The aquarium facility consists of 40 tropical aquaria with a total operating volume of ca. 5000 L. It is located at the ICBM Terramare in Wilhelmshaven. 30 x 100 L tanks are used for different experimental setups: Long and short term coral experiments, fish feeding assays and chemical ecological experiments with corals, algae or sponges.
Temperature and pH can be controlled individually. All aquaria usually run in a recirculating system although tanks can be run independently if needed.
After using treated North Sea Water for the past 4 years, we switched to artificial seawater (Tropic Marin Reef Mix from Tropic Marin) in May 2017 which our corals enjoy a lot.
We woud like to thank Tropic Marin for donating salt to support our research, EcoTech Marine & CoralSands for giving us great discount on the Radion XR15 W G4 Pro LED systems and Klimahaus Bremerhaven for collaboration. We also would like to thank Triton Lab for their very reliable water analyses.