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1A transparent tank of water in which live fish and other water creatures and plants are kept.
- ‘A temperature of 28 to 32 degree Celsius was maintained in the aquarium and the fish adapted to it.’
- ‘On the whole, it's a gift in the hands of those who were fed up of purchasing the typical type of aquaria with just water and fishes.’
- ‘It is Goldfishes of all size, shape, and colour that were mostly found in the fresh water aquariums at the show.’
- ‘Hermit crabs want to live free in the sunshine, not bottled up in aquariums.’
- ‘Plants were randomized within the aquaria, and re-randomized following a water change.’
- ‘Storage aquaria had a constant water supply with nonfiltered seawater at ambient sea temperature.’
- ‘Some anglers run their own salt water aquariums to ensure a constant supply of eels throughout the season but believe me, that requires a lot of hard work and time devoted to it.’
- ‘She kept young largemouth bass in ten-litre aquariums filled with buckyball-contaminated water.’
- ‘If you have a saltwater tank or freshwater plant aquarium, just ignore me.’
- ‘The article explained the structure and functions of sea water aquariums in domestic households.’
- ‘The grinning Michael beckoned me over the side and we stepped into a shallow aquarium of sun-warmed transparency.’
- ‘The tubes were floated in 57 L plastic aquaria receiving flow-through sea water pumped directly from the ocean.’
- ‘We transferred nymphs to glass aquaria containing stream water, for rearing.’
- ‘The orchids were delicate and beautiful and the aquarium and aquatic plants awesome.’
- ‘We got a beautiful aquarium and everything to go with it from fish and plant friendly chemicals to plants and rocks.’
- ‘Unless you are rather experienced at maintaining a salt water aquarium, forget it.’
- ‘Beginning May 1, he will live seven days under water, trapped inside a human aquarium.’
- ‘At another end of the exhibition floor, a sea water aquarium showed off fish which make their home on the Bucco Reef in Tobago.’
- ‘This infection may occur in people exposed to contaminated water in aquariums or pools.’
- ‘A layer of gravel covered the bottom of the aquaria, and terracotta pots were placed in each tank to allow establishment and maintenance of male territories.’
- 1.1 A building containing tanks of live fish of different species.
- ‘In 1843 a reptile house was opened, an aquarium in 1853, and an insect house in 1881.’
- ‘In Swakopmund the ministry is located in the double-storey beach-front building next to the aquarium.’
- ‘Clear acrylic tunnels through the aquariums would allow visitors to see the animals.’
- ‘As well as an ideas sharing forum the conference is also a hub for marine research and conservation and includes experts who advise zoos and aquariums how to breed endangered species in captivity.’
- ‘The foundation, which helps make the dreams of poorly boys and girls come true, arranged for Chloe to meet some dolphins at an aquarium in Benidorm.’
- ‘Among the strait's most impressive creatures is the beautiful sea pen, and these beautiful animals are often displayed in public aquariums.’
- ‘At the nearby aquarium, the children were awestruck by the different kinds of fish.’
- ‘In the dream I have a job working at a sort of aquarium / waterworld place with dolphins and stuff.’
- ‘I also like going to aquariums and being able to observe different fish; the bluefin, or yellowtail, is an awesome design, very sleek and fast.’
- ‘I could finally see all the spectacular fish, corals, and associated animals that I've seen in aquariums and on TV all my life.’
- ‘He was much more at home in rumpled khakis or a wet suit and in the aquarium with the dolphins.’
- ‘What messages are children taking away from zoos, animal parks and aquariums?’
- ‘The maintenance of species in captivity in zoos, aquaria, and botanic gardens is sometimes called ex situ conservation.’
- ‘Up to that point, traditional aquariums offered views of segregated species through small fish tank windows.’
- ‘Nickie works at an aquarium as a dolphin trainer and speeds around town on his super-sweet motorcycle.’
- ‘We were walking through the aquarium, glass fish tanks surrounding us on all sides.’
- ‘I just do not support anyone that enslaves or kills non-human animals for profit, such as slaughterhouses, research facilities, circuses or animal prisons - aquariums and zoos.’
- ‘They abhor hunters and fishermen, and want animals out of research labs, circuses, and aquariums.’
- ‘Tour seven aquariums, housing such species as Atlantic stingrays, sea horses, crabs, blennies, flounder, and puffer fish.’
- ‘Therefore, we encourage others to study molt in alcids and other seabirds by collaborating with zoos, aquaria, and others around the world that house such species.’
Mid 19th century: from Latin, neuter of aquarius ‘of water’, on the pattern of vivarium.
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