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mlb1232000
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PostPosted: 2008.02.17(Sun)22:24    Post subject: Where was that photo taken? Reply with quote

Where was the photo of the massive window of that massive aquarium at the main page of www.aquahobby.com taken? I want to see it in person!!!!!
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PostPosted: 2008.02.17(Sun)22:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm guessing Japan.
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PostPosted: 2008.02.17(Sun)23:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep Smile

That's the main tank of the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium which I was lucky enough to visit in 2004 and take that photo.

The front acrylic panel is 60 cm thick and is listed in the Guinness book of records as the largest in the world.
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PostPosted: 2008.02.17(Sun)23:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you can't go to Japan, it's not as large, but the Monterey bay aquarium has something similar.
From their site:
1.2 million gallons sea water
Acrylic window: 78,000 lbs, 13 in. thick, 54 ft. long, 15 ft. tall
http://www.mbayaq.org/efc/outerbay.asp
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PostPosted: 2008.02.18(Mon)7:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

Simply amazing. Thanks for the info!
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PostPosted: 2008.02.18(Mon)8:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Georgia Aquarium also has a large display tank. Where they also house whale sharks.

http://www.georgiaaquarium.org/conservation/whalesharkprogram.aspx

I should like to visit them all at some point.
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PostPosted: 2008.02.18(Mon)10:18    Post subject: Reply with quote

OOoO even better! That might be worth a family trip.
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