Biofloc Tanks

What Are Biofloc Tanks

Biofloc tanks are used for fish seed stocking and growing them with the help of biofloc technology. These tanks play a vital role in developing the ecosystem for fish and other aquaculture animals.

Before we go to investigate Biofloc tanks size variants, First we have to understand what is Biofloc?

Biofloc is a new technology in Aquaculture. We generally use this technology to grow fish or shrimp. Biofloc technology is game-changing in the industry of fish production. High-density fish stocking is possible in the Biofloc system. So that it is a profitable business. For high-density fish stocking, the Biofloc system required limited space. This system doesn’t need water exchange so that we can do fish farming in our backyard or rooftop with a large tank and make a profit of it.

Biofloc tanks size requirement

Biofloc fish farming can also be done in a simple pond. But it will increase the maintenance work and also required lots of technical knowledge to control the water parameter. So we prefer, a small farmer to do it in a small space.

Volume Of Tank
In liters
In Meters
Height Of The Tank
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Round shape of Biofloc tank Size

A tank minimum of 10,000-liter capacity with a 1.3-meter tank height can also be used. But we prefer to have a minimum of 20,000 liters and a maximum of 50,000 liters of tanks with a 1.3-meter of height. People easily controlled this size of the tank and the production of fish also be profitable.

Around types of tank required less maintenance and gives high production. After doing research on the best suitable tank size. Now we also have to understand which type of tank is profitable for Biofloc fish farming.

What Are The Types Of Biofloc Tanks

There are so many types of Biofloc tanks and ponds. Mainly two types we consider.

  • Biofloc Tarpaulin Tanks
  • Cement Tanks for Biofloc

Type 1. Tarpaulin Tanks

In countries like Indonesia, Malaysia, etc tarpaulin tank use. Broadly use of tarpaulin tank shows that the installation of this type of tank is very easy and doesn’t need to Sanitize the tanks. The country like Indonesia, they use tarpaulins instead of cement is because the cost of cement is very high. So, therefore, they prefer to use tarpaulin tanks for the setup of Biofloc tanks.

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Biofloc Tarpaulin Tank

Advantages of Tarpaulin Tank

  • They are ready to use.
  • very lightweight, as you can move this type of tank one place to another.
  • This type of tank doesn’t need to Sanitize.

Disadvantages of Tarpaulin tank

  • The durability of this type of tank is very low.
  • This type of tank causes a high level of pollution in the environment.
  • The overall setup cost is relatively high.

Type 2. Cement Tank

Cement Tank is used for many purposes in our country. Our Indian government does so many developments in the field of cement tank for rainwater harvesting in remote areas. Cement tanks are also used for a rainwater storage tank in India. The cement tanks are used for fish hatcheries for a long time. Those cement tanks can use for Biofloc tanks for fish raring and growing.

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Biofloc Cement Tank

Advantages of Cement Tank

  • Biofloc Cement Tanks are very durable and strong.
  • Cement Tank can be made in any shape or size.
  • The cost of making Cement Tank is less in comparison to the plastic tank in India.

Disadvantages of Cement Tank

  • This type of Cement Tank needs sanitization.
  • This type of tank takes some time to construct.

That’s all for Biofloc tanks. For more knowledge on biofloc search the web.


I am a technology enthusiast. I am currently doing fish farming with the help of Biofloc technology which is related to a new kind of Agrotech business. Biofloc technology is mainly subjected to Aquaculture and Aquaponics. Hello, My name is Ranjit Singh behind

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