What do you get when you take an 8,000 pound tank, 60,000 pounds of water, a few Moray Eels, a 2.5 foot Leopard Shark, accompanied with other fish and put them all together? The answer – the Salt Water Aquarium at Abt Electronics and Appliances! One of the many store attractions, the 20 foot long, 8 feet deep aquarium has served as the home to a variety of sea water fish over the past seven years. Over 100 fish occupy the salt water aquarium. Their meals are a combination of meat and plant life, giving the fish a balance of nutrients needed for proper growth.
Keeping up with the fish is no easy task. For starters, the tank is cleaned twice a week by a diver in a wetsuit who uses brushes and high pressure water sprayers to clean the acrylic and the coral. The strore has designated a room for filtration purposes where the water is run through both a mechanical and biological system. Once the water has been oxygenated, it is processed through a protein skimmer, and then filtered back into the tank.
“The aquarium is a big attraction especially for the children. Not only is it exciting to see all the fish, it is also very educational as we provide a brief description of the fish in the tank” – Paul Chiappetta, Sales Associate.
Feel free to stop by and visit our underwater friends the next time you’re in the area. We’d love to see you! For more information about the Abt aquarium, click here. For more information regarding Abt attractions, click here. – Maral A.