Journal of Marine Sciences / 2012 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Sponge Farming Trials: Survival, Attachment, and Growth of Two Indo-Pacific Sponges, Neopetrosia sp. and Stylissa massa

Table 3

Mean values for abiotic factors.

Abiotic factorsTeluk PegametanPulau PariGlass tankCement tank

Salinity33.52 (±0.09)33.23 (±0.09)39.17 (±2.5)36.2 (±1.02)
Oxygen [%]94.59 (±0.9)102.25 (±1.5)98.84 (±1.6)102.62 (±4.24)
Oxygen [mg/L]5.97 (±0.07)6.47 (±0.13)6.39 (±0.1)6.7 (±0.29)
pH8.15 (±0.02)8.10 (±0.04)8.23 (±0.07)8.36 (±0.06)
Turbidity [NTU/FNU]0.71 (±0.07)0.50 (±0.3)0.43 (±0.1)X
Temperature [°C]29 (±0.15)30 (±0.7)28 (±0.05)27.6 (±0.30)
Ammonium [mg/L N H 4 + ]0.1X00.1
Nitrite [mg/L N O 2 − ]0X00
Hardness [°d]8X1010

Standard deviation in brackets; X: no measurements.