Discussion in 'Advanced Strategies and Fertilization' started by livionakano, Jan 24, 2009.
Did any of you folks heard about it?
Yes, I have heard of Bioflocs.
Essentially a method of nutrient control (read, feeding and waste) in aquaculture, these are areas of extreme bioloads.
Through, I assume, an ‘electrostatic’ process various beneficial microbial life are bound together with feed to control nitrogen build up in aquaculture environments.
Bio Floc For Aquaculture
ScienceDirect - Aquaculture : Feeding with microbial flocs by tilapia in minimal discharge bio-flocs technology ponds
.....Extreme bioloading, high intensity fish loads.
Plants and roots are covered with this and same for filters and other aspects.
A mature filter will act to clarify a tank easily, and a new filter will not.
Sounds like zeolite to me, if not something similar.
I'm surprised the pitch doesn't make mention of, "Harnessing the awesome power of xtreme microsieves!"
Eat My Words And My Critters
I don’t see a direct application for aquarium keeping, though I suppose the concept of miniature bio filtration combined with the food might someday have an application.
In small-scale aquaculture, the need to keep high water flows and lots of filtration rather offsets any particular ‘biological filtration advantage. Well okay, a couple 160-gallon Rubbermaid horse troughs with some hydroponics is hardly “aquaculture”; it is more aquarium keeping, where you keep tasty critters.
Having said all that… I may have to take another look just saw:
ScienceDirect - Aquaculture : The biofloc technology (BFT) in indoor tanks: Water quality, biofloc composition, and growth and welfare of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus)
Shrimp Biofloc reactor equipment aquaculture equipment BE products
Aquaculture Farming Technology