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  1. #1

    Default Ripleys Aquarium of Canada


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    While in Toronto on business this week, I managed to get a few hours off one evening to go check out the new Ripley aquarium that recently opened in Toronto.

    As I was here on business, I was not expecting/planning to get any time off while down town so I only had my cell phone with me to take pics. Most of them did not turn out, but these will give you some idea of what it was like. I really want to go back when I can spend hours there. There are a few different sections which look like different tank. I'm not too sure if/how they were all connected. But there a total of 1.7 million gallons of water inside that building.

    The lagoon section was really cool to see how these naturally handle the waves



    There is a anemone tank / section there as well. They look like some type of condy, but I'm not too sure.



    There was one section that was more like a tropical reef set up, but with fake corals. It was very cool to see schools of butterflys and tangs. I got there around feeding time, so there was a employee there in the tank feeding the fish



    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    The shark and ray section was really cool as well. I wonder how many little fish / tank mates these guys end up eating ?







    And there was only one section / tank with live corals in it

    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    The section with the lion fish was about the most interesting as these guys really can be crowd pleasers





    The jelly fish tanks/sections were also pretty interesting

    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    And me being the geek that I am, I had to ask one of the employees what type of filtration they used. He took me to a section were the filtration is on display. The first pic is of the filtration control room, and the next two pics are of the first and second floors of the filters





    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

  5. #5

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    Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1 and gift - mommy1 Thanks for the rep - Cliff Thanks for the rep, have a cool one on me, Cheers - Cliff Thanks and a new fish for the tank - glarior 
    Thanks for the gorgeous slide show! - fishmommie Thanks for the rep the other day - Cliff It's a Sudbury Saturday Night, Cheers - Cliff Hockey finals can not be watched without a hockey pop or two - Cliff Thanks for the rep :) - Greentoads41 
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    Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 Thanks for the Rep!! - steeler1 Have a Birthday fish!! - steeler1 Here you go sir, I just wish it had been a good game. - steeler1 Here's to one crummy Superbowl, lol! - Slaphppy7 
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    So when are your new filters and pump arriving? hehehe

    I read about the opening last Wed, and checked on-line for ticket prices. The site was too busy to take any orders but the prices were displayed. $60.00 for 2 adults and $40.00 for my two teenagers. Add parking to that and it gets expensive.

    I do want to see it though. Cliff, did you order your tickets on-line or were you able to buy them at the door?
    That lagoon with the glass tunnel looks awesome.
    Warning; Bulldog Pleco guarding my Sons tank now..

    Please remember; every keystroke has a consequence.

  6. #6

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    I got my ticket at the door. It was $33 after tax and worth it !!

    But I was staying town town only 6 block away so I did not have any additional costs
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    looks amazing. thanks for sharing.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
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  8. #8

    Join Date
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    Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1 and gift - mommy1 Thanks for the rep - Cliff Thanks for the rep, have a cool one on me, Cheers - Cliff Thanks and a new fish for the tank - glarior 
    Thanks for the gorgeous slide show! - fishmommie Thanks for the rep the other day - Cliff It's a Sudbury Saturday Night, Cheers - Cliff Hockey finals can not be watched without a hockey pop or two - Cliff Thanks for the rep :) - Greentoads41 
    Thanks for the Rep!! - steeler1 Merry Christmas! - steeler1 Merry Christmas - Cliff May you be living as high as the holiday hog this coming year! - Trillianne Happy New Year - mommy1 
    Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 Thanks for the Rep!! - steeler1 Have a Birthday fish!! - steeler1 Here you go sir, I just wish it had been a good game. - steeler1 Here's to one crummy Superbowl, lol! - Slaphppy7 
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - Strider199 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff View Post
    I got my ticket at the door.
    Thanks Cliff thats good to know.

    Maybe I'll leave the wife and one teenager at home. Whats the chance of keeping that quiet?
    Warning; Bulldog Pleco guarding my Sons tank now..

    Please remember; every keystroke has a consequence.

  9. #9

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    LOL, the chances are pretty good Strider, if they don't use the intranet

    Thanks Fishmonnie. I wish more of the pics turned out
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

  10. #10

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    Why thank-you - Cliff The grammar crab has you in its grasp! D: - Trillianne Thanks for the clarification - Mith A few clown for the fellow SW clowns. :D - ILuvMyGoldBarb sorry about your angelfish - smaug 
    Many cultures donw through the ages have known that Ice cream is the perfect band-aid for all occasions. ~  Sorry for your loss. - 850R Here's some Christmass Cheer, Happy Holidays Sheamurai - Cliff merry xmas, keep good care of him - genocidex Beer! The perfect gift for any occasion - Merry Chrismas! - 850R I'm glad your here and a active forum member - Cliff 
    penguin for a friend XD - genocidex Thanks for the help with that spammer !!! - Cliff Thank you for the kind words - Cliff Merry Christmas - Cliff To help you re-stock the tank - Cliff 
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    There is a group rate too, eh. Our reef club was checking it out and are planning on a trip. Unfortunately, I'm moving this week so I won't be going with them.

    It will be some time before they have a coral display worth the name. Never mind that their tanks are big and bad, it will still take them as long as it takes us to grow out some corals!

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