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Take a look: A Joburg mall built a massive aquarium in the middle of its food court

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Cresta Mall, Aquarium, Randburg
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  • Cresta Mall has built an aquarium in the middle of its food and entertainment court.
  • The aquarium, which took almost 2 years to construct, has 30 Indo-Pacific fish species.
  • The tank uses 75,000 litres of salt water and an additional 25,000kg of salt. 
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Visitors to Cresta Mall in Randburg are getting a taste of the ocean, with a large aquarium which was recently opened at the mall.

Located in the food and entertainment court, the aquarium boast a total of 30 species of fish. The aquarium, which took almost 2 years to construct, combines fish that can be found in both the Indian and Pacific ocean.

Cresta Mall, Aquarium, Randburg
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"We used 75,000 litres of salt water and 25,000kg of salt to mix into the water to get the correct salinity in order to get a habitable home for the fish," says a spokesperson for the mall.

According to the spokesperson, the aquarium wasn't only designed to entertain shoppers, but was created for educational reasons as well.

"The interactive and educational displays that have been set up around the tank will allow children and families to touch, discover, explore and learn".

Cresta Mall, Aquarium, Randburg
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"A key vision of the aquarium is to educate shoppers, and especially the youth on how they can act now to protect the future of the oceans – such as recycling and being conscious of the sustainable fish list".

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