AquaDom

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File:AquaDom von Oben.jpg
A photograph from above of the AquaDom in the DomAquarée complex in Berlin.

The AquaDom in Berlin, Germany, is a 25 metre tall cylindrical acrylic glass aquarium with built-in transparent elevator. It is located at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Berlin-Mitte. The DomAquarée complex also contains a hotel, offices, a restaurant, and the aquarium Sea Life Centre.

Overview

The AquaDom was opened in 2004.<ref name=Aquadom_Visit>Template:Cite web</ref> It cost about 12.8 million euros. The overall construction of the aquarium was designed and built by International Concept Management, Inc.. The acrylic cylinder was constructed by the U.S. company Reynolds Polymer Technology. It is now the main attraction of the Berlin Sea Life Centre.

The outside cylinder was manufactured on-site from four pieces; the inside cylinder for the elevator was delivered in one piece.<ref name=ACBA>Template:Cite web</ref> The Aquadom is the largest acrylic cylindrical aquarium in the world, with a diameter of about 11 metres, and it is built on a 9 metre tall foundation.<ref name=ACBA/> Filled with 1,000,000 litres of water, it contains over 1,500 fish of 50 species. The feeding of the fish and the cleaning of the fish tank is performed daily by 3-4 divers.<ref name=Aquadom_Visit/> The fish need 8 kg of fish food.<ref name=Aquadom_Visit/>

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