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Sea Life Kansas CIty Begins Filling Tanks Jan 24

Kansas City, MO, USA — Sea Life Kansas City Aquarium will have some help from Kansas City area kids as they start to fill their Ocean Tank with water from the Missouri River and the Crown Center fountains on Tuesday, January 24.  The kids will dump buckets that have Missouri River water and water from the fountains into the 13 foot deep Ocean Tank.  Following the ceremonial bucket dump, the real filling of the Ocean Tank will begin.

The Ocean Tank holds 130,000 gallons of water and will take about two days to fill.  The water is recycled and passed through a comprehensive filtration system every 60 to 90 minutes.  The filtration consists of mechanical sand filtration, protein skimming, UV sterilization and biological filtration.

Sea Life Kansas City Aquarium, a Merlin Entertainments attraction, will house more than 30 display tanks in 12 different habitat zones for more than 5,000 creatures including those native to the Missouri River.

Sea Life Kansas City is currently scheduled to open April 16, 2012.  www.visitsealife.com/kansas-city

Joe Kleimanhttp://www.themedreality.com
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe has been News Editor and contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, and MiceChat. His blog, ThemedReality.com takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @themedreality Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his fiancé, two dogs, and a ghost.

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