Reef Central Online Community Archives

Reef Central Online Community Archives (http://archive.reefcentral.com/forums/index.php)
-   Southern California Reefers (http://archive.reefcentral.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=50)
-   -   LB aquarium (http://archive.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1288286)

roxy25 01/07/2008 03:59 PM

LB aquarium
 
I really hated this aquarium because it was just really boring ! Last time I went was around april last year. So many exhibits had sick or dying animals. They must Have gotten a new manager or something ?I have been to scripps,sea world's aquarium, cabrillo, and monterey ( my favorite ).

For the first time in 8 years I will have to say I am impressed with the improvemnets made. I actually stayed there for 2 and a half hours usual I am in and out in 25-30 mins LOL. The SPS tank is SWEET

I will post pics later today

euphoricgear 01/07/2008 04:02 PM

sea world's saltwater aquarium sucks! went there last summer and they had nothing in there. my tank looks better! lol

roxy25 01/07/2008 04:03 PM

[QUOTE][i]<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=11543053#post11543053 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by euphoricgear [/i]
[B]sea world's saltwater aquarium sucks! went there last summer and they had nothing in there. my tank looks better! lol [/B][/QUOTE]

It was great when I went almost 10 years ago LOL. I don't know how it looks now but I should be going soon tho.

savethereef 01/07/2008 04:19 PM

i cant wait for the pics i heard aquarium of the pacific sucked so i never went but if you say its nice i will give it a try

ichthyojason 01/07/2008 06:04 PM

That SPS tank is super sweet - I think I wanted to frag just about everything. The anthia tank is nice too!

won digity 01/07/2008 06:16 PM

Yeah, I love that ghetto beach has such a nice aquarium... lol. Is the nemo and dori tank still up?

roxy25 01/07/2008 06:19 PM

[QUOTE][i]<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=11544079#post11544079 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by won digity [/i]
[B]Yeah, I love that ghetto beach has such a nice aquarium... lol. Is the nemo and dori tank still up? [/B][/QUOTE]

of course its still up I remembered when I went in april I called it that and every one got their panties in a bunch LMAO it is a NEMO AND DORI TANK !!!! :lol:

roxy25 01/07/2008 06:21 PM

[QUOTE][i]<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=11543980#post11543980 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by ichthyojason [/i]
[B]The anthia tank is nice too! [/B][/QUOTE]

yeah I like it also

You know what they did not have there was the Moorish Idols in the outside ponds nor did I see any in the inside displays anymore, I wonder what happened.

Captain Quirk 01/07/2008 06:30 PM

I went there last Tuesday and the family and I spent all day there.

I remember it kinda sucking, too, but I was pretty happy with it this time around.

The SPS tank looked surprisingly good; I spent a good half an hour standing there looking at it. The wife and kids were driving me nuts with their "DADDDDDY, how long can you stand there looking at the SAME THING?!".

Then I reminded them about how I do that all the time at home, and they shut up and went to another exhibit.

Classic.

Renewed my year's membership, as well. If you go twice it's paid for itself....

Some of the displays were kinda sucky, though. I still prefer the MB aquarium... By far. Even the "feel" is different...

rockindacheeks 01/07/2008 06:37 PM

I was there yesterday and i was kinda dissappointed. Me and my gf went through the whole place in about an hour. I guess my dissappointment comes from the fact that i was at the monterey bay aquarium 2 weeks earlier and that place is totally awesome!

the only part i really enjoyed was the tropical pacific exhibit.

roxy25 01/07/2008 06:49 PM

[QUOTE][i]<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=11544261#post11544261 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by rockindacheeks [/i]
[B]I was there yesterday and i was kinda dissappointed. Me and my gf went through the whole place in about an hour. I guess my dissappointment comes from the fact that i was at the monterey bay aquarium 2 weeks earlier and that place is totally awesome!

the only part i really enjoyed was the tropical pacific exhibit. [/B][/QUOTE]

Once you go to the monterey bay aquarium all other aquariums suck LMAO
This is why I have been hating on the LB for 8 years now.

what time did you go I was there yesterday taking pictures. I hate my point n shoot camera could not get shots you can get with an SLR sigh !:(

ezcompany 01/07/2008 07:08 PM

i want to see the Georgia Aquarium

rockindacheeks 01/07/2008 07:09 PM

i was there from 10-11:30ish

EZ, You and me both!

roxy25 01/07/2008 07:14 PM

[QUOTE][i]<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=11544503#post11544503 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by ezcompany [/i]
[B]i want to see the Georgia Aquarium [/B][/QUOTE]

I am going to go later this year :D

roxy25 01/07/2008 07:22 PM

[QUOTE][i]<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=11544516#post11544516 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by rockindacheeks [/i]
[B]i was there from 10-11:30ish

EZ, You and me both! [/B][/QUOTE]

O I was there at 3:20 to closing time.

you know what I like when I go to any place dealing with animals is seeing young kids interested and hearing the adults saying the funniest things about the animals. one dude with his girl and another guy friend where looking at the urchins and he was like " dude its blinking its eyes" then his friend said " no, its breathing" I wanted to say this so badly " That its @$$ hole " LMAO but I remembered kids where around.

won digity 01/07/2008 07:37 PM

lol... "I thnk it winked at me!!!"

Bebo77 01/08/2008 10:44 AM

[IMG]http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a60/Bebo77/thumb_thisthreadisworthlesswithoutp.gif[/IMG]

wishntoboutside 01/08/2008 10:51 AM

kinda funny in all my years of reefing in this hobby i still have not made it down there. someday soon=)

JOSE CASAS 01/08/2008 11:25 AM

I have gone every year since they opened and it is getting better and better.

roxy25 01/08/2008 11:26 AM

[QUOTE][i]<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=11549257#post11549257 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by wishntoboutside [/i]
[B]kinda funny in all my years of reefing in this hobby i still have not made it down there. someday soon=) [/B][/QUOTE]

Its ok you not really missing anything the aquarium just got better:D. Hopefully in 6 months it will not look like crap........

roxy25 01/08/2008 11:28 AM

[QUOTE][i]<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=11549211#post11549211 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Bebo77 [/i]
[B][IMG]http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a60/Bebo77/thumb_thisthreadisworthlesswithoutp.gif[/IMG] [/B][/QUOTE]

They are coming in a few mins lol my comp is 7 years old with barely no memory so I just took my camera to work to upload other wise you guys would not see pictures for a week lol

savethereef 01/08/2008 11:39 AM

where are the pics???

roxy25 01/08/2008 11:44 AM

[QUOTE][i]<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=11549602#post11549602 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by savethereef [/i]
[B]where are the pics??? [/B][/QUOTE]

hold on LOL they are uploading
my pics are crap anyways so stop getting excited lol

roxy25 01/08/2008 12:05 PM

ok here are a few pics that I took with my gay camera. I will go back and take some with a SLR when ever I get one hehehe

A spotted zebra shark hmmmmm this one bit me :o

[IMG]http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k72/kalibobs/lbaquarium006.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k72/kalibobs/lbaquarium008.jpg[/IMG]



Thats just a tease for now still uploading

xtm 01/08/2008 12:17 PM

I took my wife and son there last month and I have to admit that the displays are beyond AWESOME. Can't really compare it to Monterey Bay Aquarium as they are (IMO) different biotopes. I am very impressed with AOTP due to the fact that they REALLY concentrated on the Pacific exhibit and nothing else. (ie. you will not find a Z. Xathurum in the AOTP)

Their SPS reef is somewhat baffling. First off, it has little to NO flow, the colors are somewhat washed out, and there are almost no fish. :confused: I asked the young lady staff (who was lecturing passers-by about SPS) what kind of lighting this tank has and she gave me that confused and priceless look and said: "I have no idea.. all I know is that they are very VERY VERY expensive". :lol:

To top it off, what REALLY impressed me was their outside lagoon setup. They have a shoal of Hippos and some Moorish Idols in this outdoor lagoon, it was sooo awesome. They also have some beautifully arranged Mangroves in there.

Overall I give it a 9.5/10.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:26 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.