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    by Published on 01-13-2010 02:59 AM
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    In May of 2009 I had the opportunity to go to Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, IL. I knew at the time that I wanted to do a photo spread for this site so people around the US could get a little peek into other public aquariums around the U.S. At a cost of $24.95 for an adult ticket, I enjoyed my time at the aquarium. The day I went the penguin and dolphin exhibits weren't open, so if you're planning a trip you may want to call and confirm if any of the exhibits are closed.
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    by Published on 01-02-2010 01:59 AM

    Spotlight on Non-Photosynthetic Coral Tank at The Aquarium of the Pacific. Long Beach, CA

    Tank Size: Acrylic, 600 gallons total water volume. Stand-alone system.
    Equipment: ETS skimmer, sump with a lot of live rock covered in sponge growth for natural filtration, & a filter bag. No refugium.
    Lighting: one 250w 20,000K Metal Halide bulb
    Water Temp: 76 F
    Feeding: The tank is fed throughout the day on average hourly. Foods include: lots of Cyclop-Eze; Ocean Nutrition Nano Reef food; baby brine shrimp (nauptili); frozed mysid for the fish; and phytoplankton occasionally. Some days food is only offered to the fish.
    Cleaning: Filter bag is cleaned daily, sprayed clean with fresh water protein skimmer is cleaned weekly. We used to do daily 25% water changes when all the corals were closed, but now that they have adapted we can do two to three 25% water

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