Through scientific diving, research and rescue efforts, we help restore Florida's vanishing coral reefs, rehabilitate and return sea turtles, and tackle the fading sandtiger shark populations. This problem is most often addressed by two filtration solutions: activated carbon filters absorb nitrogen compounds and other toxins, while biological filters provide a medium for improving bacterial colonization. Take a look at the exhibit Eagle Pass Bonnie and Grace, felt by a West Texas Canyon after both left wing injuries prevented their return to the wilderness. According to anecdotic reports, plants can consume nitrogenous waste so efficiently that ammonia and nitrite tips observed in more traditional cycling methods are greatly reduced or disappear. The “silent” cycle is basically nothing more than densely cover the aquarium with fast-growing aquatic plants and rely on the fact that they consume nitrogen, so the necessary bacterial populations have time to develop. Aquarium care Large amounts of water allow more stability in a tank by diluting the effects of deaths or contamination events that push an aquarium away from balance. Fish, invertebrates, fungi and some bacteria excrete nitrogen waste in the form of ammonia (which converts into ammonium, into water) and must then either pass through the nitrogen cycle or be removed by zeolite. Individual aquariums can vary in size, from a small bowl large enough for a single small fish to the huge public aquariums that can simulate entire marine ecosystems. The largest bacterial populations are found in the filter, where a high flow of water and abundant surface are available for their growth, so effective and efficient filtration is essential. Gyroscope A typical gyroscope tank with several jellyfish A gyroscope tank (“spinning top” or “gyroscope”) is an aquarium in the form of a horizontal cylinder designed for delicate animals such as jellyfish and newborn seahorses. In recent years, elaborate, tailor-made home aquariums that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars have become status symbols — according to the New York Times, a dazzling aquarium is one of the last safe ways to impress their peers. It is sometimes claimed that the aquarium was invented by the Romans, which are said to have kept sea mullets in marble and glass tanks, but this is unlikely to be true. For example, predatory fish, as a rule, are not kept with small, passive species, and territorial fish are often unsuitable tankmate for swarms. Tap water from these areas must be treated with an appropriate water purifier, such as a product that removes chlorine and chloramine and neutralizes all existing heavy metals. See Nearshore Anderindes exhibition on the coastal birds, stingrays and fish species of the aquarium await you all of these creatures at the Nearshore Experience. The term “aquarium”, coined by English naturalist Philip Henry Gosse, combines the Latin root aqua, which means water, with the suffix -arium, which means “a place for the relationship to”. Our team engages resources and time to learn more and take action through research, fieldwork, education and the daily efforts of our team members. 25 Loggerhead Sea Tower Aquarium Big Momma Loggerhead Sea Tower Aquarium Black Randbar Canyon Aquarium Clip Sandbar Canyon Aquarium Greenie Green Sea Tower Aquarium Hector Harbor & Ocean Pavilion Large Male Sand Tiger Canyon Aquarium Pennie Kemp is Ridley Sea Tower Aquarium Piper Harbor & Ocean Pavilion Ralf Planet Gallery Ranger Sand Tiger Canyon Aquarium Sanchez Komodo Planet Gallery Single Notch Sand Tiger Canyon Aquarium Summer Planet Gallery Teman Komodo Planet Gallery White Margin Sandbar Canyon Aquar Rudder Harbor & Ocean Pavilion. When fish are brought to an aquarium, waste can quickly reach toxic concentrations in the enclosed environment, unless the tank is driven by bicycle for waste disposal. Our Marine Life Rescue Center is home to Winter the Dolphin, star of the popular Dolphin Tale movies, filmed on-site in Clearwater, Florida - just 90 minutes from Orlando. Concrete must be coated with a waterproof layer to prevent the water from breaking off the concrete, and to prevent contamination of the water by the concrete. View all events.