Aquaculture equipment and supplies are worthless if you do not have a proper tank to hold your fish. Valves, pumps, tubing and other vital equipment are of course important, but a sturdy tank is the number one item that must be in top shape for you to be a successful aquaculturist. Tanks are made out of several different materials in come in a few basic shapes. Some have flat bottoms while others have the benefit of a cone-shaped bottom, which forces high solids to be removed from the base of the tank constantly. Stands are also available that are designed to hold tanks of different shapes and sizes above the ground.
Aquaculture equipment cylindrical tanks are made of a heavy-duty polyethylene plastic that is chemical resistant. The plastic makes for a smooth surface. Flat-bottom cylindrical tanks have straight side walls that are able to completely support themselves without the requirement of a stand. A huge variety of sizes are available for aquaculturists that work on a small or large scale. All tanks, no matter their size, are 3/16 inches thick. The cylindrical tanks that have cone-shaped bottoms feature all the same qualities as the flat-bottom tanks with the added drainage benefit mentioned earlier. These tanks need a stand because of the coned base. Some cone-shaped bottoms are more sloped than others, designed to give you options to suit whatever needs you may have.
Aquaculture equipment tanks that are square and rectangular are offered in several different sizes. A tank that has corners is great for indoor use. Put the tank in the corner and utilize all the floor space available to you. Even though they have corners, they are molded from a single piece of plastic so there are no seams. Square and rectangular tanks are also constructed from polyethylene. You could add threaded couplers anywhere you need them on these tanks. The range in size of supported couplers is 0.5 inches to 2.0 inches.
Aquaculture equipment tanks have other custom sizes and shapes other than the ones mentioned here. Semi-square provides the most volume of water in a designated area. The contours allow it to be self-cleaning. The cone-shaped bottom featured on these tanks allows the tank to drain excessive solids. Tanks that have coned-bottoms need stands, the best of which are made of welded steel and feature a finish that is resistant to corrosion. Visit Keeton Aqua’s tanks section today to learn more about tanks and stands available on the market today and other essential aquaculture equipment.