Preliminary analysis of water quality in UiTM Kuala Pilah ponds for aquaculture purposes / Nurfaezah Ismail

Ismail, Nurfaezah (2017) Preliminary analysis of water quality in UiTM Kuala Pilah ponds for aquaculture purposes / Nurfaezah Ismail. [Student Project] (Submitted)


Understanding about water quality was needed to successfully manage a pond for aquaculture. The aims of this study were to determine the correlation of physicochemical parameters towards the ability of fresh water fish to survive and to screen the total Coliform bacteria inside the ponds. In situ parameters analysis
was done on site in which involved temperature by using conventional thermometer. Water samples were collected for every two weeks within 3 months at the selected ponds which were ponds A and B. In order to obtain an average
value for analysis, the samples was triplicate. Water sample was collected using 1.5 L bottle and directly being transferred to UiTM Kuala Pilah Laboratory for further lab analysis. Colony forming unit is a measure of viable bacterial cell. The bacteria were growth on EMB agar and incubated inside incubator for 24 hours with temperature at 37°C. Number of colonies per mL (CFU) of sample was
calculated manually. The results of this study showed that the physicochemical parameters like temperature, pH, dissolved solid, conductivity, and salinity reading has no significant different (p>0.05) between pond A and pond B after being compared which is compliment with the standard by Interim National River Water Quality Standards Classification thus it is suitable for aquaculture purposes.
However, the salinity reading was lower than the suitable range. The total coliform present inside both ponds was in standard range for aquaculture purposes.


Item Type: Student Project
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Ismail, Nurfaezah
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology
Q Science > QR Microbiology > Microbial ecology
Q Science > QR Microbiology > Microbial ecology > Water. Aquatic microbiology
Q Science > QR Microbiology > Bacteria
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Negeri Sembilan > Kuala Pilah Campus > Faculty of Applied Sciences
Programme: Bachelor of Science (Hons.) Biology
Keywords: Preliminary analysis of water quality, in UiTM Kuala Pilah, ponds for aquaculture purposes, UiTM Negeri Sembilan
Date: 2017
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