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The Biggest Aquarium in The World


By : Ririn Sholiha

History Aquarium

In ancient Roman times, the first fish that are kept in the room was the fish of the genus Barbus placed in a small pond at the bottom of the guest bedroom. With the development of glass technology, one of the walls of the pool was replaced with glass to improve the way of sight to the fish pond. In 1369, Emperor of China set up a company Hóngwǔ porcelain manufacturer to make porcelain tube as the maintenance of goldfish. A tubular shape and develop into a bowl the ball.

In 1836, after the discovery of the box Wardian, Dr. Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward proposes to use a homemade box as a place to bring a tropical animal. In 1841, he tried to apply but only carry aquatic plants and toy fish. In 1838, Félix Dujardin noted to have a saltwater aquarium. In 1846, Anne Thynne able to maintain Scleractinia corals and seaweed for almost three years, and it is written as the first inventor of the seawater aquarium unbalanced ecosystem in London. In the same year, Robert Warington experimenting with 13-gallon size containers filled with carp, snails, plants and Vallisneria to create a stable aquarium ecosystem.

In 1853, London Zoo opened the first public aquarium. Philip Henry Gosse was the first to use the term aquarium in his book The Aquarium : An Unveiling of the Wonders of the Deep Sea. In his book, Gossee deal about saltwater aquarium. Edward Edwards patented in 1858 a circulation system for the aquarium.

In 1854, two German anonymous author writes about saltwater aquarium England. In 1856, writing about freshwater aquarium published. In 1862 William Alford Lloyd worked in Germany and oversees the construction of the tank and circulation system for an aquarium in the Tierpark Hagenbeck.

In the Victorian era, a common aquarium design is one side of the glass and the other side is made of wood and made watertight with resin. The bottom is made of stone and heated from below. Other designs then introduced to a whole side of the tank is made of glass with a metal frame. Meanwhile, the meaning of the Aquarium itself is a vivarium that is usually placed in a place with the transparent (glass or plastic high strength), in which there are animals and aquatic plants, fish, but can also be found invertebrates, amphibians, marine mammals and reptiles are accommodated, and is used for public display. Aquarium comes from the Latin aqua, which means “water”, and the suffix -arium which means “places associated with”.

Keep the fish in the aquarium is a hobby that is quite popular. The first giant aquarium to the public, was established at the London Zoo, England in 1853. concurrent with the course of time, the technology used in the aquarium is growing, such as filtration systems and lighting.

For you lovers of the underwater world, now attraction aquarium is sure to be an interesting holiday destination, in addition to deep-sea diving or snorkeling on the beach. Travel this aquarium could be an alternative choice for a vacation. Moreover, now there are many large aquarium in the world that has a varied collection with technologically sophisticated facilities. The following are the 10 largest aquarium in the world you can visit :

1. Georgia Aquarium
The largest aquarium in the world and the largest is called the Georgia Aquarium, located in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. Aquarium tank which was officially opened on 23 November 2005, has a capacity of 6.3 million gallons of water. Interestingly, the Georgia Aquarium being the only aquarium outside Asia that holds groups of whale sharks in the 100,000 marine animals collection. Watched the Ocean Voyager exhibit also could be your choice.


2. The Dubai Aquarium and Discovery Centre
The world’s largest mall, The Dubai Mall to be the location for the largest aquarium and the largest in Asia, Dubai Aquarium and Discovery Centre. Has a tank with a capacity of 2.64 million gallons of water, the aquarium is opened to the public since November 4, 2008, saving 33,000 marine animals. Amazingly, this aquarium also has the world’s largest acrylic panel to watch various kinds of sea creatures, including sharks and stingrays.

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3. The Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
The whale shark became the main attraction of the aquarium is in the inside Ocean Expo Park, Okinawa Island, Japan. In addition, there are rare animals The ocean is rarely stored in the tank. Not only that, manta rays also attract the attention of many visitors. Both sea creatures that live in the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium with a tank capacity of 2 million gallons of water. The main attractions ‘Kuroshio Sea’ are also required to be enjoyed.

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4. L’Oceanografic
As the largest and the largest aquarium in the ‘continent’, L’Oceanografic include 1.85 million galor tank contains water. This aquarium is located in the ‘City of Arts and Sciences’ or ‘City of Arts and Sciences’, which is the name of an exhibition hall in Valencia, Spain. Approximately 45,000 of marine life found in this aquarium, is derived from the Antarctic and the Mediterranean Sea. The building is also an amazing aquarium with modern architecture.

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5. Turkuazoo
A total of 10,000 sea creatures and animals of freshwater into the marine aquarium located in the shopping center of Istanbul Shopping Mall, ranging from stingrays, piranhas, to sharks. When opened to the public in 2009, Turkuazoo funded by the public had become the largest aquarium in the world, with the largest tank contains more than 1.3 million gallons of water. Inside there is also a 80-meter-long tunnel.


6. Monterey Bay Aquarium
There are two major super tanks as high as 10 meters, each with a capacity of 1.2 million gallons of water at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Very famous aquarium is located in the area of Cannery Row, Monterey, California, USA, and is open to the public from October 20, 1984. There are more than 35,000 sea creatures with about 623 species, such as whales, jellyfish, stingrays, sea otters, tuna, and sharks contained in this aquarium.

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7. National Aquarium
About 1.5 million tourists visited the aquarium, located in Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America since it opened in 1981 ago. More than one million gallons of water to fill the National Aquarium of this, as a life of about 16,500 sea creatures from 660 species. In addition, there is also a rainforest terrarium on the roof of this aquarium. With a collection of very many, I wonder if millions of visitors always thronged her every year.

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8. uShaka Marine World
Located in Durban, South Africa, the largest aquarium and the largest in this continent has 32 tanks containing almost one million gallons of water. uShaka Marine World is home to an aquarium theme park the Navy. Various types of sea creatures ranging from sea horses, dolphins, sharks stored up in this aquarium. Opened to the public since April 30, 2004, this location also has a cafe and a famous restaurant.

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9. The Shanghai Ocean Aquarium
Has a size of 155 meters of tunnel-shaped, Shanghai Ocean Aquarium became the longest undersea tunnel in the world, and one of the largest aquariums in Asia. Fill the water almost reached one million gallons, with a collection of various types of marine animals, including rare species such as Chinese water dragons and penguins of Antarctica. Marine animal exhibits were divided by geographic region, such as China zones, Australian zones, and more.

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10. The Aquadom
Aquarium located in the atrium of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Berlin, Germany is cylindrical. The size of the diameter reaches 11 meters, while the height of 25 meters, with the contents of nearly one million gallons of water. Area his aquarium as high as 16 meters, which contains more than 2,600 marine animals. Visitors can ride the elevator located in the middle of the aquarium to reach the peak, while enjoying the scenery on the banks of River Spree.

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