The facility is equipped with a Stand-Alone multi-rack system.
It has a capacity of about 900 adult fish, distributed in 2 typologies of tanks on 5 different racks. The Stand-Alone is equipped with 1 filter, 1 silicone blower (which regulates filtered and treated water input – 10% daily replacement) and 1 syphon (which regulates water output and potential overflow).
The Stand-Alone is refilled with osmotized (treated) water via an external apparatus (reverse osmosis water system), and decontaminated/treated within the system itself by means of a drum filter net and a UV lamp.
The system is equipped with an automatic temperature monitoring, water conductivity maintenance using synthetic salts “Instant Ocean”, and a constant pH monitoring and maintenance through addition of sodium bicarbonate.
Try our pilot studies with the emerging animal model Zebrafish (Danio rerio). Experiments on larvae up to 5 days post fertilisation do not require authorizations*, as they are equivalent to an in vitro cell test, however zebrafish larvae allow for observations of biological processes with the complexity of a living organism!
(*European Parliament 2010/63/EU Directive on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes).
This will allow you to:
(**: LEGISLATIVE DECREE 4 March 2014, No. 26. Implementation of the 2010/63/UE Directive on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes.)