Ozone in Aquariums and Water Parks
In the 1960s and 70s, the use of ozone in aquariums, albeit on a limited basis. The increase in use in Europe has led to a change in the perspective of ozone and its popularity. In the early 1980s, ozone gas, which maintains healthy fish communities and greatly increases the clarity of the water, has come to the fore as Aquarium life support. The hard part of the application at that time was the large space and height requirements.
In the late 1990s, ozonation criteria were fine-tuned and brought to a state where it could be obtained as 90-95% dissolved. The compactness and efficiency of the ozone generator system have been perfected and ozone has become the most suitable disinfectant for aquarium facilities.
Use of Ozone in Aquariums and LSS
Ozone gas is an extremely reliable gas that improves water quality in fish farming, provides rapid growth and development, reduces mortality rate, destroys harmful organic substances for fish, disinfects water and enriches it in terms of oxygen.
Ozone application can reduce the total organic carbon (TOC) ratio in the water by up to 15%, reduces the turbidity of the water with the nitrite level in the water, and removes the solids in the water by oxidation.
Depending on the increasing ozone dose, the chemical oxygen consumption (Chemical Oxygen Demand, COD) and total organic carbon (Total Organic Carbon, TOC) ratios and colour change (clearness) rates in the water are quite efficient.
Although nitrite is toxic to fish, nitrate is non-toxic. Ozone gas oxidizes nitrite to nitrate. Thus, in a way, it takes on the task of Nitrobacter, reducing the nitrite concentration in the water, which is toxic to fish.
The ozone dose to be applied in fish farming depends on factors such as the number of fish in the environment, the size of the fish, the amount of water, the sweetness-saltness ratio of the water, pH and temperature.
The role of ozone in aquarium and LSS water is to perform the disinfection process by allowing some parameters that show the water quality to be fixed at certain intervals. Improving water quality is not only about getting clearer water, but also destroying bacteria and virus populations and minimizing or eliminating chloramine formation.
This can be done best with ozone.