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Second Largest Tropical Fish Tank


One of the aquatic wonder fish tanks of the world. Here is an interesting view of a very large fish tank – purported to be the second largest tropical fish tank in the world!

This is quite the view of the underwater world, The moving figures on the outside viewing area show just what scale this was built. No-one can say they didn’t go all out to house a huge variety of large species. Why there is even a diver in there and he appears to be enjoying himself as well!

The “Kuroshio Sea” is the main display tank of the the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan. It holds 7,500-cubic meters (1,981,290 gallons) of water. I can’t imagine a tank with almost two millions gallons of water. I am so happy that Jon Rawlinson posted his footage of the tank and it various denizens such as whale sharks and manta rays. In fact, there are 70 species held on an aquarium 10 m (32.8′) in length by 35 m (114.8′) in width by 27 m (88.58′) in depth.
The tank uses acrylic panes to hold the water and these are quite large and give an unrestricted view into the life of the system.

Second Largest Tropical Fish Tank Offers Many Viewing Angles

The tank can be viewed from a number of different angles, there is a shark viewing area with 56 seats in it, an aquaroom that is to the left in the video which has a curved ceiling to view the mantas and sharks from a very different position than offered by the main viewing window.

The aquarium is also open to the sky and there is plenty of seating to view it from above, much like a very calm ocean.  This allows the various species to be exposed to natural light and offers a more natural environment to live in.  There are lots of ways to build an aquarium, but the second largest tropical fish tank is as close to a more common rectangular aquarium in shape than most of the largest tanks found in the world.  No matter what, it is an impresive piece of human engineering.

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Steve Pond, of Tropical Fish Aquarist, has kept fish both personally and professionally for over 50 years.  He writes regularly on the wide range of current topics that are important to people who keep tropical fish tanks as a passion and a hobby.

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Steve Pond, of Tropical Fish Aquarist, has kept fish both personally and professionally for over 50 years.  He writes regularly on the wide range of current topics that are important to people who keep tropical fish tanks as a passion and a hobby.

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