alexa Use of Zero Water Discharge Technology through the Application of Nitrifying Bacteria and Textile Vertical Substrate in Grow-Out Phase of <em>Macrobrachium rosenbergii</em> De Man | Abstract
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Journal of Aquaculture Research & Development
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Research Article

Use of Zero Water Discharge Technology through the Application of Nitrifying Bacteria and Textile Vertical Substrate in Grow-Out Phase of Macrobrachium rosenbergii De Man

Gede Suantika*, Dea Indriani Astuti, Rifki R Arief, Malendra Rusni and Osman R Turendro

Microbial Biotechnology Research Group, School of Life Sciences and Technology, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Jl. Ganesha 10, Bandung, Indonesia

*Corresponding Author:
Gede Suantika
Microbial Biotechnology Research Group
School of Life Sciences and Technology
Institut Teknologi Bandung, Jl. Ganesha 10
Bandung 40132, Indonesia
Tel: +62-22-251-1575
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Received Date: May 02, 2012; Accepted Date: June 27, 2012; Published Date: July 02, 2012

Citation: Suantika G, Astuti DI, Arief RR, Rusni M, Turendro OR (2012) Use of Zero Water Discharge Technology through the Application of Nitrifying Bacteria and Textile Vertical Substrate in Grow-Out Phase of Macrobrachium rosenbergii De Man. J Aquacult Res Dev 3:139. doi:10.4172/2155-9546.1000139

Copyright: © 2012 Suantika G, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


This study was conducted to develop a zero water discharge technology for Macrobrachium rosenbergii growth in order to solve the unpredictability of prawn production during grow-out phase.The system consists of three major compartments: (1) Prawn culture tank, (2) Trickling biofilter for nitrification process, and (3) Textile vertical substrate for prawn territory expansion. The trial was conducted in three diferent stages: (1) nitrifying bacteria of 105 Colony Forming Units.mL-1(CFU.mL-1) was inoculated into the culture 24 hours prior to juvenile stocking and every 10 days during culture period, (2) the culture was grouped into five treatments: 30 individuals.m2 (control), 40 individuals.m2, 50 individuals.m2, 60 individuals.m2, and 70 individuals.m2, and (3) measurements of biological, physicochemical, and microbiological culture parameters. Optimum culture performance was obtained in the culture with initial
stocking density of 30 individuals.m-2 (control) with final metabolic body weight, length, specific growth rate (SGR), survival rate (SR), feed conversion rate (FCR) of (11.37 ± 4.92) g, (10.69 ± 1.45) cm,, 78.3%, and 0.99, respectively. However, from an economic perspective, stocking with 70 individuals.m-2 (treatment IV) produced the highest total final biomass (975 g) and highest profit (Rp. 19.285 per kg) compared to the other treatments. Results indicate that use of the developed zero-water discharge rearing system with the application of nitrifying bacteria and textile vertical substrate can maintain good water quality to support a higher stocking density, better growth and larval survival rate and profit of prawn M. rosenbergii de Man grow-out culture.


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