AquaDom

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AquaDom
AquaDom von Oben.jpg
View from Above of the AquaDom in the DomAquarée Complex in Berlin
Date opened2004[1]
LocationBerlin, Germany
Coordinates52°31′11″N 13°24′10″E / 52.51972°N 13.40278°E / 52.51972; 13.40278Coordinates: 52°31′11″N 13°24′10″E / 52.51972°N 13.40278°E / 52.51972; 13.40278
Websitewww.domaquaree.de

The AquaDom in Berlin, Germany, is a 25 m (82 ft) tall cylindrical acrylic glass aquarium with built-in transparent elevator. It is located inside the Radisson Blu Hotel in the DomAquarée complex at Karl-Liebknecht-Straße in Berlin-Mitte.[2] The DomAquarée complex also contains offices, a museum, a restaurant, and the aquarium Berlin Sea Life Centre.

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The AquaDom was opened in 2004.[1] It cost about 12.8 million euros.[3] The acrylic cylinder was produced by the U.S. company International Concept Management, Inc. It is now the main attraction of the Berlin Sea Life Centre owned by Merlin Entertainments.

The outside cylinder was manufactured on-site from twelve sets of panels sent from the factory; the inside cylinder for the elevator was installed as one piece after three sections of 5 panels each were bonded together next to the hotel. The Aquadom is the largest (by volume) acrylic cylindrical aquarium in the world, with a diameter of about 11 m (36 ft) and a height of about 16 m (52 ft), resting on a 9 m (30 ft) tall foundation.[4] Filled with 1,000,000 l (260,000 US gal) 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.[1] The fish need 8 kg (18 lb) of fish food.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "AquaDom: Plan Your Visit". Retrieved 6 March 2012.
  2. ^ "AquaDom & Sea Life Berlin". Archived from the original on 14 April 2012. Retrieved 6 March 2012.
  3. ^ "Hotel-Aquarium in Berlin". Die Welt. 24 December 2003.
  4. ^ "Aquadom Custom Built Aquarium". Reynolds Polymer Technology. Archived from the original on 18 May 2012. Retrieved 6 March 2012.

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