Our latest invention at Todd Fish Tech is the Crab Pod shellfish tank.
This has been designed for larger quantities of crab and enables the user to purge, store and condition the crab making export to Europe and the Far East feasible.
The purpose-built, insulated polypropylene tank is really robust.
The Crab Pod tank has integrated filtration developed from the highly effective Lobster Pod shellfish system and a seawater chiller to make finger-tip control of the temperature possible.
Unique water and air diffuser channels in the base of the tank ensure all of your shellfish have clean, filtered and oxygenated water at all times.
The system is turn-key with no installation required.
The Crab Pod holding tank ensures fresh and lively crab.
The Crab Pod system is delivered by HIAB lorry to UK customers only.
|Capacity of Crab or Langoustine in tubes.||Description||Size|
|75-105Kg crab or|
38Kg langoustine in tubes
|Insulated polypropylene tank with integrated filter and including seawater chiller||1m high | 2m long | 1.2m wide|
|250-350Kg crab or 125Kg langoustine in tubes||Large insulated polypropylene tank with integrated filter and including a seawater chiller||1m high | 3m long | 2m wide
|375-560Kg crab or 190Kg langoustine in tubes||Large insulated polypropylene tank with integrated filter and including a seawater chiller||1m high | 4m long | 2m wide|
|500-750Kg crab or 250Kg langoustine in tubes||Large insulated polypropylene tank with integrated filter and including a seawater chiller||1m high | 5m long | 2m wide|
All of our systems use single phase electrics. They are all energy efficient, use quality materials which are safe for shellfish and all electrics are IP rated.
Each Crab Pod storage system requires a waterproof double socket and the seawater chiller included requires a commando style socket.
Cleaning and Maintenance
- Daily – check your stock, water flow and temperature.
- Weekly – do a water test to check ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, pH and salinity.
- Every 4 weeks (or sooner if the ammonia levels rise) – do a 20% water change.
- Every 3-6 months – change the wooden airstone in the protein skimmer
- Every year – change the UV bulb
All of our shellfish systems have a one year manufacturer’s warranty.
“Our new Crab Pod uses the same filter as our award winning Lobster Pod system but allows it to be used to hold larger quantities of crab or langoustine in tubes opening up new export markets for our customers.”
DR KEITH TODD, MARINE BIOLOGIST
Research & Development Director
Standard size Crab Pods start at £12,000 + VAT + delivery by HIAB.
The Crab Pod system has our unique filter with Mechanical, Biological and Chemical filters, Ultraviolet Steriliser and Protein Skimmer. All new filters take time to mature. The good bacteria on the moving bed biofilter take on average six weeks to multiply and grow. Once your Crab Pod system is mature we recommend changing 20% of the water every 4 weeks or if the ammonia levels rise.