From its inception in 1986, ABS has steadily expanded from 1000 square feet to over 12,000 square feet and from 3 cultured species to 13 species. As an intensive culture facility with six climate-controlled bays we are able to produce several million organisms per year and we are confident of our ability to supply your lab with test organisms of consistently high quality.

Fort Collins
Saltwater Algae Culture
Saltwater Algae Culture
Several of the species raised at ABS require rotifers and other plankton for their larval stages, so we have implemented a cost-effective algae culture system to support our rotifer culture.
Fathead Minnow Brood Tanks
Fathead Minnow Brood Tanks
Our fathead minnow culture utilzes multiple recirculating systems and biofiltration to achieve maximum water quality with minimal water use.
Water Chilling System
Water Chilling System
Uniquely designed to ensure temperature-controlled water to our systems, we have developed a chiller system which supplies recirculated seawater to individual production tanks.
Topsmelt Production Tanks
Topsmelt Production Tanks
Our topsmelt systems were developed to closely mirror requirements of light, temperature and water quality to maximize year-round topsmelt reproduction.
Brine Shrimp Hatching Vessel
Brine Shrimp Hatching Vessel
ABS hatches approximately 100 pounds of brine shrimp annually to meet most of the nutrtional requirements of our larval and juvenile fish and shrimp.
UV Sterilization Unit
UV Sterilization Unit
Using commercially available UV filtration units, we are able to maintain each of our recirculating systems with minimal interference to production by limiting potential disease outbreaks from bacterial, algal or protozoan "blooms".
Facility Growth
Facility Growth
Since 1986, Aquatic BioSystems has expanded from 2500 square feet to 12000 square feet adding species and production to support the research and regulatory requirements of both industry and educational institutions.