I'll try to make this short and sweet. My name is Niki and I'm the owner of what I think is the world's smallest public aquarium (I've contacted the Guinness Book of World Records people- its a slow process). We're working on an expansion right now. Basically we're converting the basement of a 150-year-old bank into a public aquarium! The space that we're expanding into is about 250 square feet. I have lots of experience with reef tanks (though mostly nano tanks). Its a big project, and the excitement is growing!
The tanks that will go in the expansion are:
500 gallon mixed reef with 100 gallon display refugium
160 gallon anemone tank with 75 gallon display refugium
50 gallon low-boy zoanthid garden with 75 gallon display refugium
50 gallon low-boy clam garden with 75 gallon display refugium
and of course, the current aquarium- a modest 22 gallon mixed reef with 10 gallon refugium and 30 gallon display qt tank 😅
My first question is: What type of paint/stain/sealer would you use on concrete floor that's going to see lots of salt water and shoes?
More info about the aquarium
Our mission statement is:
The Gosport Aquarium is a future nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire conservation of our world's aquatic treasures, especially ocean reef life. Our public aquarium will showcase a large collection of coral species, captive-bred fish and other sea life to broaden public awareness of reef ecosystems. The goal of the Gosport Aquarium is to teach visitors how and why to limit their dependence on single-use plastics and how littering and pollution affect the reef.
Check out our facebook page: www.facebook.com/gosportaquarium
Let's see if these videos work:
here's a little background on me and the aquarium:
And here's the most recent, made by our local bank, and with my name spelled wrong 😆