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AQUA-Cal+ is a non-toxic, non-corrosive, safe and environmentally friendly water conditioner that meets many core needs in aquaculture.
AQUA-Cal+ is made by ﬂash calcining a mixture of magnesite and dolomite to produce a unique, very high surface area powder, and then hydrating the powder to produce a slurry for ease of application to ponds. It has been specially formulated to impact on both the aqueous and benthic ecosystems in the pond.Download the Solution Spec Sheet
AQUA-Cal+ works as a water and pond bottom conditioner; clarifying the water, controlling pH and releasing alkalinity as required to aid in the digestion of organic matter.
With stabilised conditions in the pond, stress is reduced. When stress is reduced and water conditions are improved, both ﬁsh and prawns become healthier and more productive.
Conditioning with AQUA-Cal+ removes the iron by flocculation from the water, the turbidity and toxicity are significantly reduced, thus decreasing the subsequent mortality of the prawns.
As AQUA-Cal+ neutralises the pond bottom sludge and accelerates its breakdown, pond bottom septicity is prevented. AQUA-Cal+ also allows a more rapid break-down of the sludge, which helps release organic material for the growth of phytoplankton (natural food for shrimp), while binding the toxic contaminants. Subsequently, the smell of the sludge is greatly reduced, with less toxic compounds in water.
Conditioning with AQUA-Cal+ removes the iron by ﬂocculation from the water, signiﬁcantly reducing turbidity and toxicity. The stocking of the pond after the water is conditioned reduces the subsequent mortality of the post-larvae.
Results from trials on both Paciﬁc White Shrimp and Tiger Prawns show that AQUA-Cal+ has a superior performance to probiotics in controlling ammonia, nitrite and pond bottom sludge.
The data consistently shows AQUA-Cal+ stabilises alkalinity; suppresses extreme changes in pH; provides ingestible essential magnesium and calcium; reduces turbidity, improves light penetration; improves phytoplankton productivity; reduces toxic metals in the system (copper, zinc); and reduces ammonia and nitrite.
Because AQUA-Cal+ stabilises alkalinity, suppresses extreme changes in pH and provides ingestible essential magnesium and calcium, phytoplankton productivity is improved and toxic metals in the system (such as copper and zinc) along with ammonia and nitrite levels are significantly reduced.
Results observed in a trial on Monodon, in earthen ponds.
In this series, we will explore different aspects of aquaculture and define key characteristics of a more sustainable approach to aquaculture.
In the past, we have made a lot of environmental mistakes on land, and as we increase our focus on fish farming, we are presented with an opportunity to not make those mistakes again – in our relatively untouched oceans.
But for an aquaculture system to be truly sustainable, there are a few things to be considered.
In this first episode, we will look at various aspects of shrimp culture, and at how it affects the environment.
Calix core technology makes high surface area materials (with a honeycomb-like structure), giving you a price and a reactivity advantage.
Our materials are proving to have similar properties to highly active nano-materials, without the health/safety concerns and high cost, but with all the benefits.
Fully integrated supply chain – from mine to customer
Calix is able to offer better service, reliability and performance to its
customers because it controls the entire production process from mining
of raw materials, processing and production.
AQUA-Cal+ Distribution Partners
Calix has established a network of local distributors and partners who can deliver our solutions across the globe, to ensure you receive excellent customer service and support, wherever you are located. To find a partner near you, go to our Contact Us page.