The Hagen Aqualab consists of a variety of research rooms with integrated recirculation systems that include computer controlled pumps, a filtration system (sand, screen, gravel bed or combination), UV sterilization and temperature control.
- Three research rooms with integrated recirculation system and a single operating water temperature.
- One environmental chamber with integrated recirculation system and a single operating water temperature.
- Five research rooms with integrated recirculation systems and three operating water temperatures.
- One environmental chamber with integrated recirculation system, three operating temperatures and a serial dilutor, designed for toxicological research.
- One isolation room set up for experiments designed to study diseases in fish. This room is the only room in the facility that has a flow through system. The room was designed to be a Level 2 containment.
- One general holding room with integrated recirculation system for twenty five 2 m 3 tanks.
- Four environmental chambers 20 m 2.
- Seven environmental chambers 9 m 2.
- Twelve ECARS (Environmentally Controlled Aquatic Recirculating Systems). These systems are essentially environmental chambers for water.
Aqualab has a decentralized computer control system that controls, monitors and alarms functions within the facility. Features include data logging, monitoring and alarming of all sensors (temperature, flow, water level, photoperiod, O 2, pH, etc), control of devices that enable air and water flow (recirculated and make-up), photoperiod, temperature control (both air and water). Photoperiod can be controlled on a daily basis to emulate sunrise and sunset for any global position.
All rooms are supplied with untreated well water. This facility is salt water capable with two research rooms dedicated to marine holding and research.
Application for the use of these facilities must be made to the Aqualab Management Committee. Space request forms are available for downloading on our forms page, or may be obtained from the Facility Manager. Signed and completed forms must be submitted to the Manager who will forward them to the committee. Project approval must come from the committee.
Animal Utilization Protocol numbers must be submitted with the application for space. No animals will be permitted into the facility without a valid AUP number.
The map below shows the layout of Aqualab. Each room has a link to a description including standard operation procedures and pictures of that room.
|150||Swim Flume Room|
|154||Undergraduate Marine Teaching Lab|
|155||Disease Research Room|
|156||Aquatic Toxicology Research Room|
|160||General Holding Room|
|160a||Richard and Jean Ivy Room|
|160b-g||Small Environmental Chambers|
|161||Recirculation System Mechanical Room|
|163, 165||Environmental Research Chambers|
|174||Water Supply and Treatment|
|180||Falconbridge Thermal Effects Research Room|
|181, 181a||Reptile and Amphibian Rooms|
|183||Icy Waters Early Rearing Room|
|184||Noranda Environmental Toxicology Room|
|185||Freshwater Research Room|
|186||TransCanada Pipelines Thermal Effects Research Room|