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    Deep Sea, high pressure tank

    Pretty cool quora topic.

    http://www.quora.com/Aquariums/Are-t...w-do-they-work




    Yes! Deep sea tanks have been used for scientific research in the past.

    Last April, a new tank called the Abyss Box opened for public viewing at the Oceanopolis aquarium in Brest, France. The tank window is just over a foot wide, and looks into a small 4.25 gallon tank. The tank itself weighs 1300 lbs (590 kg). For reference, a 5 gallon aquarium is typically ~60 lbs (27 kg).

    As you may have guessed, the extra bulk on this tank is due to pressurization equipment. The inner side of the window is subjected to 127 tons of thrust, the equivalent of a blue whale's body weight pushing down on the window.*

    So how does the tank stay so pressurized? A system of pumps and valves maintains the pressure at a casual 180 atmospheres. High powered pumps push water into the tank, while steel encasings and valves keep the water inside.


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    [1] http://www.popsci.com/science/articl...-alive-surface
    [2] http://www.wired.com/wiredscienc...
    [3] http://freshaquarium.about.com/od/aq...zesweights.htm

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    just for the record, this was my idea because I really want a sea pig. That is an AWESOME website BTW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herbie View Post
    just for the record, this was my idea because I really want a sea pig. That is an AWESOME website BTW.
    Which site, quora?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrpark22000 View Post
    Which site, quora?
    yes. I had never seen that.

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    I especially like the physics, economics, even the politics sections. So many good answers.

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