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Well, just got home from the traffic mess in traveling up to visit the Shedd in Chicago,,,,WAY COOL!!! been a few years since we went there, and the place ROCKED! got the full access pass, saw all the stuff to see, lot's of new exhibits, the new Wild Reef was top notch and done well...i think i drooled the most at the behind the scenes view of the filtration,,,,,:eek: :eek: :eek: :D
i think i bored/impressed/annoyed the wife on knowing all the FW fish b4 she read the placards:rolleyes: :funny: , and she threw in a few "OUR lion is bigger","We have that, , and that,,,," only to get a look from the other patrons,,,,:rolleyes:
i have NEVER seen Acrylic that THICK!:funny: :funny: some were 2 inches thick!
Thumbs up on the visit today,,,,just wanted to share,,,
 

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Sounds like you and the mrs. had a great time Jeff! Wish I lived close enough to go to a large public aquarium!:(

We do have Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park along with Grand Teton National Park which I have visited several times but no aquariums! (Just buffalo wallowing in their wallowing holes!);)
 

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isnt there a trt rule about this.. oh yes here it is:

rule # 453.3 - TRT members visiting public aquariums shall not discuss said trip on TRT forums without providing eye candy to illustrate said trip to fellow TRT members whom were not invited to attend said trip.
 

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Man! sorry i opened my mouth!:rolleyes: 'til i get my MoM dig camera,,,:rolleyes: :D , i ain't hauling out my antique Mavica(640x 480) out in public,,,,
i went,,,,there was lot's a water, tanks,,,,fish, dolphins, beluga whales,,,close your eyes, imagine,,,,see? that's wat it looked like.
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i'm goin to the Fla Keys to dive this Aug/Sept... i'll need a UW housing for the new camera too,,,:p
 

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aHem,,,some people can be voted out/banished from the J-crowd ranks,,,,;) LOL:funny:
 

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at least Johnny was nice,,,sniff,,,sniff,,,,
 

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I was at the Shedd about 5 years ago..really nice place and security wasn't at all upset that they had to escort me out at closing time..kept muttering something about "those **** fisheads are all nuts"
Just did the Tampa Bay Aquarium a few weeks ago..another great place..was the 8th birthday of the place when I was there..get a chance check it out
 

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Yup, they did a LOT of revamping recently,,,:beer:
 

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Thanks for the pics dude at least some people care :):rolleyes:
HEY HEY HEY NOW!
i have feelings , ya know? sniff,,,, :( :p
 

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Cool! One of our good friends visited Shedd aquarium a couple of years ago. He also went "Behind the scenes." He was looking at their HUGE skimmer and noticed that they were running the flow backwards! He mentioned it to them and they fixed it. It is kind of funny that some of us small time reefers are the ones that spot problems in the gigantic setups at public aquariums!
 
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