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Living Planet Aquarium Shark Tank Filled, Exhibits Prepared

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December 26, 2013

Draper — The Loveland Living Planet Aquarium’s 300,000-gallon shark tank has been filled. It took 10 hours, using a 200-foot fire hose that came in from a fire hydrant outside the building. The tank will house 50 different species and more than 2,000 animals including nurse sharks, zebra sharks, black tip and white tip sharks.

The aquarium’s Giants tank has also been filled, in the Journey to South America exhibit. The new tank is eight times larger than the tank in Sandy and took three hours to fill. The aquarium has also received three semi-trailers of South American botanicals for the exhibit.

Aquarium staff will now begin making own salt water and making sure temperatures and other water quality parameters are correct. The aquarium is planned to open in January 2014.

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