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September 2014 Newsletter
Aquaneering is proud to welcome our new partner in Spain.

We are pleased to introduce Sodispan Research SL as the new equipment and service distributor in Spain. Located in Madrid, they are well positioned to offer service to the entire country. Directors Juan Eugenio Soria Dorado and Eva María Muñoz Alvarez have extensive experience with research institutes, investigation centers, hospitals, and laboratories. Backed by their professional team, they offer a high level of technical knowledge for sales and service of aquatic systems and other animal housing. Juan has been installing and servicing Aquaneering equipment for the past six years in Spain. Sodispan will represent the Aquaneering brand of aquatic housing and provide excellent customer service for maintenance and repairs.

Sodispan Research SL Contact Information:
Phone: +34 629159613

Eva María Muñoz Alvarez and Juan Eugenio Soria Dorado
Directors of Sodispan Research SL in Madrid
Deadline is Approaching!
2015 Art of Science Calendar Contest

We are now accepting entries for our seventh annual Art of Science Photomicrography Calendar Contest! Images are judged on both technical execution and artistic rendition by an outside panel of both science and art professionals. Beginning this year, the top six photos will be revealed on our social networks in October, and you, our followers, will have the final vote on the winning photos! Stay tuned!

The three winning photos will be featured on our 2015 calendar, which will be distributed in the January issue of Zebrafish Magazine, and the winners will be awarded a total of $2250.00 in cash prizes.

First Prize – $1,000
Second Prize - $750
Third Prize - $500

To enter, please submit your photomicrograph(s) and a completed entry form by September 30, 2014. Good luck!

Acrobat Reader icon   2015 Calendar Contest Rules and Entry Form (335 KB)
  2014 Art of Science Calendar
Download and print your own copy of the 2014 Art of Science Calendar
(657 KB PDF)
We All Scream for T-shirts!
We have been asked many times to print t-shirts using the Art of Science images! Proceeds from the t-shirts will go into a scholarship fund for first-time meeting attendees for the Zebrafish Husbandry Workshop held at Aquaculture America and for the International Zebrafish Development and Genetics meetings held annually in the United States.
96-Well Plate Pullout Drawer
"A revolutionary, patent pending tank designed to house individual zebrafish"
  • Tank design mirrors a 96 well plate
  • Efficiently houses adult zebrafish while fin clips are processed
  • Hold pairs during embryo screening
  • Fits on many existing rack systems with little or no modification
  • Small gap at the bottom of dividers allows water, waste, and food to travel from compartment to compartment and then down the drain
  • Speeds up feeding
  • Constructed from polycarbonate
  • Removable dividers and lids allow for easy cleaning of the molded tank and components

For more product information, visit R&D Aquatics. For pricing and ordering information, please contact Aquaneering.

Did You Know...
FAQs   Why have ammonia levels increased in my system?    
  • The bacteria have not been adequately established during initial set-up.
  • There may be too many animals on the system.
  • The pH is lower than 6.5. When the pH is too low, the bacteria stop nitrifying ammonia.
  • If you have introduced antibiotics into the system, this can suppress or kill the beneficial bacteria in the Fluidized Bed Biofilter which nitrify ammonia.
  Testing Ammonia Levels in System Water
    I have low pH / high ammonia levels; how do I get my water quality back to normal?
  1. Check and document all water quality parameters, including ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, pH, and water temperature.
  2. If no bacteria is present: add 1 tablespoon of sodium bicarbonate directly into biofilter every hour. Check water quality and record data.
  3. If bacteria is present: pour 1 tablespoon of sodium bicarbonate onto the filter pad under running water every hour. Check water quality and record data.
  4. Stop adding sodium bicarbonate when pH is at 7.2-7.5 and let the system run overnight.
  5. In the morning, check water quality and record data.
  6. Test and calibrate the water exchange for 10%.
  7. Monitor the water quality and water exchange over the next few days.
  8. After 2-3 days of consistent water quality data without ammonia or nitrite present, add some sentinel fish to the system.
  9. Continue to monitor water quality, water exchange, and sentinel fish for 1 week.
Where in the World is Aquaneering?
2014 Trade Show Schedule
Date   Event   Location
September 10-12   52nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Laboratory Animal Science GV-SOLAS   Frankfurt Main, Germany
October 19 - 23   AALAS National Meeting   San Antonio, Texas
Aquaneering Holiday Schedule for 2014
Aquaneering will be closed on the following dates:
Thanksgiving Day(s)   Thursday, Nov 27
Friday, November 28
Christmas Day   Thursday, Dec 25
Day After Christmas   Friday, Dec 26
New Year’s Day   Thursday, Jan 1, 2015
Past Newsletter Issues:

July 2014
December 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
September 2012

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