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World’s Longest Aquarium

by TFH Magazine on October 3, 2011 at 7:35 am

The world's longest aquarium. Photograph by NTD Television.

By David E. Boruchowitz

How does a 110-foot aquarium sound to you? Well, one went on display last week at a fish expo in Taipei, Taiwan. With a volume of close to 7000 gallons, the setup houses hundreds of fish, mostly cichlids. The decor of the aquarium focuses on dozens of well-known Taiwanese landmarks, and the design is meant to evoke various Chinese artistic styles.

Several of the details provided in the news account make me wonder what is meant. For example, the tank is composed of seven sections that are connected with “a curved tank displaying waterfalls.” The video gives us a glimpse of these connecting tanks, but it isn’t possible to determine if they have waterfall backgrounds, incorporate overflows for the sections on either side of it, or represent waterfalls in some other way. Also, the tank boasts “tempered glass with an extra explosion-proof layer,” whatever that is!

Mysteries aside, it appears to be a great display, and the seven sections enable them to include a great variety of types of fish that otherwise could not be kept together. Those of you with 12- or 15-foot tanks, this gives you something to strive for, and the rest of us can just dream bigger…

Source: http://english.ntdtv.com/ntdtv_en/news_asia/2011-10-01/taiwan-unveils-world-s-longest-aquarium.html

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Posted in Aquatic Videos and David E. Boruchowitz by TFH Magazine on October 3rd, 2011 at 7:35 am.

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