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January 2015 Newsletter
Pencil It In!
Zebrafish Husbandry Workshop at Aquaculture America 2015

Where: New Orleans, Louisiana

When: Friday, February 20 to Saturday, February 21, 2015

For more information, contact Bobbi Baur at or visit or

Schedule for Zebrafish Husbandry Workshop
ZEBRAFISH HUSBANDRY WORKSHOP – Aquaculture 2015 – New Orleans
Friday, February 20, 2015
  • ZHA Annual Meeting
  • Introductions
  • ZHA Sponsored Sessions
Saturday, February 21, 2015
  • Fish Diseases, Parts 1 & 2
  • Husbandry Talks
  • Keynote Speaker – Dr. Alan V. Kalueff
    Modeling Stress in Zebrafish: From Husbandry Concerns to Studying Complex Human Brain Disorders
  • Town Hall Meeting
For the complete schedule, visit .
Hot Off The Press
2015 Art of Science Calendar
  To download and print your copy of the 2015 Art of Science calendar, visit
On the Set of Aquaneering
Brad Tobias and Thom Gilbert are preparing for some of the instructional videos for the Aquaneering website to be shared with customers and used for in-house training.
Instructional video topics will include:
  • UV Sterilizers – Changing the lamps, quartz sleeves, o-rings, and ballasts.
  • Float Switch on a Stand Alone System – How it works
  • Fluidized Bed Biofilter (FBB) on a Stand Alone System – How it works and troubleshooting
  • Carbon Filters on a Stand Alone System – Changing the carbon and filter sleeve
  • Back-up Pump – Switching over to it on a Central Filtration System
  • Overpressurization Loop and Bypass Controls on a Central Filtration System
  • Fluidized Bed Biofilter (FBB) on a Central Filtration System
    – How it works
    – Start up
    – Shut down
    – Troubleshooting (probes, media, pumps, valves)
We'll send out an announcement as soon as these videos become available for customer viewing. Aquaneering will continually add new topics to the instructional video library, and we welcome your feedback.
Did You Know...
FAQs   How do you know if the FBB is functioning properly?

Test the system water for ammonia and pH. If there is less than 0.5 ppm of ammonia, and the pH is above 6.5, the FBB is filtering properly. In addition, the media should be evenly distributed and upwelling. If the media is compacted, the pump may have shut down or a FBB probe is clogged.

For more FAQs, please visit our FAQs page.

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December 2013
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December 2012
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