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

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Pond aeration and aerators: Second thoughts

Aerators, especially paddlewheels, are often used to mix the water and address oxygen stratification in ponds. However, most aerators do not provide the most efficient and power-conscious service. Due to thermal and oxygen stratification in ponds, the efficiency of paddlewheel 

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Tractor-powered paddlewheels provide emergency pond aeration

Even with dedicated aerators, aquaculture farms can experience stress and mortality in culture animals due to low dissolved oxygen concentrations in pond water. Simple tractor-powered aerators offer a quick and portable solution to low dissolved oxygen levels that provides strong