Research & Housing Fees

The UQBR Aquatics facility operates on an agistment direct cost recovery system. This system is divided into 3 main categories:

  • Standard Agistment (zebrafish tank hire)
  • Frog Agistment (Xenopus)
  • Exotics Agistment

Agistment costs for an exotic model is variable and dependent on the animal, the animal's basic requirements and level of care, as well as the usage or acquisition of any special equipment.

Our cost of operations are benchmarked regularly against other fee-for-service research aquariums, to ensure we remain competitive and deliver the best service possible, giving you the best return on your dollar.  For information on what is included in agistment costs and how these costs are calculated please contact the Facility Manager

 

 


Our Facilities

 

The UQBR Aquarium is made up of a combination of small stand-alone and larger production scale recirculating systems. Presently our aquarium contains the following RAS aquariums: 

 

SEDDON AQUARIUM - Est. 2012

SEDDON AQUARIUM - Est. 2012

 

System Type Setup Capacity

Zebrafish

Adult

24 Racks

720 x 1L tanks

1200 x 3L tanks

Holding capacity for juvenile to adult zebrafish

Zebrafish

Nursery

4 Racks

210 x 1L tanks

120 x 3L tanks

Holding capacity for larvae to juvenile zebrafish rearing and transition

Large Marine Standalone 1 Rack

Stonefish, Scorpionfish and Anemones

This aquarium has a number of possible tank combinations depending on individual animal housing requirements

OTTO HIRSCHFELD AQUARIUM - Est. 2011

OTTO HIRSCHFELD AQUARIUM - Est. 2011
System Type Setup Capacity

Zebrafish Adult

(Fitted with automated Tecniplast Tritone feeding system)

14 Racks

700 x 3L tanks

Holding capacity for juvenile to adult zebrafish

GODDARD AQUARIUM - Evolution Lab aquarium - Est. 2013

GODDARD AQUARIUM - Evolution Lab aquarium - Est. 2013
System Type Setup Capacity

Zebrafish

Adult

2 Racks

100 x 3L tanks

Holding capacity for juvenile to adult zebrafish  

IMB AQUARIUM - Est. 2010

IMB AQUARIUM - Est. 2010
System Type Setup Capacity

Zebrafish

Adult

8 Racks

320 x 1L tanks

384 x 3L tanks

Holding capacity for juvenile to adult zebrafish

Small Marine  Standalone

1 Rack

Currently housing a number of different cone-snail species

This aquarium has a number of possible tank combinations depending on individual animal housing requirements 

OTTO QUARANTINE AQUARIUM - Est. 2007

Class 7.7 Live Laboratory Fish

System Type Setup Capacity

Zebrafish

1 Rack

16 x 1L tanks

10 x 3L tanks

Holding capacity for juvenile to adult zebrafish

AIBN QUARANTINE AQUARIUM - 2003

Class 7.6 Live Laboratory Xenopus

System Type Setup Capacity
Adult Female X. borealis & X. laevis 2 Racks

20 x 35L tanks

4 x 7L tanks

Holding capacity for adult females

Adult male and sub-adult X. borealis 2 Racks

48 x 3L tanks

48 x 10L tanks

Holding capacity for 150 animals depending on species, age and sex

(max. density 1 male frog per 3.33L)