The most common size for a home aquarium is 50–60 liters, although some manage to build aquariums of 1000 liters or more at home. But there are such masterpieces in the world that can fit a whole lake of water, they can keep whales, sharks, and other sea giants. I bring to your attention a list of the largest aquariums in the world
10 Western Australia Aquarium
(3 million liters)
Located on the outskirts of the city of Perth, by the ocean, the Western Australia Aquarium (AQWA) is the largest on the continent. The main tank of the aquarium is 40 meters long and 20 meters wide, while holding 3 million liters of water. There is also a 98-meter underwater tunnel here. For an additional fee, you can even go scuba diving next to sharks and other inhabitants of the aquarium.
9. Aquarium of Genoa
(3.78 million liters)
Built specifically for Expo 92, the Aquarium of Genoa and Italy is one of the largest aquariums in Europe. There are about 70 reservoirs, each of which recreates the habitat of certain marine species. In total, more than 6,000 marine life from different parts of the world live here, including sharks, dolphins and seals. The largest reservoir holds 3.78 million liters of water
8. Shanghai Oceanarium
(3.8 million liters)
The Shanghai Aquarium is one of the largest aquariums in Asia. It is divided into 9 large zones, including China zone, Antarctic zone and Australia zone. The most attractive part of the aquarium is the 155 meters long underwater tunnel, which makes it the longest tunnel of its kind in the world.
7. Sea World Ushaka
(3.8 million liters)
This theme park is located in Durban, South Africa. It houses Africa’s largest aquarium with 32 tanks. A feature of the aquarium is that you can watch sharks sitting at a restaurant table with glass walls, completely submerged inside the tank.
6. Monterrey Bay Aquarium
(4.5 million liters)
This aquarium is located on the site of a former fish cannery in Monterrey, California. among the features of this place are two huge reservoirs, one with a volume of 1.2 million liters, and the second with 4.5 million liters
5. Turkuaz Aquarium
(4.9 million liters)
Opened in 2009, Turkuazou is the largest aquarium in Turkey. Divided into many themed areas, it houses about 10,000 marine life, including tiger sharks, giant rays and piranhas. The aquarium is located in the Istanbul Trade Center and also has an 80m underwater tunnel.
4. L’Oceanografic Aquarium in Valencia
(7 million liters)
This aquarium is located in the famous City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia. This complex was designed by the famous architect Santiago Calatrava. This is the largest aquarium in Europe, where about 45,000 marine inhabitants live.
3. Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
(7.49 million liters)
This aquarium is located in the Ocean Expo Park in Japan and was opened in 2002. The main tank of the aquarium called the Kuroshio Sea holds 7.49 million liters of water. You can admire sea creatures through a huge glass 60 centimeters thick
2. Dubai Aquarium
(10 million liters)
This aquarium is located in The Dubai Mall and is part of the prestigious area surrounding the iconic Burj Khalifa. About 33,000 sea creatures live in a huge aquarium, including 400 sharks. The aquarium got into the Guinness Book of Records thanks to the largest glass panel measuring 8.3 by 32.88 meters and 75 centimeters thick, while displacing the Okinawa Aquarium. In February 2010, this panel leaked, forcing the evacuation of spectators. The leak was fixed fairly quickly.
1 Georgia Aquarium
(23.8 million liters)
The Georgia Aquarium is the largest in the world and is home to approximately 100,000 sea creatures. The aquarium was opened in November 2005. This is the only place outside of Asia where whale sharks live in a giant tank with a volume of 24 million liters. Read about this amazing place in a separate article on LifeGlobe