Eleven cubicles can be assigned to individual users. Each cubicle has its own 1,000-gallon seawater reservoir equipped with a recirculating pump. Users typically pass the water through biofilters or canister filters with various filtering elements (e.g., activated charcoal, fiber-wound filters) to maintain the water quality as required for the specific experiments being conducted. Water temperature is controllable over a range of 7 - 25 oC and is maintained by passing the water through a heat exchanger. Each cubicle is normally furnished with four seawater tables mounted in a rack system. Two of the tables measure 75 cm wide x 130 cm long x 10 cm deep (nominal capacity 90 liters) and two measure 75 cm wide x 130 cm long x 40 cm deep ( nominal capacity 360 liters). A timer can operate fluorescent overhead lights.
In addition, there are three large circular tanks located outdoors. These tanks measure 3 m in diameter and 1.5 m in depth (nominal capacity 10,000 liters). Water temperature can be controlled.
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