Thought i'd share my trip today to Genoa Aquarium with you all

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  1. Hingis

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    Hi fellow lovers of all things under water...

    Mods, please move this thread as you see fit, I have no idea where I should be posting this thread, as you can see I'm such a noobie still hehehe.

    Well, I have been away from home a week today and started getting the " I'm missing my tank blue's!! ), so how can I sort out this issue? Ah yes, let me head on out to the Genoa Aquarium in Italy. So I thought I would share a couple pics (Probably to many) SORRY, but I am sure we all like pictures to look at....

    That being said, think there will be a few posts here to contain the full details....

    Lets begin

    That's right, typical Italian style, even the aquariums are Leaning Towers, Hahahaha

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    Damn, some old ugly looking dudes these... but cool to watch!

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    Shucks, a nasty bad tempered looking Flying fish thing of sorts !

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    Aaaaaah beautiful big and soft cuddly Manitees.... (Well that's how they look...I think !!)

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    EICHA!!! Glad I am on this side of the glass... Some rather big looking Johnies!!!


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    Some more cuddly characters.... Harbour Seal

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    Look Ma, No Head !!!! hehehehe

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    Hells bells !!! Microbubbles anyone ??? hehehe and I complain about my little bunch.

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    Some more characters to watch!! These guys fly under the water.

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    Didn't forget our sea horse loving folk, sorry about the bad quality, my bad!

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    Next area, looking top down... Really amazing place!

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    Wow amazing coloured wings!!! Never seen these dudes before!

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    A little closer to check out them colours!!

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    Some closeups...

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    These guys looked quite interesting yet, relaxed

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    Shucks, anemone anyone ??? hehe

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    Just love these guys... Got to get me a bigger tank one day, so I can "house" one of them

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    Part 2 to follow.. Thanks for checking it out...
     
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  3. Hingis

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    Part 2, here it is!



    Woah, he's a big one!!

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    Something for the coral peeps... aren't I thoughtful ??? heehee

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    Shucks.. Over stock again.. I can help them out.. heheheh

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    Couple more close ups for you...

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    This just had the most amazing luminous blue stripes on its sides when going past the correct lighting!!


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    What a stunner!!!! Lovely!!!


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    And on to the big boys!!! Still one of my best experiences in my life... Swimming with these fellows in Mauritius... You ever get the chance, TAKE IT!!!

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    And the newest member to the Genoa Aquarium family... Happy 1 month birthday for yesterday little dude!! What a beaut...

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    That's right, even thought of you reptilian lovers, hehe, lovely cayman!

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    Amazing green colour, that really popped..

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    Anyone for some jelly tonight ??? hehe

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    Couple more close ups..

    Shucks these cardinals get big!!!

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    Think a mandarin, lovely colours, and seems fat!!!


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    Ok nearly over with, promise... Part 3 to follow... nearly done now.
     
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    The continuation, Part 3.....


    OK, HOLD THE BUS !!!! The Angels came out signing, the harps were playing... HHHHMMMMMMmmmmmm wwmmmaaawammmmwwwwaaaaammmaaaaaa... lol.. The dream tank we would all LOVE to have in our little homes... Ok, maybe just me..


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    I could have sat in the little corner staring at this tank for hours.. to darn gorgeous..!!

    Ok what is this guy? Looks like some sort of Wrasse ... Very pretty..

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    And then the one that got beaten with the ugly stick.. LOL... Just kidding... ummm.... Was a Frog fish in case you wondering.. Fins where like feet!!


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    Such amazing little things to watch!!


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    Ok, time to bring out the techno ravers!! Damn this tank was awesomely coloured .. Frig even my tekkies were glowing in the dark near this tank lol... Its how I want my moonlights to be.. hehehe


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    Last but not least... In the other corner of the room, we fit this tank... hehehe.. Reminds me of a thread I read recently by @tekkengal moving all the furniture out to fit her RSM 650!! Damn jealous lol...


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    Hope you enjoyed! I got "stuck" there 6 hours... luckily I went early hehe..

    Oh yes, at least, I am feeling much better now...

    Have a great evening all.. Thanks for reading.
     
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    Thanks bud! its kind of what I thought to... :biggrin:
     
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    Very cool! Thanks for posting man.
     
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    I've been there round about 2005/2006. Went to Italy for work a couple of times, and during one visit we did go to Genoa for 2 days and spend a lot of time in this aquarium.

    It is a nice aquarium. And really worthwhile to visit.
     
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    Awesome anemones there.

    I'm curious are they under sunlight?
     
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    Been to uShaka yet?
     
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    That nennie is seriously impressive
     
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    Actually no, not sunlight.. Had massive overhead floodlights.
    I am from Durb's originally, so yip I have been there. Also a beauts place. maybe someone from there, heading that way can do us a similar thread.
     
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    Thats a six line wrasse in the pic you were asking about. Nice pics
     
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    Excellent, thanks a lot @Criggy. Stunning colours, would love to get that little champ.
     
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    Awesome... if things go well end of october ill visit Ushaka in durban.. really looking foward to that
     
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    All I can say is wow!!! Thanks for sharing the pics
     
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    @HOT SAUCE got to head there mate.. you wont be disappointed!! just remember not to disappoint us, and take loads of pics!! j/k, well.. not really lol

    Thanks M, absolute pleasure.. always nice to get comments, good or bad :thumbup:
     
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    Thanks for sharing!
    Furniture is overrated, tanks are more fun :p
     
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