500 gallon native fish aquarium 2017-01-12T20:41:12+00:00

500 gallon native fish aquarium

This is one persons dream of a very large aquarium like you would see in Bass Pro or Cabela’s yet not so big it does not fit in a house. This acrylic aquarium is 538 gallons, weighs 700lbs, and was custom made in Fulton Missouri. The aquarium was made for a fisherman that wanted to see a natural setting and native fish in his dream aquarium.

The delivery of the aquarium was not in the best of conditions; it was near dark and had been raining for about an hour.

The aquarium is being positioned so it can be placed into its new home.

The aquarium is in position and the move to put it on the stand has begun. The space has only a half inch clearance on each side so extreme care has to be taken not to scratch or damage the acrylic aquarium.

With six people on the other side the aquarium is almost in place.

This aquarium is big and measures 48 inches deep so great care needs to be taken putting large items into the aquarium with the restricted space above.

This large custom dream aquarium is big enough to require our Senior Aquarist to get inside to put everything in place.

This driftwood will provide a good home for some catfish.

Work continues while the aquarium is being filled

The custom aquarium is finished except for the addition of the fish which the owner is going to handle.

In this aquarium photo, you can see that this aquarium installation is part of a basement remodel. 

This article will be updated as the custom installation progresses.