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AQUA-Cal+

A solution for sustainable aquaculture farming

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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.

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IMPROVED WATER QUALITY

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.

LESS STRESS ON PRAWN AND SHRIMP

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.

TECHNICAL WEBINARS

June 11, 2020 \ Feeding the Growing Human Population
Webinar – Optimization of Grow out conditions in aquaculture systems

In this webinar, we look at what are the best pond conditions for growth and how AQUA-Cal+ can help to achieve these conditions.

June 11, 2020 \ Feeding the Growing Human Population
Webinar – Control of Ammonia and Nitrite in aquaculture systems

In this webinar, we looked at the generation of Ammonia and Nitrite and the problems the farmer encounters. We then explored the role of AQUA-Cal+ in absorbing Ammonia via the Struvite reaction.

June 11, 2020 \ Feeding the Growing Human Population
Webinar – Pond sludge treatment remediation

In this webinar, we talked about sludge formation in aquaculture systems, what current treatment methods and the place of AQUA-Cal+ in a sustainable solution.

PRAWN MORTALITY REDUCED

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.

SLUDGE VOLUME REDUCED

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.

Customer Stories

Feeding the Growing Human Population \ Aquaculture
Shrimp farming in Malaysia

AQUA-Cal aids in clarifying the water, controlling pH and releasing alkalinity as required, to aid in the digestion of organic

Feeding the Growing Human Population \ Aquaculture
Shrimp farming in eastern China, Rudong Huang Xiaohua Farm

AQUA-Cal improves the quality of water and thereby promoting better and healthy aquatic life at Rudong Huang Xiaohua Farm, Jiangsu

Feeding the Growing Human Population \ Aquaculture
Yield Improvement in Shrimp & Prawn, IKerpan Farm

AQUA-Cal improves the quality of water and thereby promoting better and healthy aquatic life at IKerpan Farm, Kerpan, Malaysia.

IRON SUPPRESSION

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.

BETTER PERFORMANCE

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.

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June 11, 2020 \ Feeding the Growing Human Population
Webinar – Optimization of Grow out conditions in aquaculture systems

In this webinar, we look at what are the best pond conditions for growth and how AQUA-Cal+ can help to achieve these conditions.

June 11, 2020 \ Feeding the Growing Human Population
Webinar – Control of Ammonia and Nitrite in aquaculture systems

In this webinar, we looked at the generation of Ammonia and Nitrite and the problems the farmer encounters. We then explored the role of AQUA-Cal+ in absorbing Ammonia via the Struvite reaction.

AQUA-Cal+ = HIGHER REVENUE

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.

The Calix difference

People, unique technology, partners, and track record

Leading edge technology

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.

Faster reactivity = less costs

Manufactured in Australia

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.

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