Cabinet-like structure are fabricated
from Fiberglass beams entirely resistant to seawater and long lasting .
An assembling of four adjacent cabinets
for a total holding capacity of approximately 2400 kg (5280 lb) is showned above.
Each of these cabinet is 3 m (9' 10'') high and contains two
stacks of 19 trays. Cabinet's height is adapted to every location.
Compact Shower System
With two moulded-in overflows each tray keeps the animals in just enough water to
be submerged (9 to 11 cm, depending on water flow). The
water spills from one
level of trays down to the next below, travels through the dividers to
the overflow located at the other end, spills to the tray below, and so on. Water is
then recycled through our Water REcycling with Biofiltration
Trays in our aquaBiota Habitats have calibrated
holes strategically drilled across the floor that create a micro-current around and under the
animals. The water exchange rate per hour is adjusted in every stack to assure that each animal is sure to bathe in constant flow of high quality and well-oxygenated water.
Added security: when the water flow is interrupted, trays will gradually drain to let lobster breathe air, preventing them from drowning in oxygen exhausted water.
Note that cabinets are not essential to operating an efficient long-term storage system. Trays can also be nested into compact piles and set under shower as showned above.