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Old 01/07/2008, 01:59 PM   #1
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Thumbs up 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

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Old 01/07/2008, 02:02 PM   #2
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sea world's saltwater aquarium sucks! went there last summer and they had nothing in there. my tank looks better! lol


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Old 01/07/2008, 02:03 PM   #3
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sea world's saltwater aquarium sucks! went there last summer and they had nothing in there. my tank looks better! lol
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.


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Old 01/07/2008, 02:19 PM   #4
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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


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Old 01/07/2008, 04:04 PM   #5
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That SPS tank is super sweet - I think I wanted to frag just about everything. The anthia tank is nice too!


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Old 01/07/2008, 04:16 PM   #6
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Yeah, I love that ghetto beach has such a nice aquarium... lol. Is the nemo and dori tank still up?


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Old 01/07/2008, 04:19 PM   #7
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Yeah, I love that ghetto beach has such a nice aquarium... lol. Is the nemo and dori tank still up?
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 !!!!


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Old 01/07/2008, 04:21 PM   #8
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The anthia tank is nice too!
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.


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Old 01/07/2008, 04:30 PM   #9
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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...


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Old 01/07/2008, 04:37 PM   #10
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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.


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Old 01/07/2008, 04:49 PM   #11
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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.
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 !


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Old 01/07/2008, 05:08 PM   #12
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i want to see the Georgia Aquarium


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Old 01/07/2008, 05:09 PM   #13
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i was there from 10-11:30ish

EZ, You and me both!


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Old 01/07/2008, 05:14 PM   #14
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i want to see the Georgia Aquarium
I am going to go later this year


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Old 01/07/2008, 05:22 PM   #15
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i was there from 10-11:30ish

EZ, You and me both!
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.


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Old 01/07/2008, 05:37 PM   #16
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lol... "I thnk it winked at me!!!"


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Old 01/08/2008, 08:44 AM   #17
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Old 01/08/2008, 08:51 AM   #18
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kinda funny in all my years of reefing in this hobby i still have not made it down there. someday soon=)


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Old 01/08/2008, 09:25 AM   #19
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I have gone every year since they opened and it is getting better and better.


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Old 01/08/2008, 09:26 AM   #20
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kinda funny in all my years of reefing in this hobby i still have not made it down there. someday soon=)
Its ok you not really missing anything the aquarium just got better. Hopefully in 6 months it will not look like crap........


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Old 01/08/2008, 09:28 AM   #21
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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


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where are the pics???


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Old 01/08/2008, 09:44 AM   #23
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where are the pics???
hold on LOL they are uploading
my pics are crap anyways so stop getting excited lol


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Old 01/08/2008, 10:05 AM   #24
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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







Thats just a tease for now still uploading


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Old 01/08/2008, 10:17 AM   #25
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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. 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".

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.


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