Main entrance graphic statement
Acrylic viewing tunnel connecting two levels of the aquarium building
Entrance aquarium as viewed through main viewing panel
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Guangzhou Ocean Aquarium

The Guangzhou Ocean Aquarium was designed by LOI and constructed by LOIC. The principal of AES was a founding member and director of both companies and AES had a major role in the design and engineering of all aspects of the aquarium and acted as the principal designer and project manager and technical supervisor for all the ASW including systems testing and commissioning.

Much of the LSS equipment used on this project was designed and constructed by AES.

AES was responsible for advising the client in all aspects of aquarium operations and training their staff in husbandry, diving, maintenance and LSS operations used in this facility. The plant was commissioned in early 2015 and there are significant improvements in water quality and animal health.

The filtration plant consists of

1). Soiled water collection tank with course strainers

2). Rotary drum macro filters to remove particulate matter larger than 200 microns

3). Trickle type biological filtration

4). Fixed bed granular pressure filters using zeolite filter media

5). Ozone treatment for oxidation, and sterilisation

6). Filter water return tank

7). Solar heating system

Filtered water return pumps, pipelines and distribution manifolds with flow control. This is the first system of this type to be built anywhere in the world for this purpose. Water quality improvements are substantial and animal health has improved. Three more similar systems are planned for the near future.