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Giant aquarium - Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 50° 12.278 E 015° 49.130
33U E 558434 N 5561704
Quick Description: The giant aquarium in the heart of Hradec Kralove wants to offer its visitors a direct contact with tropical nature...
Location: Královéhradecký kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 7/7/2013 12:40:16 PM
Waymark Code: WMHG0M
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 28

Long Description:
The Giant aquarium provides you the unique opportunity to meet a piece of tropical nature of the South and Central America. In the first part of the tour you will see a permanently refreshed exhibition of various exponates currently featuring an unique collection of exotic fish sculls. In the next part of your tour you come to a tropical footbridge inside a pluvial forest where you can experience the feeling of being in tropes - combination of heat and humidity of 85-90%. Here you can admire the beauty of plants like various kinds of orchids, bromelias and thilandsias creating unforegetable variety of colors and shapes. The feeling of a pluvial forest is multiplied by occasional tropical rain and morning mist. After you leave the forest you will find yourself at the bottom of a fresh water tropical lagoon inhabited with a community of fish of the South and Central America. About 40 species of fishes at the total number of 500 pieces live here. Beside the fish you probably know from your aquariums you will also see several rarities. You could hardly miss the three-feet-long Colossoma Serrasalsmidae. Most the species belong to the Cichlidae family. They even grow their youngsters in our lagoon. The total volume of the tank is 130 000 liters of water which means 130 tons of weight. The aquarium is 5 metres long, 8 metres wide and 4,8 metres deep. The bottom view is enabled by an 3-inch-thick-acrylate-glass tunnel especially delivered from far Japan. Every thursday the tour is enhanced thanks to a diver feeding the fish. At the end of your visit your guide invites you to our Aquashop which offers a wide range of fishes, aquaristic tools and souvenirs. We believe that you will be impressed by our original exposition and we are looking forward to your soon visit.

Source and more information: (visit link)
Physical address of aquarium: Baarova ulice 1663/10, Hradec Králové 2, 500 02 Czech republic

Website address: http://www.obriakvarium.cz

Hours of operation: http://www.obriakvarium.cz/einfo.asp

Admission cost: 120 Kč

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1. Take a photo of the front entrance with the public aquarium's name on it. Optional photos include pics of the exhibits inside the aquarium but of course, admission and/or entry is not required to log this waymark.
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