Let me ask you a question ” as a fish keeper, how much can you spend on your aquarium?
You might be wondering, why such question, well, do you know that there are some aquarium or fish lovers that spend millions of dollars just to set up a fish tank?
Although fish are low cost and maintenance animals, but some of them are really expensive, like the arowoma etc, so as some of their tanks.
The fact is, some fish tanks could go up to few million Dollars.
I know you’re amazed.
In this article, I will explain 8 most costliest and biggest fish tanks or aquariums in the world.
1. Georgia Aquarium – Atlanta, Georgia – 6.3 million gallons
Founded in 2005 by generous funds from the Home Depot Co-founder – Bernie Marcus, this aquarium has more than 100,000 sea animals including whale sharks.
2. Dubai Mall Aquarium – Dubai, UAE – 2.64 million gallons
Located in the centre of the Dubai Mall, this gigantic aquarium has 33,000 living animals including 400 sharks and rays. The aquarium holds the Guinness World Record for “largest acrylic panel” measuring 8.3 by 32.88 meter and is 75 centimeters (30 inches) thick beating Japan’s Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium.
3. Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium- Okinawa, Japan – 1.98 million gallons
Located within the Ocean Expo Park in Japan, this aquarium was inaugurated in 2002. With largest acrylic panel before the Dubai Mall Aquarium, this tank holds whale sharks and manta rays.
4. L’Oceanografic – Valencia, Spain – 1.85 million gallons
Integrated inside a complex known as the City of Arts and Sciences inside the city of Valencia, Spain, the Oceanographic features nine under water towers, structured on two levels that represent several marine ecosystems. It is the largest aquarium tank in Europe and houses more than 45,000 marine creatures.
5. Turkuazoo – Istanbul, Turkey – 1.32 million gallons
6. Monterey Bay Aquarium – Monterey, California – 1.2 million gallons
7. uShaka Marine World – Durban, South Africa – 1 million gallons
8. Shanghai Ocean Aquarium – Shanghai, China – 1 million gallons
These are some of the world’s most largest fish tanks and also very costly.
The fact is some of these fish tanks are estimated to be 5 up to 5 million dollars and above, making them very expensive aquariums.
So back to my question, can you spend such amazing amount of money just for a fish tank?
Also can you spend hundreds of thousands of dollars just on some expensive breed of fishes alone?
As time goes, things evolves. There was once wen the only fish tanks available was ponds.
Then people will dig up the ground, fill it with water and keep some fish there.
According to history, the very first public aquarium, called the Fish House, was opened in 1853 at the London Zoo, but now, we now have glasses and all Kinds of fish tanks which are very perfect for fish keeping.
Although fish tank are normally somewhat expensive, and could go from few hundred dollars to few thousand dollars, but the ones I mentioned above runs into millions of dollars.
So If you’re thinking of the biggest and the most costliest aquariums in the whole world, then the above mentioned are!.