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APPLICATION OF COPPER OXIDE PAINTS AS PREVENTION FOR MACROFOULING ATTACHMENT ON A MARINE FLOATING NET CAGE

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Author(s): Sri Rejeki*, Titi Susilowati, Restiana Wisnu Aryati

Journal: Journal of Coastal Development
ISSN 1410-5217

Volume: 13;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 166;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Antifouling paints | Macro-biofouler | Marine Net cage

ABSTRACT
Macrofouling is one of the major problems on a marine net cage culture. The attachment ofmacrofouling could cover the net cage and thus reduce the water circulation in the cage. Application ofcopper oxide paints may be able to solve that problem. A field experiment with Completely RandomizesDesign was applied with 9 treatments: paint without biocide; paints contained: 5% Copper Oxide; 10%Copper Oxide; 1% Chlorothalonil; 1% Chlorothaloni + 5% Copper Oxide; 1% Chlorothaloni + 10%Copper Oxide; 1% Zinc Omadine; 1% Zinc Omadine + 5% Copper Oxide; 1% Zinc Omadine + 10%Copper Oxide, each treatment was replicated 3 times. The research was done on July – September 2007at Hanura Bay Lampung. Data of the abundance and diversity of macrofouling were collected weekly.The results showed that the application of copper oxide paints affected the macrofouling attachmentsignificantly (P < 0, 01). The best result was antifouling paints contained Copper Oxide, andcombination between Copper Oxide with Chlorothalonil and Zink Omadine. However, from theeconomical point of view, paint with 5% Copper Oxide could be suggested for preventing macrofoulingattachment on the marine net cage.
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