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SÜRMENE FACULTY of MARINE SCIENCES / DEPARTMENT of FISHERIES TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING

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BTM2003Aquarium fisheries2+0+0ECTS:4
Year / SemesterFall Semester
Level of CourseFirst Cycle
Status Elective
DepartmentDEPARTMENT of FISHERIES TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING
Prerequisites and co-requisitesNone
Mode of DeliveryFace to face
Contact Hours14 weeks - 2 hours of lectures per week
LecturerDr. Öğr. Üyesi Rafet Çağrı ÖZTÜRK
Co-LecturerProf.Dr.İlhan ALTINOK
Language of instructionTurkish
Professional practise ( internship ) None
 
The aim of the course:
To give information about an aquarium and its components to enable students manage recirculation systems.
 
Learning OutcomesCTPOTOA
Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to :
LO - 1 : be familiar with the structure of aquarium components 1,3,9,121,3,4
LO - 2 : understand the dynamics of water quality parameters in aquarium systems 1,2,3,5,6,91
LO - 3 : have a choise of working aquarium sector 1,2,3,6,9,16,171,4
LO - 4 : design different types of aquariums for different organisms 1,2,3,6,8,9,16,171,3,4
LO - 5 : be familiar with the requirements of aquarium for different fish species 1,2,3,6,8,9,16,171,4
CTPO : Contribution to programme outcomes, TOA :Type of assessment (1: written exam, 2: Oral exam, 3: Homework assignment, 4: Laboratory exercise/exam, 5: Seminar / presentation, 6: Term paper), LO : Learning Outcome

 
Contents of the Course
Equipments of aquarium, closed circulation systems, water quality and its maintenance, filtration techniques (biological, mekanical and chemical), design of an aquarium, common aquarium fishes, feeding, reproduction, diseases and their management are given.
 
Course Syllabus
 WeekSubjectRelated Notes / Files
 Week 1Aquarium equipments and construction materials
 Week 2Aquarium design and its prenciples
 Week 3Aquarium substrates and their functions
 Week 4Aquarium water quality parameters and their management
 Week 5pH in aquarium and its management
 Week 6Nitrificaiton and its management
 Week 7Pellet feed preparation
 Week 8Midterm
 Week 9Live feed production
 Week 10Live feed production-II
 Week 11Aquarium fish diseases, prevention and their treatment
 Week 12Aquarium fishes and their culture -I (Homeworks and presentations)
 Week 13Aquarium fishes and their culture -II (Homeworks and presentations)
 Week 14Public Aquariums and their designs
 Week 15Aquarium types
 Week 16Final Exam
 
Textbook / Material
1Bailey, M. and Sandford, G. 1998. The Ultimate Aquarium. Annes Publishing Limited, Hong Kong.
 
Recommended Reading
1Adey, W.H. and lovelan, K. 1998. Dynamic Aquaria. Building Living Ecosystems. Academic Pres, New York
 
Method of Assessment
Type of assessmentWeek NoDate

Duration (hours)Weight (%)
Homework/Assignment/Term-paper 12 21/12/2018 1 50
End-of-term exam 16 16/01/2018 1 50
 
Student Work Load and its Distribution
Type of workDuration (hours pw)

No of weeks / Number of activity

Hours in total per term
Yüz yüze eğitim 3 14 42
Sınıf dışı çalışma 2 14 28
Arasınav için hazırlık 1 5 5
Arasınav 1 1 1
Dönem sonu sınavı için hazırlık 1 10 10
Dönem sonu sınavı 1 1 1
Total work load87