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Numerous Enhancements Made to

Fresh-flo Transport Aerator Over the last sixty years, Fresh-flo aerators have been the equipment fish farmers use to ensure their stock remains healthy during transport. While those aerators have performed well throughout that time, within the last few months Fresh-flo made numerous enhancements.

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tarting with the motor of the aerator, the end bell has been improved to alleviate pressure on the motor bearing. One of the main upgrades to the TT aerator has been the change to a stainless steel bearing support tube. This wider/larger tube eliminates the carbon support tube variation previously offered. Inside the tube, a shaft seal was added to ensure a more water-tight system. The new stainless tube allows the aerator to be used in both fresh and salt water. Moving down the unit, the plastic insert of the lower bearing is now more substantial. Finally, at the base of the model TT transport aerator, which is submerged when in use, the aluminum alloy comprising the impeller has been upgraded which eliminates the need to specify the heavy stainless steel option. For those attending Aquaculture 2019 in New Orleans, March 7-11, Fresh-flo will have the new and old units on display. While the previous TT transport aerator served users as intended, the feedback they provide and the desire to support a growing aquaculture industry was the impetus the engineers at Fresh-flo used to design the upgrades. Hauling fish is a natural stressor for them with even a short-time

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transport of ten to thirty minutes requiring conditions of constant air or oxygen supply. Even with ideal conditions, it´s possible to lose about a half percent of the fish. The quality of aerator placed in the haul tank dramatically affects the water quality and health of fish delivered. The model TT transport aerator is designed for tanks with 100 to 400 gallon capacity, and can be placed between two compartments to aerate both. With a standard pump capacity of 75 gallons per minute, a 45 GPM capacity can be specified for smaller fish. Fresh-flo transport aerators are used in every state and throughout the world so their dependability is proven. Fresh-flo Corporation has been producing products for the aquaculture industry and private pond owners since 1958. In addition to transport aerators, they also manufacture pond aerators, two fish grader models, as well as a bug lite fish feeder. Their products can be found throughout the world in use by fish farmers and other businesses in the aquaculture industry as well as owners of small private bodies of water including lakes and ponds. Contact: Barb Ziegelbauer, Fresh-flo Corporation T: 920-208-1500, e-mai:barb@freshflo.com www.freshflo.com

Fresh-flo made numerous enhancements to the model TT transport aerator; shown on left is the upgraded unit while the right one is the old for comparison. Starting with the motor of the aerator, the end bell has been improved to alleviate pressure on the motor bearing. One of the main upgrades to the TT aerator has been the change to a stainless steel bearing support tube. This wider/larger tube eliminates the carbon support tube variation previously offered. Inside the tube, a shaft seal was added to ensure a more water-tight system. The new stainless tube allows the aerator to be used in both fresh and salt water. Moving down the unit, the plastic insert of the lower bearing is now more substantial. Finally, at the base of the model TT transport aerator, which is submerged when in use, the aluminum alloy comprising the impeller has been upgraded which eliminates the need to specify the heavy stainless steel option. For those attending Aquaculture 2019 in New Orleans, March 7-11, Fresh-flo will have the new and old units on display.

AQUACULTURE MAGAZINE December 2018 January 2019_VOL 44 NUM 6  

Production of omega-3 enriched tilapia through the dietary use of algae meal or fish oil: improved nutrient value of fillet and offal

AQUACULTURE MAGAZINE December 2018 January 2019_VOL 44 NUM 6  

Production of omega-3 enriched tilapia through the dietary use of algae meal or fish oil: improved nutrient value of fillet and offal