuracy of custom water analyses varies

The reliability of trace element analyses reported by custom laboratories cannot be checked by simple techniques, and results may not always be accurate. One should check the reliability of major ion analyses by determining the charge balance and comparing the