AquaDom

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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.[1] The DomAquarée complex also contains a hotel, offices, a restaurant, and the aquarium Sea Life Centre.

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The AquaDom was opened in 2004.[2] It cost about 12.8 million euros.[3] The acrylic cylinder was constructed by the U.S. company. 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. 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.[4] 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.[2] The fish need 8 kg of fish food.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "AquaDom & Sea Life Berlin". Retrieved 6 March 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "AquaDom: Plan Your Visit". Retrieved 6 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Hotel-Aquarium in Berlin". Die Welt. 24 December 2003. 
  4. ^ "Aquadom Custom Built Aquarium". Reynolds Polymer Technology. Retrieved 6 March 2012. 

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Coordinates: 52°31′11″N 13°24′10″E / 52.51972°N 13.40278°E / 52.51972; 13.40278