1.5million pounds of instant ocean!

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  1. irshaad

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    Georgia Aquarium, 8 million gallons, and this is how they filled it:

    To fill the tanks, the aquarium piped in 8 million gallons of ordinary tap water -- enough to fill 160,000 bathtubs. After treating it to remove chemicals and impurities, the staff had to turn this fresh water into salt water for marine habitats. To do this, they added 750 2,000-pound sacks of Instant OceanĀ® sea salt, for a total of 1.5 million pounds. That's the equivalent of more than 920,000 containers of table salt.

    Guess synthetic is the better option than NSW...

    Interesting article about Georgia Aquarium : HowStuffWorks "Building the Georgia Aquarium"
     
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  3. Tony

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    Wow thats a lot of salt. At 20 bucks a kilo at a discount bulk price it works out to 15 000 000 worth of salt
     
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    Wow thats alot of moola and salt
     
  5. Jaak

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    Eish, mixing all that must have been a mission!
     
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    Aish, and to think they could have got it for free....shame.
     
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    hope onstant ocean works for them....imagine having to change to a new brand:p
     
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    Free now im all ears...please elaborate
     
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    Eish, madness....
    Riyadh, I think Alan is talking about NSW.
     
  10. mnd123

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    I think that NSW would have been an option but Atlanta is like 300 miles from the ocean.... JHB and DBN type of distance, so think this is cheaper
     
  11. DragonReef

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    Mmmm they could have trucked in 36000 litres at a time and I reckon it would have worked out cheaper. But hey they did their bit to stimulate the ecomomy :)
    Maybe GM sponsered them ...
     
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    :lmfao:
     
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