Water tank at SFWoA!!!!

Friday, November 30, 2001 2:40 PM
The mystery is solved: (sort of)

http://www.refreshinglook.com/

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Friday, November 30, 2001 5:16 PM
The tank is really big, but it just doesn't seem deep enough to contain whales or most forms of marine life that aren't fish.  I really wonder what this is going to be used for!  Whatever it is, it's on the marine side, so an animal exhibit would be really nice, and it shows that Six Flags is still wanting to improve this aspect of the park.
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Friday, November 30, 2001 5:29 PM
Hmm, large rectangular structure, filled with water right before winter.  It sounds to me like a skating rink...

Or some other oddity...

My point is that it doesn't make sense for them to have filled it already.  It doesn't look deep enough for aquatic life, unless it is small...

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Friday, November 30, 2001 5:31 PM
I have heard it was just a holding tank while the park works on the animals' actual tank. (Painting, maintence, etc.)
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Friday, November 30, 2001 5:40 PM
There are no coverings or protection from the forces of nature IE: winter snow, freezing temperatures... etc.

Who knows if it's a temporary housing for sea life... or foreshadowing for things to come. Maybe it's the start of what will be built in that area... although a plain old rectangle just seems... a little plain.

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Saturday, December 1, 2001 3:19 AM
Screamscape got it....it's storage for Saltwater from their tanks while the tanks undergo maintainence.

If anyone has ever kept a saltwater aquarium they will know that large amounts of saltwater are expensive. It's not like adding table salt to tap water! I remember being at a large public aquarium (during a behind the scenes tour) and hearing the director say that it costs them about 80 cents to make a gallon of saltwater. When you are talking millions of gallons, that gets REALLY expensive! That's why these places recycle their water, and store it while a tank goes into rehab.

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Saturday, December 1, 2001 5:18 AM
Besides....

Did anyone stop to think what might happen to those walls if a whale swam into them?

~ Michael ~

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Saturday, December 1, 2001 6:40 AM
My question is, what did Sea World do with salt water in the off season when they owned the park?
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Saturday, December 1, 2001 6:50 AM
Did anyone think about what happens to two feet of water when the temperature falls below 32?

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Saturday, December 1, 2001 6:59 AM
It might be a temperature regulated tank, Jeff.
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Saturday, December 1, 2001 7:11 AM
Well if it is a tank of salt water it doesn't need to get temperature regulated.  Salt water does not freeze at 32F, but much lower due to its increased mass.  Just a little factual tidbit for you  Jeff. :)
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Saturday, December 1, 2001 8:20 AM
Whatever... my point was that they wouldn't be storing animals there.

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Saturday, December 1, 2001 10:54 AM
That's what I was hinting towards....  Why else would you fill a tank with water right around winter time?
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Saturday, December 1, 2001 7:30 PM
sea world used bladders that leaked, therefore six flags is using the tank to store water this year.
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