Gigantic Marine Aquarium to be built !

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  1. Jeffo

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    Hi All

    I am currently in the early planning stages of constructing a gigantic marine aquarium (for snorkelling etc.- similar to uShaka / 2 Oceans). It is by no means a small undertaking nor are there any "exotic" (easy-to-die) species required ! Having given all that information I am eager to arrange for meetings with any interested persons that may contribute towards this project. My email is jaq-teq@webmail.co.za.

    Kind Regards
     
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    Give us more detail on the size. Where are you located?
     
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    Nemos Installations cc will be in contact with you. Some of our work is displayed on this forum and you can view our web in my signature.
     
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    Jeffo

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    The planned size is approximate 5000sq.m (1.5m depth) of open air snorkelling in Gauteng. I am currently testing the waters (excuse the pun!) to find persons interested in either supplying stock / constructing the aquarium / maintaining the system / providing expertise for this project.

    Companies and or individuals are welcome to express their interest in participation. Please forward any portfolio or website details to the following email address :
    jaq-teq@webmail.co.za
     
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    Sjoe .... thats quite an a big surface area ... How do plan to compensate for evaporation .... And Temperature control ..... And Being so far from natural sea water top ups and water changes are going to be a serious challenge ... Don't get me wrong .... not saying its impossible or being a wet blanket just pointing out the some things things to consider .... Would this be like a theme park where one can pay and snorkel to cover up costs or is this a personal "pool" to enjoy this hobby ...
     
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    Think thats where Nemo's comes in :tt2:
     
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    Hi Jeffo,
    I used to own and run the dive centre that did the diving at uShaka.
    My 2c worth is if you could make it slightly deeper about 2M at least and make all snorkellers wear float jackets, then the substrate wont get churned up and clogg the filters and hamper the viz!
     
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    Sounds awesome dude, If you need any input from the two oceams aquarium in cape town, send me a PM i work there.....
     
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    i am keen to help, will email you
     
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    Hold the phone- thats like 7 500 000 litres of water...amazing!
     
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    Well I have always wanted to snorkel! Wonder how long it will take to open :) .. This is something we need in JHB :) .. Would be cool to also have a mini beach like in sun city
     
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    All respect to those members that I know already here on the forum ... Obviously Jeffo is not one of our run of the mill hobbyist that wants a little piece of the ocean sitting in his lounge ... Just asking him if he considered all these factors and what is then end result hoping to achieve ... A public snorkel lagoon or a private beach in his backyard ... Asking these questions helps us help him and in the end realize his dream ....
     
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    What happened to I think it was Share World ... Think was near Benoni / Boksburg ... Was years ago that I visited there ... remember paid 5 bucks to enter and spend the whole day down there water slides and had an artificial beach with waves and all and all .....
     
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    Tagging on this one :thumbup:
     
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    WOW this sounds like something out of this world.
    would love to see this once done.
     
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    sounds fantastic, hope ypou get it going soon. Im planning a similar project here but i havent really thought it through yet, but getting there. welcome to masa and good luck with the build
     
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    really? Lol but I want to snorkel and see all the nemos :thumbup:
     
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    I agree, was at Ushaka earlier this year and the lagoon has nice depth. If you were to make it shallow you would then have a dedicated path to snorkel which wouldn't be all that great. Would be nicer to be able to view from top down and not just look at it from a distance. Maybe 2,5m to 3m then one wouldn't hamper or really disturb the wildlife?
     
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    Tagging along.
     
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