Largest Cylindrical Aquarium
The Aquadom in Berlin, Germany, is a 14 meter tall cylindrical acrylic glass fish tank with built-in transparent elevator. It is located in Berlin-Mitte, in the DomAquarée complex, which also contains a hotel, offices, a restaurant, and the aquarium Sea Life Center.
The AquaDom was opened in December 2003. It cost about 12.8 million euros. The acrylic glass cylinder was constructed by a U.S. supplier of acrylics. The outside cylinder was manufactured on-site from four pieces; the inside cylinder for the elevator was delivered in one piece. The Aquadom is the largest acrylic glass cylinder in the world, with a diameter of over 11 meters, built on a 9 meters tall concrete foundation. Filled with about 900,000 liters of seawater, it contains 2600 fish of 56 species. The feeding of the fish and the cleaning of the fish tank is performed daily by divers.
Hydrosight employees worked in the late stage of construction on site as contract engineers. After construction finished we ensured life support operation and underwater tank care until the system was stabilized and was ready for normal operation.