The tank is made of light blue polycarbonate for better visibility, providing the animals with a uniform environment in terms of light; this also inhibits the growth of algae. The tank, cleanable with no difficulty, features a smooth surface and sloping base, which eases all the dirty particles down towards the extraction zone.
The tank design is optimal for maximizing the rearing of fry by providing the fish with a reduced column of water. It allows fish to reduce swimming distance to reach the food on the water surface and therefore allows them to preserve energy for their developmental growth. Thanks to its compact design it is also suggested for single housing of adult fish (for specific research protocols and/or genotyping purposes) maximizing animal density in the system.
The tank can sustain autoclave cycles up to 250 F.