Care and Maintenance

Care and Maintenance of the Tank

Salmon in the Schools – Seattle (SIS-Seattle) has been developing and collecting “best care and maintenance practices” since 2012.  Find them here: Care and MaintenanceALSO – CONSULT THE MAINTENANCE SECTION OF THE HANDBOOK.

It is difficult to tell when an egg has died.  This link to information developed by Columbia Springs might help you.

Difference Between the Tank and Stream

It is helpful to describe how we are trying to replicate the conditions in nature with the tank cycle.  Two presentations are available to illustrate the difference between fish growing up in the wild and in our tank: Nutrient Cycle and Wild to Tank Comparison.

Monitoring Aids

Some teachers have found the following forms useful to have in the classroom or posted by the tank:

Hatch Estimates
Monitoring Sheet
Record the amount of food

Large chart to mount near tank.  Use small adhesive dots for legend and student-placed data.  Take file to office supply or copy store to print 32″ x 22″

150 Fish Count

200 Fish Count

225 Fish Count

Purchasing Supplies and Equipment

We have created a list of items that would be required to set up the tank for raising your salmon. These are provided as information only. SIS – Seattle does not endorse the products or retailers.    Go to the list.

Chiller Repair

Call either Dan Hannafious or Phil Sweetland if you are having problems with your chiller.  Financial assistance may be available for schools serving low-income students.  We have loaners available while your chiller is being repaired.  We are currently using Northwest Aire Services, Inc., 17800 Marine View Drive SW, Normandy Park, WA 98166 at 206-241-2657 or 206-356-7687.

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