Stream aquarium laboratory

RivEM’s stream aquarium laboratory is located in building 5F at the Karlstad University Campus, in the basement of the Biology department. The largest room in the 250-m² aquarium facility houses four seven-meter long stream flumes (volume ∼4000 L), and in the same room there is also space for approximately ten smaller aquaria (120-600 L). In addition, the stream aquarium laboratory has three rooms with about 30 smaller aquarias of various sizes (120-600 L), and laboratories for research and teaching purposes.

In the stream aquarium laboratory, we can manipulate environmental factors such as ambient light, water temperature, water flow and depth. This enables us to isolate the effects of environmental conditions when studying the fish. We mainly use the stream aquarium laboratory to study the behavior and physiology of fishes such as Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar), brown trout (Salmo trutta), grayling (Thymallus thymallus) and European eel (Anguilla anguilla).

Watch a video about the stream aquarium laboratory here (partially in Swedish and English).

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