Suitable Algal Species For Close Tank System

Abby Zainal Ariffin (2005) Suitable Algal Species For Close Tank System. Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (Unpublished)


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Algae have shown to be a very good water quality indicator. In this study, algae were introduced as biological filter. The study has been conducted from 13th September 2004 until 24th January 2005. It consisted of water quality observation both physical and chemical parameters. It was conducted in the reef tank system of Wet Laboratory of Borneo Marine Research Institute. Comparisons were made between three tank systems, which consisted of three different species of macro algae, and a control tank that only consisted of mainly live rocks. Results showed that there was no significant difference in in situ parameters such as salinity, temperature and dissolved oxygen between all tanks. However, there was a significant difference in pH between all tanks. Results also showed that there was no significant difference in nutrient parameters between the three experimental tanks but there was a significant difference between experimental tanks and control tank. Overall, value of nutrients recorded lower in experimental tanks which consisted of algae as bio filter than control tank which did not contained algae. This concluded that with the presence of algae, they helped to reduce excess nutrients in the tank system. Among those three species, Enleromorpha clathrata was identified as the best algal species in close tank system.

Item Type: Academic Exercise
Uncontrolled Keywords: algae, water quality indicator, biological filter, Enleromorpha clathrata, close tank system
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: SCHOOL > School of Science and Technology
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2014 06:27
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2017 05:22

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